Because sloppy and smudged just wont cut it this year
Beauty bloggers are shedding their immaculately made-up skins and mutating into monsters conjured from the darkest depths of the 'gram. Yes, Halloween is on the horizon.
From cute-sie glitter bunnies to the more haunting optical illusions, Halloween looks are flooding social media, offering ample inspiration for a decent costume this year.
But, if an attempt to perfect your winged eyeliner often leaves you at risk of losing an eye, then embarking on a Halloween DIY makeover can be a dangerous endeavour. So, those less nimble with a makeup brush, heed this warning; sometimes, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
Fortunately, there’s plenty of MUA and salons offering makeovers this month, meaning you can finally nail a masterful – not messy - look this Halloween.
Here’s our top list of where to get your Halloween makeup done in Manchester this October.
Gipsy Shrine x Topshop – price on consultation
Something sparkly this way comes at Gypsy Shrine’s Topshop pop up. The body glitter company famed for their bejewelled festival looks have turned their hand to more sinister sparkles this season. Choose from embellished skeletons, gleaming ghosts or try one of the brand’s Warner Brother’s collection, with looks inspired by characters including Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and Cat Woman.
Book makeovers in-store
Concessions in Topshop Arndale, M4 3AD & Topshop Trafford Centre, M17 8AF
MAC at Selfridges - £50
If you’re after a spooky yet cute look for the Halloween season, then try MAC cosmetics. The Selfridges beauty concessions can recreate classic Spooktacular looks from skeletons to witches, so you can look scary, but not too scary for Halloween. With the cost of the makeover redeemable against product, you’d be a ghoul not to.
Selfridges Exchange Square & Trafford Centre
House of Evelyn – price on consultation
If you want a Halloween look that will really make them stare, then head to House Of Evelyn. The experts of masterful makeup are offering SFX makeovers this October, meaning that whatever your demonic dreams – be it a scale-skinned mermaid, a Victorian vampire or you just fancy growing some horns – the salon can transform you. Don’t be fooled by the stunning interior and striking chandeliers. Horror happens here….
House of Evelyn, 40 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 1EN
BLOW LTD – from £64
For on-demand beauticians and makeup artists, nothing beats BLOW LTD. The app has a host of makeup masters available to transform your face from gorgeous to ghastly, with the added bonus of home visit makeovers – so no scaring people on the tram back from town. Prices start at £64 and you can book sessions for up to four people, meaning you can rope your friends into a group costume.
Order to your home
Messy makeup – from £10
Afflecks Palace, 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW