Makeup & nails
Oct 11, 2016
10 last minute Halloween costumes you can make with three beauty products or less
Joanne The ScammerSource: Instagram.com/iambranden Credits: ELLE Canada
You'll need: A black elastic, an eyebrow pencil (we love Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz) and a faux-fur coat.
How-to: If you want to go all out on this costume, a blonde Joanne inspired wig is ideal. However, if you're in a pinch last minute, tie hair in a low, loose ponytail, pulling out shorter layers at the front to give the appearance of Joanne’s signature bob. Taking your eyebrow pencil (brown eyeliner works too), lightly speckle the lower half of your face to create the appearance of a subtle beard, like @iambranden. Put on a fur coat and you’re ready to go. Iconic!
BeyoncéSource: ELLE Canada Credits: beyonceVEVO
You’ll need: A yellow dress, black kohl liner (we love Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner) and a blow up baseball bat.
How-to: Our favorite pop culture look this year was Beyoncé in the Hold Up music video. Hunt for a yellow, flowy dress at a vintage store (or check out this steal from Zara). Rim your eyes with a sultry black kôhl and top off the entire look with a few gold accessories. Find a blow up baseball bat at the dollar store (we're guessing you won't be let into the bar with a real one), and you're good 2 go!
MermaidSource: ELLE Canada Credits: instagram.com/maryamnyc
How-to: Pull your fishnet stockings tight over one side of your face to create a temporary stencil for your "mermaid scales." Using your eyeshadow, lightly colour in the spaces of the stocking to create a mermaid tail illusion (check out this makeup tutorial for a more detailed explanation). Style hair in big, loose curls and swipe a metallic gloss over lips for a look even Ariel would be jealous of.