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Beauty Buzz for October | 7 Halloween Makeup Ideas featuring Smashbox

Beauty Buzz for October | 7 Halloween Makeup Ideas featuring Smashbox

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Beauty Buzz spookily suggests to you 7 Halloween makeup ideas you’ll love for yourself and for that extra something special, the je ne sais quoi element, we all desire, during this transformative time of the year.

Now Halloween is a great celebration for general self-expression as it allows us to embody characters, themes, ideas or whatever our minds can put together, into a physical representation and share it with the other revelers around us.

This is a moment to express your quirky side, your dark side, your outside the box side; so dress up, paint your face and enjoy the wildness that the season allows and let’s check out my Halloween makeup ideas, together.

Ghoulishly Glam Lipsticks

Most people secretly love horror movies, though at times terrifying, other times cheesy and laughable; we usually love a good horror movie and an undisputed classic of the horror genre, is the monster movie.

Smashbox has released, in time for Halloween, a limited-edition collection called the Masters of Horror featuring some of Hollywood’s most iconic monsters, true masters of horror!

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The king of vampires, gives you the freshest shade of red. Photo courtesy of Smashbox.

The collection features 5 lipsticks, each color associated to one of the many monsters selected. The Masters of Horror Be Legendary Prime & Plush Lipstick is currently available in 5 wickedly, scream-proof satin shades.

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The iconic scream-queen of the silver screen, the Bride of Frankenstein, never felt so good on the lips. Photo courtesy of Smashbox.

The monsters inspire not only the colors of the products themselves, but their likeness is also found on the packaging of the component.

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This beautiful nude-coral shade, holds a very dark secret. Don’t let the doll out of its box! Photo courtesy of Smashbox.

Chucky is a beautiful neutral, mid-tone peach shade, Dracula a bold, vibrant, blue-red, Bride of Chucky is a gorgeous deep plum, Bride of Frankenstein is a grey-brown shade and Frankenstein, is a lovely mossy-apple, green shade.

The colors are stunning and the packaging is every horror lover’s dream, pick these up while available,  exclusively on the Smashbox website, here.

Transcendence That Delivers Pigments From Beyond

I have been a great admirer of the Danessa Myricks Beauty brand for a while now, I have gushed and awed over several of their products thus far with you dear reader, and slap me silly, I’m about to do it again!

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Shimmery, fantastical, multichromatic magic! This palette inspires and enchants! Photo courtesy of Danessa Myricks Beauty.

Danessa Myricks Beauty just released her Lightworks Volume IV Transcendence Palette – Illuminating Eye & Face Pigments, this unique collection of 14 shades goes beyond words, the multichromatic shifts of the pigments is the stuff of my dreams. It’s almost as if an intergalactic, disco, space goddess created a palette for earthlings and gave it to us, this palette has so many creative possibilities.

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4 different textures, 14 shades with unbelievable possibilities, a palette that is beyond perfection. Photo courtesy of Danessa Myricks Beauty.

Now granted, the Lightworks Volume IV Transcendence Palette by Danessa Myricks Beauty is not for the faint of heart, nor will it please the eternal neutral or soft rose lover; however for those of you who love glass-like finishes, pressed multichrome glitter, water-activated liquid liners to electrify the eyes and a series of multichromatic eyeshadows with unbelievable color shifts, this palette screams buy-me!

To be honest, in my case, the Lightworks Volume IV Transcendence Palette by Danessa Myricks Beauty screamed buy me from the very first moment I saw it on Instagram, I had been counting the days ever since, beyond excited for the launch.

Now the shades can be worn as toppers, they can be used alone, combined, there are honestly so many options; the only caveat that I can think of is that you must enjoy green, as there are a few green shades in the palette itself.

Otherwise, the Lightworks Volume IV Transcendence Palette is a work of art, a beautiful palette that has infinite illuminating and creative possibilities within it; let your intergalactic, space goddess shine forth with this transcending palette, you will elevate your looks to the next dimension.

If you’re looking for more long-lasting and waterproof eyeshadow solutions, look here.

A Primer With Gripping Power

The Power Grip Primer by e.l.f. Cosmetics is another amazing complexion product for the face. This lightweight, gel-based primer goes on quickly and really grips the makeup applied on top of it to help it hold and stay in place, all day.

Because the Power Grip Primer by e.l.f. Cosmetics has such incredible adherence, it allows for the pigments of the products applied on top of it, to be truer to performance and for the full texture effects of these products applied, to be long lasting on the skin.

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This hydrating primer, smooths the skin and holds your makeup in place all-day and all-night! Photo courtesy of e.l.f. Cosmetics.

This is great for products that don’t adhere well onto the skin and also improves the performance of longer-lasting products, as it boosts their hold on the skin even further.

The e.l.f. Cosmetics Power Grip Primer comes in a squeeze-out tube format, making it accessible and easy to manipulate and control. This is a no-fuss, no-muss, type of product; it will keep your makeup in place, so you can party until the sun rises, without worrying about losing the intensity of your makeup.

Another great recent e.l.f. Cosmetics product that I adore, that works well with the Power Grip Primer, is the Halo Glow Liquid Filter, which I write about, here.

