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Your Ghoulish Guide to Halloween Make Up
Your Ghoulish Guide to Halloween Make Up

When it comes to Halloween costuming, more often than not it’s all in the accessories and makeup to really polish an outfit. We’ve taken all the guesswork out of the planning this year with our top looks for Halloween makeup for the whole family. 

Mother Morticia

Morticia Addams is one of the world’s most popular Halloween characters for her beguiling and bewitching ways. Her look has become iconic over the years, with the sleek black dress, pale skin and dead-straight black hair. To achieve Morticia’s lustrous locks we suggest a little prep work in advance. After all, half the fun is in the prep! A smoothing hair mask will make straightening your hair all the easier and less time consuming when you’re getting ready. Now, when it comes to the face, opt for a foundation a little lighter than your regular shade to create Morticia’s pale complexion. For the eye area, strong brows are essential! Make sure your brows are dark and defined to capture the sultry essence of this character. Your eyeshadow should be smoky, blending darker to the outer eye. We love this interpretation that includes a pop of red on the eyes! Add some definition with winged liquid eyeliner and some voluminous false eyelashes to complete the look. Finally, you can’t be Morticia without some blood-red lipstick!

Big W Ardell Demi Baby Wispie Lashes $10.95, Big W Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick $15, Cosmetics Plus Ghastly Colour Wheel $12.95, Priceline Pharmacy Bourjois 3-in-1 Brow Palette $34, Priceline Pharmacy Garnier Hair Food Smoothing Hair Mask $11.99, Priceline Pharmacy L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Liquid Eyeliner $24.95, Priceline Pharmacy Revolution Reloaded Red Alert Palette $8.

Dracula Dad

For all the devilish dads ready to enjoy Halloween, it’s time to scrub up on your Transylvanian accent and transform into the infamous Count Dracula. As one of the ultimate fictional characters we associate with the spooky season, you really can’t go past this villainous vampire for a fang-tastic costume! Achieving this Dracula look starts with his vitamin D deprived complexion. Our go-to pick is the white powder foundation from Cosmetics Plus - layer this guy up until you reach your desired shade. Add some definition to the face with grey eyeshadow under your cheekbones and around the eyes. For the lips, we suggest a tinted lip balm to give the perfect blood-stained look, and a few drops of fake blood to side of your mouth. We recommend finishing your look with slicked back hair and some classic vampire fangs. 


Big W Halloween Glow in the Dark Teeth $1.50, Big W Schwarzkopf Full On Taft Super Glued Gel $8.25, Cosmetics Plus Liquid Blood $12.95, Cosmetics Plus White Powder Foundation $12.95, Priceline Pharmacy Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm $12.99, Priceline Pharmacy INNOXA Eyeshadow Quad $17.95.


Little Black Cat

When it comes to dressing up your little one this year, we’ve got some super simple and achievable options. Such as a little black cat! For centuries, the black cat has symbolised bad omens and misfortune, associated with demons and witches, which has become a classic Halloween motif. Its symbology may be all doom and gloom, but we think it makes for a pretty cute costume! For the makeup, there really isn’t too much to do, which we know busy mums will appreciate. For the hair, we love this adorable two bun style to mimic cat’s ears, however feel free to leave it down if you’ve found a headband to wear instead. For the face, all that is required is a few feline features drawn on with liquid eyeliner. This Models Prefer liquid liner from Priceline Pharmacy is perfect with its felt-tip pen applicator, making it easy to draw on your little girl’s face. If you’re planning on colouring in the lips, we would also suggest picking up a black lipstick. Finally, why not treat her to first manicure from USA Nails and Foot Spa to finish the look with some black kitten claws!

Best&Less Girls Crop Plain Leggings $4.50, Best&Less Kids Interlock Skivvy $10, Big W Brilliant Basics Girls Bow Ballet Flat $8, Priceline Pharmacy Models Prefer Liquid Liner $14.99, Woolworths Halloween Cat Dress-Up Kit $10, Woolworths Halloween Pail $2.


Scream-Worthy Skeleton

For the little dudes looking to scare their friends silly, we give you this spooky skeleton get up! Again, this costume is very achievable and quick to create for the little ones who are impatient to get trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Using a makeup sponge, apply a layer of white liquid foundation to your little guy’s face, ensuring even coverage. The special effects make up range at Cosmetics Plus is perfect for this! Now it’s time to create the negative space of the skull using black make up. Draw oval shapes around the eyes and colour in using this face paint from Big W. We’d suggest an eyeshadow brush over a sponge for this area. Follow with a triangle shape on the nose. Now for the finer details such as the teeth and cracks, we would swap for a black eye liner pencil. This will give you more control and definition when painting these features. Now that you’ve got one creepy looking kid, it’s time to hit the streets for some frightful family fun!

Big W Brilliant Basics Boys Skeleton Pyjama Set $19, Big W Halloween Make Up Pot $2, Big W Halloween Skeleton Gloves $3, Cosmetics Plus White Liquid Foundation $12.95, Priceline Pharmacy Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil $8.95, Priceline Pharmacy Savvy by DB Blending Sponge $7.99, Priceline Pharmacy Revlon Crease Shadow Brush.