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Get the look: Halloween makeup that's actually gorgeous

Halloween makeup that scares children is great, but you don’t have to go full-on monster to nail it. There are ways to channel a spooky look that are ultra-flattering, too.

So, here it is: one Halloween look that only requires the addition of a witch hat or a drop of fake blood to be party-ready.

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1. This look is all about flawless skin that’s smooth and matte, so prep with a high coverage base like Lasting Finish Foundation, £7.99, and a dusting of Stay Matte Powder, £3.99.

2. Build up a flush on your cheeks in a warm-toned pink, like Lasting Finish Mono Blush in Live Pink, £3.99. The powder finish completes that matte effect.

3. Go smoky on your lids. After lining the waterline with Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Black, £3.99, reach for the 5 Pan Eyeshadow in Brixton Brown, £6.99.

4. Use a fluffy blending brush to buff the darkest shade in the palette across your lids, then sweep it very lightly along your lower lashes.

5. Next, using the deepest shade in Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadow in Pinkadilly Circus, £6.99, tap a little plum shimmer on the centre of your lids.  

6. Add the finishing touches: Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara, £6.99, for volumised lashes, and The Only 1 Lipstick in Oh So Wicked, £6.99, for a deep red on your lips.

Once you’ve followed those steps, you can wear your vampy look however you like. Add fangs, some blood for a zombie effect, or get the broomstick out and be the baddest witch.

For more Halloween makeup ideas, click here to discover the spookiest (and smartest) hacks.