A Palette To Boldly Paint Your Face and Body

The MAC Cosmetics Pro Palette Paintstick x 12 is every makeup artist’s dream cream palette. This cream palette features all 12 of their iconic Painstick shades, assembled in one, easy to use, on-the-go, kind of palette.

The Pro Palette Painstick x 12 features vibrant cream colors that can be used anywhere on the face and body, these pigments are serious,  you can cover any complexion and make your skin blue, green, red or any combination of colors. Making this palette perfect for the list of Halloween makeup ideas.

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12 pigmented creams to help you achieve your dreams! Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics.

Though the Pro Palette Painstick x 12 is an incredible palette for artists, this is the palette that says I can help you, take me home for Halloween. You can literally transform yourself from a cartoon character to a living representation of a work of art, there are no limits when working with this palette, the colors allow for incredible self-expression.

Since the Pro Palette Painstick x 12 is safe for use on the eyes and lips, it makes a great cream eyeshadow, or eyeshadow primer to boost certain colors. I have used the cream to change the colors of the brows, the creamy textures of the colors allow for great cream blush applications and the product feels comfortable on the lips as well.

To be truthful, if you really know your color theory, you should technically never need to buy another cream product again, as you could create everything yourself. The MAC Cosmetics Pro Palette Paintstick x 12 is the only cream palette you will ever need again.

The First True No-Color Powder

RCMA Makeup has been a long-time cinema makeup secret, known in the professional makeup artistry community, the wonders and performance of their products, have remained largely unknown to the general public, until now.

They have since made their products available online for the regular consumer, as many more consumers today are interested in knowing more about the behind-the-scenes, beauty secrets of the Hollywood stars.

RCMA Makeup was gracious enough to gift me with several of their products, one of my standouts from them is the Original No-Color Powder.The Original No-color Setting Powder by RCMA Makeup is a wonderfully fine loose powder, that is completely colorless. This setting powder is ideal for setting cream products on the skin, mattifying the skin and improving the longevity of the use of cream and liquid products on the face; making this another obvious cosmetic product for killer, Halloween makeup ideas.

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This powder sets the makeup in place, without feeling heavy on the face. Photo courtesy of RCMA Makeup.

Another reason why I completely adore the Original No-Color Powder from RCMA Makeup is a little goes a long way; you don’t need to use much, and it truly helps to hold and set your makeup. The beauty is that the powder is colorless, which means, that once applied on top of your cream products, it will not alter the color of any of the products initially applied to the skin.

Thus, making the Original No-Color Powder by RCMA Makeup one of my favorite powders to keep my makeups well set and make certain that the colors are never altered. This product will last you a long time and will not disappoint!

To Frame And Structure The Face

There is no denying that painting faces, like all great works of art that create illusions of depth and dimension; requires the use of shades to create the desired depth and highlights to accentuate volumes and bring elements forward.

This means that having the right tool to create structure on your face is crucial to maximize and enhance your features; this becomes even more imperative if you are looking to modify the way your face appears.

This next product, the Highlight & Contour Pro Palette by NYX Professional Makeup is an excellent tool for bringing structure to the face. This palette features 4 highlighters and 4 shades for contouring, all the pigments are refined, which is doubly impressive for a drugstore brand.

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This vegan palette gives amazing structure and dimension to the face. Photo courtesy of NYX Professional Makeup.

NYX Professional Makeup is an impressive company that produces many different types of products and many of them compare and even outperform some of the more expensive and luxury brands that I have tried over the years.

The Highlight & Contour Pro Palette by NYX Professional Makeup is an invaluable face palette for fair to medium skin tones, a great addition to any makeup collection, especially if you are looking for high-performance without the high-cost.

Change Your Hair for Instant Flair

For those of you wanting to quickly change your hair color, to better suit your Halloween costume and mood; but you want to avoid any dyes or bleaches, a great solution is the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Spray.

The Colorista Spray by L’Oréal Paris, is a temporary color spray, that comes in a wild variety of colors, allowing you to quickly color your hair and completely alter it’s appearance without any dyes.

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Spray some wild color in your hair that safely rinses out, perfect for wilder looks. Photo courtesy of L’Oréal Paris.

The Colorista Spray lasts for around 24 hours or until you shampoo it out, making it a perfect Halloween hair modification solution, this one is a no-brainer.

Be conscious though that the Colorista Spray by L’Oréal Paris adds pigment and adhesive to the hair, so anyone expecting super flowy hair might be disappointed, but for any gelled, spiked or set hair looks, this is an excellent solution.

Hopefully some of these products may inspire or help you in your Halloween creativity, as I am always hoping to guide people towards success.

I feel that Halloween allows you an opportunity to explore other facets and sides inside of yourself, it allows for artistic contemplation and for much more extravagant and wilder forms and means for self-expression.

This is the perfect time to try the bolder and wilder looks, to allow yourself to create and indulge in the spirit of the season and dress up to your heart’s content.

Whether you wish to be ghoul, glam or somewhere in between, I think there is a little something here in this story for everyone.

So go out there and be brave, bold, and wild, allow yourself to please your inner-child and until next time my darlings, stay beautiful!

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