Last Minute Halloween Looks

Last Minute Halloween Looks

People either love Halloween or loathe it (I fall into the latter category). But for most, Halloween is a time to channel the alter ego, dress up in sexy attire, and go crazy with face paint and loads of hairspray. After all, hair and makeup is a must for getting into character. And the more creative your costume, the more preparation it takes.

A few years ago I made my friend into a Roy Lichtenstein painting (click here to see) – it took 6 hours to perfect those dots! By the end of the night, she looked more Jackson Pollack than Roy Lichtenstein. (It was kind of a mess!)

Here are some Halloween looks that are definitely too hard to try at home, but will hopefully inspire you a bit. And, if you waited until right now to think up a Halloween costume, chances are you’re going as a cat or something else entirely generic (like me!):

For a family affair, get everyone in-theme. Here, Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and Tina Knowles as Salt-N-Pepa


Lily Aldridge as Audrey Hepburn a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s


Katy Perry as Freddie Mercury (genius!)

Jenna Dewan Tatum as a unicorn


Heidi Klum as a bloody dead person (although incredibly crafty, this looks very complicated)

Debra Messing as the Bride of Frankenstein

Elettra Wiedermann as a cool looking zombie

Ashley Greene as a peacock

The perfect Halloween palette to take you from everyday to the unrecognizable is Make Up For Ever’s 12 Flash Color Case. It contains 10 matte face paint shades and 2 metallics to mix and match and blend for a long-lasting, fabulous look. And as the night draws to a close and you’re ready to get out of character, a heavy-duty makeup remover is in order. I suggest Simple Skincare’s Cleansing Towelettes and Eye Makeup Remover as they are made for sensitive skin (and won’t your face be irritated enough from all of that paint and glitter?).  For a detailed how-to on removing your halloween face, check back here tomorrow.

*top image – Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West as Michael Jackson and Madonna.


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