15 All-Natural Beauty Alternatives for Your Halloween Makeup
Halloween means spending loads of time trying to figure out which costume is right for you (and your little ones). Anyone who’s into Halloween knows that deciding on the costume is only half the battle — getting your face just right is just as important. If you’re a green beauty junkie though, finding mostly- or all-natural products is just one more thing to worry about. Because we love good-for-skin products just as much as you do, we compiled a list of our fave natural makeup products. Now you can spend less time stressing and more time putting the finishing touches on your Beyoncé costume.
1. Pure Poppet Natural Face Paint Packs ($18): If you have a lot of faces to paint this Halloween, a kit like this one from Pure Poppet is just the fit. Safe for kids and for mom, each pack includes three mineral powders and three stencils. Just line up the little ones and get to coloring in the lines.
2. Tint Tonic All-Natural Face Paint ($18): A colorful group costume like our fruit salad squad can be created with ease thanks to this bunch of all-natural face paints. Good-for-skin ingredients means that you’ll get to celebrate Halloweekend without worrying about all of the rehab your skin will need to get back to normal post-celebration.
3. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar ($9): Take your black cat costume to the next level by painting your lips with this matte lip tar. Safe for your cute little cat nose too, just use the included applicator to fill in your lips, and you’re reading to take on the holiday.
4. Zoya Raven Nail Polish ($9): Black nail polish is a must for hardcore costumes, like our take on the Bad Blood look. Badass as you may be, you still want a product that’s going to be good for your body, and this natural nail polish is a perfect solution.
5. Tint Tonic All-Natural Face and Body Paint ($5): Perfect for pretty much any costume that requires a base of white or black, this kit is a perfect start to getting Halloween-ready. The included tools make application super easy, so say goodbye to holiday stress.
6. 100% Pure Luminous Cream Highlighter ($21): For a Halloween costume that requires a bright glow, like our jellyfish costume, a highlighter is a total necessity. This creamy product is made up of thousands of light-reflective pigments, making it easy to get your shine on.
7. EcoTools Natural Accent Lashes ($6): These lashes are a match made in heaven for your doll costume. Super easy to apply because of their small size, they’ll allow you to add emphasis right where you need it.
8. Josie Maran Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon ($20): No matter what your costume, you’ll benefit from a clear base, and this concealer is just right for the mission. It’s infused with argan oil and totally buildable, so you control the level of coverage.
9. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation ($39): For more coverage, follow your concealer with a full foundation like this one from tarte. Available in a huge variety of shades, this will make your skin nothing short of camera ready all night long, whether you’re playing Maleficent or a deer.
10. Dear Baby Products Frigid Princess Face Paint ($12): Here’s your one-stop shop for all the face paint you need to lock in your Frozen costume. Since this palette is all-natural and baby-safe, you could even be a mom-and-baby Elsa duo, because that would be the cutest thing Halloweekend has ever seen.
12. Georgie Beauty Midnight Muse Faux Lashes ($18): Get big and bold celeb-worthy lashes worthy of your Beyoncé costume without compromising your love of green beauty. These faux beauties are free of formaldehyde, parabens and phthalates, so get ready to nab a few pairs and rock Queen B-approved style on the daily.
13. Pacifica Nail Polish Trio ($20): Share this set with your BFFs for the final step of your group costume. It’s fast drying, so it’s totally no biggie if you’re all running late because your Halloween-inspired cocktails put you off schedule.
14. Tator Rounds Beauty Candy Corn Collection ($14): Though candy corn is still one of those sweets that so many love to hate, this collection of candy corn-inspired eye shadows is great for anyone looking for a simple way to ease some Halloween spirit into an otherwise simple costume.
15. DIY Face Paint: If you’re DIY all the way, give making your own face paint a shot. Plus, you’ll save money. All you need is corn starch, a face lotion, 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil, washable paints, natural food coloring or homemade dyes and a few containers. (via by Pop Sugar)
Which natural makeup are you pumped about adding to your costume this Halloween? Let us know in the comments!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)