Need last-minute inspiration for a Halloween costume? A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I decided to throw a 90s-themed birthday party, which was SO much fun to see the different costumes. My inspiration for my costume was Cher from the movie Clueless. My husband’s inspiration was Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell.
Since I’m a beauty editor, you better believe that I got really into the hair, makeup and nails from the 90s. I applied a squared-off French manicure set the day of the party, and I even had to go to work in them the following Monday. (I couldn’t get them off!) For hair, Jessie James, a stylist at the Marie Robinson Salon in New York City, decided to blow-dry my hair with each layer cupping my face, instead of twirling layers away from my face, which is way more modern. For my makeup, Landy Dean contoured my face with opaque, matte brown tones and applied an eyeshadow called “Mysterious Plum,” which he said that he has had in his kit since the 90s. We both ordered brick-like cell phones off of eBay, and I carried around shopping bags as accessories. I also had on a white velvet choker to spice up my outfit.
What are you going to be this Halloween? Hope you guys have a great time dressing up!
This weekend, while searching for the perfect Halloween costume, I stumbled upon something spectacular: Sephora Beauty In A Box kits. These sets provide all the tools to achieve whatever look you are going for this Halloween, including appropriate makeup products and a step-by-step guide. Take your pick from: Vampire, Devil, Vegas Showgirl, Peacock, Sexy Kitten and Genie. The Beauty In A Box kits are available at Sephora stores nationwide and online at Sephora.com ($26-$65).
Want a pro to do your Halloween makeup for you? Get a Sephora Special Occasion Halloween Makeover, available at any Sephora store. The session includes a professional makeup artist application, allowing you to try out any of the six hauntingly beautiful looks to complete your costume. Makeovers are by appointment only, and include a minimum purchase of $50.
-Kari LaPrade, beauty intern