Monday, October 19, 2015

Super Fun Halloween Ideas!

Halloween and beauty go hand in hand. In fact, the holiday drives 57% of total YouTube video views of seasonal makeup tutorials, more than half of total views for the year. I know I watch Michelle Phan and try to recreate her Halloween looks nearly every year!

This year, we’re turning to the silver and small screens for our Halloween beauty inspiration, as the hit blockbusters and TV shows of 2015 are anything but short of costume-inspiring looks – from Jem and The Holograms’ glam-rock look to the French Fishtail braid Katniss sports in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.”

Below, please find a breakdown of costume ideas, product recommendations, as well as several step-by-step tips from top industry experts.


Upgrade your Halloween makeup with Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge, the first-of-its-kind premier makeup service destination lounge. From October 12 through November 1, Blushington will add four premium Halloween makeup looks to their menu. Whether you’re going all out with your costume or keeping it low key, these makeup looks will put you on the best dressed list every time.

· All Dolled Up (Raggedy Ann-inspired)

· Dead Gorgeous (Sugar Skull)

· Beauty District (Hunger Games-inspired)

· Pop Princess (Roy Lichtenstein-inspired)

Price: $100 (includes desired look & faux lashes), available at all Blushington locations in NYC, Dallas and Los Angeles.


Laura Geller Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick

Create a punchy pink lip that ties together Jem’s complete costume. The brand’s first-ever baked and sculpted lipstick which boasts a uniquely quilted and curved bullet to sculpt and contour lips, creating the perfect cupid’s bow in just one swipe for easy application throughout the night.

Price: $21, Available at Ulta and

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator

Achieve a Jem worthy pearlescent finish with the specially formulated L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator. This product allows you to brighten the skin instantly from within to create the perfect dewy cheeks. Light-reflecting liquids glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion for a luminous result.

Price: $12.99, Available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide

OPI Let’s Get Wicked Kit

This mini kit features a quartet of mini lacquers in bold, beckoning hues brewed up especially for Halloween. Part treat, part trick, the giftable package also features silver metallic tape and ideas for creating edgy nail art to create the Jem look.

Price: $13.95, Available at

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Loose Glitter and Bondage Weightless Makeup Adhesive

Get Jems pink, sparkle-encrusted face paint look, without the mess. Heavy Metal Loose Glitter, an amazing, easy-to-use loose glitter, applies on top of Bondage Weightless Makeup Adhesive for a full-on jewel-encrusted effect that lasts all day (with very little fallout). What’s Bondage, you ask? A clear, water-based adhesive that sets and holds glitter amazingly well. This gentle, comfortable formula stays put until you take it off…using only water! Just brush it on, then pack Heavy Metal Loose Glitter on top of it.

Price: Heavy Metal Loose Glitter ($12) and Bondage Weightless Makeup Adhesive ($14), Available at Ulta and select Macy’s, and online at,, and

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

If you’re going to do Jem, you need to do Jem right – and that means COLOR. This gorgeous palette is packed with ten of the brightest shades you’ve ever laid eyes on. These aren’t the brights you’ve seen before, which look chalky, skip and don’t look anywhere near as vibrant on application – Electric is carefully crafted to make sure each applies with a soft and creamy texture and deliver serious color payout.

Price: $49, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s,,,, and


FLOWER Lip Radiance High Shine Lip Lacquer in Cherry-O!

Extreme shine and extreme color. The new ultra-luxe and highly pigmented Lip Radiance High Shine Lip Lacquer provides full-coverage color with the shine of a lacquer and staying power of a stain. The formula won’t fade, feather or bleed and lasts all day. Enriched with natural jojoba oils, natural mango and shea butters and Vitamin E to heal and soothe dry, chapped lips, the formula also contains pomegranate extract to provide anti-oxidant properties. Paraben-free, talc-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free and sulfate-free.

Price: $7.98, Available at Walmart and

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

L’Oréal Paris’ first professionally inspired demi-matte finish liquid foundation helps create the perfect Harley Quinn complexion. Built-in blotting spheres instantly absorb excess oil and help regulate oil throughout the day and night. The product is also 100% oil free and available in the perfect pale shades.

Price: $14.99, Available at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide

Nails inc NailKale in Richmond Park Gardens

This season’s most desirable midnight navy shade with the nourishing NailKale formula give a dual benefit: perfect blue color and nail treatment in one. Create Harley’s edgy nail look with the first nail care range formulated with antioxidant kale which nourishes, protects and strengthens.

Price: $14, Available at

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos

Harley Quinn is all about a little madness, and dare we say…Chaos? Bring her look to life with this striking shade from Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil collection. Creamy, forever-lasting, award-winning and waterproof, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge.

