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Halloween Makeup Inspiration To Try

Halloween is on the way and some inspiration is needed to prepare yourself. Whether you go full character or only use the colours for day makeup, you will still look stylish! Some of the old classic inspired Halloween makeup looks are featured but can be easily reinvented and adapted to your own style.

Shego from the show Kim Possible

@ohmygeeee

The perfect shade of green to kick spring off with. Light shades are used to emphasize the eyes or lips depending on whether you want to stick to the character’s look. Blend the eyeshadow perfectly and go for winged eyeliner.

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NYX Professional Makeup, Prismatic Eyeshadow Venom, R 119.95
Wet n Wild, Megaliner Liquid Eyeliner Black, R 49.95

Harley Quinn

@abbyroberts

A popular look that has been done countless times, but is still quite easy. If you want to keep it low key, apply pink shades on the eyelid and line finely on the bottom lash with blue eyeshadow. Remember that blending is essential!

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NYX Professional Makeup, So Mochi Eyeshadow Palette Elecpas, R 350.00
Revolution, Renaissance Lipstick Highness, R 94.95

Poison Ivy

@abbyroberts

Poison Ivy is a fun play on green, blue and red! Apply the eyeshadow and don’t be afraid to use a highlighter in the corner of your eyes and under the brows. Use eyeliner on the bottom eyelashes, and blend it for a smudged look.

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The Body Shop, Eye Definer Green, R75.00
NYX Professional Makeup, Prismatic Eyeshadow Jaded, R 119.95
L’Oreal, Infallible Lip Color Red Infallible, R 199.95

Cleopatra

@marioncameleon

This look has also been done by Katy Perry in her Dark Horse music video. Use the eyeshadow pallet to apply the darkest blue in the crease of the eye and in the outer corner. Use a lighter shade of blue in the middle of the eyelid and above the crease. Apply a whitish-blue in the inner corner of the eye and under the eyebrow. Apply  golden eyeshadow between the light blue and white on the eyelid. Finish off with a liquid liner to complete the look. For an everyday look wear nude colours with golden eyeshadow in the outer corner of the eye.

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Maybelline, Diamond Glow Eyeshadow Blue Drama, R 149.95
NYX Professional Makeup, Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeshadow Industrial Beam, R 159.95
Max Factor, Lipfinity Velvet Matte Nude, R 169.95
Sorbet, Its A Fine line Liquid Eyeliner, R100.00

Try these simple looks for your outfit this Halloween or just use it as inspiration for your day-to-day look. Either way, there’s no reason for your makeup not to be on fleek!

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Elizma de Beer
Elizma de Beer

BLOSS Youth Beauty Editor

Elizma de Beer is currently studying Cosmetology at Potchefstroom academy. Her hobbies and interests range from image consulting, fashion as well as graphic design. She believes that image consulting makeovers with the correct make-up, hairstyles and introduction to the latest fashion trends can make anyone look amazing and also help them feel confident about themselves. Next year she wants to study journalism and pursue her dreams to work in the beauty/fashion industry. She also wants to inspire and collaborate with people who share the same passion as her.

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