Halloween collections

There’s been a lot of emphasis on and hype around holiday collections this year. Multiple brands were releasing their Christmas collections in late August or early September; not only is that WAY too early but it also ignores an extremely important makeup centric holiday. Seems kinda asinine to me, but not every brand has forsaken us.

Wet ‘n Wild

If you’ve been around for a while, you know how much I love this brand. Their products are good and cheap, and I can’t really ask for anything else. Their last few launches have also been pretty cool; the Fire & Ice collection is reminiscent of Game of Thrones, and I’m into it. They also released a Zodiac collection that’s, frankly, better looking than either the Colourpop or BH Cosmetics versions. And now, we have the Fantasy Makers collection.

This isn’t a new concept from Wet ‘n Wild; they release a Halloween collection with a few stencils and things for specific looks every year, but it’s only been in the last couple years that the collection has been this extensive. I grabbed a few things already, and there are a few others I’m interested in.

Color Icon Shade-Shifting Blush – Zombie Blush

This is the product that made me go hunting for this collection. Rachel from Rachhloves reviewed this collection a few weeks ago and included this product, and she ended up really liking it despite some initial hesitation. The concept is awesome; this olive looking blush is supposed to color change to normal pink. I swatched it and it ended up looking like a bruise, but I was a little heavy handed.

I actually like that it has that sort of grey-green shift, and I’m thinking about wearing it to an upcoming wedding. Just to make people wonder.

MegaGlo Highlighting Powder – Not Your Basic Witch

A black highlighter with a skull imprinted in the pan; need I say more? It likely won’t be very functional as a highlight, but it’s going to look damn cool on my eyes.

This also comes in baby pink, champagne gold, and white.

Fantasy Makers MegaLast Lip Color in London Skies and Stoplight Red

I’ve tried a few of the regular MegaLast lip colors and I actually like the formula. It’s a satin finish so it’s not too drying, and it generally lasts longer than a standard bullet lipstick. I don’t know what came over me, but I grabbed the grey and the fire engine red. I don’t really know what I’m going to do with them, but they’re not like any other colors I currently own, and for $2 each I don’t feel too guilty about it.

This formula is also available in blue and gold.

MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick

For Halloween, they’ve released new shades of this lipstick in metallic and matte finishes. I don’t have any of them (yet), but I’m partial to the metallic formula in Shady Witch and the matte formula in Emerald City and Sleepy Hallow.

The other items in this collection include loose pigments, metallic liquid liners, glitter palettes, lashes… there’s so much stuff in this collection that it borders on ridiculous, but in the best possible way. If you’re in a funk and can’t come up with a costume, check out the website. You may find some inspiration.

Makeup Revolution

Did you know that Makeup Revolution/Revolution Beauty has a Halloween collection?

I found out last year, and since I wasn’t very familiar with the brand I didn’t even consider purchasing anything from the collection. I likely won’t buy anything this year either, but I kind of want to. Admittedly, that’s mostly for the packaging. I mean, it’s all covered in skulls, like this vampy lipstick and the liquid highlighters. I’m not even into liquid highlights, but I’ve never seen a red one so I’m immediately intrigued. I’m also kind of into the Beautiful Darkness eyeshadow palette; again, the packaging is awesome, but I also really like this color story. I think these muted tones might be really fun to experiment with, and it’s definitely something different.

This collection is also huge and includes the requisite SFX makeup for serious Halloween people and not just casual enthusiasts like myself.

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