Must-Have Beauty Products for Halloween Makeup

must have beauty products

We can’t help you make your costume or promise your Halloween party will be flawless, but we did put together a list of our favorite and most recommended beauty products to help you get the perfect Halloween makeup look!





cargoCARGO Essential Lip Color in Bordeaux

Create the perfect vamp look with CARGO’s high color saturation and lip plumping benefits in one covetable product. The formula includes Maxi Lip, a combination of peptides that greatly increase moisture and reinforce connective tissue for instantly fuller and more voluminous lips. Olive Oil, Jojoba and Shea Butter Extracts also flood lips with essential moisture to enhance the wear and feel of the lipstick.

Price: $22

Get It:, Ulta/, and



zen zinniaFLOWER Shine On Lip Gloss in Zen Zinnia

With a quick swipe of the wand, lips take on an alluring crimson appeal. This rich, creamy, formula will leave your lips feeling smooth and luxurious, while the gorgeous sheer color can be built up for a more intense look while leaving a long-lasting, non-tacky softness.

Price: $6.98

Get It: Walmart and






primerUrban Decay Complexion and Eyeshadow Primer Potions

This is my #1 makeup must-have! I don’t even both putting eyeshadow or foundation on unless I have my Primer Potions! If you want to look frightening for all the right reasons, keep your makeup intact all night with Urban Decay’s Primer Potions. They are perfectly formulated to keep makeup locked in place until you are ready to wash it off. Brightening and Tightening and Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potions are formulated to smooth and perfect skin, forming the canvas for any Halloween look and holding it in place for hours.

Price: $12 (Eyeshadow Primer Potion), $31 (Complexion Primer Potion)

Get It: Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s,,,, and



black lineL’Oréal Paris The Blackbuster by Infallible

Inspired by the bold, graphic eye looks seen on the catwalk, this easy-to-use liquid eyeliner delivers a bold, Cleopatra-like line with just one stroke. Whether creating spooky or sultry looks this Halloween, bold and defined eyes are now attainable for any woman with this easy to use eyeliner.

Price: $8.95

Get It:, chain drug, food and mass market retailers



flowerFLOWER Color Play Crème Eyeshadow in Midnight Garden

The undead look is so hot right now, ladies. Give your eyes a smoky and spooky look with this gorgeous, lightweight cream eyeshadow. Sure to glisten in the misty moonlight, the smooth texture allows for easy, buildable and blendable coverage with a magically, weightless finish that will last from dusk to dawn.

Price: $7.98

Get It: Walmart, and



lioneyezerKardashian Beauty LionEyezer

The Lioneyezer eye shadow has two flattering neutral shades in one chic package so it’s perfect for creating the most fascinating eye to compliment any Halloween costume you can dream up. Whether you are looking for a subtle hint of color or a bolder smoky look, the Lionizer has got you covered baby. A double-ended mini brush is included which allows you to apply the shadows traditionally, or as a liner. Great for halloween makeup looks and a double-duty must-have for your purse.

Price: $9.99

Get It: ULTA, CVS and Sears






maskbliss fabulous skin-reviving rubberizing mask

Don’t scare anyone this Halloween with dull, lack-luster skin. The bliss fabulous skin-reviving rubberizing mask is a weekly must for all skin types. Perfect for pre-Halloween face prep and post-Halloween skin recovery, this brightening, skin-renewing formula is packed with powerful antioxidants and nourishing, detoxifying seaweed. Other ingredients such as bilberry + vitamin C calm skin and fend off free radicals for beautifully clean skin.

Price: $38 (6 masks)

Get It: bliss spas,, Sephora and Ulta






leather nail polishNails Inc. Leather Effect in Noho

Give your Halloween costume a finishing touch with the new Leather Effect polish from Nails Inc. This is not only a gorgeous black, but the cool leather-effect has a high-fashion, textured finish you won’t see anywhere else. Surprisingly, this nail polish applies glossy but dries down into a chic leather look without the need for a top coat. Perfect for Halloween or any girl that wants to let her inner biker chick out.

