Ready to channel your inner ghost or goblin? Some of makeup’s top brands can help you with that! With bold colours, salacious blacks, and even a helping hand to remove all that artistry quickly and effortlessly, here are five spooktacular makeup products for Halloween. —Jennifer Cox
NYX Professional Makeup’s Epic Ink Liner ($13) is a waterproof felt-tip eyeliner pen that is easy to apply as well as to use to create amazing details. This intensely dark liner lets you achieve precise, seamless lines with fluidity and control for a defined finish. Create finer lines with gentle strokes or bolder ones by pressing down harder.
The Fierce Fairytale Artistry Palette from Morphe x Nyane ($42) has 30 richly pigmented mattes and metallics as part of this limited edition collection. Swipe across cheeks or eyelids – a little bit of these little shades goes a long way in creating big effects for Halloween.
Go glossy and grey with the Wired Vice Lip Chemistry tint from Urban Decay ($30). Available in grey X-ray or purple Gravity hues, the creepy-cool thing about this makeup is that it reacts to your pH to create a lasting, custom color that’s unique to you!
KVD Beauty’s Super Pomade Vegan Eyeliner ($30, sold through Sephora Canada) is a one-pot wonder for waterproof eyeliner, shadow, and brows. It comes in a range of long-lasting colours, from vivid, playful hues to essential, versatile shades. It’s the perfect accentuator for Halloween nights.
Get rid of all that extra makeup gently and easily with Thayer’s Alcohol-Free Original Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera ($15, sold through Amazon). This pH balanced, alcohol-free gentle facial toner is formulated to cleanse, tone, and moisturize skin by constricting pores. It wipes away makeup while soothing dry skin, adding a natural glow to your skin.
Super Stay Vinyl Ink Longwear Liquid Lipcolor by Maybelline means budge-resistant vinyl colour and up to 16 hour wear, for Halloween and beyond. This longwear lipstick’s special formula defies smudging and transfer (even when you’re snacking on treats) and provides an instant shine finish. Available in 10 vinyl shades.
NYX’s collab with Cirque du Soleil has resulted in a new, intense-black shade of the cult-fave Lip Lingerie XXL ($13), providing a full-bodied smooth matte look with 16-hour wear.