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7 amazing makeup hacks you can use this Halloween

October 26, 2018

7 amazing makeup hacks you can use this Halloween

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting brisker, and you can see pumpkin spice lattes in the hands of half the people you meet. You know what that means: Halloween is just around the corner!

Here at Runway Rogue, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays of the year. When else is it acceptable to attend a party as a sexy killer nun? Only Halloween! With that said, getting the perfect look can be expensive nowadays.

Do you really want to pay for a fancy set of costume makeup that you're only going to use once? Of course, you don't, which is why we've put together a list of helpful Halloween makeup hacks that you can use if you want to look as scintillating or spooky as possible when crunched for time or on a budget.

Lipstick hacks

  • Your trusty red lipstick can be your best friend during this time. Shave off a healthy piece and combine it with some dark eyeliner to get deep crimson fake blood. Add a dab of clear lip gloss to give it more volume and a frightening shimmer. Perfect for all you wannabe vampires out there.
  • Use it to outline grotesque wounds. Stipple some red lipstick around a fake laceration to give it a more realistic look. It'll be disgusting, but that's the point!
  • Liquid lipsticks are great for adding little accents to your face like hearts, stars or creative designs because they don’t smear like grease paint. The results can be amazing but don’t paint your full face. Liquid lipsticks come in many different shades, and you can mix them to create the exact hue you need. Not only that, but some products (hint: like ours) contain ingredients such as vitamin E and aloe that make it much more gentle on your skin than most harsh costume makeups. It's a long-lasting solution that won't be a pain to take off at the end of the night. It can be removed with oil based makeup remover.

Eyeshadow hacks

  • If you have an eyeshadow palette, you can create fake bruises that will have you looking like you just went 12 rounds with the heavyweight champ. Layer and blend a combination of red, purple, yellow and black eyeshadow layers to make a very convincing illusion.
  • Does your costume require an off-the-wall lip color, but you don't want to buy a new stick of something you're unlikely to use again? Eyeshadow to the rescue! Just mix up the color of your choice and combine it with some more clear lip gloss, and you'll have lippies to die for.

Eyebrow pencil hack 

  • Grab a brown eyebrow pencil and pepper your complexion with fake freckles! Vary the sizes, so they look more natural and complete that Kesha costume you've been putting together in your head since 2011.

Mascara wand hack

  • Stipple some tinted brow gel with a mascara wand onto your face and transform yourself into the man of your dreams for a night. Use both lighter and darker shades of brown to make it look as realistic as possible.

Now you've got seven fun hacks to try out that could have you dominating the local Halloween costume contest without breaking the bank. We recommend a test run before the big night so that you're familiar with the processes of whichever hacks you're attempting.

Whatever look you create, make sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram to show us. We want to see how creative you can be. Happy Halloween costuming!



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If your sassiness craves a super sexy red lip, we recommend lining your lips with our Precision Lip Pencil in Cover Shoot then filling them in with our luscious Satin Finish Lipstick in Stilettos a bright scarlet red with coral undertones, that is so hot, you might just want to keep it on for a girls night out!

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Life is your Runway, so if you dress to impress for your next lunch meeting, we recommend our Matte Finish Lipstick in Casting Call a deep burgundy red, that looks super professional and gorgeous when paired with simple, understated eye makeup. To give it a little extra juiciness (or if you are meeting your honey after work) top it off with a swipe of our High Shine Lip Gloss in Runway Red which will instantly take your gorgeous pout from day to night.

If you are going out for some fun (pool party anyone?) we recommend lining and filling your entire lip with our Precision Lip Pencil in Chic a peachy pink perfection that is not only gorgeous, but also happens to be water resistant! Runway Rogue’s Lip pencils are so versatile, they can be used as just a liner, or to fill your entire lip, which won’t budge or smudge, even in the most margarita soaked conditions! To top it off with some super sexy shine, swipe a coat of High Shine Lip Gloss in Lookbook Lips on top, and you are the life of the party.

If to you having fun means not wanting to worry about your lipstick staying put, we have the solution for you. Simply line and fill your lips with any of Runway Rogue's gorgeous High Precision Lip Pencil shades for a wonderful matte lip finish that won’t budge.

Patricia’s pick: I love a beautiful red lip, so one of my favorite High Precision Lip Pencil shades is Sexy, which I think is such an incredible shade of red. I like to top it off with my High Shine Lip Gloss in Runway Red, to give it that extra glossy shine.

If you are like us, you love to play with makeup, which means endless combinations of layering Runway Rogue’s delectable lip products.

For a beautiful rosebud lip, we recommend Satin Finish Lipstick in Fashionista, a gorgeous dusty rose followed by a coat of High Shine Lip Gloss in Bride In Show, a delicate pink pearly shimmer) this combination will most certainly make you stop and smell the roses, while it will make everyone else stop in their tracks.

For a subtle peachy lip, we recommend Satin Finish Lipstick in Photo Op, a deliciously soft coral, followed by a coat of our High Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect Pout a super sheer red, which will give your lips that beautiful ‘just kissed’ look.

There are many ways to go natural, one of which is our best selling High Shine Lip Gloss in Supermodel the ultimate soft nude essential and considered part of every supermodels uniform. It is the one and only no-make-up-look, that looks a heck of a lot better than no makeup. Why do you think they are supermodels? You can see where we are going with this.

Another way to go really natural, is our High Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect Pout. We consider this our ‘I look like this when I get up in the morning’ shade. Yes, really. It is such a sheer red, that it looks like you have naturally rosy red lips. And since no one else will know, and we are not telling….Enough said.

If you want to have a little shimmer on your oh-so-natural pout, we recommend Runway Rogue’s High Shine Lip Gloss in Bride in Show a soft pearly pink confection that will steal the show, even if you are not the bride in it.

Whether you are a makeup addict in training or a total pro, you can always pull off a bold plum lip. For this we recommend our super sexy Matte Finish Lipstick in Afterparty  a deep midnight purple. Apply.blot.repeat. Gorgeous! Top it off with High Shine Lip Gloss in Purple Haze to add some serious sparkle and shine, and dance toward the brightest lights you can find!

Ready. Set. Selfie. Go for the bold by turning your lips into a hot pink work of art. We suggest you line and fill your lips with our deliciously bright pink Precision Lip Pencil in Haute Is Hot and topping it with a layer of our vibrantly bold fuchsia Matte Finish Lipstick in Selfie. No need for brightening filters with this one, promise.