Hello, Savvy Shoppers! First, let me take a minute to introduce myself. I’m the Dollarista and I’m delighted to be here sharing my creative ideas with you, and doing something I consider myself to be an expert at… creating wonderful things from found objects. And where is my favorite, most cost-effective place to go on a crafting scavenger hunt? Dollar Tree, of course! Oh, the endless possibilities — high-end, pin-worthy projects, at the lowest price. I know I’m not the only crafty person with a Martha Stewart-eye on a limited budget. Even if money is no object, I hope to show you how to make things that will delight you, and impress others. Everyone will be like, “Ooh, where did you get that fantastic idea?”
The first thing I want to share with you is a few cool and easy Halloween makeup ideas. Halloween is fun for kids, but nowadays it’s just as big of a deal for grown-ups, too. It’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to choose your costume, then facing the challenge of putting it all together. Some people take months to plan, while many others, especially parents, find themselves scrambling at the last minute. These makeup ideas will make it easier to throw something together if you are busy or spent from indulging yourself in too many pumpkin lattes, brownies, smoothies, and candles this fall.
The first look is an adorable doe!
Here are the items I grabbed at Dollar Tree:
- Assured® Witch Hazel
- L.A. Colors® Smoky Eyeshadow Palette
- Makeup Brushes (Small Angled, Medium Shadow, and Concealer Brush)
- Sponge Shadow Applicators
- L.A. Colors® Bold Eyes Palettes in Dazzling and Smooth Operator
- L.A. Colors® Bronzer
- Colormates® Eyeliner Pencil in Black/Brown
- Cotton Balls
- False Eyelashes
- Eyelash Adhesive
- Black Liquid Eyeliner
- Plastic Cup
Here’s how I created this look:
- First, you should start with a clean face. I like to take a cotton ball soaked with Witch Hazel and give your face a good swipe to absorb oil and deep clean. This prepares the skin to keep the makeup on.
- Take the concealer brush and lightly dip it in a small plastic cup filled with water. Then drag it over the white shadow. Paint a mask from the nose and cheeks, up to the hairline. White powder should go on thick and almost opaque.
- Swipe tan eyeshadow across the crease of the eyelid, and down the side of the nose using a medium brush. Repeat this step on the other side.
- Dip a cotton ball in bronzer and swipe around the cheeks and forehead. Take another cotton ball and twist it to get a rough tip. Using the darkest brown eyeshadow, then swipe over the sides of the nose and the crease of the eyes. You may need to get the shadow a bit wet to make the color dark enough to give it depth, but wait for it to dry between applications.
- Take your black/brown eyeliner pencil, and fill in the entire tip of the nose, then paint over it with black liquid eyeliner. (BTW, this is the best liquid liner for smudge-proof, staying power I have found… and it’s only $1! )
- Apply false eyelashes by squeezing a thin layer of eyelash glue onto your lash line, and waiting at least 30 seconds for it to set. Then apply the false lashes with tweezers. (Warning! This may take some practice, so I suggest trying out lashes beforehand.)
- Take the small angled brush and wet it a bit, then swipe in white eyeshadow. Make the dots along the sides of face. Use the same brush and color to paint a highlight in the cupid’s bow, just above the lip.
- Apply a thick winged line of liquid black eyeliner to each eyelid. (This may take some practice to master, so be sure to take trial runs.)
- To finish off the look, go back and shade the bronzed areas around the face, around the spots, with a small wet brush dipped in any shade of dark brown to give depth.
- Lastly, draw a line around the top lip only, then fill it in with dark pencil liner.