Gone are the days of theatrical face paint as Halloween is now a thing of understated beauty. With blood-red lipsticks, smoky eyeshadows, artistic eyeliner and decadent glitters, here are five makeup must-haves to create a seriously chic yet spooky look this Halloween…
NARS Studio 54 Hyped Eyeshadow Palette
This limited-edition palette screams Halloween with 12 decadent shades in a variety of matte, shimmery and satin finishes. Try building the deep berry and black shades around the cheekbones, eyes and jawline for a spookier than usual contour or adding the highly-pigmented glitter to complete any look.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry
Short on time or lacking artistry? There’s no going wrong with a vampy dark lipstick. The square-angled tip allows for fool-proof application but team with a deep lip liner too for maximum scare factor.
Surratt Auto Graphique Liner
A liquid liner has the power to create a multitude of looks this Halloween – from contoured cat with the perfect feline flick to a well-defined sugar skull. The precision of this calligraphy pen is second to none and the inky, long-lasting formula glides on with ease.
Lipstick Queen Black Lace Rabbit Lipstick
Enhance any look with this sheer black lipstick which works to deepen existing shades or can even be worn alone. In just one simple sweep, you can also create a fool-proof smoky eye with a subtle shimmer thanks to the gold flecks.
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Rapture
This hybrid cream eyeshadow is infused with micro-glitter and light-reflecting pearls to impart a sparkling finish to even the scariest of makeup creations. This coppery, dark red shade is ideal for glammed up devilish looks.