When you think of Halloween beauty, it’s normally more fake blood and gore than high fashion, right? Well listen up ladies, as Halloween doesn’t have to be horrifying! Take a look at our pick of backstage beauty looks that will translate perfectly into on-trend spook-tacular looks this Halloween season. Whether you’re planning your look for this year’s Halloween party or just fantasising about life in the Twilight zone, we guarantee you’ll find plenty of high-fashion inspiration from these catwalk looks. Click through (and bookmark!) these hair and makeup looks to save in your big board of Halloween happenings! Enjoy girls…
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This one is very effective but extremely brave, and probably best saved solely for dressing up! To get the two tone effect, try using temporary hair powders. Blondes use a dark powder on your roots, and brunettes use a light powder on the ends (or get creative with a colour combination of your own) before twisting sections of hair, pinning them up, and letting the ends fly free. Fix with lots of hairspray.
Jean Charles de Castelbajac
This red lip could easily inspire a Halloween makeup look, perfect for an aspiring vampiress. Exfoliate and moisturise your lips, before blocking them out with concealer. Choose a fiery red pencil (or blood red if it takes your fancy) and draw, then fill in, a crisp red lip line, before taking a little pencil onto the bottom lip, right at the centre where your lips meet. Gorge!
We have been in love with Pat McGrath’s gold and blue glitter eyes at Chanel since we first spied them back in February, and Halloween is the perfect opportunity to try them out yourself. Use Vaseline as a base and lightly press your chosen shad of glitter over the top with your ring finger. Too much? Try doing the same with loose pigment for a colour pop instead.
Cushnie et Ochs
Contouring with browns and taupes around the eyes is an extremely wearable look as you can build the intensity to suit your style. Pared with a matte, berry-toned lip and sleek volume in the hair, this would be a beautiful yet vampish evening look.
Red eyes are a Halloween staple, whether you’re channelling a waif, a zombie or a corpse bride. Add brown or black eyeliner onto your waterline to add intensity to the look.
Halloween is the perfect opportunity to go as far as you want with hair and makeup, so why not try Givenchy’s tight helmet of curls covered in a bright spray-in hair colour? This would be the perfect accompaniment to a sinister clown or doll costume.
ICB by Prabal Gurung
The dishevelled wetlook hair and eye makeup is suitably grungy and lived in, following grunge as a huge trend this year. This would also translate extremely well into a costume – think drowned maiden or sinister siren.
Dewy skin, striking violet shadow and lashings of mascara at Jason Wu make a bold yet still ethereal statement.
Channel your inner punk with bold neon colours and graphic shapes, offset against clean matte skin.
Jean Pierre Braganza
This is a fantastically dramatic feline eye, updated with lots of white liner on the lower lash line and infused with cool emerald tones.
Dry textured platinum waves and lots of black eye liner are a lived in, rock ‘n’ roll daytime look that says ‘I didn’t go home last night’. At night, you could put a theatrical spin on this by using it for inspiration for a gothic prom queen makeup look.
Maarten Van Der Horst
Mascara wands were swept across the eye area here to create a striking mask like effect. Try creating patterns with the mascara to make interesting shapes or mimic animal print. Alternatively, you could try this look with different shades of mascara for a more colourful effect.
3.1 Philip Lim
If you’re feeling a bit spooked by all the options, you can always rely on the perfect soft-goth makeup as seen here at 3.1 Philip Lim. A chocolate-y lip colour, minimal eye makeup and full brows, with slightly dishevelled hair is both easy to wear yet still in keeping with the Halloween spirit.
Heavy contouring around the eyes and super-dewy, almost wetlook skin give a haunted, almost sickly effect. This makeup is perfect inspiration for a fresh take on ghostly makeup.
Glossy red talons give Thom Browne’s beauty look a luxe yet extreme look; perfect if sexy is your thing at Halloween. In contrast here, the makeup and hair is whimsical and girlish.
Here is a lesson in how to go crazy with colour! Even though the overall effect is out-of-this-world, using wild colour is usually carefully calculated and never as random as it appears. Stick to colour for contouring, as an eye shade, and on the lips to keep the look effective.
A spider’s web of hair across the face and dark, brooding eyes are a suitably spooky look for Halloween. Completed by reverse-ombre nails in black and white, the overall effect is simply bewitching.
Red eyes also appeared on the catwalk at Gucci. For extra drama, try blocking out your brows with a heavy duty concealer. If you’re feeling even braver, why not try bleaching them?
J W Anderson
Think Wednesday Addams, minus the plaits. The brows are the real focus of the makeup here, brushed up and held in place with a clear gel, they make the look sullen and broody. Finish by slicking back long hair from a centre parting with wetlook gel.
Lengthy leather-look talons were the look at Ruffian, giving a new spin on the classic black nail for 2013.