7 Fun-Size Beauty Products That Are So Much Better Than Halloween Candy
We called it "trick-or-treating," but it was really just a glorious competition that was all about bagging more candy than your friends and siblings. There was something exciting about the chilliness in the air and the dead leaves on the ground. You proudly flaunted your costume at every doorstep. Oh, the nostalgia for childhood Halloween.
But alas, things change. Of course, we adults aren't totally past "accidentally" buying three bags of candy on our weekly grocery run and feasting on it during a spooky Netflix sesh. But as beauty junkies, we prefer to indulge in something different. This Halloween, we're trading our fun-size Milky Ways for fun-size makeup.
Here, we've assembled a list of mini beauty products that are just as good as candy (except better, because they don't completely ruin your clean-eating streak). These tiny versions of your favourite makeup, skincare, and hair products (plus a few you’ve been desperate to try) are like Halloween bonbons for beauty fanatics. Right this way to a more grown-up yet equally delightful October treat. Just be cautious: They're so cute you're going to want to buy them all.
Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Lip Duo: Lip Contour Edition ($30)
Everlasting is right: Kat Von D's liquid lipsticks rival Kylie's for their amazing hold and wear. This set of eight minis is not only adorable, it's also perfect for those of us who can't choose just one shade. Plus, that classic Kat Von D gothic packaging is fitting for Halloween.
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo ($20)
We don't have to convince you to believe in the powers of Drybar dry shampoo and conditioner. They're somehow able to smooth, perfect, and absorb oils without leaving that ghostly white residue that so many others do. These teeny-tiny versions are basically made for Halloween hairdo refreshes.
Marc Jacobs Beauty The High Life: Essential Hues 3-Piece Petites Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Set ($40)
Marc Jacobs's gel formulas are packaged in teensy crayon applicators, so they're super convenient and easy to apply. They stay where they're put, so no raccoon eyes at the end of the night. Unless that's the Halloween look you're going for. Don't these just scream effortless autumn beauty?
Benefit Cosmetics Do The Hoola! Kit ($60)
Mini versions of Benefit's popular bronzer and hoola dew, sit alongside their bene balm and plush lipgloss in this absurdly adorable kit. Both formulas nourish while providing bronze glow. Swipe the balm on the center of your lips and dab the dew over the apples of your cheeks to bring life back to your tired skin. Pro tip: Layer the balm over the tint for major colour and shine.
Eve Lom Cleanser ($75)
This cleanser is a cult favorite for a reason. The solid balm melts into your skin, dissolving even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. As you massage it into the skin, it decongests, exfoliates, tones, soothes, and deep cleanses; then you wipe it all away with a muslin cloth. This 50ml travel-size version is a Halloween treat made of pure luxury.
Foreo Luna Play ($50)
Fereo's Luna sonic cleansing devices pulse into your skin to improve circulation while gently clearing away dirt, oil, and makeup. The dreamy feel is thanks to super-soft silicone. Use the upper touch points for deep cleaning oily skin on the T-zone. Then use the lower touch points for more delicate skin on the cheeks and eyes. Our favorite feature? It boosts skin absorption, so you can be sure that your expensive serum is being used effectively. Foreo makes many versions of the device, but the teeny-weeny "Play" is its most adorable.
Fur Fur Oil ($50)
Fur is a brand solely dedicated to caring for your er… nether regions. And the mini versions of their products are so cute. This oil is a mix of various types combined to soften hair and skin, and thus prevent and treat ingrown hairs. This is largely accomplished by ultra-moisturising jojoba and grape seed oils. Tea tree oil is also included, since it has natural antimicrobial properties. Clary sage seed oil, which reduces inflammation, rounds out the list.
You have the Halloween treats covered… Now what about your costume? Next, check out some Halloween costume inspiration from your favourite '90s movies.