Price: $20, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s,,,, and

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Dive Bar

Like our girl Harley Quinn, Urban Decay is all about a little bit of danger. There’s no better way to get her slightly off-kilter look than with a sweep of one of UD’s long-lasting, richly pigmented blue shadows, for makeup that will last through whatever hijinks you get up to. The eyeshadow formula features soft, amazingly velvety texture; rich, dense and decadent color; smooth, uniform pigment distribution and blendability; and long-lasting, crease-free wear.

Price: $19, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s,,,, and



L’Oréal Paris Féria Power Reds

Always on the forefront of cutting-edge style, L'Oréal Paris offers Féria Power Reds for women looking to make a bold style statement with their hair, just like your favorite character from Orange is the New Black. For added vibrancy, the deep conditioning colour gel in Féria is amplified with a Power Red Color Booster which contains chromatic dyes added to the gel for an extra kick of bold red color.

Price: $9.99, Available at and chain drug, food and mass market retailers

OPI Venice Collection Nail Lacquer in Amore at the Grand Canal

From the world’s number one salon brand comes the perfect ravishing red shade that Red herself would be proud to wear.

Price: $9.50, Available at

By Terry Terrybly Velvet Rouge in My Red

Create Red’s signature red lip with the exclusive red formula that glides on to deliver an indiscernible dose of definition. The rejuvenating plant extracts take action to smooth, plump and lift the lips while the pigments add shine, unleashing a precious pop of juicy coverage that locks in and won’t dry out the pout.

Price: $46.50, Available at 


Laura Geller Eye Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner Kit

Channel your inner Alex Voss with a kit of three liquid precision liners featuring unique marker tips – Classic, Fine and Slanted – for a customizable and easy way to create Alex’s signature cat-eye. This water-resistant liner will stay put all night with no smudging, feathering, or running.

Price: $30, Available at

L’Oréal Paris Féria Midnight Collection

Féria redefines black with the Midnight Collection by revealing the nuances and undertones of this iconic, seductive shade. Perfect for achieving Alex’s signature black locks, this custom-blended collection reinvents the definition of a black shade.

Price: $9.99, Available at and chain drug, food and mass market retailers

OPI Hocus Pocus Manicure

Create the ultimate edgy manicure that Alex would rock using the below steps:

1. On a properly prepared nail, apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Base Coat. Cure 30 seconds in the OPI LED Light.

2. Apply two thin coats of OPIGelColor Black Onyx. Cap free edge. Cure each coat 30 seconds.

3. Apply a coat of OPI GelColor Top Coat to the entire nail. Cure 30 seconds.

4. Apply dots of OPI GelColor Matte Top Coat down the center of nail. Cure 30 seconds.

5. Repeat technique to add dots to each side. Cure 30 seconds.

6. Apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Top Coat. Cure 30 seconds. Remove gel residue with Expert Touch Nail Wipe and N.A.S. 99.


French Fishtail Braid How-To from Jasmine Anna Galazka, Kérastase Artistic Director and Stylist at Warren Tricomi Plaza Salon

When trying to achieve any braid you must have products in your hair as foundations. My favorite is Kérastase Matérialiste sprayed on wet hair and tousled blown dry, followed byKérastase V.I.P texture spray on dry hair instead of hairspray. Both will give you the grip and hold allowing an everlasting style.”


1. Create a slight off center part on top of your head and leave a few shorter natural pieces dangling around the face (you can use a 1inch iron to curl those away from your face)

2. Next section off the front sides behind the ear and style those 2 separate section by twisting them back behind the ear and bobby pinning them lower around nape area (secure the bobby pin up into the twist)

3. At this point you will swing the remainder of all the hair back and separate into 2 equal sections

4. Now is when the fishtail technique will fall into place. Shift the hair to one side over your shoulder, while holding 2 equal sections, use your index finger to grab a small section of hair on the outside of 1 of your equal section and add it to the opposite side. Switch to the other side and continue the same move, alternating always while holding the hair. Spray with a little Kérastase Laque Dentelle for hold.


Braid and Bun How To from Edward Tricomi, Master Stylist and Co-Founder of the Warren-Tricomi Salons

Princess Leia Buns:

1. Part the hair straight down the middle

2. Make two pony tails on either side of the head

3. Make a braid out of each of the pony tails

4. Wrap the pony tails around and pin to the head with bobby pins

5. Secure with a little bit of hairspray

Princess Leia Braid:

1. Pull the hair back into a tight, high pony tail

2. Spray the crown of the head with hairspray to secure

3. Braid the ponytail all the down to the ends and secure with a rubber band

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