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Halloween Makeup Ideas: 7 Lipstick Shades Perfect For Costume Inspiration




Halloween is just around the corner, so it's time to either get ghoulish or glammed up. Whether you're chaperoning trick-or-treaters or headed to a costume party, no Halloween look is complete without makeup. Stumped as to what to go as this year? How about using a shade of lipstick as your inspiration? We pulled 7 key colors that prove a tube of lipstick can go a long way in creating an entire outfit. Click through the slideshow above to pick out what shade best suits you for this spooky day!

Dark. The quintessential look for Halloween that never goes out of style. Have lips bitten into something poisonous? Are you of the living or something else? Who can tell when the natural shade of your lips is darkened into an unrecognized shade of pitch black? Looking for a saturated matte finish? Try Portland Black Lipstick for $10. Classic costume ideas for this shade include a Witch, Villain, Goth, Rocker, or Silent Film Star.

Scary. Oxblood is back in full trend force this fall, so repurpose the shade you already own and take on a new spooky swag with it. Super deep red lips take any look from boring to blood curdling. Great costume ideas that mesh perfectly include the Black widow, sinister French maid, Old Hollywood Starlet, Femme Fatale, Sexy Spy, and Villainous Vixen. Try Revlon's Matte Lipstick in Wine Not for $8.

Mysterious. Now this is as light as you can get. This shade is always unexpected, so why not try it on for size on a day you know you can definitely get away with it? White out your pout and it'll make plenty of people do a double take. This shade is an attention grabber, so be ready to turn heads. Try shade Virgin by Ka'oir for $19. Cool costume ideas for this color include a Sorceress, Ghost, ethereal goddess, 60's mod "it girl", and of course a zombie.

Green. Now this shade may seem 'out there' to many, but on Halloween anything goes. Plus, green gets a definite pass, as it's the Pantone Color of the Year, least we forget. Try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics shade of Fragmented Alice for $18. Cool costume ideas include Poison Ivy from batman, a clever spin on the 'green with envy' notion, Oz, nature, and army fatigues.

Super fun. Don't feel like going the scary route, have fun and create a playful look with neon bright shades. High-octane pigment can come out to play on Halloween without breaking any makeup rules. From plinks, to yellows, limes, and oranges, no pucker will be punished. Try out the neon shades from Ka'oir like Truly Outrageous for $19. Costumes for this shade include anything Fantasy, Comic Con characters, Raver, Pop Music Stars, and cartoons.

Futuristic. Put the pedal to the medal and rock a shiny shade of gold, silver, or bronze. With this color and it's metallic finish, lips take center stage of your Halloween makeup. Even better, metallics are in for nails this fall, so update a popular retro trend and match your lips to your talons. Try Dolce and Gabbana's Shine Lipstick in Gold for $30. Fun costume ideas include are out of this world creatures, Fembot, Glamorous Star, Snow Queen, Sun Goddess, or the Hunger Games District 3 Technology look.

Glow in the dark. Perfect for a night out dancing in costume, this look will make you the highlight of the party, pun intended! Light things up in a totally new way this Halloween with makeup that goes on, once the lights go off. Try Stila's After Glow Lip Color for $18. Costume ideas for this look are endless. Take any idea you had and simply take the wow factor up a notch with lips that won't quit.

What color suits your upcoming Halloween look best? Let us know with a note below!




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