October is upon us and Halloween is right around the corner, so what are you dressing up as? If you’re still scrolling through Pinterest in search of inspiration, look no further. Here are three cute and easy costume ideas, complete with makeup looks for Halloween 2022!
Halloween Costume and Makeup Ideas
What’s the best part about these three looks? You may be able to pull items from your closet to dress up and use the Madluvv makeup products you already own and love! Let’s dive in.
Siren of the Sea
The Little Mermaid is swimming back into theaters soon, so dressing up as a sea-dwelling beauty will be a popular Halloween costume for 2022. To make this costume sexier and less Disney, wear fishnets, show some skin, and level up your makeup.
To transform your face (and body!) from every day to under-the-sea, load up on the Highlight Me™ Face Highlighter. This shimmering pressed powder was formulated to be soft and creamy, so it won’t crease or appear cakey on the skin. Illuminate the high points on your face, collarbones, shoulders, chest, arms, and the fronts of your legs for a magical full-body appearance.
Mermaids are sparkling with water, so don’t be afraid to glow up with extra glitter. Leverage your Mineral Vault™ Eyeshadows in the shades Copper, Opal, and Fool’s Gold to add more sparkles to the eyes, cheekbones, and wherever else you want to lure others’ gazes.
Classic Black Cat
One of the quickest and easiest costume options is throwing on some cute animal ears. Not only is the black cat a quintessential Halloween icon, but it’s also cute, simple, and budget-friendly. All you need is an all-black outfit and cat ears! Make it your own by mixing black leather, cheetah prints, studded accessories, cool fringe, or other textured garments.
For a perfect cat eye every time, reach for the Hotline™ Eyeliner. Smudge-proof and creamy smooth, this formula slides on the skin so you can extend the corners of the eyes purr-fectly and draw on whiskers seamlessly. It’s rich and buildable, so you can build a true black or blend it for a more muted option. Either way, Hotline’s application can give you 16 hours of wear—meowww.
Pro tip: Directly after applying Hotline™ before it sets, use an eyeliner brush to extend the line to a finer point!
Get Creative with (Fake) Bruising
If you want to be spooky this Halloween, makeup can entirely transform any outfit to make you look bruised and battered—or dead! Some creative costume ideas to explore are:
- Dia de Los Muertos and Sugar Skulls
- Dead/undead athletes, ballerinas, prom queens—you name it
- A patient after plastic surgery or someone addicted to Botox/Injectables
So, how do you form bruises and other spooky injuries via makeup? The classic Madluvv Brow Stamp™. Simply press the round applicator to blot the face in “bruised” areas, then blend the pigmented pomade at the edges. Use eyeshadows, highlighters, and other makeup to enhance the look.
Investing in Quality Makeup vs. Halloween Costume Makeup
One thing to consider when shopping for any costume is choosing items that are multi-purpose. Not only is it the most cost-effective for your wallet, but it’s the most sustainable choice for the planet.
Rather than spending money on poor-quality costume makeup that will crack and peel before the night is over, invest in quality, versatile products. These higher-end options will make you look amazing on Halloween and every night thereafter.
To make everyday makeup work for Halloween, apply multiple layers of product to amplify the look. Use a primer under your eyeshadow to concentrate the pigment as you build up additional layers. Don’t forget to use a setting spray to seal in your masterpiece and help it last all night long!
Show Off Your Halloween 2022 Look with #MadluvvMakeup
We can’t wait to see your gorgeous and/or horrifying costumes this year. Share your journey and show off your final look using the hashtag #MadluvvMakeup. We’d love to follow along and engage with your beautiful work! Until then, happy Halloween!