Happy (and Ethical) Halloween!

Hands down, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! And yes, it beats gift-giving Christmas. I enjoy the whole idea of mixing the scary with the happy moments with candy. But what I love most about Halloween is the chance to transform yourself into anything you want.

Here are some awesome companies that have a large array of colors and shades to pull together your costume! Happy HALLOWEEN!

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  • Blush: Silk Naturals Blush $4.50-$6.50
    • With options for vegans, Silk Naturals offer both powder and cream blushes for all skintones and skin types–a total of 65 different colors!

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  • Lipsticks: KA’OIR Cosmetics $16.99-$18.99
    • These lipsticks are B-O-L-D. From bright sky blue to mellow yellow, Ka’oir cosmetics are definitely going to make you stand out.  Her lipsticks ARE NOT vegan, however.
NOT MY COLLECTION! I wish...but credit to Vampy Varnish
NOT MY COLLECTION! I wish…but credit to Vampy Varnish
  • Nail Polish: ZOYA $9-$10
    • With about 400 colors to choice from, I bet you will find the perfect shade and texture to match your costume.

 

Vegan+ Cruelty-free Marsala Lips

Article #2 about this year’s color: Marsala! This time I found lipsticks to spice up your fall or winter look!

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Budget to Splurge:

Plum Lipsticks for Darker Cruelty-free & Vegan Ladies

Personally, fall is my favorite season. I love seeing the richer, deeper colors of green, orange, red, and yellow in fashion and makeup. I especially love fall because this means darker lip colors.

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Like choosing other lip colors, determining your skin tone and undertone is important so your skin doesn’t look dull or gray–but radiant and flawless.

If your skintone is within the range of medium to tan:

  • and has a warm undertones like Halle Berry or Kelly Rowland–chose a lipstick with a rich reddish-purple color (think wine!) or a burgundy. Because you are warm, a blue-tone berry lipstick will blend well with your undertone and whiten your teeth.  Like this dark berry, maroon lipstick by Aromi *.
  • and has a cool undertone similar to Rosario  Dawson or Jennifer Hudson, mauve lipsticks with pink or rose undertones are perfect. Ecco Bella’s lipstick in Rosewood * is a mauve shade with slight pink undertones.

Now onto the dark to deep skin tones (like myself!):

  • If your skintone is similar to Lupita Nyong’o’s or Gabby Union’s with warm undertones, search for lipsticks that are similar to wine colors–rich and dark. For example, Red Apple’s Wine and Dandy * is awesome! This deep, wine lip color with purple undertones will bring out your golden hues without being overpowering.
  • If your skintone is closer to Alek Wek’s or Uzo Aduba’s and has a cooler undertone, bright lip colors of magenta or violet look great on you. Even dark reds with chocolate-brown tones within them look amazing on you too! But because of the contrast between the deep, dark tone of your skin and the lipstick–I believe Lime Crime’s lipstick in Poisonberry * is just the bright and bold lipstick your skin tone wants!

Hints:

Lipliner is your friend!

Because your lips are darker, choose a more natural eye or blush color.