Trick or treat? We're going with treat, since we love makeup and according to Pinterest, searches for "Halloween Eye Makeup" are eight times higher than they were last year - we can guess why, too. It's no surprise that parties are going to look much different this year (smaller, safer, and spaced out).
Don't let 2020 rain on your Halloween parade - there are still ways to safely get down with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. A horror movie night with your quarantine crew, a festive zoom call with friends (and candy ... and wine), or even a cozy walk around town with your family to view Halloween decor. In fact, this is actually the perfect year to swap out an over-the-top costume and instead, let a cool makeup look take center stage.
Read on because we rounded up our favorite Halloween Makeup Palettes to lend you tons of inspo.
These sublime and saturated shades can be layered, blended, or worn alone on Fright Night. The Take Me Back to Brazil, Rio Edition by BH Cosmetics features 35 Color pans and is one of the best Halloween Makeup Palettes to purchase, because the range of show-stopping shimmers are incredibly versatile. The high-shine hues features perky pinks and purples, shimmering blues, otherworldly greens/golds/yellows, and tropical peachy-orange hues. Fun Fact: The entire rainbow pan of colors were inspired by the glamour and excitement of Rio's world-famous Carnival.
Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in emerald is a must-have in general, but it's mandatory for Halloween. These shimmery, matte, and highly pigmented hues range from glam-grundgy to jewel tones - and will make your friends green with envy. Create an otherworldly alien look, Wizard of Oz witchy vibe, monsterous, contoured Hulk face, or go in a more gorgeous direction, and transform into an ethreal, flirty forest fairy. Shop more Huda Beauty products on MIRA.
Just look at the spooky packaging of this palette and tell me it doesn't give you goosebumps. But, we get it - $125 is a little steep for a makeup palette. To that we say, it's a multi-task product for every occassion, including on October 31. The palette contains 10 versatile high-impact hues that can create an angelic ethereal glow thanks to "astro luna glow," a moody goth look with a heavy swipe of "Xtreme Aubergine," plus, smack on a blurry blood-stained mouth by smearing "blitz flame" in the corners of your pout. Bottom line: Let "Mother" help you with your Halloween makeup this year. She knows best.
Up the celestial ante and channel Hunter Schafer's, Jules' angel eyes this Halloween. (She's the cool and complicated character from the acclaimed HBO series, Euphoria.) If you recall, she stunned in the costume that Claire Danes' Juliet wore to the masquerade ball in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. To evoke Jules' ethereal + romantic + gothic-glam beauty you'll need a pink eye shadow palette to get your peepers on point. Colour Pop's Ooh La La is perfect because it combines subtle shimmers like, "tickled," a punch of pigment with "opulent," and "moon struck," a glowy, angelic sheen.
This Flower Beauty highlighting palette features creamy and blend-able pastel shimmers packed with a pearl effect. The soft-focus shades create a defined sheen that complement all skin tones. If the name, Galactic Glow Holographic, is any indication, we are positive your Halloween makeup will look out of this world.
One of 2020's prettiest makeup trends on TikTok was butterfly eyes. This Halloween, if you don't feel like wearing wings, one up it, and draw them on. To achieve the look, you'll need a versatile eyeshadow palette - we're talking matte, shimmer, and glitter options. That's exactly what you get from Pacifica's 28 mineral shade palette. A combo of finishes in highly-pigmented hues transform your lids into fluttering wings. Bonus points for ingridients we love: Mica (naturally occurring mineral dust) Vitamin E (works to neutralise free radicals and prevent signs of ageing) P.S. You'll also need a sharp, inky, waterproof eyeliner to create the outline of the wings - we like this option from Stila.)
One of the easiest looks to mimic on Halloween is the Joker. The supervillain (created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson) first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman in 1940 - since then, his creepy face has been Halloween inspo for guys, gals, and kiddos every year. Whether you're thinking Joaquin Phoenix's 2019 unhinged portrayal of the deranged menace, or 1989's Jack Nicholson, who was one of the most influential Batman foes to ever grace the big screen - you can easily pull it off. The thing about the Joker's makeup is, it's OK to be messy, because that runny, smudged look is exactly what you should be aiming for. Any classic Halloween Makeup Palette will do, but we love these rich and creamy pans from Snazaroo. As long as you have access to white, red, black, and green, you'll be able to create a Joker vibe.
This Huda Beauty collection is an ideal Halloween Makeup Palette to have on hand. It gives off chilly Frozen vibes we're certain Elsa would approve of. And rest assured, you will make your mini princess's Frozen dream a reality with this icy palette. The unique warm and cool tones include soft mint hues, apple green mattes, pistachio, teal and icy aqua shimmers, a touch of honey bronze shimmer, and a rich tan matte. These fantastic glittery shades are also perfect for under-the-sea-inspired costumes. (Don't forget the glittery mascara to create fierce, frosty lashes.)
This drugstore brand fave features eight intensely pigmented, blend-able shades that are designed to be mixed, matched, smeared, dabbed, and blotted to create the perfect smoky eye look for day or night ... or Halloween. Let this Cover Girl palette inspire you to go all-out gothic, channel Wednesday Adams, or create a dramatic Black Swan ballerina eye, like Natalie Portman's character, Nina. You can also achieve a witchy or sultry vampire face with this palette. (Oh, and in case you're into dupes, customers have compared this Halloween-worthy palette to Urban Decay's Smoky palette.)
Create an otherworldly look with 14 star-dusted colors in diamond-shaped shadow pans from Fenty Beauty. Hyper-reflective sparkle marries celestial-inspired colors that range from sheer, glittering topcoats, to smoky, shimmer-drenched hues. The galaxy makeup trend combines radiant shine, sparkly highlighters, and holographic color that gives off an alien-esque mood. This palette is studded with unique color and glitter combos that deliver a phenomenal 3D effect, so you'll look mega-lit on Halloween.
This wonder product by Anastasia Beverly Hills is the ultimate Halloween eyeshadow palette. It has every bold, creamy, high-pigment color you could ever desire. Use the purples and greens to summon Bettlejuice! Bettlejuice! Bettlejuice! Channel the sun, moon, and stars with bright yellows, moody blues and shimmering shades. A trio of brown, cream, and black will perfect the sweetest doe face, that even Bambi will be jealous! The ideas are seriously endless ... there’s a color to suit every spooky, sexy, and silly look. In fact, share your makeup-inspired Halloween ideas with us in the MIRA community forum.
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