The most stressful part of creating the perfect Halloween look is finding the costume pieces. Either you pay way too much for a prepackaged option (which, let’s be honest, can often look pretty cheap), or you scour thrift stores and vintage shops in order to piece together your wardrobe. Either way: it’s a lot of effort just to pull off a respectable costume.
So, what are we lazy girls to do?
The easiest solution is to create a makeup look that’s so impressive, it will basically make up for your lack of costume.
Pixelated makeup is definitely a look to consider when you find yourself without a costume, but not wanting to feel left out of the Halloween shenanigans. It’s a time-consuming endeavor, to be sure, but the results are definitely worth it when you consider how many jaws will drop.
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All you really need to achieve this look are a paintbrush and various shades of cream eyeshadow/face colors. Oh, and you’ll want to have a steady hand and some patience, natch.
Once you’ve created a solid base, i.e., completed your foundation and powder, you simply need to set about transforming your features into tiny blocks of color. (Starting with your eyebrows is probably easiest.)
In places where you would normally add highlighter, add blocks of white. In places where you would contour, add darker blocks of your natural skin tone.
You may have exhausted your patience (and wrist) at the end of the process, but you will have successfully avoided exhausting your wallet — and isn’t that really the main goal of any low-key Halloween costume?