Halloween is by far one of the most fun times of the year to play dress up, so I've rounded up a couple of my favourite makeup essentials to make your night even more spook-tacular!
Eylure Limited Edition Halloween Lashes in Carnival* (1 pair with glue, £6.95, link)
If you want to make an entrance at any halloween party, these lashes will certainly help you to make a statement! Inspired by a gothic venetian masquerade, Eylure's veiled style Carnival falsies are big and bold, but feel a lot lighter on the eyes that I originally thought they would. Strictly limited edition and available from Boots & Superdrug.
Ardell Natural Demi Wispies* (1 pair with glue, £5.49, link)
Don't want a dramatic eye look, but still looking to add some subtle oomph to your lashes? Ardell's Natural Demi Wispies are the perfect alternative. They give you a natural, more volumised look with longer lashes at the outer corners for a sexy, cat-eyed, fluttery finish. A good choice for beginners to try out and they're available from Superdrug.
Nails Inc Nail Polish in Grosvenor Crescent
An easy way to get into the Halloween spirit is to paint your nails a dark vampy colour, so something like Nails Inc's Grosvenor Crescent will finish off many different looks and outfits. This one is currently free with Glamour magazine (mag is £2) so it's a great bargain to pick up!
Barry M Lip Paint in 37 Black (£4.49, link)
A black lipstick might be something that you're missing from your everyday makeup collection but fear not, Barry M does a good one for less than a fiver. It's not a super intense scary black, but it can be layered well, has a glossy finish and feels very moisturising on so it's perfect if you're battling with dry or chapped lips right now.
SUQQU Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Black* (£20, link)
I wanted to include this eyeliner because I've been somewhat obssessed with it for over a month now. It's a relatively new release from SUQQU's A/W Collection this year and it's literally amazing. Super skinny and feels oh-so-luxe and elegant in your hand, it has a concealed sponge tip at one end, and a very thin 2mm eyeliner at the other. The thiness of the liner means you can get into any space so it's one of the best I've used for tightlining. Glides on smoothly and stays put until you want to remove it with zero smudging or fading. Pricey but worth it! Exclusive to Selfridges.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser* (100ml, £14, link)
Lastly, if you're wearing a full face of makeup this Halloween, make sure you've got a heavy duty product to remove it all when you get home because there ain't no bigger beauty sin than sleeping in your makeup! For occasions like this, I'll always reach for my ever faithful Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser because it removes everything, and I mean everything. Just massage two pumps straight onto face and it will melt it all off within seconds. Genius stuff.
What are your Halloween makeup essentials this year?