We all have friends that wait until the last minute to plan Halloween — and some of us
are that friend. It's understandable: The holiday is an ordeal, but as it approaches (and we get invited to more and more "costume mandatory" parties), it's hard not to want to get into the spirit.
So what to do if you don't feel like braving the aisles of a Halloween superstore? Fire up Amazon Prime, of course. (Isn't that the answer to just about everything?)
We trolled many, many pages of the service's beauty offerings for the most costume-worthy items, because if you order in the next 15 hours, they'll all be delivered by Monday. See them all ahead.
Simple and traditional is a good starting place for last-minute costumes. This year, we're thinking vampire. In terms of makeup, the look requires red lipstick (blood) and black eyeliner (for a widow's peak). Put on a white shirt, find a cape/tablecloth, and you're good to go.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Pro Matte Gloss, Rebel Rose,
Maybelline New York Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner, Blackest Black 501,
If you're already pale, play it up with white face powder applied before the rest of your makeup.
Manic Panic Virgin White Pressed Powder Compact Gothic Vampire [White],
Let's go back to childhood for a moment. The witches we dressed up as in fourth grade were basically just green-faced little ghouls draped in polyester rags. Don't underestimate a green eyeshadow — circle it around the eyes and under the cheekbones and you'll get pretty far.
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow, Forest Green, 0.08 oz.,
No one knows what aliens look like, so cover your whole face in a heavy layer of highlighter and call yourself one. Who's going to argue with you? Those
bobble antennas (also Prime!) will also help.
e.l.f. Studio Baked Highlighter - Moonlight Pearls,
Rosie the Riveter is a fail-safe costume option (and an especially significant one in 2017). Swipe on a red lip, dig out that red bandana we know you have, and throw on a blue shirt. The look is more about
the arm pump anyway.
L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick, British Red, 0.13 oz.,
Toss some shimmer powder on your face and hair and give Tinkerbell a run for her fairy dust. Though we highly recommend taking it off before bed, otherwise you'll never get the glitz out of your hair/bed/life.
ELINKMALL Glitter Loose Makeup Eye Shadow,
And there's always the beloved Black Cat. Eyeliner whiskers, black jeans, and a black shirt — easy. Swing by the drugstore's Halloween aisle for some ears or make them out of pipe cleaners like you did in the third grade.
COVERGIRL Perfect Point PLUS Eyeliner Pencil Black Onyx, .008 oz,
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick, Orange Obsession, 0.26 fl. oz.,
If you're shopping on Amazon Prime for Halloween looks this close to the deadline, you're likely in need of some makeup basics, too. Don't forget to add remover to your cart!
Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, 3.8 fl. oz.,
Halloween is just an opportunity to be silly and weird, so don't feel like you have to completely transform yourself to stand out. Over-the-top fake lashes and the costume-y things you already have in your closet (grandma's oversized silk scarves, perhaps?) will go a long way.
AnHua Reusable Party Feather False Eyelashes, Black,
Cardani Latex-Free Secure Hold Glue for False Eyelashes,
...Or maybe LED lashes? If anyone asks, you're Person Who Went To Burning Man.
Bestlus LED Eyelashes,
We approve of these extensions for daily use.
Etekcity LED Hair Lights,
And of course, there are always wigs.
QHQ-SHININGLIFI Short Straight Bob Full Wig with Oblique bangs,
Halloween Party Online
Halloween Party Wavy Wig, Pink/Black Adult ,
Halloween Party Online
Halloween Party Online Multi-toned Wig Curly Double Ponytail,
If you wear a wig, press-on nails, and a bunch of abnormal-for-you makeup, you'll be transformed.
Ejiubas 24 Pcs Black Color Matte with Glossy Finish False Nail Tips [Black],
Makartt Coffin Nails Clear Ballerina Nail Tips Full Cover Acrylic False Nails 10 Sizes,
Another idea: Doodle all over your face with eyeshadow and call yourself a rainbow!
SHANY Cosmetics Natural Fusion Eyeshadow Palette (88 Color Eyeshadow Palette) ,
Temporary tattoos are an easy option for quick costumes. Maybe you're a Biker babe, or perhaps a
Dr. Woo regular?
COKOHAPPY 8 Sheets Temporary Tattoo,
Vintage Anchor Temporary Tattoo (Set of 2),
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