Sweet and spooky beauty tips for the best Halloween costume

(NC) Halloween is the perfect chance to get creative and express yourself. No matter what your plans are, here are some timeless costume trends and makeup tips to get you in the spooky spirit.

Quick classic costumes.
From pirates to princesses, classic costumes will always be popular. There is something nostalgic about putting on a simple witch's hat, donning a skeleton suit or drawing whiskers on your face with an eye pencil. For last-minute plans, have fun upcycling old clothing or items from previous costumes to help you get into character quickly.

Makeup tip: Browse your local beauty aisle for limited-edition spider lashes and fake blood to create quick pretty, scary or funny looks.

Pop culture characters.
Many top costume trends are inspired by the TV shows and movies that we’ve been binge-watching lately. Turn yourself into your favourite show’s main character with items from your local thrift store for key costume pieces.

Makeup tip: Dig into your makeup bag to create your own version of the character’s look. Have fun and discover ways to play with lipsticks, eye pencils, blushes and eyeshadows in new and imaginative ways.

Dark and dazzling.
Get inspired by your favourite social media personalities and embrace a dramatically darker look.

“Halloween is all about having fun with your makeup,” says Kimberley Margarita, Canadian social media star. “I created a dark queen look this year using a few core makeup products from Quo Beauty. My golden tears were formed using the brand’s limited-edition skull highlighter, which I dripped under my eyes to add a dramatic and unexpected feature to this otherwise dark makeup look.”

Makeup tip: Use your face palette and bronzer for eyes, cheeks and lips. Blending the shades together will create a base that you can build on to further define areas such as hollowed cheekbones.

Find more Halloween makeup trends and products at shoppersdrugmart.ca/quobeauty

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