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Halloween makeup is a deviation from your regular makeup routine, and it’s the perfect time to experiment. Makeup styles for Halloween tend to be more theatrical than your daily look. In fact, you may be trying to change your appearance altogether. And this year’s spooky makeup trends are much more pro-level than the thick black paint you used on your eyes and nose for that childhood skeleton costume.

Halloween Makeup Trends

Here’s what you can expect to see at your next Halloween party.

Bright colours

One of the biggest trends for this Halloween is adding more colour. Skeletons, ghost, and zombies don’t have to be drab. You can create your own playful take on these creatures with colourful makeup that is used over large parts of your face. The Fenty Beauty Galaxy eyeshadow pallette by Rihanna has a perfect array of bright, shimmery colours.

Quality makeup products

You don’t need to buy questionable makeup or face paint products at the costume shop. You can create fabulous looks with regular eyeshadow and eyeliner. Here’s a pro tip: apply primer first to keep the makeup in place all night. Starting your look with a basic black or brown smudge-proof eyeliner or eyebrow pencil is the best way to outline your design before filling it in with colour.

For white details, we recommend NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. And here’s a trick to treat yourself to: you can also use this white eye pencil to fill in areas where you really want to make those bright colours show. The white base makes colours stand out more.

Fine details

From faux freckles to fake tattoos, a stand-out costume is born from the details. Using eyeliner allows you to draw on pretty much any design you can think of. We like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencil because it comes in 37 different colours.

With these tips, you can create a dramatic Halloween makeup look that’s different from the same old costumes done every year. Would you love a unique costume but don’t have the time or ability to create the style you’re going for? Book an appointment with one of our professional makeup artists at Stylu.