Mean girls said it best… “In girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it”. However looking back over the past few years, even though playboy bunnies, unicorns, mermaids and the weirdly popular makeup galaxy look of 2017 are still the reigning costumes of this century and the ones Regina George would definitely approve of, the look of ‘pretty but kinda spooky’ Halloween makeup that has been progressively growing in popularity recently!
With this being said, grab your fake blood and red face/ body glitter to see what pretty yet spooky makeup looks will make you a walking, talking dichotomy this Halloween…
1. Blood with a bit of a sparkle 😉
Fake blood is an absolute given for mastering any spooky Halloween costume- but to master the art of looking like a ‘pretty’ zombie, Dracula or whatever generic, spooky trope of Halloween you are going as this year, be sure to add some red glitter on top of your fake blood to go from looking like a standard monster to the QUEEN of all villains! Fake blood is available at any Halloween store and face/ body glitter is sold at any makeup drugstore/ high end store, making this look not only visually striking with also keeping the whole point of Halloween in mind, but also making it an extremely easy/ affordable idea for a rocking costume!
2. “The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now”
Yes, we all know by now that the old T Swift is dead but I think we are all still living for her incredible dark/ edgy look she embraced in her Are you Ready For It music video. In case you need reminding, I am talking about ‘the new Taylor’ who looked amazing with her coloured contact lenses and full on black outfit- topped off with a badass hood fit for a gothic queen! This look cleverly embraced Swift’s newfound ‘bad’ image with her all black attire but made it ‘gorgeous’ (no pun intended) with the addition of a coloured set of contacts. Match this up with some long false eye lashes, thick eye liner, a smoky black eye shadow and a dark lip and you have just upped the ante for the perfect pretty yet spooky makeup look… the new Taylor would be proud!
3. Zombie Veins
Eye liner is truly a girl’s best friend! With this being said, by using black eyeliner as a way to construct ‘infected zombie veins’ you are able to create a visually aesthetic piece of Halloween makeup! To make this look perfectly pretty be sure not to overdo it with the veins, seeking to merely create them just below your eyes and stopping them onto your cheeks for a somewhat spooky but pretty vibe. Pair this with a dark eye shadow, some false lashes and a pale foundation to make yourself the ultimate zombie babe!
4.Face Gems/ Day of the Dead
One go to Halloween makeup look that every girl should consider at Halloween is the Day of the Dead sugar skull look. This look has arisen from the Mexican ritual/ festival called Dia De Los Muertos which pays homage to the deceased on November 1st and 2nd every year. This being said, the skull look has become a stable costume choice for many over the years. To make a haunting yet beautiful representation of the sugar skull, you will obviously need some face paint and some face gems. Notably, the added sparkle will surely make your look more striking and feminine, making it appear as the perfect balance between spooky and pretty!