Price: $11

Get It: Sephora and

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chromegirl spiritual hunter swatchChromeGirl 4-Free Nail Polish in Spiritual Hunter

ChromeGirl Nail Polish is 4-free, which means it is produced without formaldehyde, DBP, toluene or camphor. That means it’s safe for everyone including children and pregnant women. The different between ChromeGirl and other “free” nail polish brands is that ChromeGirl is on-trend and ultra-cool, offering unique colors you won’t see anywhere else.

Price: $11

Get It:



Gift Ideas: For Teens and Makeup Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for teen girl in your life? We have a list of fabulous gifts we KNOW she’d love!

Stila - Snow Angel Color Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Snow Angel Color Palette – $39 at

Create as many holiday looks as there are snowflakes in the sky with Stila’s NEW festive holiday color palette that comes in a cute snowflake-shaped pan. This set contains 12 flattering cheek colors and 18 versatile eye shadows that can be worn wet or dry for a countless number of looks. The palette comes with a deluxe Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara to complete any look in seconds. Use the included step-by-step look book for inspiration and tips so you can be an expert in no time at all.


Stila - Written In The Stars Eye Shadow Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Written in the Stars Eye Shadow Palette – $20 at

Your eyes will twinkle and shine with this heavenly eye shadow palette that comes in a whimsical star-shape. It contains 12 gorgeous, yet neutral eye shadow shades that can be mixed and matched for many different looks.  This set is only $20, making it the perfect gift for every girl on your list (including yourself) this Christmas season.


Stila - Luxe Eye Shadow Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Luxe Eye Shadow Palette – $45 at

This luxurious eye shadow palette features a mix of six cream-to-powder eye shadows and three micro-matte shades that are both versatile and sexy. You can play with different textures easily, even if you are new to makeup. The cream-to-powder eye shadows dolls you up with sparkle, while the micro-matte shadows deliver long-lasting color. This unique palette comes with a built-in mirror, look book manual and a Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Ladyfish (golden pewter). The perfect gift for a teenage girl that has recently started wearing makeup!


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Coterie is an exclusive, members-only site featuring an ultra-selective collection of the newest and most sought-after beauty products. In collaboration with top makeup artists, stylists and industry trendsetters, Coterie provides the woman on-the-go access to everything she needs to know, all in one place.

Sign up today and get in on the action! Click here to sign up now!

I got an exclusive look at Coterie, last week, thanks to iFabbo! I was able to preview the site, see how it works AND I got a FREE GIFT courtesy of Butter London and

The color is “Wallis” and it’s a gorgeous metallic sparkly green color that is perfect for Fall.

A huge thanks to Coterie, iFabbo and Butter London for giving us a sneak peek at the awesome new website that will be our new obsession.

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The Most Amazing Make Up…Ever…

About a million years ago when I was in high school, Clinique came out with a Lip Shine that wasn’t a matte lipstick or a gloss, but a combination of the two, which instantly became a hit with women everywhere.  One of the colors offered was #16, Black Honey.  What was so amazing about this particular color is that it flatters EVERYONE – regardless of your skin tone or eye color or your lip shape and texture.  Black Honey is probably one of make up history’s great all time achievements!  And now the color is being translated in to a Shimmering Tones Powder that may rank up there as make up history’s all time great achievement #2.

Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in Black Honey

Clinique’s Black Honey Shimmering Tones Powder is a limited edition, multitone powder.   The cult favorite Black Honey shimmers in this beautifully blended powder, instantly creating a sheer, subtle radiance that looks great on everyone, just like the classic that inspired it.

Believe me, this powder is like magic.  I’ve been sick for the past few days, and when I looked in the mirror this morning my skin resembled a cross between the Crypt Keeper and Princess Fiona (after she married Shrek…)  Two swipes of this shimmering powder and, damn, if I didn’t look healthy and vibrant!  It’s even better on a good day, giving you just enough sparkle that people say, “Wow, you look great…did you cut your hair or something…?”  I don’t know what it is about the Black Honey color, but it does something magical and it works for everyone and with every skin tone.

Available for a limited time only through Sephora, Shimmering Tones Powder in Black Honey retails for $32.50 – and it’s well worth the investment!

Get More out of Your Beauty Products with Beauty Spoons

Doesn’t it make you NUTS when you’re trying to get the last valuable drops of your favorite (and super expensive) lotion or potion out of the container but it just won’t budge?  I feel like the way packaging is designed these days it is meant to frustrate the consumer and make us wasteful, because there always seems to be at least 4 or 5 days worth of product trapped in the bottle that you just can’t reach.

