11 Halloween-Inspired Beauty Buys You Can Use Now
There's no denying that Halloween makeup is fun, but glittery fuchsia eyeshadow probably won’t make for a very versatile purchase… unless you’re Katy Perry. (Prove me wrong, but my one concession to spooky cosmetics—a bullet of night-black lipstick—rarely makes an appearance outside of October 31st.) If you want to get in the spirit year-round, why not go for a Halloween-inspired beauty buy instead? Perfect for sending a mini-chill up your spine, but wearable even when you’re not dressed as the creepy doll from Annabelle. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our eleven favourite products with eerie names you can use now. Keep reading to see our picks!
Legend has it that black cats are bad luck. (Try telling that to someone who owns one...) The irony isn't lost on us that this inspired-by pen delivers nothing but success, in the form of a perfect winged eye.
Influenced by the perfumer's olfactory vision of a fight between good and evil, as well as the contrast between black and white, this musky scent is equal parts virtuous (jasmine) and sultry (musk and incense).
Internet rap star Brooke Candy is Mac's latest muse, and her mini colour collection is on point. Our pick—this deep plum lipstick—creates a beautiful stain when dabbed onto lips with the pad of your finger.
Named for the go-to Halloween decoration, this polish is super rich and creamy (you only need one coat for full coverage) and certainly wearable. It's also Australian made, vegan and certifiably cruelty-free.
A tribute to the Mojave Ghost Flower, it's not inspired by an actual ghost, but stay with us... A mix of sandalwood, amberette, and violet, it somehow smells both fresh and warm—that's a kind of magic, right?
Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Heaven and Hell ($30)
Made with Manuka honey, these silky shadows deliver excellent colour payoff. They might be dubbed "Heaven" and "Hell", but we think the creamy texture and versatile shades land them solely in the former camp.
Kind of like a berry version of the brand's iconic Orgasm shade, this gold-flecked plum powder suits a surprising number of skintones. Apply with a fluffy blush for a subtle flush or layer it up for statement cheeks.
Taken from the name of an erotic thriller, Dead Sexy is all about vanilla, woods and powdery white orchid. The bottle features a skull and crossbones but this sultry scent is perfect anytime (not just on All Hallow's Eve).
Together, these shades look a bit intense but individually they're actually workable IRL. The bronze wears well for the office, and the deeper brown and violet shades make pretty additions to a smoky eye.
If you need help remembering to apply hand cream, this sweet-smelling formula could be the ticket. The scent is a blend of vanilla salt, absinthe and cut greens, which translates into a delicious cocktail-like fragrance.
Painting your eyelids the same colour as a skeleton sounds macabre, but when the "bone" in question is this lush shade it's actually a very good idea. Wear as is for a contoured look, or sweep shadow on top for dimension.