It’s nail-biting time guys! Halloween is this Friday and, if you’re like me, you still don’t have a costume ...
But, don’t worry, you might just be a few sequins and a makeover away from the best costume ever! My friend, Orlando, is a makeup artist and professional drag performer, and he has some great tips for a bold look.
You will need:
- An assortment of makeup colors, eyeliner, mascara, and foundation (if you use it)
-Sequins from Goodwill or a craft store
-A non-toxic glue stick
-Wigs from Goodwill
-Costume jewelry, glittery clothing, and any other inspiring pieces you might find at Goodwill.
-Cardstock, tape, gold spray-paint and a metal headband (for a unicorn horn)
There’s no big trick to the look. You just need bold eyeliner and a few bright colors to make the eyes pop. Even if you don’t have these colors on hand, Goodwill stocks costume face paint in their stores for the holiday, and you can do a lot with these colors, too.
To start, apply foundation as you would normally (or skip it if you prefer). Begin with your bold colors (turquoise here), adding them in bold swaths at the corners of your eye. Next fill in the space between with complimentary colors (pinks and reds here). Use a rich, black liquid eyeliner to apply a winged eye for more drama.
You could stop here with a long blonde wig for a Madonna or Shakira costume. Or, play with sequins for something more eye-catching. To apply sequins use a Popsicle stick, or other applicator, to apply glue to one side of the sequin. Press to your face and make sure not to raise your eyebrows or move your facial muscles too much as the glue is drying (the sequins may pop off.) Try overlapping different sizes or using different colors to vary the look. Pair with a vintage wig from Goodwill. You can also make an easy Unicorn horn by rolling a piece of cardstock into a cone, taping it in place, spray painting it gold and attaching it to a headband (a 5 minute project!).
Whatever look you choose, do your shopping at Goodwill to support your local community and have an eco-Halloween!