October 29, 2016
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Go to any Halloween party in the UAE wearing these super cool looks

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re still wondering what look to pull off this year, then you’ve come to the right place! Here are some costumes and makeup ideas that you can consider.

Pokémon Trainer

If you don’t have much time to prepare for your get up, you could think of the fads that come our way this year, and you could capitalize on them. For example, Pokemon Go hit us really hard this year, so you could be a Pokemon trainer like, Ash, Misty, or Brock.

Simply find pieces that match theirs, such as a sleeveless blue hoodie long sleeves (with yellow piping if you can find one), a red and white cap, plus a pair of blue jeans, and voila! You’re Ash.

Want to go as the sweet-yet-feisty Misty? You can get your denim shorts, red suspenders, and yellow tank or cropped top.  Not much is needed for make-up, so you can use your day (or night depending on when the party is) make-up.

Zombie

On the other hand, if you’re into using make up, then you can consider transforming into an alien, a mystical character–or a zombie. Since Walking Dead’s season 7 was recently released, embodying a zombie could be a great plan! There are many ways to approach this look, but we just LOVED this glam zombie makeup look from ItsMandarin.

For a more spooky zombie look, follow this step-by-step guide:

  1. Apply a base of white face paint or stage make-up (you can use Ben Nye Character Base-Skeleton White) all over your face using a sponge. Let it dry completely.

  2. Try creating a blotchy effect by slightly applying a second color over the white; try using grey for an ashen effect, red or purple for a bruised effect, or green and yellow for a decaying effect.

  3. Create dark circles around your eyes because these can help you look “more dead” (if there is such a thing). Begin by using a dark pencil eyeliner to outline your lids then smudge outward. One of the bests pencil eyeliner these days is Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. Use black or brown eye shadow to fill in the dark circles under the eyes and around the eyelids. There are multiple brands with black or brown eye shadow, such as Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar.

  4. Blend around the edges with other colors depending on your desired effect. For instance, if you want the bruised effect, use red and violet eye shadows.

  5. Begin hollowing out your cheeks by sucking in your cheeks then blending some black eye shadow into the hollows to highlight your cheekbones.

  6. Use a black lipstick such as  M.A.C Hautecore Matte Black to give your mouth that creature of the night look. Alternatively, you may also want them deathly pale, so choose a lipstick shade like NYX Matte Lipstick in Forbidden or NYX Matte Lipstick in Shy.

  7. To complete the look, try adding some fake blood, making your hair greasier by using a lot of conditioner on your hair, staining your teeth using water mixed with a little brown food coloring, creating a costume via old clothes that are made to look unkempt, and wearing your traditional white zombie contacts.

Other creative ideas

For the beautiful ladies, if you’re not comfortable going to parties without your hijab on, then this is perfect for you. Malaysian make up artist Saraswati has transformed herself into different characters using make-up and her hijab! She simply picked hijabs that are similar in color with the character’s hair that she aimed to copy, and formed them accordingly. She has been Jasmine, Tinker Bell, and a lot more! By following Saraswati, you can go out and party this Halloween without worrying about how your hijab would go along with your look!

Finally, for girls wearing abayas, this could also be used as a costume! For starters, you can be the reaper. Just wear your all black abaya, and apply white stage make-up. Then, create black circles around your eyes using a dark pencil eyeliner, which you need to smudge a bit, and black or brown eye shadow. You can complete the look by carrying a handheld prop- a fake scythe.

You gotta admit, now you have more costume and makeup options this year! Anything you might want to add? Sound off in the comments section.