Well once again, Halloween is around the corner and we always ask ourselves the same question what will I be, trying to concoct the perfect spooky ensemble. With the plethora of night creatures from the Medusa, Omphale, Lilith, Proserpine or a plain old Succubus once you identify with one the look flows naturally.But what’s a killer outfit without the perfect makeup look to match? If there’s one thing that screams “vampy chic,” it’s the sultry allure of a deep, matte lip. Picture this: you, dressed to upset in your wickedly fabulous Halloween costume, and the pièce de résistance? A vampy lip that’s so on-point, it’s practically sinful.
So, grab your makeup brushes and favorite lip shades, because I’m about to spill the tea on how to achieve the ultimate vampy lip that will have you ready to slay the night away.
1. For the Vampy Lip: We all know that one of the key components to any good Halloween costume is the perfect makeup look to go along with it. And what’s more vampy than a dark, matte lip? Before you dive into the world of dark and dramatic, you need to make sure your lips are prepped and ready. Start by exfoliating your lips to get rid of any dry skin. You can use a lip scrub or simply apply some coconut oil and gently scrub your lips with a toothbrush.
Every makeup artist knows that the key to a flawless lip look is a good lip liner. For the perfect vampy pout, we turn to MAC’s “Nightmoth” lip pencil. This deep, dark shade acts as the ideal base, defining your lips and preventing your lipstick from feathering. Outline your lips carefully, accentuating your cupid’s bow and following your natural lip shape. To get the look, while maintaining a half smile, start the lining around your cupids bow with the dark pencil, then fill in with a matching lipstick. Set with powder for extra staying power and voila! You’re ready to sink your teeth into the night.
2. For the Cat Eye: Whether you’re going as a sexy cat or a wicked witch, an exaggerated cat eye is always a good idea. To achieve the perfect winged liner, start by drawing a thin line from the inner corner of your eye outward. Then, using a slightly thicker brush or felt-tip pen, trace over the line and extend it past the outer corner of your eye. Finish by filling in your lid with black shadow and adding some false lashes for extra drama.
3. For Glowing Skin: No matter what costume you choose, having healthy, glowing skin will help you pull it off with confidence. To get started, exfoliate your face and body with an sugar scrub like this one from LUSH Cosmetics. Not only will it leave your skin super soft, but it also smells amazing! Next, apply a self-tanner evenly all over (this works great on both fair and dark skin tones) and let it develop for at least 30 minutes before getting dressed. Finally, add a touch of highlighter to your cheekbones, brow bones, and cupid’s bow for an ethereal glow that will make even vampires jealous.
4. For Spooky Nails: One of our favorite things about Halloween is getting creative with our nails! If you’re not much of a DIYer, don’t worry – there are plenty of great options available at your local drugstore or beauty supply store. We love these fun decals from Sally Hansen – they’re easy to apply and last for days without chipping. Or if you want something a little more understated (but no less festive), try painting each nail a different color – we love this ombré effect using orange, yellow, and black polish.
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In the end with your perfectly vampy lips and your bitter half in place, you’re officially ready to rock any Halloween party. Whether you’re going for a seductive vampire looking costume, a bewitching witch vibe, or any other dark and mysterious costume, your lips, eyes and nails will be the center of attention.
Remember, makeup is an art form, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different shades and techniques until you find the look that makes you feel unstoppable. So, this Halloween, pucker up, strike a pose, and go show the world your fierce, vampy lip game.
Stay fabulous, beauties! 💋✨