Well now, thanks to Beauty Spoon you can get every last drop out of your bottle.

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The patent-pending Beauty Spoon® is designed with an ergonomic handle and
flexible stem making it easy to retrieve every ounce of liquid and cream located
at the bottom of your product bottles and containers.  The Beauty Spoon® also comes equipped with a contoured spoon for retaining and scooping out as much liquid as possible.  When finished, simply wash the Beauty Spoon® with soap and water and start bragging to your friends about all the money you saved!It’s the essential beauty tool that maximizes the use of all your beauty products!

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I was given a bottle of La Mer Concentrate that clocks in at a whopping $375 for 1.7 oz (yes, you read that right…) and thanks to Beauty Spoon, I have extended the life of the Concentrate by at least a week, maybe more, because this handy tool always seems to find just a tiny bit more product tucked in the deep recesses of the bottle!  If you are frustrated by tossing bottles and jars that still have days worth of beauty in them, I highly recommend the Beauty Spoon.

Beauty Spoons cost $9.99 for a set of two, and are available for purchase on line at

15 Minute Valentine’s Day Makeup

If you’re pressed for time on Valentine’s Day, this quick 15 minute guide to getting gorgeous will help you save time and still have you looking pretty for that special someone – or for just a night out with the girls!

1. Prime

Start with a clean, moisturized face, and use a foundation primer to help even out your skin tone and keep your makeup flawless. I like e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer ($6,,) but feel free to use your favorite primer for this step.



2. Foundation/Concealer

For light coverage, a tinted moisturizer is best, followed by spot treating problem areas with a bit of concealer. However, if you need full coverage, choose a lightweight foundation like Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation ($50, Sephora) for buildable coverage that lasts. Use a foundation brush or a makeup sponge for a smooth finish.


3. Blush

Impart skin with a rosy glow by dusting CoverGirl TruBlend Blush Naturally Luminous Powder in Pure Romance 425 ($7.29, over cheeks.




4. Eyes

Because you’re in a hurry, choose one eyeshadow to sweep over lids and in the crease. For a standout look, choose a shimmery neutral like taupe, sand, bronze or something in between. Make sure to line the upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner, such as Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($5.25, drugstores) and coat lashes with one to two coats of a volumizing and lengthening mascara.


5. Lips

For lip color that lasts all night, choose a lip stain that you can simply sweep on and forget about. One to try: NYC Smooch Proof 16 Hour Lipstain, ($4-6, drugstores.) If you prefer a glossy finish rather than a matte look, simply apply the stain and then coat lips in your favorite clear gloss for a shiny, sexy finish.



There you have it! Your 15 minute guide to easy Valentine’s Day makeup that will look just as gorgeous as if you spent hours pulling your look together. Do you have any favorite time-saving tips for getting gorgeous in a flash? Share them with me in the comments.

Mally Roncal to Give Away Two Exclusive Fashion Week Trips!

Renowned makeup artist Mally Roncal is giving away two exclusive trips to New York Fashion Week! One fan will have the chance to assist her and her make up artistry team backstage at the Tracy Reese show and another fan will have the chance to attend the show as a guest.

From January 5th, 2012 to January 20th, 2012, aspiring makeup artists start by creating a video showing Mally their “amazois” makeup skills. The entrant will need to log onto to fill out the entry form. The Mally Beauty team will select the finalists on January 21st, 2012; the finalists’ videos will be uploaded to on January 23rd.

As a fan, all you have to do is subscribe to Mally’s YouTube Channel, Mally TV Productions, and comment on any of the finalists’ videos. The winning commenter will be chosen at random and will win a trip to NYC and a ticket to the Tracy Reese show; the aspiring makeup artist will be selected by the Mally Beauty team, based on makeup artistry and talent, and will be backstage at Tracy Reese show. The winners will be notified on January 26th, 2012 and announced on the Mally Beauty Facebook, Twitter and Youtube channels.

Not only is this an exciting contest, but aspiring makeup artists will also have a once a lifetime chance to utilize Mally as a mentor and learn her tricks and tips first-hand!