1. Estée Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick EyeLiner
"I'm a big believer in the idea that Halloween costumes shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. There's no reason you can't whip something up using items you already own, paired with a few cool makeup tricks. I love this super-thick eyeliner pen because it's great for painting on designs — DIY Face Lace anyone?"
2. Boscia Luminizing Black Mask
"This classic mask is like beauty hocus pocus — apply the obsidian cream to your face, let it do its thing for 20 minutes, then scrub it off to reveal visibly brighter, more radiant skin. Creating light from something dark? Now that's magic."
$34, available at Sephora.
3. Ciaté Sequined Manicure in Super Duper
"Halloween is not a time to play it safe, so be sure to up your beauty game with products that take basic ideas to the extreme. Instead of plain old glitter polish, try this sequined manicure kit from Ciaté — it leaves your nails covered in textured sparkles. It's like Miu Miu's Glitter Pumps, but for your nails."
$15, available soon at Sephora.
4. Lancôme L'Absolu Nu in Prune Mantille
"A deep, blackened-plum lip makes me feel like the heroine in a tragic, Gothic romance. Where many purple lipsticks actually wind up looking more wine or raspberry when applied, this one stays true to its ultra-dramatic promise. To keep the final effect from being too overwhelming, I would suggest rubbing some onto your fingertip and then pressing the color onto your lips — this will create a much subtler stain that won't give you that Morticia Addams look. Unless of course you want to look like Morticia, then by all means layer this lippie on, the more intense the better."
$29.50, available at Lancôme.
Photographed by Grace Sun, MCV Photo
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