I love Halloween, but hate the thick, sticky, face-paint so many stores sell for costumes. Those options don’t let your skin breathe, are a mess to take off, and why buy something you will only use once? Unless you have kids who will use it for school plays, why subject your adult skin to the potential of pore-clogging and an acne aftermath?
It’s no secret I’m a makeup junkie. I try drugstore, specialty, online exclusives, department store, Sephora, Ulta, you name it! My biggest caveat: I hate spending $$$$$ and I hate having products go to waste. That’s why I invested in an arsenal of NYX loose pigments and glitters: multi-purpose and impactful! (And often found on special at Ulta – most of mine were purchased on a BOGO promo).
My first trial-and-error with the loose powders started this past summer when getting ready for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade in June. It was my first attempt at using the pigments and I used them for subtle contouring/shading all over – it did the trick on a budget and in a pinch with just pigments and brushes. I used these products to create the rest of my look:
- Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation
- NYX eyeshadow in Mermaid
- NYX loose pigments in Constellation, Peacock, and Twinkle Twinkle
- ABH Prism Eyeshadow Palette, shade Sphere for inner corner (palette no longer available)
- Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Metallic Matte Lipstick in Sea Seduction
- Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlight from Mermaid Collection (item no longer available)
- Costume false lashes
- Various glitter gels from UO
Fast-forward to earlier this month, I went out with a group of friends to House of Yes in BK and the theme was Dead as Disco / Studio 54 Zombies. For those who don’t know, House of Yes is an epic nightclub out in Brooklyn with an ultra-inclusive club policy where people of all shapes and kinds can be themselves. Costumes/glitter/theatrics are highly encouraged.
To get my overall zombie-skin look, I used the NYX pigments combined with a new discovery: MAC’s Mixing Medium fluid (check out the full MAC range of Mixing Mediums). Combining the two on a plate, and applying to my skin using a beautyblender, it was super easy to get the color and coverage I wanted on my face, chest, and shoulders. The high-impact look was created using these products:
- NYX loose pigment in Henna
- MAC Mixing Medium Fluid
- Jeffree Star Blood Sugar palette
- Morphe Bombshell false lashes
- Jeffree Star Liquid Frost in Frostbite
- Ombré lip using 2 shades of Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks: Weirdo and Scorpio
Have fun with your Halloween looks, babes! I can’t wait to see your looks and share my own. Tag me on IG or send them my way – I’ll feature the top looks on my IG ??