You might feel too old to trick and treat this Halloween but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with some monstrous make-up ideas! Whether you're heading to a party or having a night in watching horror flicks, it's fun to embrace the spirit of this spooky holiday.
If there was ever an excuse to go all-out with your hair it's 31 October! We love a bit of classic backcombing and some temporary spray-in colour. Alternatively, fake it with wigs and accessories.
"Why not completely get into character and add a wig or a headband soaked in red paint to get the blood effect? Alternatively paint a wig with white paint to get an effective ghost look," party experts at Smiffys, the UK’s leading fancy dress wholesaler, recommended to Cover Media.
Don't forget your nails this Halloween! Aside from dipping into the usual varnishes like slime green and blood red, you could also try some ghoulish nail stamps from MoYou-London. Their Halloween kit comes with carved pumpkin faces that look fab on orange nails. The Gothic Drama stencils would also work perfectly with black and purple polishes.
Creepy cosmetics are the crowning glory of any Halloween look.
"Halloween face painting is all about the eyes; creating the correct eye make-up will help perfect your scary look," Smiffys advised. "To make your eyes stand out it is best to use black when adding eyeliner and detail around the eyes. To get the best results, twist the brush to create thinner lines or push down on the brush to achieve thicker lines.
"The eyes are the focal point of the face, so add some stand-out eyelashes for a touch of ghoul glamour and some glitter where appropriate. Then finish with the lips. For vampire looks use a blood red lipstick, or keep it pale and white to achieve a more ‘deathly’ look."