Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Get rid of your Halloween makeup without ruining your complexion

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Get rid of your Halloween makeup without ruining your complexionOn Halloween night, your costume was probably spooky enough to raise ghosts, but come morning, you don't want to look like the walking dead! If you applied plenty of makeup and creepy cosmetics to you face for the holiday, you may have quite a mess on your hands come daylight, but with the right tips you can get rid of everything without ruining your complexion!

The first thing you should do after you get home from a Halloween bash is take off any eyelash extensions, wigs or prosthetic parts you may have hanging around. Once you have, just rinse your face off with some water and use something like GloMinerals – gloEye Makeup Remover. This gentle cleanser can remove any and all traces of makeup without damaging your skin, and can leave you feeling refreshed once you hit the hay.

You may think your work is over, but the fun is just beginning. While it's important to clear your face of cosmetics that may be lingering, you should also take care of your makeup brushes, especially if you used them to apply crazy Halloween cosmetics.

With Youngblood – Pro Brush Cleaner you can remove residue from your brushes without even needing to rinse them! This alcohol-free mist is the perfect way to get your beauty ritual back on track after the holiday. 

Put fright into your night with Halloween-inspired nails

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Put fright into your night with Halloween-inspired nailsFrom eerie cobwebs to creating your own Frankenstein, what better time to get creative with your nails than Halloween? Consider a few of these tips to put the fright into your night come All Hallow's Eve!

Spinning a web of style
Cobwebs are super-trendy look for Halloween and can complement a variety of different costumes, which is perfect if you plan on switching it up over the course of several days! Just grab a black, nylon-based nail polish that won't chip easily and use this as a base coat. Once you're done, use a white or metallic polish to etch spooky cobwebs onto your digits.

It's alive – on your nails!
Want to bring new life to your party? You don't have to be the Bride of Frankenstein to rock one of the best nail looks of the season – your very own Frankenstein. Just grab a bottle of bright green nail polish and coat this over your nails. Once your base polish has dried, use your black polish to paint the bottoms of your digits. This will help you round out the face of Frankenstein and give an exciting burst of color to your fingertips.

Gently use the polish brush to make out eyes and a mouth. You won't believe how dynamic this style is until you're done!

Keep your face looking radiant – even with a Halloween mask

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Keep your face looking radiant - even with a Halloween maskHalloween is right around the corner and even if your face is flawless, you may be eager to scare up a rollicking good time at a party this weekend by donning an ultra-spooky mask. Whether you're showing off a sharp set of fangs or covering your whole face with the mask of a creepy creature, you probably want to be all the ghoul you can be.

But once the party's run its course, won't you want to continue looking your best in case you run into that special someone?

You don't have to avoid make-up just because you're masquerading! To ensure that your face looks effortlessly radiant, consider a matte finish foundation featuring micro-milled pigments. This long-lasting power is sure to stay smudge-free, and by adding a velvety-smooth finishing cream you can preserve your look throughout the night.

Your face may be covered up, but this is no time to play it safe with your eye makeup either! Go for big lashes and smokey eyes for a dramatic effect that's sure to be a real scream. 

Get frightfully fashionable beauty tips for your Halloween costume

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Get frightfully fashionable beauty tips for your Halloween costumeDo you eagerly count down the days to Halloween, but always have trouble picking out the perfect costume? You don’t need to be a professional makeup artist to flaunt some of these super-sexy looks in time for your big holiday bash! With a few of these quick tips, you can pull off a range of frightfully fun styles with tools from your very own cosmetics bag.

Vampire. They’re trendy, mysterious and impervious to the aging process – what’s not to love about being a vampire? From the Twilight Saga to True Blood, the undead have a timeless allure we just can’t help but swoon over. To sink your teeth into this lively costume idea, start by painting your nails a vampy shade of blood red. With Lippmann Collection – Forsaken Bad Things Nail Lacquer Set, you can capture the sultry energy the undead are so known for.

