Sophia Panych, Allure magazine
You know what you should absolutely not do this Halloween? Drop loads of cash on a costume that you will only wear once. Here's what you should do: Dig into your makeup bag, rummage through your closet, and try one of these crafty, runway-inspired looks.
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Techno Butterflies. Yes, techno butterflies-it was the inspiration for the Swarovski-studded look that Pat McGrath created for Dior's spring 2013 show. Line your eyes with black pencil and add several coats of black mascara, it will ensure you look pretty...and like a human. Then spread a bright, shimmery cream shadow from the inner corners of your eyes, across the lids, and past the temples. Now comes the fun-adding the crystals (you can pick some up at any craft store). Using lash glue, place them across the brow bone. A pair of wings and antennae are recommended, but not required, to finish off the look.
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Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love Mash Up. Backstage this season I heard the words "grunge" and "nineties" so many times it felt like everyone from New York to Paris had broken out their old Hole albums. Since most of us can't show up to the office with greasy waves and layered plaid flannels, I recommend going grunge for Halloween. The look at Dries Van Noten is perfect inspiration. For the makeup, all you need is a red lipstick and black liner. If you are blonde, use a little black eye shadow to darken your roots. Then just throw on some mismatched prints and tie a flannel around your waist.
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Bloody nails. Not really the dress-up kind of gal? Add some Halloween spook to your look with a bloody manicure a là Prabal Gurung. Paint a strip of dark red polish across the top of your nail (almost as if you were doing a French manicure). Then draw small, randomly-placed squiggles halfway down your nails. You can add a dot or two to make it look like it splattered. The last step, which is key, is to finish with a clear topcoat so that it blends the red polish down your nail and makes it look like it's actually dripping.
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