Save your candy and tiny chocolate bars for someone else. This Halloween we want to treat ourselves to something truly tempting. We have our EYE on an impressive cast and crew of ghoulish skincare goodies we were going to take to the grave…But since you put a spell on us we’re sharing our secrets.
After a few years of coming off COVID closures and lockdowns lifting, this Halloween is going to be HUGE. Maybe you have a pre-teen that’s aged out of trick or treating or you’re looking for something to gift yourself, here are a few ideas to make the ghost, er most of this Halloween.
BEAUTY TRICKS FOR HALLOWEEN AND BEYOND
The Lord of Misrule was historically known as someone who kicked off a night of revelry, so we can’t think of a better character to conjure this Halloween. Lord of Misrule Shower Gel is an electrifying elixir, bright green with black peppercorn and wafts of vanilla. This fan favourite sells out every season. It’s like pumpkin spice for LUSH fans. Part of the Lord of Misrule gift set ($55) includes a rich and reviving Bath Bomb, Labyrinth Bubble Bar and Body Spray.
After a night out trick or treating, and candy eating, end your evening with LUSH COSMETICS’ curious Cyclops Bathbomb ($7.95). The uplifting UFO Bathbomb ($10.95) with citrus wafts will take you out of this world. Ghost in the Dark ($9.25) bath soap is citrusy with notes of bergamot and lemongrass and actually glows in the dark!
Stoic Beauty blends a sustainable ethos with a natural beauty tilt. The Canadian company’s portfolio features super hydrating Chryso Regenerating Serum bolstered with Frankincense and develops an alluring green elixir that is a plant-based alternative to traditional retinol treatments. The Apokathario Natural Exfoliator ($30) brings a powerful blend of 10% AHA and 2% BHA to the mix. The result? A supernatural exfoliation, perfect as a skin treatment post-Halloween makeup removal. Bonus- the box is made of seed paper for future flower planting.
The golden chamomile dialled into the Harmonia Calming Night Cream ($38) brings soft skin and a supple feel. Lightweight with an uplifting dreamy scent, this cream acts as a final step in locking in moisture for a good night’s rest.
DIG DEEPER, AND WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE
Showing some skin at the costume party at the club? Laying out the latex for something a little more risque? Adding an all-over body deodorant isn’t a bad call. The fresh scent and feel-good vibes from boscia’s Prebiotic + Probiotic All-over Body Deodorant ($35) is a new start. Aluminum-free, talc-free, alcohol-free and baking soda-free for a healthy switch that won’t leave you smelling like a zombie.
There’s nothing scarier than a blackhead-infested breakout. While your Halloween mask may have come off, your skin is still clogged with makeup and whatever else the night threw at you. Warming boscia Thermal Black Charcoal Cleanser ($48) and boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-off Treatment ($50) provide all the deep-cleaning required to restore your skin. Swirled with Activated Black Charcoal and Binchotan White Charcoal Powder, this wash-off treatment mask is gentle, yet effective.
Finish with a spritz of boscia Rosewater Mist with Witch Hazel ($40) to close pores. Aptly named for all witches and wizards, a mist seals the deal and paves the way for your next beauty steps.
TAKE YOUR LOOK TO HAIR-RAISING NEW HALLOWEEN HEIGHTS
High-volume hair-dos require consistent heat to hold the look. Conair’s new Infiniti Pro 3Q Hairdryer is built with a brushless motor, the result? Hair is dried faster, with less heat. Full-size means full control, this impressive beast is engineered to style hair in a snap. It also safely tames tresses while limiting damage. Ionic technology means more shine and up to 75% less frizz. Also includes a diffuser to amp up those curls.
amika’s the wizard is free from silicone, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and petrolatum. The detangling primer that dazzles ensures your flock of seagulls look will be on lockdown all night. Restore those tired and teased locks the day after with amika’s soulfood, a nourishing mask designed to hydrate and repair damaged hair.
All photos by Libby Roach