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The concept of “Halloween Makeup” is foreign to me. I mean, why would I invest in subpar cosmetics, that may possibly contain several allergens and other questionable ingredients, from a company I’ve never heard of and may never hear from again… and put them on my face, or the faces of my little ones? Shudder.
Nope! Give me all the dermatologist recommended, ophthalmologist-tested, sensitive skin approved and non-comedogenic makeup, and I’ll make it work come Halloween. Bonus: it’s not just a one-day investment! Purchased strategically, you can incorporate many on-trend shades and use them for both your fright night look and your daily (or special occasion) cosmetics all year round. Case in point: my “Zombie Minnie” costume from 2015.
I used makeup I already had on hand: eyeshadow from a purple/midnight blue palette, a dash of black and white eyeliner and red liquid lipstick. Since this photo was taken two years ago, I’ve amassed even more boo-tiful makeup, including sparkly lip tints, shimmery shadows and bold eyeliners. I can’t wait to play with them next week!
If the thought of purchasing random “Halloween Makeup” gives you the heebie jeebies as well, here are my picks for quality makeup essentials that can be used to create a frightfully easy Halloween look… and then re-purposed all year round! Bonus: with Amazon Prime, they ship to your home for FREE with options for one- or two-day shipping!
Top, Left to Right.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss, 230 Sugar Violet CDN $8.99
Annabelle Trio Eyeshadow, Blue Hue CDN $7.95
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate CDN $7.99
Middle, Pencils and Cream Shadows.
Marcelle Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner, White CDN $9.95
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, Black CDN $7.97
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Sticks CDN $6.48
Maybelline 24 Hour Eyeshadow, Painted Purple CDN $8.99
Bottom, Left to Right.
Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush, Fresh Pink CDN $11.99
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara, Cobalt Blue CDN $6.97
essie Summer 2016 Collection Nail Polish CDN $8.95
Unicorn Snot Glitter Gel for Body and Face CDN $14.99
Okay, it *may* be a little difficult to incorporate Unicorn Snot in your daily beauty routine. Then again, if you can’t get sparkly for no reason whatsoever, what’s the point of waking up in the morning?
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This post is sponsored by Amazon.ca. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.
My son is going as Captain American and I will dress up as a witch!
The blush looks so wonderful. Thanks for the chance.
No kids but going to bar party walking dead.
My kids are going as Harry Potter characters
We are doing a group costume for the dance…M&M’s
any scary character
The kids are dressing up as scary zombies.
I am dressing up, my daughter is dressing up and also my sister. I am now Rizzo from Grease.
Little one is dressing up as a werewolf and I’m going as an old lady .
My son is going as a grave digger!! Thanks!
My son is 18 and he is going to a party as a mobster (I think but things do change). I have no plans for Halloween except handing out stuff at the door. Sometimes I wear an orange and black witches hat to make it festive but the kids around here are pretty young so I do not want to scare the little ones . You are right -you can definitely use normal makeup for the same effect.
going as wonder woman .
Cutest Minnie Mouse ever!
Darby is going to be a bumblebee….if she lets me put the costume on her. So far we’ve tried the hat and she screamed
I am dressing up as a witch
I haven’t decided on a costume yet! Oops! I guess I should really decide. Lol
We have a Crazy Cat Lady, a zombie football player, a black caped ghoul and a funny pirate suit in our house!
My kids are all grown, my grandson is going as one of the characters from PJ Masks. Thinking I will use some of my makeup I have already and do something creative, will let inspiration take over. Love the idea of using real makeup instead of that other stuff that just destroys my skin. Plus I just might have to go buy something new and fun!
Definitely not dressing up but I like to see the kids dressed up
This year my daughter is dressing up for Halloween as Mal from the Disney Descendents movie. I would love to surprise her and dress up also as her mother, Malificient.
I’ll be dressing as Rosie the Riveter at work. (A red headkerchief and blue chambray shirt are a usual “look” for me, so I’ll be glamming up the makeup so people know I’m in costume!)
The hubster is dressing up, he will be a big ol panda.
I’ve always been lucky to have the makeup I need for Halloween laying around in my very own makeup kit!
The unicorn snot looks fantastic though!
My daughter is dressing up as Minnie Mouse, my son will be Donald Duck. I’m dressing up as Cupid and my husband will be himself… LOL
not dressing up, but we’ll take the GC!
