Halloween is on a Tuesday this year. Womp, womp am I right? It won’t be that bad. If we look on the bright side, that means we get to start wearing our costumes this weekend for all the parties.
Most offices will allow you to wear some kind of costume on actual Halloween. My office in particular has a costume contest every year and I know of several others that do too. While I go all out for my weekend party costumes, I feel a little weird about showing up to work in full costume. I also do not get up early enough to even dream about pulling off any kind of Halloween masterpiece before work.
So today, I’m sharing what I will be wearing to the office next week for Halloween. It is SUPER simple, cute, and can just be worn with whatever you were already planning on wearing to work. BONUS: it’s totally appropriate so you won’t be “that girl” at the office. Nobody likes being talked about in the break room.
We all love Snapchat, yes? I created this look to become the “butterfly crown” filter. This filter kind of exploded over the past year or so, mostly because the Kardashians never take a snap without it, but whatever. This look is super simple to pull off and most people will get the reference.
Here’s my quick tutorial:
- Create your crown. I actually bought mine at one of the pop-up Halloween shops. However the elastic was black and I didn’t like that. So I stopped by Target and purchased some gold pipe cleaners. I wrapped them around all the black elastic so you couldn’t see it and the whole crown is gold. If you don’t magically find a butterfly crown, it could easily be made from gold elastic and butterflies like these. Save for later.
- Foundation. So the point of the butterfly filter is to make you look flawless. To achieve this (or as close to it as possible, I’m a human not a filter after all), I use L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation. I love this product. I use it to cover up any imperfection, dark spot, pimple or mosquito bite. I applied this to my whole face and neck with a beauty blender.
- Cover those under eyes. Since the filter doesn’t have under eyes, and I very clearly do… I use Dr. Brandt No More Baggage gel followed by Maybelline Instant Age Rewind.
- Create Glam Eyes. I used Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips eye shadow to create this. I love this palette because it’s SUPER pigmented and super shimmery. Then I used NYX white eyeliner on my water line, and Pixi gold liner on top of my lash line and underneath my bottom lashes. Finally, I loaded up the Thick and Fast Mascara.
- Get a pretty glow. Obviously this filter makes you glowy, so I started with Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer and applied it to my whole face. Then I used my favorite Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit to severely contour my cheeks, chin and forehead. I use the color “Fawn” for this. This filter makes your face look slimmer, and contour is going to help achieve that. I used the color banana to go over my nose, under eyes (again trying to remove them completely), forehead and cupid’s bow. Finally, I use as much highlighter as I want (and I want a lot) from my Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. I used it on my cheeks, nose, corner of my eyes, whatever. Cake it on.
- Add a little sparkle. Desperate times call for desperate measures, but I added a little glitter I picked up from the craft section to my forehead and hair with lash glue lol. It actually worked great, but I’m sure there is something more official you could use.
- Finishing touches. Put on your crown and swipe on a little Sexy Mother Pucker, and you are good to go!
What is your favorite easy Halloween costume?