Spook with simplicity this Halloween

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It’s almost Halloween, and with that comes the elaborate costume parties and spooky campus activities. If you are not looking to purchase a costume, or you just need to throw together a simple look for an event, check out these makeup looks that will be sure to turn heads.

(Printed with permission from J. Register) Photo caption: Pop Art offers the ability to experiment with color and textures.

(Pop)ular art

If you are a fan of comics, this makeup is for you. For this look, you’ll need black and white face paint or eyeliner, as well as a red lipstick and brightly colored eyeshadow of your choice. Starting with the eyes, fill your entire lid with the color of your choice, then outline it in black liner or paint. Finish off the eyes by drawing dramatic lashes on or adding falsies. Moving onto brows, overdraw your brows with the black liner in the shape of your preference. Then, contour your nose, cheekbones, jawline and collarbone with the black paint or liner by using straight and curved lines. Finish off the look by dotting white dots over your face a few centimeters apart.

(Printed with permission from J. Register) Photo caption: Embrace your inner deer with this fun look.

Oh deer!

Bambi meets modern day Halloween. For this look, you’ll want to fill in your eyebrows with brown powder, then contour your nose with the tan powder, connecting it to your brows. Create a deer nose by painting the tip of your nose black with eyeliner. Give yourself two wings, bringing the inner corner wing out. Fill in the space under the eye with white liner to give the illusion of a larger eye. Next, contour your cheekbones and paint a few white spots onto your cheeks. Finish off the look with mascara and a nude lipstick.

(Printed with permission from J. Register) Photo caption: Perfect your cat eye and pop on a red lip to complete this fierce look.

Smitten kitten

Whether you love cats or are just looking for a chance to show off a fierce cat-eye wing, this costume idea may be for you. You can achieve this look with items that are probably already in your makeup bag: black eyeliner and neutral eyeshadows. Start off by elongating your eye with a wing. Make your eye shape more cat-like by drawing a line out past your inner corner towards your nose. Fill in the space with white liner or shadow. Then, fill in your nose with black liner and create whiskers on your cheeks. Fill in your top lip with black liner as well, connecting it to your nose by drawing a black line. You can amplify your look by adding false lashes, glitter lids or a fun lipstick.

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(Printed with permission from J. Register) Photo caption: The perfect makeup look for a simple, all-black Halloween costume.

 

Spooky spiders

If you are looking for a quick and easy costume, consider this fun spider eye look. Start with black eyeliner and begin drawing lines from the corner of your eyes until you have a web shape. Then, draw a straight line off of the lower lash line, and draw the body of the spider, followed by six little legs. To take your design to the next level, add some glitter to the web and to your spider.

 

 

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(Printed with permission from J. Register) Photo caption: Add some pop to your mermaid look by incorporating glitter and rhinestones.

I’d rather be a mermaid

Adulting is hard — I’d much rather be a mermaid. Embrace your inner sea creature with a few ocean tones, fishnet stockings, highlighter and rhinestones. For this look, grab fishnet stockings and spread it out over your face. Dust blue, green and purple eyeshadow over the net to create the scale-like effect. Create a sea-inspired eye look using similar colors and pop on some lashes for added drama. Dust glitter over the lashes for an extra pop. Apply a pearly pink highlighter to your cheekbones and any other spot where the sun would naturally hit your face, and pop on rhinestones and glitter as you see fit.

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