Happy Halloween Hawk cHill readers! It’s spooky season… bring on the face paint, eyeliner, lipstick, and fake blood. While we all love a spectacular identity changing makeup look, we do not want them to wreak havoc on our skin. This is why we are offering you some tips to help your skin avoid the Halloween scaries. 

We created some face-paint heavy makeup looks for both guys and gals which include day of the dead skulls and the joker. If a full face of makeup is not your thing, don’t worry we also included a simple pumpkin to get you in the Halloween spirit. Follow the videos along for the steps to recreate for yourself. The best part of these costumes is that they only require a pallet of face paint (approximate cost $10) and they only take about 20 minutes to create. Cheap and great for all you procrastinators out there! We also know however that covering your face in makeup/ face paint can be a recipe for disaster. Use the tips listed below to help prevent breakouts.

Video by Haley Brown

Before putting on makeup we recommend:

  • Wash your face, apply moisturizer, and apply primer 

Additionally, we recommend applying a white base to your face before you apply a color… it will make the colored face paint pop more. Apply a Setting Spray after you are done with your look. It will help the makeup stay on all night even at the sweatiest of parties. 

Once you get back from your spooky festivities DO NOT forget to remove your makeup. This does not have to be a whole long skin care rotund the one we suggested below takes less than 10 minutes and will make you skin happy!! We encourage using products that gently cleanse your skin and do not have harsh parabens in them. They will not only clean out your pores but will gently cleanse your skin but will restore it to its natural glow as well. 

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Photo by Haley Brown
  • To take your makeup off we recommend using the Simple brand makeup wipes  
  • Once you have removed the bulk of your makeup with a wipe we recommend washing your face. Our groups favorite face wash is the Cetaphil gentle foaming cleanser 
  • Next if you have any spots of acne or pimples apply your favorite spot treatment. Some people may have a prescription for this or you can use a drugstore brand.
  • Finally, apply a moisturizer to your face a great drug store option is Cetaphil’s Moisturizing Lotion. For people with chronic dry skin we recommend the bareMinerals Bare Haven soft cream. While it is on the pricier side it works wonders for hydrating your skin. 
  • BONUS TIP: do a face mask to next morning to further clean out your skin/ pores and give yourself some R&R after a long night of tricks and treats. 

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. Enjoy your costume parties, candy, and most importantly your clean and breakout free skin! 

*NOTE: all products we used were hypoallergenic

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