Have Fun With Your Makeup (and Hair, and Nails) this Halloween!

Halloween is tomorrow — crazy!  This year is zooming by.  I’m not doing much for the holiday, probably just watch scary movies.  My kids are too old to hang with me, even my 13 year old wants to go out with her friends!

But, I’ll probably do something fun with my makeup an nails to mark the occasion.  Here are some great ideas for fun Halloween looks:


My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette ($29 USD) — features a kaleidoscope of colors including mattes, shimmers and bold brights. From everyday neutrals to flirty shimmers – all the basics are covered. I will be doing a review with swatches of this soon!

My Little Pony: The Movie Magic of Friendship 3-Piece All-in-One Glow Stick Kit ($22 USD) — these illuminating balms provide an exciting highlight to sculpt and add depth to the whole face. Packed with sheer prismatic pigments in three hues, these multitasking sticks can be used on the lids, cheeks and lips to add a subtle shimmer to your best features. Just swipe on and tap into the skin on-the-go. The shades are Blissful (Holographic Iridescent Blue with Pink Shift), Joyful (Iridescent White with Blue Lavender Shift) and Cheerful (Iridescent Pink with Gold Shift)

My Little Pony: The Movie Mane 6 Brush Set ($49.99 USD) — this six-piece set inspired by My Little Pony: The Movie. Each brush contains incredibly soft, fluffy synthetic fibers which means less fallout, less product absorption and more controlled application. The Mane 6 Brush Set includes a Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Crease Brush and Eyeliner Brush. It’s everything you need to apply, conceal and blend your way to flawless, professional quality results.

Purchase at http://www.purcosmetics.com

And if you’re more of a “stay in and watch Halloween movies” kind of girl, you can still get in the spirit with Masque Bar’s Pretty Animalz ($3.99 Target.com).

Stay up late and dress down with these cute animal face masks guaranteed to scare away the wrinkles and dark circles.

Panda Character Print Sheet Mask provides intensive hydration while Lavender helps to calm skin with its aromatic and skin soothing properties.

Otter Character Print sheet mask visibly hydrates and soothes to bring your skin into a youthful glow.

Tiger Character Print sheet mask is enriched with extracts that help nourish and hydrate your face.

Purchase at Target stores and http://www.target.com

Don’t forget your nails! Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99 USD) — This all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle— base coat, strength, treatment, salon color, topcoat, chip resistance and gel shine finish.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ($9.99 USD) — The #1 no light gel system!* In just two easy steps get up to 14 days of color and shine. More chip-resistant than regular nail polish!
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens ($7.95 USD) — The write way to turn your nails into a work of art. Forget complicated kits with stencils and decals—Sally Hansen lets you effortlessly personalize your nail.  With the Nail Art Pen, your nails can be as creative as you are: Let your imagination guide your designs for limitless possibilities.
Purchase these and other great shades at mass market retailers near you.
L’Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Indigo

L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi Permanent Hair Color ($10.99 USD) allows you to play with COLOR YOUR WAY. Go all out or flirt with color by customizing your look and transforming your style. Colorista has 7 bright shades designed for light blonde/bleached hair and 4 shades with a hint of color designed for brunettes, no bleach required. Mix it up and try the #ClearMixer to create your own custom pastels. Colorista fades in 4-10 shampoos so you can wash it out and play again!

Purchase at lorealparisusa.com, and mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.





Makeup For Glam Halloween Looks!

Halloween isn’t only a time for candy (I have to remind myself), it’s for dressing up and being someone or something else for a night!  I don’t really dress up, but I do like to play with my makeup and wear fun colors I wouldn’t normally wear!

Below are some great products for different looks.  Go mermaid with blues and greens, unicorns with shimmery pastels or just change it up and wear black lipstick and eyeliner (my plan)!

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow ($8.99 USD) — Paint it Loud with high impact L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow. Layer and customize colors with cream eye shadow duos. Wear alone or blend with other shades. High Impact Color, All Day Wear. In 12 fun and bright combos.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner ($9.99 USD) — Paint it loud with L’Oreal’s Infallible Paints Eyeliner, 0.1mm felt tip for liquid liner precision. Define and design eyes with total control using one or multiple colors.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paints ($9.99 USD) — Lacquer up lips in high-impact liquid color with L’Oreal’s Infallible Lip Paints. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant, full-coverage color to lips for comfortable wear. Available in a variety of high-impact colors, from nude to bold.

Purchase online or at other mass market retailers.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour ($5.79)Intense glossy colour that lasts all day and night, up to 24 hour wear. The formula is fade, transfer and waterproof. The Innovative ball tip applicator allows for a bold look.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour (5.49 USD) — Get ready for a bold, matte lip-look that stays on. Rimmel London introduces Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour, a new liquid lipstick with high-intensity colour, a velvety matte finish and a long-lasting, comfortable wear.

Purchase at Ulta and other great beauty retailers

Hard Candy Cosmetics Poppin Pigments Glitter Trio in Flaunt ($6) –This trio includes smoky lilac, rose gold, and opal pigments, which work perfectly for mermaids, unicorns, and other iridescent Halloween looks.
Hard Candy Cosmetics Just Glow! Liquid Luminizer ($6) –These liquid luminizers come in four different shades to make your cheekbones pop. Apply some to the peaks of your face for a soft shimmer or smear it all over depending on your Halloween costume. We suggest layering the Prismatic Highlighter on top of this liquid for an otherworldly glow.
Hard Candy Cosmetics Wet Ever Unicorn Lip Top Coats ($6) —   These these topcoats alone or on top of lipstick to give your pout a prismatic effect.
These and more (including an eye shadow palette) only at Walmart stores.
The great thing about all of this makeup is that it is affordable.  You can pick up a few new things for your costume, and keep it for future bold looks.  What are you doing for Halloween, a fun new look or going all out with a costume?