Halloween Looks in a Pinch

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Tips & How-Tos, application tips, cat eyes, Cleopatra, Egyptian queen, Halloween costume, vampire, vampiress

Shutterstock_2222295The spookiest day of the year is almost here. And if you’ve been putting off planning your Halloween look, never fear. Pür has just the trick for your fright night fete.

Vampy Vixen
Vampires have come a long way since the days of Bram Stoker, and today’s undead damsels are sexier than ever. Whether you’re going as a classic countess or a modern day vixen, you’ll need two things: pale skin and blood-red lips. Using a Powder Brush, sweep Mineral Light over your entire face, layering heavily for a pale complexion. Next, create a ravishing red pout with a layer of Red Ruby lipstick, followed by a coat of I Heart Pür lip gloss. Don’t forget to let a little drip down the corners of your lips.

Cleopatra Chic
Ever since Elizabeth Taylor portrayed the royal Egyptian beauty in 1963, Cleopatra has been a mainstay of popular culture, not to mention a Halloween costume favorite. To capture the desert queen’s signature look, start with her most famous attribute: the classic cat eye. Using Pür Intensity in Carbon and an Eyeliner Brush, trace your lash line from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner, flicking the line up at the end. Sweep on a healthy dose of Midnight Jade or Blue Lazulite Eye Shadow, and you’re good to go.

One Cool Cat
Cat costumes are a perennial fave, and with minimal effort, are among the easiest looks to create. Like the Cleopatra, you’ll want to start with—no surprise here—the cat eye. Follow the same steps above using Pür Intensity in Carbon and an Eyeliner Brush, and follow with a smoky eye using Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow in either Graphite or Chrome Cryolite. Using the same shadow, color in the tip of your nose and draw ‘whiskers’ out from your cheeks. And because Pür’s mineral powders contain no petroleum-based oils, talc or fillers, you won’t have to worry about breakouts or irritation.

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