12 Hair and Makeup Products You Need to Create a Full Halloween Beauty Look
Halloween may be months away, but the greatest costumes are thought up in the summer. Pulling inspiration from the latest TV shows streaming on Netflix and other major pop culture moments, there's no shortage of Halloween costume ideas out there to re-create — even if it's just for a party over Zoom.
Whether you plan to socially distance hang with friends in a face mask or want to organize your own Zoom Halloween party, you shouldn't let the situation stifle your creativity. Look at it as a challenge to up your makeup game and put your skills to the test. If you do plan on celebrating the holiday over Zoom or simply by snapping a selfie to post on the 31st, this year will be more about the hair and makeup component of costumes than ever before.
Of course, creating a unique beauty look is made 10 times easier when you have a stacked collection of Halloween makeup and hair products to choose from. While your regular foundation, concealer, and even eyebrow products will do the trick, costume makeup usually requires a few additional beauty products that you may not already have in your arsenal. Temporary hair dye and glitter, anyone?
Even if you're still in the brainstorming stage of costume prep, it can't hurt to start browsing for new Halloween makeup and hair products to help your creation come to life.
NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Stick
You can pretty much guarantee you'll still need to wear a mask come October, but that's even more of a reason to focus on your eye makeup and up your liner game. The NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Stick ($8) comes in 12 colors ranging from matte to metallic and is built for 36 hours of waterproof color.
Inked by Dani Temporary Tattoos Best Sellers Pack
Whether you're dressing up as your favorite celebrity or movie character, the Inked by Dani Temporary Tattoos Best Sellers Pack ($13) allows you to copy their body art without the commitment.
Eva NYC Seeing Stars Holographic Rosé Spray
The Eva NYC Seeing Stars Holographic Rosé Spray ($10) is a buildable formula that adds glitter and shine to any hairstyle. The spray formula is easy to use and washes out with shampoo.
KVD Vegan Beauty Shake Primer High-Impact Invisible Eyeshadow Primer
Behind every great, highly pigmented eyeshadow look is a great eyeshadow primer. The KVD Vegan Beauty Shake Primer High-Impact Invisible Eyeshadow Primer ($22) is unique because it goes on clear, making it suitable for all skin tones.
L'Oréal Paris Flash Cat Eyeliner 220 Black
A cat eye can complement endless Halloween costumes. Whether you are proficient in winged liner or need as much help as you can get drawing a smooth wing, the L'Oréal Paris Flash Cat Eyeliner 220 Black ($8) will come in handy.
Brite Pastel Purple Shampoo
The Brite Pastel Purple Shampoo ($12) allows you to temporarily color your hair to a pastel hue, but unlike semipermanent dye, it will wash out with your regular shampoo. Brite makes a variety of colors to help elevate your Halloween costume.
Beauty Bakerie Spray Your Grace Setting Spray
Whether you're wearing a mask or not, you don't want all of the hard work you put into your Halloween makeup to melt away within hours of application. Set your beauty look with the Beauty Bakerie Spray Your Grace Setting Spray ($18) to lock it in place.
Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara
Not good at putting on faux eyelashes? Reach for a dramatic, volumizing mascara like the Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara ($5) instead. The waterproof, smudge-proof formula won't run no matter how long you plan on wearing it.
Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette
Just think of how many eyeshadow looks you can create with the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette ($49). It features 12 shades in matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes.