11 Hot Topic Beauty Buys to Ignite Your Inner Bad Girl
As a young teenager, I loved taking my friends (and sometimes my parents) into the corner of the mall to drag them into Hot Topic. Their uncomfortable demeanor as we approached the Gothic-inspired storefront would quickly disappear when we were greeted by an incredibly friendly sales associate, often outfitted in chains and piercings with rainbow hair.
I always marveled at the spooky garments and somewhat dark items lining the shelves of the shop. My favorite section was filled with beauty buys in adorable but quirky packaging. Disney princesses, Tim Burton movies, and my favorite childhood cartoons adorned hair bows, cosmetic bags, and makeup brushes. It was a pop-culture-loving, Halloween-obsessed girl's dream spot. You can bet I will be heading to the teen retailer to pick up my costume accessories.
Since Halloween is the time to let your dark, inner bad girl come out to play, there's no better time to explore the edgy beauty products of this mall staple. Whether you are a Disney princess fangirl or love everything dark and covered with skulls, Hot Topic has a unique beauty treasure to discover.
Blackheart Beauty Black Matte Nail Polish
Why you need it: This on-trend matte black nail polish comes in a badass skull bottle.
Shop it: Blackheart Beauty Black Matte Nail Polish ($5)
Blackheart Beauty Heart Makeup Sponge 3 Pack
Why you need it: Makeup sponges have become a necessity in any beauty routine. These purple sponges are a unique choice, and the tip of the heart will allow you to blend under your eyes and around your nose.
Shop it: Blackheart Beauty Heart Makeup Sponge 3 Pack ($7)
The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington 3D Bow Cosmetic Bag
Why you need it: Jack Skellington's enthusiasm for holidays is easily paired up with your enthusiasm for makeup in this fun cosmetics bag.
Shop it: The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington 3D Bow Cosmetic Bag ($11)
Disney Sleeping Beauty Maleficent Cosmetic Bag
Why you need it: Disney villain Maleficent gives us bold makeup beauty goals, making her the ideal character to travel with your favorite beauty items.
Shop it: Disney Sleeping Beauty Maleficent Cosmetic Bag ($15)
Simple Pleasures Black Skull Bone Chiller Hand Soap
Why you need it: A black-cherry-scented soap comes in a spooky container perfect for Halloween or all year round.
Shop it: Simple Pleasures Black Skull Bone Chiller Hand Soap ($5)
Disney The Little Mermaid Cutout Hinge Mirror
Why you need it: This compact looks like an antique treasure while paying homage to your favorite Disney princess.
Shop it: Disney The Little Mermaid Cutout Hinge Mirror ($8)