Top 5 Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween Makeup Look

Top 5 Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween Makeup Look

Calling all Halloween enthusiasts and makeup lovers! Halloween is just around the corner, and you're probably excited to unleash your creativity through some jaw-dropping makeup looks, right? But before you dive into the world of scares, camp or high-glam, let's talk about prepping your skin and ensuring a smooth, easy removal process. After all, you want your skin to look just as good after the party as it did before, and Current State has just the products to help. Let’s dive into our top five skincare-related tips for Halloween makeup-ready skin and removal

  1. Start with a Clean Canvas

    • The first step to achieving a flawless Halloween makeup look is to start with clean, smooth skin. Use a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt, oil, and makeup residue from your face. This step not only helps your makeup adhere better but also prevents clogged pores and breakouts that can occur after a night of spooky fun. Better yet, try one that contains gentle exfoliants like Salicylic Acid (a BHA) for an extra smooth application.
    • Current State Recommends: Salicylic + Green Tea Exfoliating Cleanser
  2. Hydration is Key

    • Rather than deal with dryness, creasing or dullness throughout the night, let’s focus on maximizing your skin's hydration to increase your makeup look’s longevity while keeping skin plumped and balanced. Apply a hydrating serum packed with Hyaluronic Acid that provides lightweight nourishment without weighing you down – extra points if it has some calming antioxidants that help minimize redness!
    • Current State Recommends: Hyaluronic + Arnica Hydrating Serum
  3. Maximize Moisturizer as a Primer Alternative

    • Instead of relying on a traditional primer (no shade to your fave though), consider using your daily moisturizer as a primer alternative before moving on to your look. Well-hydrated skin creates a smooth canvas to help makeup adhere better while keeping your barrier supported and functioning at its best beneath the glam. Pick one with ingredients skin can recognize like fatty acids so it absorbs quickly, doesn’t interfere with your application, and won’t leave you feeling greasy at the costume party.
    • Current State Recommends: Bamboo + Amino Mega Moisture Cream
  4. Removal is Key

    • After the Halloween festivities are over, don't skip the makeup removal process. Like, EVER. Sleeping with makeup on can clog your pores, lead to breakouts and interfere with its natural ability to heal overnight. Use a gentle cleanser designed for makeup removal like a balm or oil to ensure you get every last trace of it off your face. Extra points if it contains oils with natural anti-inflammatory properties like Sunflower Seed to help calm any signs of irritability.
    • Current State Recommends: Sunflower + Oat Melting Cleansing Balm and for our double-cleanse lovers, follow with Strawberry + Probiotic Balancing Gel Cleanser
  5. Rejuvenate Your Skin Post-Halloween

    • Your skin might need a little extra TLC after a night of Halloween makeup – we’re talking to you fine lines and unevenness. Applying an overnight treatment that can bring it back to a rejuvenated, bouncy state is a must. After removing your look, try something like an encapsulated retinol to renew your complexion while you sleep and bring back the glow by morning.
    • Current State Recommends: Retinol + Marula Renewing Serum

Bonus Tip: Stay Hydrated Inside Out

Hydration is key for healthy skin, especially for our makeup-loving friends. We mentioned it before when applying topically, but always make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated from the inside. Keeping your skin well-hydrated will contribute to a more comfortable, radiant Halloween experience both before and after.

With these tips, your Halloween makeup won’t just be on point and easy to remove, they pretty much guarantee a spooktacular time out and about without ever having to worry about your skin. Prioritizing your skin's health is an easy way to enjoy all the festivities you have planned to their fullest. Happy Halloween!

What kind of look are you going for this Halloween and are any of these products part of your get-ready routine? Share your favorite Skintuitive tips & recommendations on Instagram or TikTok and tag us @currentstateofbeauty 

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