Halloween is a time where many of us spend plenty of time trying to figure out which costumes are right for our social events, what makeup looks to use and how much fake blood is appropriate to wear to work. Anyone who loves Halloween knows that choosing their costume is just half of the battle and getting your makeup just right is as important as your costume.
If you have children who want to enjoy the Halloween Party without skin irritation and staining, even for you, this article is a must-read this week. Get to know some natural beauty products which are a must-have for Halloween and will transform your look completely.
Much of the fake blood which is available for Halloween is packed full of nasties and can cause skin irritation and staining, which if you are using it as part of your costume isn’t ideal. It’s very easy to create your own fake blood and this way, you can ensure that the ingredients are natural and non-irritating. If you want a clean and runny texture for your fake blood, then simply mix together 3-4 tablespoons of cornflour with 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup.
When you have a smooth consistency, add around 5 drops of red food coloring. This can be applied to skin and clothes safely and can be made using completely natural and vegan ingredients. If you want to use fake blood to decorate your home for a Halloween party, then simply add in 4 tablespoons of laundry powder to create a goopy effect. Then, dry with a hairdryer.
A deep red, green or black lipstick is many people’s must-have when it comes to creating their Halloween look. Many lipsticks which are formulated for Halloween use contain harsh chemicals, so if you want to look after your lips and the environment, then choose a natural brand instead. Burts Bees and Kat Von D offer great natural lipsticks in a wide range of colours, perfect for each and every Halloween costume!
If you want to create a glam, yet spooky, look for Halloween then you can’t go wrong with the addition of glitter! As we all know, many glitters have a terrible effect on the environment and have devastating impacts on marine life. If you’re using glitter as part of your Halloween outfit, then try to search for eco-friendly glitters which are made from cellulose rather than plastic, as these naturally dissolve in water without any lasting effects. Halloween glitter makeup can create great looks, from a venomous vampire to sparkly skull, so be sure to experiment with different creations.
Many people rely on eyeliner to form their Halloween looks, whether it’s to create a dramatic cat-eye or to draw on their costume, so you need to ensure that the eyeliner you are using is long-lasting and natural so that it doesn’t have an effect on your skin. Benecos have a budget-friendly and natural eyeliner with is made with vitamin E to ensure that your skin is properly cared for when you are wearing it and applies smoothly and easily to create contours, outlines or shading.
When you get home, you want to make sure that your skin is properly cared for, especially if you have been wearing particularly heavy costume makeup. If you don’t remove all traces properly, then you might find that your skin has dried out or is irritated, so try to use an all-natural cleanser to remove your makeup. You want a skin cleanser which is non-drying, non-irritating and made of natural ingredients to give your skin a much-needed refresh and boost after wearing heavy Halloween makeup. Burts Bees offer a 99% natural facial cleanser and includes ingredients such as coconut oil, aloe and rice extract to soothe skin and reduce irritation. Follow up with a vitamin E night moisturiser or facial oil and wake up to soft, smooth skin.
+ Words: Natalie Wilson
Natalie Wilson is a freelance writer with a particular focus on sustainability and eco-friendly living. Whether you’re looking for a new meditation method or eco-friendly Halloween glitter makeup she’s your girl! When not writing, Natalie can be found heading to the gym or walking her dog.
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