4 Last-Minute Halloween Looks That Only Require One Palette
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Palette 4, setting spray (or water!), an angled brush, an eyeshadow brush and the following tips from Make Up For Ever's Director of Artistry and Education, Lijha Stewart.
Amping up your standard zombie glam is easy — just grab your pink eyeshadow and use a heavy hand.
Difficulty Level: 1
1. Apply a wash of matte burgundy eyeshadow all over your eyelids, making sure to smudge it into the inner corners and on your bottom lash lines.
2. Using a wet eyeshadow brush, add a thick layer of burgundy from your top lash line to your crease, smudging it at the edges.
3. Then, wet a thin brush and use black eyeshadow as eyeliner, drawing a thick, dark line along your top and bottom lash lines.
Finish your look with matching burgundy lipstick, and a few dabs of black shadow at the center of your lips for an exaggerated zombie vibe.
This look might seem complicated, but as Stewart explains, the only skill required is coloring inside the lines. Pair it with an LBD for a look that's sexy, mysterious and takes 10 minutes or less.
Difficulty Level: 2
1. Spray a bit of setting spray (she used Make Up For Ever’s Mist & Fix) onto your matte black eyeshadow, and dip your brush into the moist shadow, mixing it around to achieve a creamy texture.
2. The rest is easy: just draw the outline of a mask around your eyes (she used the eyebrows as a guide).
3. Fill in your mask, making sure to get cover the eyelids and eyebrows completely.
4. For extra dimension around the eyes, Stewart applied a brown shadow to add a shaded effect.
5. Using your brush, draw C-shaped designs around the mask.
Before you run out the door, apply a nude lipstick to add a little extra glam, and you’re sure to be the belle of the (masquerade) ball.
Want to get into the Halloween spirit without going all out? Now's the time to have fun with the bolder colors in your palette — we'll consider that a costume.
Difficulty Level: 3
1. Swipe white eyeshadow from the inner corners to the center of your eyelids, adding a few layers so it pops against your skin.
2. Then, apply a dark teal shade to the outer corners, creating a wing-like point.
3. Continue the teal to your lower lash lines, smudging it out halfway across.
1. To finish your peacock effect, pack your brush with burgundy eyeshadow and swipe it along your lower lash line, winging it out to meet the teal.
2. Repeat multiple times until the color is as dark as you wish.
Add your purple lipstick, pop some peacock feathers in your hair, and you’re good to go.
Forget the cutesy cat ears: Stewart’s tricks will take you from kitten to leopard on the prowl in just a few easy steps.
Difficulty Level: 4
1. After contouring your cheekbones and sides of your nose, use black eyeshadow to create a somewhat harsh, cat-like look on your eyebrows.
2. Using white, beige and black eyeshadow, create a feline smoky eye, blending shadow up to your brow bone.
3. Using black eyeshadow and a dampened flat eyeshadow brush, exaggerate the outer corners of your eyes, creating smoky wings that extend parallel to the outer edge of your brow.
1. Time for the fun part! Create a cat nose with black eyeshadow and a thin brush. Simply paint the tip of your nose black, extending it down your cupid’s bow and onto your top lip, smudging it onto your bottom lip to create an ombré effect.
2. Instead of whiskers, apply tiny dots above your top lip.
3. Using a small makeup brush and damp black eyeshadow, draw a cluster of C shapes on one side of your face. The key? Don’t try to make them perfect — the messier the better!
Now, add your finishing touches: a berry lipstick to your bottom lip and in the center of your spots, and your favorite leopard-print accessories.