With Halloween near, some of you may don to wear elaborate makeup for parties and why not? Heck, one of my favorite costumes was when I dressed up as a Homecoming Zombie Queen, complete with blood and gore. So. Much. Fun. Here’s a few tips and tricks to ensure that the horror factor lasts only one night and doesn’t come back to haunt you days later….
ALWAYS conduct a patch test when trying out makeup, especially Halloween makeup as there are many pigments and colors (red and blue) that can be irritating to the skin and cause an allergic reaction. Prosthetics may or may not contain latex so make sure to ask questions about what is being used. Also, if you’re going to use false lashes, keep in mind that many have adverse reactions to the adhesive so tread with caution and to be safe, ask for a P.D. test to be performed.
Applying a primer on the skin not only keeps makeup lasting longer but it also creates a barrier between the skin, allowing makeup to sit on top of that instead of the skin.
Facilitate the removal of makeup by using oil-based makeup wipes. A personal favorite is Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes which makes removing false eyelashes or stubborn makeup easier and doesn’t require harsh pulling or tugging of the skin. Follow up with your cleanser afterwards to thoroughly remove any heavy, thick layers of makeup that can clog pores and contribute to acne.
Have something fun planned for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!