Friday, October 17, 2014

Top Halloween Makeup-Inspired Costumes for Women in 2014

GET 'ALL DOLLED UP' FOR HALLOWEEN 2014

As Halloween soon approaches, many of us are still left with the difficult decision of choosing a Halloween costume. There is always the option of the usual sexy cop, nurse & school girl. As well as, the new popular choice of Elsa, the Ice Queen from Disney's Frozen. These choices may be great for some, but they definitively lack in originality & imagination.

The best Halloween costume options for women in 2014 don't have to be a mass-produced product purchased from your local Halloween store. If you are looking for something a little bit more unique and one-of-a-kind, here are my 3 favorite Halloween makeup-inspired ideas that should help inspire you and spark some creativity.

1. THE BROKEN DOLL

With this Halloween costume idea you can make it as creepy and scary as you want. The cracked porcelain doll face is a must to complete this broken doll look. There are many different varieties of doll to choose from, you can be a Raggedy Ann doll, a marionette doll, a Barbie doll & even a paper doll, just to name a few. The possibilities are endless with this idea!

Halloween Doll by MAKE UP FOR EVER's Halloween Look 2013


Annabelle Doll - The Conjuring - Makeup Tutorial! by Pinkstylist (Charlie Short)


             


       
2. POP ART / COMIC BOOK CHARACTER

This one is by far my favorite! This Halloween makeup look was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein's pop art creations, such as Drowning Girl, M-Maybe Girl, and Ohhh...Alright...Girl comic book characters. This look requires the use of a vibrant and bold primary color palette, thick outlines and the Ben-Day dots, as if created in the printing process.

This visually striking makeup application calls for attention to detail along with careful planning and execution. PRO TIP: You will more than likely need to touch-up the makeup throughout the evening, so keep in mind the level of maintenance that comes along with this makeup. 

Another Halloween makeup look that I love is the Pop Art Zombie. The color choice of vibrant mint green along with contrasting hot pink really make this look pop!



       




                  
Pop Art Zombie
          
Pop Art Zombie


























3. DAY OF THE DEAD / SUGAR SKULLS

This Halloween makeup choice allows for you to go as bold as you want or keep it a more minimal makeup application. You can use a white cream makeup all over or opt to just use a pale foundation color instead. If you want to play up your sugar skull makeup with color or keep to a white and black palette with the option of adding a deep red accent color.

If you are feeling a little apprehensive about the look, a good choice is to do only half of your face with the sugar skull makeup and finish the other half off with a beauty makeup application.

 



Need some more Halloween costume ideas and inspiration? 
Pinterest is a great source in helping you find and choose a great Halloween costume idea.

Need help with the makeup application? 
Check out YouTube for Halloween makeup tutorials. Pinkstylist (Charlie Short) is a great one to watch.

Whatever costume choice you make for Halloween this year, remember to have fun with it and make it your own!

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