And as any creature of the night knows, nothing ruins a perfectly decadent party like an uneven complexion, or worse, the dreaded signs of sun damage. Before getting into costume, apply a chemical-free and ultra-hydrating product like COOLA – Face SPF 20 Mineral Sunscreen Rose Essence Tint, which can keep your complexion free from the harmful effects of UV radiation.

Witch. Forget the green skin and the wart-covered nose! If you really want to bewitch your pals this Halloween season, the best costume for you is as a witch. Back in the day, you might have relished dressing up in ghoulish face paint and a black wig to channel a spooky witch vibe, but this year, you can show how magically appealing you’ve become by sporting skin so radiant and age-defying, onlookers are sure to fall under your spell.

With an anti-aging cream like BABOR – Baborganic Pure Age Preventing Cream, you can boost cell regeneration and renewal, both essential in turning back the clock on fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Best of all, this green product features 100 percent organic ingredients, just like you’d find in your average cauldron.

You can also add a captivating sparkle to your style by sprinkling loose mineral eyeshadow like those offered by Colorscience Pro – Genie Sparkle Colore over your peepers. In dazzling shades like Moonlighting or Wait Until Dark, you’re sure to create a scene.

Medieval queen. For fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, this fantasy series has inspired everything from home decor to personal style. This Halloween, you can channel your inner regal and capture the dynamic energy of the show by dressing up just like a Medieval queen!

For a fresh and feminine look that will complement your ensemble, leave your hair unbound or crown yourself with a loose braid. Hair products that will add volume and definition can be a great way to give your tresses a subtle yet luminous appeal.

Playful cat. Are you looking for a costume you can pull together in a pinch? While it may not be the most unique, dressing up as a playful cat for Halloween can be a flattering costume for women of any age and with a few of the right beauty products you can make this style one-of-a-kind. The best part about dressing up as a mischievous kitty for the holiday? It gives you the chance to show off flawlessly crafted cat eyes!

To start, grab a primer and blend it along your upper lash line to ensure your eyeliner stays intact throughout the evening, then gently trace a line over your upper lash. Most importantly, don’t forget to add a swoop! You can make your initial line thicker depending on how much of a statement you want to make.

A precision eyeliner like BABOR – Maxi Definition Eye Liner (Black) offers a calligraphy tip that can make it easy to draw the most exact line possible. One thing’s for sure, though – with this bold look, you’re bound to make a dramatic impression!

Cosmetic Aisle Costumes

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

BB Neck-up Costumes


Looking for neck-up costume? Check out these costumes tailored to your makeup skills.

  • Cat: Break out the black liquid liner for this weekend and cat eye look, meow!
  • Doll: Create the illusion of a doll’s mouth with bright red lipstick and foundation.
  • Comic Book: Create a comic texture with dots of lipstick. Complete your look by marking your with eyeliner.
  • Zombie: Make some faux wounds, darken your eyes with a blue-grey eyeshadow and you’ll be saying braaaains in no time.

Have you ever considered rainbow eyeliner?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Here's how to pull off rainbow eyeliner!If the first few colors you think of when you hear the word "eyeliner" are black, brown and MAYBE white, it's probably time to spice it up a bit. You could do that with a simple line of blue or purple eyeliner, but why not take it to the extreme with rainbow eyeliner? Halloween is just around the corner, after all. Here's how to get the look, according to The Beauty Department.

First thing's first: you'll need to stock up on several different colors of eyeliner, whether it's liquid eyeliner or pencil. You don't have to go the ROYGBIV route to get a perfect rainbow, but try to pick an assortment of colors that are different yet still look good together.

The source recommends starting with a darker color on your lash lines, as this will help define the shape of your eyes and make your lashes look thicker. Just draw a line like your normally do, and flick it out a bit past your outer corners for a cute cat eye.

Now do the same thing with the rest of the colors, tracing them just above the line you created along your lash lines. Stop when you get to the crease, then go back and neaten or darken lines if you need to. Use a cotton swab and makeup remover to fix up any mistakes, then add mascara and you're good to go!

