How is it already the end of October!? We were in full-on Halloween panic mode earlier this week, which went like this: FREAKOUT, stress-tears, pints of ice cream and then finally… a few ideas! This year, we’re using they’re real! push-up liner—a staple in our makeup bags anyway—to craft a few quirky costumes. It’s the perfect matte-black formula to double as eyeliner AND face paint (who knew?)—plus it’ll last in one of those all-night Halloween dance-a-thons (Hocus Pocus reference!). Here are 5 last-minute costume ideas using they’re real! liner:
CRAZY CAT EYE LADY
She’s a hot mess with a fervor for felines—but her winged liner is ALWAYS on point! The outfit & hair are super easy—frumpy, messy, cat lady style. But it’s really all about the cat eye.
Get your they’re real! push-up liner out, and prepare yourself to make the most gorgeous cat eye you’ve ever laid eyes on. Use the liner to pull a wing out about ½ of an inch past the outer corner of your eye, making sure that it follows your bottom lash line. To anchor the wing, pull it in underneath your eye just a little bit, so that the wing looks totally feline.
Pro Tip: Put a light line of high beam underneath your wings and blend into skin to sharpen & highlight for cat eyes that totally pop! Don’t forget to top your look off with a few layers of they’re real! mascara for plush, bold lashes. And voilá—you’re a totally hilarious crazy cat eye lady!
DAY OF THE DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS
We love the sugar skull look, and it’s super easy with all the tools already in your makeup case. All you need is hello flawless! powder a few shades lighter than you, they’re real! push-up liner and a concealer brush. First, layer on the too-light powder to create a base. Then, twist your liner a few more times than normal to get gel at the tip, then dab on your brush. Using short strokes, paint the liner around your eyes to create those deep-set features. Then, use the liner pen to draw designs on your face—scars, floral designs, etc.
A totally on-trend design you can wear for Halloween or the day after for Day of the Dead.
Twiggy is a gorgeous, iconic look that plays up your eyes—plus you can rock any ’60s dress you find at the thrift shop. Start with a minimalistic base (think light foundation and a little bit of soft pink dandelion for the cheeks). Then use they’re real! push-up liner to draw lashes on your eyelids for a dramatic mod look.
Another one that we’re seeing all over the place (and loving!) is the cheetah look (think cheetah print on your face)! Apply a base of creaseless cream shadow in my two cents to your cheekbones and forehead. Then draw cheetah spots over it with they’re real! push-up liner, adding creaseless cream shadow in bronze have more fun to add dimension. Then, top it off with a little black nose. Adorable and easy!
BANGIN’ BLACK WIDOW
Our last throw-it-together look is a sultry spider. This is a great one because it’s easy, sexy and allows for a certain amount of creativity—for the artistic benebabe. Throw on your sexiest LBD, and then go crazy with sharp, opaque, black branch-like patterns all around the eye area with they’re real! liner. Think cat eyes on steroids!
And with that, the panic is officially over. Tell us, gorgeous, what are you going as this year?