3 Important Tips for Halloween Makeup !

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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….

Patch Test

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.

Primer

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.

Double Cleanse

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! 

Stephanie 

 

 

Makeup Tip: How to Get a New Lip Shade Without Spending!

3 colors

Left to right: Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream in Naked Dolly; Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Red Amour; Make Up For Ever Aqua Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil 3C

 

A quick way to save money yet get a new lip shade is to channel your inner cosmetic chemist and mix different colors of lip products you already own!

Create a deeper lip color by combing a bright red and nude lip liner.

Red Swatches

Bottom to top: Make Up For Ever + Laura Mercier = darker red

Or, create a pink shade by mixing a nude color with a bright red.

Pink Swatches

Bottom to top: Too Faced + Laura Mercier = pretty pink

 

It might take a few tries for you to get an ideal shade but that’s the fun part!

Have a great Wednesday, 

Stephanie