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Mesmerize on Halloween With This Mermaid Makeup

Halloween is only a few days away, beauties! If you’re still undecided on a costume and can’t fathom going the gory route with your makeup, then we invite you to join us under the sea as a mermaid princess. Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you should transform into a scary character. Halloween gives you liberty to be pretty much anything your heart desires, so if you feel like being a pretty mermaid, then so be it!

What you’ll need:

Cut-up Fishnet stockings

Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Violet

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como

Stila Eyes Are The Window Palette in Body

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pure Pigment in Magenta

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate in Nori

Eco Brow in Penelope

Ardell Lashes 105 Black

Jewel stickers from Michael's

Try Our Simple Spin On Harley Quinn!

With the release of Suicide Squad earlier this year, the Harley Quinn character has been front and center for Halloween costume choices! The edgy, devious character is open to many different interpretations and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to put our own spin on it. Since comic book characters evolve in their appearances, there really isn’t one way to go about your look! As with our Sugar Skull Halloween look, we used everyday makeup to create our perfect Harley Quinn look. Check it out!

Products used:

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation

​Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Miss Conduct (Perfect name, right?)

Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil in Brunette

Stila Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette in Body

​Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Bluefin

jane iredale Eye Steps Go Cool

Ardell Lashes Wispies Black

Monochromatic Makeup Is One the Easiest Trends You Can Recreate

Sometimes, keeping up with the latest hot beauty trend can be a little silly. In a time where literally any video or photo has the potential to become viral, some beauty trends can really pick up steam online. From contouring with eating utensils to matching makeup looks to snack foods, there’s no telling what’s going to gain popularity on social media. Luckily, not all beauty trends are wacky and some are actually really easy to recreate and can be worn on a daily basis.  

One of my favorite beauty trends of the moment is monochromatic makeup. If you’re unfamiliar with the monochromatic makeup trend, it basically consists of keeping the majority (if not all) of your eye, cheek and lip makeup within the same color scheme. Sounds pretty easy, right? Well, it really is! I particularly love this trend during the fall and winter months because it allows you to create some warmer makeup looks that really pop. It also doesn't require any special technique or practice. All you need to do is find your personal favorite colors and have fun creating your own monochromatic looks! This is also an ideal trend for anyone who's looking to use their favorite beauty products in multiple ways (e.g., lipstick as blush, blush as eye shadow, etc).

Beauty Essentials To Compliment that LBD

When it comes to the holiday season, nothing is more essential to our wardrobe than that little black dress. This essential piece of clothing is the quickest way to look glamorous when faced with a time constraint. The LBD is classic for the holiday seasons and can make life easier when you're going from party to party. Dress it up with some statement jewelry and you're ready for a night on the town. Along with our holiday wardrobe staples, there are some holiday beauty essentials that are just as important. If you've got a good amount of parties lined up in your calendar, then you're going to want these holiday beauty must-haves.

1. Red Lipstick: What color better describes the holiday season than red? Whether you're hitting a holiday happy hour party after work or get invited to a dinner last minute, nothing elevates your style quicker than red lipstick. The Marvelous Moxie Lipstick from bareMinerals is creamy and easy to apply. If you're looking for a gorgeous scarlet red shade, pick up a tube of Call the Shots.

2. Black Eyeliner: When you need to go from a daytime to nighttime look and you're pressed for time, black eyeliner will be your saving grace. Simply apply some liner and smudge it out for a quick, no fuss smokey-looking eye. If you have a little extra time, you can also create a cat eye for alluring, sexy eyes. Too Faced's Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Black is super creamy and has a smudge tip attached. 

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