Halloween is around the corner but what’s truly scaring us off is the petrifying Singapore weather. After all that time spent on perfecting our Halloween makeup, you don’t want your efforts to melt off in the sweltering heat, do you? Fret not, here’s a handy list of effective Halloween makeup tricks that are bound to keep your makeup in place even after the sun goes down!
1. Prep your skin well for Halloween makeup
While Halloween makeup requires a somewhat different process than your usual makeup routine, prepping the skin remains the same. Skin care is extremely important as well-prepped skin will ensure your Halloween makeup looks fresh for a longer period of time!
To begin, cleanse your face thoroughly. Then, evenly apply toner using a cotton pad and moisturise your skin well. Next, blot away any excess oil sitting on the surface of the skin to reduce any greasiness.
Before you dive into your Halloween makeup, remember to use a makeup primer. Primers help to extend the wear time of your Halloween makeup! Makeup primers also create a barrier between your skin and the makeup paint you’re using, potentially reducing the risk of skin irritation.
DV Recommends: The Make Up For Ever Mattifying Primer is an amazing primer that helps to smoothen out the skin as well as diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines, keeping your makeup flawless for hours on end!
If eyes are the highlight of your Halloween makeup, use an eyeshadow primer to create a smooth base for the pigments. Grab the holy grail Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, which will help enhance the vibrant colours and prevent your eye makeup from smudging while you indulge in some spooky business!
2. Use professional stage makeup for Halloween makeup
Wearing high quality, professional makeup products crafted for the theatre can help your Halloween makeup last better in the hot Singapore weather. Those produced by popular brands such as Kryolan and Ben Nye are specifically formulated to be long-lasting, are highly pigmented, and incredibly comfortable to wear! They also produce an extensive range of products to create special effect makeup creepy enough for your Halloween party! It’s no wonder they are the top choices for many celebrities and professional makeup artists!
Some of these lauded products include the Ben Nye Master Disaster Wheel, which consists of all the shades you need to produce realistic effects for your gory recreations. Then there’s also Kryolan TV Paint Stick, which provides a flawless finish, creating the perfect canvas for your Halloween makeup.
Forget about the kiddy face paint — invest in professional stage makeup this Halloween!
3. Buy waterproof face paint
If professional stage makeup is too costly for an annual Halloween party, a cheaper alternative is waterproof face paint. Unlike grease paint that has to be activated with water and set with baby powder, waterproof face paint is a lot simpler to work with. They are still as pigmented but boast an even shorter drying time! What’s more, you don’t have to worry about sweating in Singapore’s weather because your Halloween makeup will be going nowhere!
4. Use makeup setting spray so your Halloween makeup lasts all day
Makeup setting spray is a girl’s best friend, especially in the sunny Singapore weather! Imagine the thick layers of Halloween makeup melting and sliding off your sweaty face. It’s definitely not a pretty sight! To ensure your makeup stays locked in for the entire day, spritz a light dose of makeup setting spray all over your face. You should do so once you’ve dusted on your setting powder and once again, after you’ve completed your entire makeup routine.
One of the most popular makeup setting sprays among the online beauty community is the Urban Decay All Nighter Pollution Protection Makeup Setting Spray. This holy grail setting spray has been upgraded to combat the effects of pollution while utilising its Temperature Control technology to effectively regulate your makeup’s temperature so it doesn’t melt or crack on your skin!
Another affordable alternative is the Colourpop All Star Setting Spray, which fights against oil and minimizes the appearance of pores and blemishes. Your Halloween makeup is bound to stay flawless all day regardless of the merciless Singapore weather!
5. Hairspray works wonders for your Halloween makeup
No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you! You can use hairspray to set your Halloween makeup! While this isn’t something you want to do every day, using hairspray may just be the trick necessary to keep your makeup looking fresh no matter the time of day. (Many vloggers swear by this hack!)
After you’re done with your makeup, close your eyes and hold your breath while spritzing a little hairspray on your face. The hairspray acts as a seal to extend your makeup’s lasting power and transforms your Halloween makeup into sweat-resistant makeup. You can now enjoy your Halloween party worry-free!
DV Tip: Despite its effectiveness, note that hairspray is drying and should not be used on a regular basis. If you have dry or sensitive skin, we suggest avoiding the hairspray and sticking to the makeup setting spray instead!
6. ‘Bake’ your Halloween makeup
Yes, Kim Kardashian uses this trick and so should you! When you ‘bake’, you’re basically piling loose powder on a particular area and allowing your body heat to help set all the makeup in place. This wonderful makeup trick works to ensure your Halloween makeup won’t budge even after prolonged exposure to the Singapore weather!
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder and RCMA No-Colour Powder are some of the more popular loose powders used for ‘baking’. They create a soft focus effect without clogging your pores and help to absorb any excess oil.
To ‘bake’, you’ll need to first apply an even layer of foundation. Next, dust a thin layer of loose powder using a fluffy powder brush. Thereafter, apply a generous amount of concealer under your eyes and blend it out with a damp makeup sponge. Dust on a thin layer of loose powder again. Then, using the damp makeup sponge, pile on loose powder on the areas where you’ve applied concealer.
Leave the powder on for about 10 to 15 minutes while you proceed to the other makeup steps. When the time is up, swirl a fluffy powder brush in pressed powder before dusting all the ‘baking’ powder off your face and voila! You’ve now created a smooth, flawless and long-lasting base for your Halloween makeup!
7. The Korean ‘Jamsu’ makeup technique for Halloween makeup
If you’re using greasepaint to create your Halloween makeup look, you may find the Korean ‘Jamsu’ makeup technique rather useful! This technique involves applying a ton of baby powder all over your face before submerging your face in ice cold water.
Doing this will give your Halloween makeup a matte and smudge-proof finish, ensuring eerie perfection all day. While the technique is mostly used for regular makeup looks, it can be incorporated into your Halloween makeup process to ensure nothing budges in the humid Singapore weather.
To do this, first, use greasepaint to create the Halloween makeup look you desire. Next, you’ll need to set your face by using a puff or any beauty tool of your choice to apply a generous amount of baby powder all over your face. Ensure that every area of your face is covered in baby powder. Then, prepare a bowl of ice cold water, and dunk your face into the water for no more than 30 seconds. Thereafter, use a tissue paper to gently dab off the excess moisture left on your face.
Your Halloween makeup should look airbrushed and matte now without feeling tight on your skin! This technique creates invincible makeup that’ll hold up perfectly in the Singapore weather. Just remember to apply some face glitter for extra pizazz once you’re done.
You’re now ready to go trick or treating the whole day without worrying about how well your Halloween makeup will hold up! Some of these tricks are not only great for the Halloween season, but can also be incorporated into your daily makeup routine to help keep your makeup looking fresh throughout the day!
This article was produced by Shopee.