How to get the “blood-dipped” nails from Prabal Gurung

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Looking for creepy nails to make your Halloween costume awesome? Look no further!If you're looking for a creepy nail look to wear this Halloween, the nail art from Prabal Gurung's recent runway show is the perfect choice. Referred to as "blood-dipped nails," the effect makes it seem like blood is dripping down the tips of your fingers – great for a spooky costume. Here's the how-to.

First, choose a hydrating base coat and a shade of polish that will make the blood. A bright red could work, but it might look more realistic to choose a darker shade of red-purple. Of course, it's totally up to you!

Once you have the polish picked out, grab a small brush, like one that you'd use for lipstick or eyeliner. Even a regular paintbrush will work just fine. You'll need more precision than you'd get with the regular nail polish brush.

Now create drip shapes by painting from the center of your nail down to the tips. They shouldn't be uniform at all – different heights, shapes and widths look the most convincing. You might even want to make a few blobs that aren't attached to anything.

Once you've made the drippy lines, connect them at the tips of your nails by painting a line like you would if you were doing a French manicure. It doesn't have to be perfect – in fact, it shouldn't be! When that's all set, finish up by painting on a quick-dry top coat. Creepy, right?

Candy corn nails in honor of Halloween

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Use these treats as your inspiration!Funky nails are everywhere lately, so if you're looking to spruce up your manicure this Halloween season, why not go with a candy corn-inspired polish job?

To begin, you'll need a base coat, like Lippmann Collection – Rehydrating Base Coat With Aloe Vera, which will add tons of moisture to cracked, brittle or peeling nails. You'll have prettier digits once you take it off!

Next, you'll need three different polishes: an orange, yellow and white. Lippmann Collection – Nail Lacquers, Nailtini – Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer and POP Beauty – Nail Glam should have plenty of shades to choose from. Use the orange color first and paint two thin coats. Once they're dry, use stickers to separate sections on the top and bottom of the nail. Paint the top part near your cuticle white, then paint the tips yellow.

Let the polish dry before you take the stickers off, then finish off with a strong top coat that will keep your fun nails chip-free until Halloween.

Get a bit vampy this Halloween

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Want to look vampire glam this Halloween?Halloween is a great time to rock trends that you'd normally never even consider wearing – like extra-dark lipstick, crazy fake eyelashes and super long nails. If you're still looking for a costume this year, why not consider getting your hands on a few out-there products and going for a sexy vampire look? Glamour magazine's beauty blog pointed out Miranda Kerr, who wore a reddish black lipstick and sultry eye makeup at a vampire-themed party.

The key here is to dress like you think a vampire would. All of the recent television shows, movies and books have surely put a few ideas into your head, so now is the time to be creative. Wear tight, black clothes and use a product like Jack Black – Sleek Finish Texture Cream to create a sleek, sexy hairstyle.

For your face, use a lighter foundation to give yourself a pale visage, then use and thick black eyeliner to define your eyes with a winged-out line. Apply plenty of black eyeshadow – there's no such thing as too much in this case. Finally, use a dark lipstick like TRUE Cosmetics – Pure Lip Color in Empress. You'll look hot – and a little scary!

Beauty products needed to create a fantastic Lady Gaga costume

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Beauty products needed to create a fantastic Lady Gaga costumeThere are a few costumes that are considered old standbys – cat, witch, bride. However, every year there are a few new get-ups that you just know are going to be especially popular, as they reflect a current fad that's sweeping the nation.

This year, amongst the Jersey Shore characters and YouTube sensations, there is one icon that may be a favorite to impersonate – Lady Gaga!

However, dressing as Ms Bad Romance involves more than a blonde wig and an outfit made of meat. There are actually a variety of beauty products gals should use to transform into Gaga.

According to, ladies should start by lining their eyes with a black liquid liner and then adding on false lashes. For added drama, however, apply two to three coats of mascara on top of the faux fringe.

Lips and cheeks can be kept simple, as a peachy-rose hue for each will keep attention on the intense eyes.

Finally, the news source recommends donning metallic patterned nails. Women can either use patterned nail transfers or create funky designs using a few different bottles of nail polish.