10 Irresistible Halloween beauty treats

Jenessa Williams

With UK consumers spending an estimated 400 million on Halloween products in 2017, spooky season is shaping up to be even bigger this year. To create looks that will take you far beyond October, here’s 10 of our favourite cosmetics that are all treat, no trick.

Iluma Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder, £19.95

Prep your skin for makeup application with the Iluma exfoliating powder.

Infused with pumpkin enzyme, it blends with water for easy application, gently buffing away dead skin cells and illuminating the complexion.

 

Revolution Pressed Glitter Eyeshadow Palette in "Abracadabara", £10

With all the colours of the rainbow crammed into high-glitter formulations, the fancy dress box is really your oyster when it comes to the Revolution palette.

With shade names including "Alchemy", "Hocus-Pocus" and "Sorcery", the sky is the limit—layer shades to become a circus clown, unicorn or serpent with ease.

 

Eyelure Enchanted After Dark Eyelashes, £5.95

Long lashes add a touch of drama to any outfit, but Eyelure’s limited edition range goes one step further with individually separated, wispy lashes that stand out against a bold eyeshadow or liner.

Flaring gently at the corners, apply with glue and fill in with thick, jetliner to create a glamorous witch or sorceress.

 

L’Oreal Colorista Hair Makeup Green, £5.99

Fancy being the wicked witch of Oz? L’Oreal’s colour blend "hair makeup" offers a much lower commitment than traditional dyes, applying something like an eyeshadow on your locks.

Outside of Halloween, it’s a great way to add some fun to darker hair—apply to chosen strands or work from the bottom up for an ombre effect. 

 

Nip+Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum, £19.95

Swapping party plans for a pamper night? You can still enjoy your own dose of Halloween fun with the Dragon Blood Plumping Serum.

Hydrating and smoothing skin, it’s infused with hyaluronic acid and velvet flower that has been proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A magical potion indeed!

 

Nyx Professional Matte Liquid lipstick in "Transylvania", £6

No vampire look is complete without a deep red lipstick, and with NYX’s professional matte finish, you won’t have to worry about frequent reapplication.

Moisturise lips with a regular balm first, and then apply in thin layers. Transylvania also works well for regular eveningwear, the perfect shade to pair with an autumnal wardrobe.

 

Nails Inc Mermaid Nail Polish Duo, £15

For those who prefer a look less creepy, the tried and tested Mermaid is a fun take on mythical dressing.

Nails Inc’s duo is created with a pearlescent finish that applies smoothly and evenly to nails, lasting chip-free for up to 10 days. 

Pair with a blue-hued outfit, and silvery eyeshadow for an easy underwater look.

 

Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Daemon, £17

Sultry and haunted, red eyeshadow can be a difficult look to get right, but the key is to choose a product with good pigmentation.

Illamasqua is famed for their strong-coloured products that stand up well against all skin types, with a little going a long way. Blend carefully around the eye, and leave the rest of the face stark for maximum spooky impact.

 

Verb Ghost Oil, £10.52

The perfect antidote to all the backcombing and teasing that a Halloween costume might involve, Verb’s Ghost Oil guarantees frizz smoothing and radiant shine, restoring nutrients in the hair shaft.

Free from gluten, parabens and sulfates, there are no nasty surprises lurking in its formula.

 

Tokyo Milk Arsenic Eau De Parfum, £39.95

Cast spells on all around you with the delightfully Halloweeny "Arsenic" perfume.

Balancing vanilla and sea salt with cardamom and absinthe, it’s a deep and woody scent that suits all genders, adding a touch of witchy presence to any all-black outfit.