My daughter was going to go as a cat, then a devil cat, then a cowgirl, then a vampire…now she wants to be one of her favorite Youtubers… ???? I might know what she is going to be the day of Halloween! ????
I am dressing up as a nurse :)
I wish I had a costume for myself this year, but my son is going as a chef to school, and a StormTrooper for trick or treating!
We are going to be zombies!
No costumes here but definitely giving out candy and enjoying seeing the kiddos who come to our door!
My little guy will be dressing up as Leonardo, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
My granddaughter is being a Bob cat and I will be an old fashioned witch.
We are not going out but dressing up as KISS
We are not dressing up but our grandsons are a ninja turtle and the beast.
a cackling witch, a batman and a batcat.
No one dressing up here, but my niece is going to be Shrek
No my kids are grown so I’ll wait for the lil munchkins to come to me
We are definitely dressing up for Halloween! My daughter and I are going to be cats, and my son is going to be a video game character!
The adults don’t dress up in this house although my daughter is dressing up as a broken doll and my son is planning to be Freddy from Five Nights at Freddys! They are looking forward to it.
I’m dressing up as Medusa!
I’m dressing up as a zombie
My teen son is going to be a prisoner and my little guys are going to be Batman and a farmer!
My kids are all grown up, but my husband & I are going to a halloween party and I’am dressing up as a witch! :)
No kids, but i’m definitely going as a hippie this year :)
Not dressing up, just givin* out treats to little ones.
This year we’re going as zombies so I’m trying to pick up as much how to info as possible. Thanks!
I still haven’t decided on a costume! So much pressure as time is running out.
My husband wants to be a scarecrow, and I will be dressing up as a Minnie Mouse!
I am not dressing up for Halloween. I am not sure what daughter is going as yet.
I dress up as a witch but will stay home and hand out the candy
I don’t think anyone in the house is dressing up this year. I though my teenager would give it a go one more year but guess he’s too ‘old’ now. lol!
I’m dressing up as a witch and my daughter a fox
The kids dressing up for Halloween this year as Power Rangers and me as always a Witch !
I have a family of zombie’s this year
My son is going as an injured baseball player and my daughter as an angel. I’m going as a giant banana.
She hasn’t decided yet. Teens!
I was planning to dress the little munchkin up, but i’ve been having the hardest time finding something we like that will also fit her. She’s only 4 months old and most of the costumes in the local shops are for 6+ months. I found an orange romper with a tutu and a jack-o-lantern face on the tummy and i think that might be what we go with. I’ll pick up some black tights and make a little bow for her hair to match the romper. We love Halloween and next year we’ll do better! The hubby can’t wait to dress up in matching costumes with her.
My family is being the characters from Super Mario – Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach and Bowser, except for my 17 year old who refuses to participate and is being a zombie for his Halloween party.
yes we are! we do every year including my husband and I ! I am going as Harley Quinn, hubby as The Joker, my oldest as Super Girl and my youngest as Bat Girl
Dressing up as a witch with attitude.
I am dressing up as a cat this year!
Myself and my husband dress up in masks every Halloween and our youngest son just picked out his costume yesterday, he decided to be the skeleton from the show the great big boo. ☺️
I am not dressing up. But like seeing the kids in the family dressed up.
I dress up like a crusty old witch and hand out candy and my granddaughter is dressing up like a skeleton.It’s such a nice costume and looks great when she paints her face. :)
Unicorn snot hahahaha
Elsa and a minion
Absolutely love your Zombie Minnie idea. My daughter is going to be Princess Peach and I’m going to be Mario.
My boyfriend is going as Jason so I get to be the dead camp counselor with the slashed throats… fake blood will be flowing
no, I`m not dressing up. I`ll be giving out treats to the trick or treaters.
We’re seniors and we;ll be giving out treats at the door. Not likely dressing up in costume. We’re scary enough!
I’m not planning to dress up for Halloween this year. Actually, I haven’t dressed up since I went trick or treating as a child.
We have a transformer and a batman in this house
I am going as the Queen of Hearts, my husband as the Mad Hatter, my older daughter as Alice in Wonderland (she looks just like her!!), and my youngest as the White Rabbit (wearing the white rabbit costume my grandma made for me 35 years ago!!).
Only the kids. One is going to be a giraffe, not sure yet about the rest.
My children are all grown but I will be dressing up as a witch when I hand out Halloween treats. :D
My children are going as a blue ninja lego man and a knight. :)
Grand son going out as Sidney Crosby, he loves hockey
I am going as Persephone
Not dressing up. My granddaughter picked up a cool Masquerade mask.
