Halloween is becoming quite a social event and a time to glam up for this bewitching hour.
This doesn’t mean you have to put on a makeup that’s more suitable to Morticia or The Bride of Frankenstein. Just add some colour like a purple or deep red to your lips, make your eyes more dramatic with a darker shadow and maybe put a thicker black eyeliner on or be bold and smudge it.
It doesn’t stop with your makeup. Why not chose a different fragrance thats sensuous but with woody notes or you can invest in some body care products that really do smell of a gentle pumpkin.
We’ve put together a range of products to get you Halloween ready and make you bewitchingly glamorous.
The Body Shop has its special range of Vanilla Pumpkin products that all have a nutty warm vanilla baked fragrance. The range includes a Shower Cream and a Body Butter and Hand Cream all Vegan. And if you are having trouble getting all that black liner and mascara off their Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover and Camomile Sumptuous Makeup Cleansing Butter will dissolve it all away – even if its waterproof.
Matte and Metals Collection from Huda is perfect for Halloween glamour and will also double up for the party season. These are double ended liquid eyeshadows with a rich, velvet matte formula on one side and at the other end is a sparkle you can put over the top. Designed to be layered, quick drying and waterproof.
From Pat McGrath there’s some amazing ways to decorate your face whether you are a witch or vampire or just want to make a statement and turn heads. We love the Dark Star Mascara, a microfine cream that glides on in vivid blue, green and red teamed with her Precision Liquid Eye Liner in Xtreme Black to create extravagant graphics and dramatic blackouts.
For long staying power on the lips there’s some great colours from Nars. Try Wild Night and Rock-with-You in the Powermatte collection and for a lip pencil Train Bleu. All glide on and saturate the lips with bold long-lasting colour.
From Fenty Beauty there’s a wonderful Beauty Snap Shadow in Smoky that’s great for doing those bewitching eyes. The palette has shades in both matte and shimmer finishes. A great piece of eye makeup you can blend to your hearts content and it will take you through to the party season. Comes in the usual neat 6 pan compact.
Bewitch him with This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire for a Halloween gift. This woody amber fragrance has top notes of grapefruit, heart of vanilla intense accord and base notes of Sandalwood. It comes in a black glass bottle the is masculine, smart and sophisticated
Viktor & Rolph’s Good Fortune fragrance is mysterious, powerful and beguiling. The top notes are Fennel and Gentian Co-distillate, the heart Jamine Super Infusion with base notes of Bourbon and Vanilla Infusion. The fragrance is suitable for Vegans. The potion is sealed with a Viktor and Rolf’s exclusive seal a beautiful bottle to keep for ever. Available from perfumeshop.com
Avante-Garde and daring Paco Rabanne’s Fame comes in a bottle that pays homage to the designer. Vegan friendly you will love this fragrance if you want to be bewitchingly different. Top notes are mango and Bergamot, Heart – Jamine and Incense and Base Sandalwood and Vanilla.
Create a mesmerising glow with BarryM’s Neon Paint for face and lips. This not only adds a pop of colours but reacts under UV light. Vegan it comes in Blue, Green, Orange and Pink. Add a spooky touch to your nails with BarryM Diamond Luxe Shimmer Nail Paint Red, Blue and Purple.
And finally Halloween isn’t Halloween without a visit to Lush for either some bath time fun products, skin treats or the perfect gift for anyone whatever age.
This year is the biggest collection with best selling favourites such as Bart Art Bath Bomb, Alien Bubble Bar and Glow in the Dark Ghostie Soaps. There’s the return of Lord of Misrule products as well. From Gift Boxes to pocket money treats all are handmade in the UK using ethically sourced essential oils. See the full range in our main picture.