Halloween is here, and it's time to transform yourself with some how-to makeup help!
No costume? No problem!
Cosmetics are often the essential part of any costume. Beyond your own beauty bag, inexpensive paint sets can be found at your local drugstore. Wet N' Wild has come out with a line of "Fantasy Maker" kits in a variety of themes, including Bewitching Beauty and Vamp Vixen. Each set includes pencils, palettes and stencils ($4.99 to $5.99; available at drugstores nationwide). The Halloween Super Value Make Up Kit also comes with all of the essentials -- fake blood, skin, cream makeup for either a cute or creepy creation. ($5.99; CVS Stores). And thanks to the social world we live in these days, you can find endless inspiration and advice online everywhere from YouTube to Bobbie.com.
Prep with a pro!
This year I turned to Chantel Miller, a senior artist for M.A.C Cosmetics who also specializes in elaborate body art, to achieve my Roy Lichtenstein "comic gal" look. You too can find a M.A.C makeup specialist at stores across the country to help perfect your painted face. Want to be a fanciful fairy or a ghoulish goblin? No problem! You just need to make an appointment ($50 to $100. Check Maccosmetics.com for locations). Special-occasion makeup is also offered at Sephora when you make a minimum purchase of $50. Simply book an appointment or create your own spook-tacular look with one of Sephora’s limited edition Beauty in a Box kits. The kits include step-by-step instructions to help you achieve the perfect Vampire, Devil, Peacock or Vegas Showgirl ($26; Sephora.com).
Now go shop in your closet and have a haute Halloween!