My kids are dressing up. My son is going to be a Pokemon trainer and my daughter made this incredible Koala fur head (out of foam and covered in fur) and she will be wearing it.
My granddaughter is going as a Princess Mermaid, and my little grandson will be a rooster.
Going as Baby Driver
I’m going to do a from-the-neck-up costume this year. I’ll hit the dollar store tomorrow and see what strikes my fancy.
I’m not dressing up, just handing out candy. I was considering a Stranger Things costume but I’m just not that into it this year.
My granddaughter is dressing up as Everest from Paw Patrol, and me and hubby are just staying home no dressing up for us!
My son is dressing up as Elvis Presley, the king! Have been working on his costume for a few weeks & we are excited for Halloween night!
My niece is going as a cat. I am not sure what I am going to dress up as yet. One year I had to come up with a last minute costume so I went as gum under a shoe. haha
My child will be a lion and I don’t have a costume :-)
Daughter is going to be Mal from Descendants.
I’m going to be Jem from the 80s cartoon.
My niece is going out as a zombie bride; I will be handing out candies.
Haven’t decided yet.
We do get dressed up! I’m going to be a mermaid this year
I’m going as raggedy Anne
We are not dressing up in costumes, just orange & black outfits!
My daughter is going as Moana and my son is going to be Batman and I’ll be Katniss from the hunger games
We picked up some funny ghost hats from the dollar store so will be using them, to make a fun couple ghost costumes.
We are going as all 4 of the ninja turtles!
My kids want to dress up as a ninja and a sleuth.
My oldest daughter is a Starbucks drink, my son is a burglar, & my youngest daughter is a 50s girl!
no kids, but I’ll be dressing up as a cat and handing out candies :)
we used to always get dressed up. It was my husbands birthday but since his sudden dealth I do not have the heart.
I’m dressing up my toddler for her first Halloween costume. She’s going to be a fairy!
My grandson’s birthday is Oct 29th and every year he has us dress up in costumes for his birthday party. This year I’m dressing up as a big spider web with lots of creepy spiders crawling all over me.
Dressing up as a Dole banana!
Grand daughter is going as an angel, of course!
Not dressing up this year.
No not dressing up for halloween
We haven’t decided yet. I’m sure my kids would love to be princesses.
Yes…I will probably dress up as a Saint…
I’m going to be a glam Skelton
I’m not dressing up, but handing out candy.
Debbie White Beattie
I don’t dress up because I live in a rural area and we literally get one kid and that’s the neighbor about 5 minutes away and they bring her here as a favor to me.
my son has not decided yet but I am going as the big bad wolf disguised as grandma.
I won’t but my granddaughter will be a princess.
I am dressing up as a witch this year.
Miss R is going out as a cowgirl and will probably be the most glammed up cowgirl on the block.
My daughter and her friends are going as a group of angels!
No dressing up this year for me :)
My kids are dressing up this year. My daughter is going to be a donut and my son is going to be iron man
We are still undecided of what to dress up as this year. We are very last minute in finalizing our decision.
Last year my daughter was a Fox and I was Alice In Wonderland.
My daughter will be a princess this Halloween.
My son is going to go as a turtle this year, but I won’t be dressing up.
I am not dressing up , but giving candy :)
We are going out as The Simpsons
With 3 parties this weekend, sure I am going to run out of some makeup!! You always do a great job Lena!! Thanks for sharing
My daughter has to work on Halloween, but she’ll probably put on a pair of cat ears. And I’m not dressing up either, but the man is.
I’ll be dressing up as Princess Jasmine.
I have no kids but my niece wants to go as wonder woman
I’m in love with the range of products you used for this look
We are going to be a family of bumblees this year!
I’ll probably put on my leopard cat ears and that’s about it :)
Helping my granddaughter turn into an old lady! Got her a long grey wig
Going as a witch and a cat
My 4 kids are going out as Power Rangers!! They’ve been around forever it seems!
My son is going to be Batman
MY DAUGHTER IS GOING AS SPONGEBOB AND IM GOING AS GARY
My son will be dressing up as a disco man and I will be handing out candy at the door as a witch
I found a (like new) costume at a 2nd hand store, so I’m going as Wilma from the Flintstones
My daughter is going to be some kind of thing so lots of make use with that.I don’t even have a name for it lol
I’m not dressing up but JJ is going g to be James from Thomas and Friends and Sophie is going to be Supergirl.
no we are staying & cuddling !!
