For the amatuer artists and makeup mavericks among us, Halloween is a freakishly good opportunity to experiment and have fun with your face. The possibilities for frightfully delightful looks are literally endless and of course, Instagram and TikTok serve as stalwart sources of inspiration.
Some of us also may want to get into the spirit of things without the fake blood and face paint, in which case a little self-(s)care never goes amiss with some aptly-themed products.
To save you from undertaking a witch hunt for the ultimate blood red lipstick or SFX makeup, Newshub Lifestyle has rounded up 10 Halloween-appropriate products to really set the scene. After all, if there’s one day to look drop dead gorgeous, it’s October 31.
Lush Vampire Kisses Lip Scrub, RRP$13.90
Before painting your lips with lashings of red, it’s so, so important to prep your puckers. Most of us will be familiar with that uncomfortable feeling after applying a matte product to chapped lips, which can cause the product to flake and crumble with your peeling skin. While that does sound like Halloween horror, dry lips do not a look make. But help is on the way. This year Lush is introducing their largest Halloween range yet, seeing the return of a few favourites but also several new additions – including the Vampire Kisses Lip Scrub. Made with sweet sugar crystals and a sour grape flavour, your lips will almost be good enough to eat.