It’s that time of the year once again when everyone has a free pass to take creativity to a whole new level. Halloween has always been a treat for people young and old: free candies, parties and not to say it is the only time of the year you are free to be outlandish. Zombies will be strolling down the streets, vampires will be out hunting (for candies) and witches will be witches.
While some people love looking their worst in Halloween, there are still some who prefer a more subdued and wearable look. Wearable does not necessarily mean boring: it’s simply about sticking to your comfort zone and still being in on the Halloween spirit. Here are some wearable Halloween beauty look suggestions and what to wear with them:
Mermaids are known to be beautiful and enchanting which makes them a perfect inspiration for those who want to keep the glam up during Halloween. To get a great glammed up mermaid look start by creating this Givenchy-inspired sequined eye beauty look. For your clothes, no need to look for a fishtail to pull this off, you can pair it with something that resembles scales: sequins. A sequined dress especially in green or blue will do the trick but if you’re not a fan of this, you can opt to wear a cropped top with a pencil cut skirt. Just always remember to draw inspiration from the colours of the ocean for your outfit.
Follow the tutorial: sequinned mermaid eyes.
Vampires are in. With the second instalment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn showing in cinemas this November, we can be assured that vampire fever will continue to haunt us. If you want to pay homage to this timeless Halloween costume idea in a way that’s both unique and beautiful, try Christian Siriano’s bat shaped lips. This beauty look may be wearable (as compared to white powdered face with blood trickling down the side of your mouth) but it still has that haunting and vampire vibe that you are going for. The lips for this look are to die for and to really get that vampire-look going, you can pair it with a little black dress or any other dark gothic outfit.
Follow the tutorial: bat shaped vampire lips.
The Evil Queen
Charlize Theron played an evil queen in Snow White and the Huntsman but she was still as glamorous as ever. We must admit that there’s a special place in our hearts for the “evil queen” and Badgley Mischka’s dark fairytale make up is the perfect beauty look if you want to bring out your inner Ravena. To complete your evil queen look, bring out a glamorous outfit, one that will steal the show and exude an evil confidence. You can also throw in a cape or hood in black for a stronger and more sinister appeal. Don’t forget to practice your evil queen stare to really get you into the character.
Follow the tutorial: dark fairytale make up.
The Russian Doll
If you are one who does not want to go for an ordinary or common costume for Halloween then this is a great look for you. Look like the prettiest Russian doll by recreating a snow bunny beauty look: the pink rosy cheeks and red lips will surely make the room light up as you walk in. To really look like a Russian doll, wear a flowing A-line dress and wrap a scarf around your head (if not a furry Cossack hat). Complete the look with a warm smile and you’re all set.
Follow the tutorial: ski bunny beauty look.
The Fairytale Princess
Every girl has dreamt of being a princess and there is no better time to live this dream than Halloween. To look like a fairytale princess who came to life, check out Chanel’s fairytale make up from their couture show. Elegant, beautiful and dreamy, this metallic smokey eyed look is perfect with the most glamorous outfit you have in your closet (think feathers and crystals). This is the only time of the year that you can step out of your house in a ball gown without a special occasion. If you feel like a ball gown is too much and will hinder you from having fun, go for a tutu paired with a beaded or embellished top. Top this look with a crown or tiara for full effect.
Follow the tutorial: Chanel’s fairytale beauty look.
Halloween is the time of the year to have fun and be creative; it is also the time of the year when you can take your favourite runway looks and unleash your inner fairytale character. These beauty looks are just some of those you can wear for a party or just plain trick or treating, feel free to browse through our how-tos for more ideas. You will surely have fun dressing up as much as you will once you step out of the house.