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Halloween Make-up On a Student Budget

October 31st, 2017 | by Emily Cartwright
Halloween Make-up On a Student Budget

Halloween is coming up and one thing’s on all of our minds…MAKE-UP. Fake barbie? Bloody cuts? Sugar skull? Devil? Pumpkin? Mermaid? Pennywise? Leopard? Angel? The decision is more than crucial. First though, decent make-up is needed to create your perfect look.

It’s no news to anyone that make-up can be expensive, and Halloween make-up is no exception. Brands like MAC Cosmetics have started to advertise Halloween make-up looks you can create using their products (a great place to get inspo, by the way), but even with MAC being a somewhat cheap higher end brand, a new full face of make-up products will undoubtedly be pricey. So, as students, where do we turn? Where can we buy Halloween make-up that will make us look good without breaking the bank? One answer: Makeup Revolution.

Yes, that’s right ladies and gents, a drugstore brand has provided us with a fantastically cheap, yet decent quality, Halloween make-up line, available at Superdrug. Below are my best picks from their range, as well as tips on how to create Halloween make-up looks affordably.

Vampire Glam (or not so glam)
Check out Nikkietutorial’s YouTube video ‘Vampire Princess’ (below) for some inspiration and top tips! This one is a good one, and probably my favourite, as it can be glammed up so you’re glowing to the gods, or made as spooky as you like! To make this scarier than Nikkie’s, add fangs and make your contour grey, using the Makeup Revolution Ghost Sculpt (£4) to really get that deathly vampire look going.

Zombie Taylor Swift
A popular one for this year, I think T-Swizzle will be inspiration for a lot of looks from her crazy new video ‘Look What You Made Me Do.’ Check out Sophdoesnails’ YouTube tutorial below to get a step by step guide; she uses the exact products listed at the bottom of this page. Sophdoesnails’ YouTube channel is always a good one to refer to near Halloween, as she does many looks using cheap make-up products, very accessible to us students.

Bruises/Black Eyes

One for the boys too, this is another easy last minute look. Look at Mannymua’s make-up tutorial linked below. This is an oldie but goodie of his, and only one product is needed! If you’re fancying being extra, bear in mind that the bruising doesn’t have to be restricted to the face like Manny’s, and you can always chuck some fake blood on too.

Slit Throat / Cuts
Always a good one for a last minute look, grab yourself some fake blood, liquid latex, tissue, black and red eyeshadow, and you’re sorted. There’s TONNES of make-up looks for this on YouTube so I won’t refer to a specific one, but here are the key products you might need for all of these looks.

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