It’s that time of year again when a spooky shudder sends a chill right through, yes it's almost the 31st of October which means it's Halloween. But if you’re tired of re-hashing the same old witch/sexy cat costume, we’ve rounded up the top Halloween beauty buys that make scary a little more stylish.
If you’re after high impact horror then get down to the beauty floor at Topshop on Oxford Street where BLEACH have set up their bespoke wig-styling stand with Bumble and bumble, from 25.00. Braiding, temporary colour and stencilling are just a few of the gruesome services on offer, guaranteed to shock…and brighten up your journey home.
For a more subtle approach, trade in ghosts and ghouls for some seriously snazzy nails. Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps and temporary tattoos from £5.99, bring fright with ease and speed and are designed to last throughout the scary season.
If however you want to skip the horror completely and go for full on gothic glamour Topshop Make Up’s Dark Side of Nude autumn winter collection from £6.50, packs plenty of hard edged sophistication, without the screams. With sultry metallic eyes, blood red lips and intense burgundy nails, this classic collection is the ultimate for night-time glamour.
For uber luxe allure courtesy of a Hollywood A-lister, slick on Liv Tyler’s Givenchy Paris Rouge Interdit Lipstick from Liv’s Lips in 62, £21.00. At the forefront of cosmetic science the pigment reacts with the skins pH to create a just bitten shimmer guaranteed to cause a spooky stir, and with Dolce & Gabbana’s Nail Lacquer in Dahlia £18.00 you can match your lips to your tips for an all over gothic finish.
Of course skin horrors are never in style so before unleashing your inner vamp this Halloween be sure to apply STEAMCREAM’s limited edition Midnight Party tin moisturiser £12.95. Packed with natural, vegan ingredients from Orange Flower Water to Purple Lavender to soothe and hydrate so you can spook deep into the night protected. And don’t neglect you hair – avoid a witches mop this Halloween with TIGI’s BEDHEAD Reinvented Small Talk Thickening Styling Cream £10.99, to keep things smooth, soft and spooky.
So which ghostly look will you be rocking this Halloween? Terrifying tresses or understated cool? Let us know….
By Alexandra Thompson