Only one day remains until Halloween, but there’s no need to sweat if you don’t have a costume idea yet (and you happen to be a major Sephora lover). Clever and well-executed last-minute Halloween costumes can look just as good as ones you’ve been planning since last Halloween, and Reddit user Lauraizm proved as much with an iconic Sephora bag costume.
“This was an easy but fun costume!” Lauraizm posted in the (where else?) Makeup Addiction subreddit. “It was also my first time ever applying/wearing false eyelashes! Many a mistake was made hah.” Despite looking very put together, Lauraizm wrote that “really the only ‘costume’ part” was the red tissue paper that lines the Sephora ‘bag.’ The simple part was the dress, which was ordered straight from Amazon: a 1950s style black-and-white striped dress by Tempt Me with additional crinoline for volume. But a Sephora bag isn’t a true Sephora bag without the cosmetics, and Lauraizm used almost 20 (!) makeup products, including many well-hyped Sephora favs.
For the face, Lauraizm used the Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Eye Creme, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer, Hourglass Veil Primer, Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation in Light 44 Cool, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in 1, Etude House eyebrow pencil in brown, and Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Setting Powder. The contour was courtesy of cult classic Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in Fawn, with blush via Tarte Blushing Bride and the new Fenty Beauty highlighter in Trophy Wife.
To get that smoky-sultry Halloween eye look, Lauraizm used the Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay, followed by eye shadow blended from a combination of the Tempura, Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Golden Ochre, Red Ochre, Love Letter, and Primavera shades from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette, Clay from the Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio, and more Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife. Then came Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer, Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, and Sephora’s own Audacious #21 false eyelashes applied with Tarte’s Tarteist Pro Lash Adhesive.
All of it was topped off with ColourPop Ultra Liquid Lipstick n Creeper, and, of course, an actual Sephora bag, ingeniously making this a Sephora bag shopping at Sephora costume. In the comments, Lauraizm credited BuzzFeed‘s “13 DIY Halloween Costumes For Beauty Lovers” video for inspiration. “Saw the first 10 seconds of that video and my excuse to buy a new dress and ran with it,” they wrote. In retrospect, Lauraizm would have done some classic Sephora employee moves like dole out samples from the Sephora bag or offered other partygoers a basket, but it’s not too late for you if you want to add a certain layer of realism to your costume — and become the most popular Halloween partygoer at the same time.
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