Cuenco: Halloween makeup idea: Unicorn dreams

The Beauty Enthusiast

I’M NOT sure if it’s too early to be talking about Halloween, but I just went to my first Halloween party earlier this week and figured some of you might have some advance parties as well or have more than one to go to.

I love Halloween because it gives me a chance to experiment with makeup and dress up in silly or scary costumes. You can be as extra as your heart desires, but I tend to make do with what I have at home or use inexpensive makeup palettes. I don’t really buy any special face paint or prosthetic props, but I get creative with what I have.

• This is a great way to use those pretty pastel eyeshadows that are too bright for work or school. Use pink, purple, blue, mint green and /or yellow.

• When working with colorful shadows, I recommend dampening your makeup brush so that the pigments don’t fly everywhere. Dampened shadow will be easier to control and will stay longer on skin.

• Use a makeup sponge to press on eyeshadow or a bright pink blush on the perimeter of the face, including the forehead, temples and cheekbones as contour, since unicorn’s faces are quite defined.

• Use a darker pink or purple eyeshadow on the cheekbone.

• Go heavy-handed with highlighter, and use non-toxic glue to stick on rhinestones as you like.

• Use a black or dark purple eyeliner or eyeshadow plus dramatic false eyelashes to define the eyes, so that they don’t get lost with all those other colors on the face.

• Apply that bright pink or purple lipstick you love but never use; sparkly lip gloss is optional.

• Wigs or colored hair sprays may be expensive. There are plenty of affordable unicorn headbands now that are complete with ears and usually a floral crown. Snag one at the mall or from Shopee.

If going scary is more up your alley, I’ll suggest something creepy in this corner next week.


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