The Green Girl's Guide To Halloween Hair & Makeup

You tolerate a smelly compost bin under your sink. You tote canvas bags to the farmers' market and shudder to think of forgetting your glass water bottle at home. In short, you spend 364 days a year making a Tinkerbell-sized carbon footprint, and then Halloween comes and all bets are off. You dip yourself in gobs of neon paint and throw environmental caution to the wind. Not this year, eco-Barbie. (Which, by the way, could make for a great costume.) Here, the best natural shimmers, hair paints, and face makeup so you can stay green — even as you paint yourself green — this All Hallows' Eve.
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Don’t let the '90s-style website fool you — these natural face paints are about as hip as they come. The base of organic jojoba and castor oils is tinted with natural pigments, not synthetic dyes. Even better? The colors — from Avatar blue to clown white — go on smooth and opaque, so it doesn’t look like you painted yourself with watery plant juice.

Elegant Minerals 15 Colors Natural Stackable Face Paint Makeup Kit, $32.95, available at Elegant Minerals.
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These richly pigmented, mess-free sticks come in every color of the rainbow — for every possible costume you could dream up (including this genius Snapchat look). The creamy tubes are also free of this mouthful: petrochemicals, PEG, propylene glycol, parabens, FD&C colors, and lake dyes.

Pretendi Naturali All-Natural Mineral Face Paint Sticks, $7.99 each, available at Luna Star Naturals.
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Smudge this rich burgundy cream around your eyes and mouth for a bloody good time that won’t make you feel like death — thanks to its gentle blend of coconut oil, beeswax, and botanical extracts. “It’s a green way to get that vampy look,” says Anit Hora, a holistic esthetician and founder of Mullein & Sparrow.
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For "shimmery, gothic looks," (you know the ones) Hora reaches for this paraben-, phthalate-, and synthetic-dye free eyeshadow. Press it under your eyes for devilish dark circles, then add a smear of inky aubergine lipstick to complete the look.
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These mica-based hair chalks also derive their color from natural pigments. Plus, they smell lovely thanks to a mix of essential oils and botanicals. For a pastel rainbow look, rub the chalk on dry strands. For full-on Kylie Jenner turquoise, draw them on wet hair, which is more porous and will grab onto the color better.

Tint + Tonic Natural Aromatic Hair Chalk Set, $18, available at Green Rainbow Revolution.
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Remember back in the first season of GoT when Khaleesi burned up with the dragon egg but actually lived? Wouldn’t that ragged, dirty, post-apocalyptic babe be a great Halloween costume? (We agree.) Rubbing this vegan shimmer stick all over your face and décolletage is a foolproof way to get the just-smoldered effect. “In general, [Tarte] has a great range of color that anyone creative could use to achieve a Halloween look,” says makeup artist Molly R. Stern.
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Maybe you just want to throw on a pair of wings and rub shimmer on your chest — we feel you. This natural set, which also includes a lilac lipstick, will make all your fairy (or heavenly) fantasies come true.

Sparkli Naturali in Fancy Fairy, $19.99, available at Green Rainbow Revolution.
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To take everything off at the end of the night, a smear of coconut oil loosens stubborn pigment without any pulling, tugging or tearing. And, there's no need to rinse any of the residue off; what's left over will quench and hydrate raw skin.
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