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Forget the ghouls and ghosts—the spookiest part of Halloween is just how expensive it is to get a decent costume. Lucky for you and your wallet, we have the perfect hack for scoring a great look at a scary-low price.
Whether you go for a classic cat or an ethereal unicorn, all you need for a great costume on a budget are a couple of beauty products and a little DIY effort. We found some incredibly affordable options at Walmart that will make take your Halloween look to the next level.
The best part? Everything is $10 or less, so you can dress up for the occasion without breaking the bank. You may even grow to love your new bold makeup picks (blue eyeshadow, anyone?) or use this as an excuse to stock up on everyday essentials like L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara in Black ($10). Here are easy ways to achieve five different Halloween makeup looks this year.
Cue the YouTube tutorials and shop each costume below!
Jet black eyeliner and a contour kit are the main components of this cute deer look. The e.l.f. Contour Palette ($7) has four creamy shades to get a gradient effect around the face, and Covergirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx ($5) won’t budge no matter where you swipe it. Finish off the adeerable look using NYX Professional Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese ($3) to create white spots. Finish off with antlers and you’re good to go!
Embrace your boho side with this dreamy unicorn look that’s all about pastels and shimmer. Consider the glitter-packed Maybelline Lip Gloss in Barefoot ($6) your neutral lip to balance out the sparkly Wet n Wild Color Icon Rainbow Highlighter ($5) you’ll brush all over your face. Take it to the next level by temporarily coloring your strands with L’Oreal Paris Colorist Temporary Hair Dye in Lavender ($9).
A classic cat look doesn’t have to be boring — in fact, it’s the perfect excuse to go bold! Use the inky NYX Professional Liquid Liner in Black ($5) to get the perfect winged line and add several coats of L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara in Black ($10) to amp up the drama with fluttery lashes. If you feel like going all out, give yourself a five-minute manicure — complete with nail art and zero dry time — using KISS Gel Fantasy Nails ($8).
Unleash your inner Ice Queen with cool tones and frosty shadows! Generously swipe L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Dual Effects Eyeshadow in Eternal Blue ($9) for a high-impact effect. Up the ante using Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art in Cobalt Crystal ($7) to accentuate eyes and lips, and finish the look with a sprinkle of NYX Professional Makeup Face & Body Glitter in Ice ($5) on the high points of the face.
This is not your average clown! To get the look, use a generous amount of Revlon Insta-Blush in Candy Kiss ($5) to make cheeks pop and Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Matte Red ($6) on your lips. Complement those vivid colors and create a graphic effect with e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Black ($4), which comes with a brush to make the DIY process so easy, it’s laughable.
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