Going as Nemo
Going as Dory
I work at an elementary school which somehow “requires” me to wear something that is kid-friendly. I am going as a social (media) butterfly.
Going to be a Witch handing out candy!
My girls are going out as a duck and a pig and my boys as a tiger and a monkey.
I don’t dress up. My eldest daughter will be going as a witch. My youngest daughter will be a bumblebee.
going to be a hot dog!
We love to dress up – kids are going as a cat and construction worker and hubby and I will try to dress the same!
Dressing up as a witch.
My grandson will be a skeleton and my granddaughter will be a ballerina!
I won’t be dressing up but 1 child is a cat, 1 Jack Skellington and I guess 1 plans to wing it.
I’m dressing up as a witch .
Our family is going trick-or-treating Disney themed this year! I’m going as Ariel, my daughters as Belle (yup – both of them ????) and their Dad as the Beast.
My granddaughter is going as Hans Solo
I will be a witch!
I’m not dressing up but my grandson will be Spider-Man.
Not just for Halloween…can be used all year round. Loving the precision eye liner.
I’m dressing up as Harley Quinn (original) and my daughter is dressing up as a ‘tourist’.
I will be going as a modern witch ahah
I’m dressing up as zombie nurse! I can’t wait!
Im going to be a ghost
I went to a party last night as a lady bug :)
My daughter is going to be a black cat this year and I’m going to be either Harry Potter or Garth from Wayne’s World!
My boy is going to be a hot dog this year.
The kids yes. Me, no
a clown and a court jester
My kids are older and not interested and i have to work tho Halloween
My grandchildren are dressing up as a dinosaur, Vampirina, a Star Wars character, a claw machine, an arcade game and I am not sure about the older two. If I dress up I will be a witch.
I’m going to be a witch!
October is a very special month for me, as my first born arrived a week before Halloween ???? ???? Cake and candy – what more could one ask for ☺️ I purchase costumes the last week of Sept, this year my son will be his fave stuffy- a rabbit, my daughter -a butterfly, I’m dressing up as a gypsy and my hubby will be a warlock. We love Halloween! Insta/Twitter fan@plumerea
Hanging out with my sister and baby 6 month old niece. I want to dress up but can’t think yet since im only handing out candy.. maybe just unicorn horns and cool makeup.
I don’t dress up. My 7 year old is going as Robin, my 9 year old will be a skeleton, and my 10 year is still undetermined. We are going to put together something using bits and pieces of costumes from past years.
We don’t do Halloween, but we do enjoy playing dress-up. Usually it’s princesses and knights.
no, we aren’t dressing up for Halloween this year.
We r dressing up as moana
My granddaughter is going as a scarecrow….I get to help her with her costume…woohoo!!
we are all dressing as zombies!
My son is going to be a wizard
I’ve not heard as yet what my grandkids will be this year – could well be connected to Harry Potter or Star Wars. I’ll just be a normal human being dishing out candy to the trick or treaters – that’s plenty scary enough for the little ones.
Not dressing up this year – but I will be enjoying little chocolate bars!
I am dressing up as a Wicked Witch!
I am dressing up as Jim Carey’s character in Dumb and Dumber with the orange suit.
I won’t be dressing up this year.
My son dressed as a Smartie Pants and my daughter dressed as Scrap Material.
Grandaughters dressing up as a blue butterfly and the other as Cinderella
Kids went as Chase and Superbaby, and I stuck a clown wig on and called it a day!
My son was ironman
The whole family dressed up as lit stick figures!
my kids were chucky and woody this year
My son was a ninja this year.
I used lots of make up this year for kids. I had a zombie and Jack Skellington
I dressed up as an angel
The kids went as zombies this year! It was a little last minute but effective.
My son went as a construction worker – following in Dad’s footsteps ?
I dressed as a fairy, hubby as a wizard and baby as pineapple!
My baby grandson and his dad put on Afro wigs and spider stickers on their faces.
We did skeleton makeup
my daughter was a bunny. i did not dress up this year, next year i’ll probably dress up
Our family dressed up as pineapple pen. I’m the guy, my wife is the pen and my son is the pineapple.
We dressed up as Disney’s Incredibles.
I dressed up as a witch, complete with black cat!
My kids went as knights from Castle Crashers, this year!
Marvellous make-up, you look like a totally different person, you did a super job.