Remember Twiggy? It’s a more retro vibe to try impersonating this style icon – that vixen, rake-thin, leggy British supermodel of the ’60s, Twiggy Lawson. Thanks to her, the bottom-heavy flutter is back and getting a good whirl on the red carpet thanks to vintage cool fans like Zooey Deschanel of New Girl fame. This 60’s look is easy to achieve if you have some eyeliner and a steady hand. After you’ve done your classic cat flicks, mirror these with a line along your socket bone. Then, draw lashes along your bottom lash-line as well as applying fake ones on top. Don’t forget to finish off with a slick of nude lipstick and a smattering of freckles. Pair with a shorter then short black mini and white boots to ramp up the 60’s vibes.
Fortune teller costumes can look as scary or as glam as you want to make them. Channel your inner psychic and dress up as a fortune teller, dark smokey eyes with a hint of purple will do the trick. Get creative with gold necklaces and layer them around your forehead to look as mystical as possible. You’ll also hopefully get a second wear out of any boho-inspired festival look you wore this summer.
The only extra you’ll need for this one is some white face paint for your spots, or if you’re super stuck try using some white/cream eyeshadow with a wet brush for stronger pigment payoff. Everything else you can achieve with bronzer, brown eyeshadow and lots of mascara, you want those peepers looking as doe-eyed as possible. Some twigs from the garden clipped into your hair also make a great set of antlers and will look like you made more effort than you did!
Those shimmery blue and pink shades that sit untouched in your make-up palettes can finally be used! Using a pair of old fishnets, pat your eyeshadow over them on top of the skin, this will give you pastel scales fit for a mermaid. Take them as far down the neck as possible and add lots of glitters. Go heavy on the highlighter and anything shimmery with this look, you want to look like an underwater glistening goddess. For what to wear, pop on anything you own that’s shimmery/pastel-colored and you’re good to go.
Wednesday Adams is probably the creepiest and at the same time, the cutest person you can be this Halloween. A classic fall back, and so easy if you have long, dark hair already. After you’ve achieved the Wednesday Adams’ plaits, go dark with the make-up, heavy brows, dark lips and lots of dark grey as contour and eyeshadow. The easiest outfit of all as we all own a black dress — just throw a white shirt underneath and you’re done!
Now you have a few alternatives, and hopefully easy looks, you should be able to avoid the predictable cat ears. But, if you absolutely have to go as something cat-related, at least make it a leopard. Draw on some spots with bronzer and liquid eyeliner as a bit of an upgrade on just the nose/whiskers combo. Also, you’re almost guaranteed to have something leopard print in your wardrobe this season to pair with it.
I’m sure you have some of these supplies at home, so go ahead and reach into your makeup bag and see what treasures you can find.
Have a fiendishly fun Halloween!