I’m kind of a Halloween fanatic. Every October I set aside time for haunted hayrides, pumpkin carving and “Halloweentown” marathons, but always wait until the last second to find a costume. With the haunted holiday approaching, I can feel the evil goblin of procrastination creeping up on me again.
I always fall into the same wicked cycle: 1 - Dream up an elaborate DIY ensemble. 2 - Put off shopping because making pumpkin cheesecake is more important. 3 - Realize it’s October 31st. 4 - Slap on cat ears for the 5th year in a row and call it a night.
If this sounds familiar to you, it’s time for an intervention. This Halloween, let’s break the curse of the costume repeat! Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette, I have created 5 last-minute makeup looks that will have you ready for Hallo-weekend in less time than it takes to unwrap your favorite candy.
Shades used from the Soft Glam Palette:
Combine the colors of the season to create a harvest-inspired smoky eye with a cute spider web detail! Pair with an orange lip and your favorite LBD for a chic Halloween look.
Shades: Orange Soda, Burnt Orange, Rustic, Noir, and Sienna
This ultra-smudged, metallic smoky eye blends rich black and merlot shades with a glimmer of shimmer for a luxurious, yet chilling vampire look! Finish with a vampy lip shade and mesh top for a trendier take.
Shades: Noir, Sienna, Sultry, Mulberry, and Glistening
Gild your lids, lips—just about anywhere you please with this ultra-glammed version of a mythical deity! Break out a white maxi dress and BOOM! Instant golden goddess.
Shades: Glistening, Rustic, Cyprus Umber, Bronze, and Fairy
I’ve discovered that the velvety shades in the Soft Glam Palette work perfectly for full face Bambi-inspired makeup. These eyeshadows blend seamlessly into skin to create a contoured, spotted look to match the doe eyes. Add a brown-toned lipstick and dress in full-on flesh tones to complete this monochromatic mammal look.
Shades: Rustic, Burnt Orange, Cyprus Umber, Noir, Glistening, and Tempera
Create eye-popping doll-inspired makeup with a slightly frightening flair! Pair with a deep fuschia-toned lip and collared dress for a look that toys with sweet and scary!
Shades: Tempera, Rose Pink, Orange Soda, Burnt Orange, Rustic, Cyprus Umber and Noir
Model: Elaine Whae | Makeup: Tracy Chase