Fake blood/brains sold seperately.
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No other makeup look is so versatile for Halloween as the zombie. Celebrity and political costumes are instantly a bajillion times more interesting with the addition of sunken eyes, hollowed cheeks, and an unshakable appetite (for brains). The good news is: you don't need any fancy movie makeup or years of practice to achieve the look. We hacked a convincing (and kinda pretty?) version that you can do easily yourself, all with COVERGIRL products from your nearest drug store.
Learn how to do this Halloween nail art by yourself!
It’s hard to believe that by this time next week, another Halloween season will have come and gone. *sigh* But that doesn't mean we can’t drag out the festivities a liiittle bit longer! No matter if/when you actually suit-up, you can at least show off your holiday spirit with some DIY nail art that's so good, it's ~scary~. (But, you should totally still suit-up. Look at all these fun options we made you!) Thanks to COVERGIRL and their Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses, we're bringing you a super-simple Halloween-themed tutorial to help you get your fingertips lookin’ boo-tiful (heh) in four easy steps. Trust, they'll look positively perfect when dipped into a giant bowl of candy.
If you've been keeping tabs on us, you may have realized that we take Halloween RULL serious over here. All throughout the month of October, we've been hooking you up with a TON of costume ideas in the form of your favorite pop stars and culture icons—but October's important for another reason, too (and we're not talking new album releases, although those are ~also~ awesome).
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and by upping awareness and education on this tragic disease, you automatically empower the people around you to share information and means for prevention. So, for October's #covermoment Spotlight, we asked you to post pictures of things that symbolize your personal moments of "EMPOWERMENT"!
KATY CATS! ZOMG. PRISM IS OUT! Are you freaking? We're freaking. We've been anxiously awaiting Katy Perry's fourth studio release for months now, ever since she threw that funeral for the ghost of Perrys Past (R.I.P., spinning candy bra), and along with the new music has come a new, modern grunge-meets-jungle queen steez for the singer, who was just announced as the latest face of COVERGIRL (for good reason).
Over the course of her career, Perry has made her mark as a beauty chameleon of epic proportions: there's no hair color too bright, no eye shadow too dark, no lipstick off limits. Basically, every moment is a #covermoment for Katy Perry. So, to celebrate Prism and her easy, breezy, beautiful new partnership, we've picked out a few of her most memorable looks.
WHEN HER EYES MATCHED HER DRESS
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Katy Perry for COVERGIRL.
Katy Perry is the newest face of COVERGIRL and, well, *SLOW CLAPS* I mean, really. Bravo, you guys, bravo. She looks like an angel at the end of a rainbow. Or like, the star of someone’s dream sequence in which Katy is about to tell the dreamer that they too, can be easy, breezy and beautiful if they’re able to wrestle the Magical Makeup Compact from the greedy hands of the Beauty Troll. Thankfully, it’s MUCH easier than that in reality. (But good luck if that’s how your dreams go, because that actually sounds really scary and stressful.)
Looks for Districts 1, 2, and 3 from the COVERGIRL Capitol Collection.
As you've probably noticed by now, we are PUMPED about COVERGIRL's Catching Fire Capitol Collection because, duh, it combines two of our fave things: The Hunger Games and makeup. On top of bringing the Capitol Collection into existence, COVERGIRL has been rolling out looks for each of the districts and, needless to say, they are awesome.
Wanna meet Becky G?.
We know you. We love you. We stalk your dreams and steal secrets from your mind like Leo does in Inception. JK! We would need Joseph Gordon-Levitt on-hand to make that possible, but he’s been really busy lately, so we’re just going to ~guess~ what your dreams are made of instead. Justin Timberlake swinging Miley Cyrus-style on a wrecking ball? No, that’s too obvious. Um, a half-naked David Beckham modeling underwear for H&M? Oh, right. That’s already a reality (SCORE). We know this! Your dream issss … to attend a concert featuring Becky G and Austin Mahone in NYC, shake hands with Becky herself AND get a free COVERGIRL makeover?! DING DING DING!
COVERGIRL's District 11: Agriculture makeup look for Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Since the start of this month, we've been keeping you updated on COVERGIRL's steady roll-out of its The Hunger Games: Catching Fire makeup looks courtesy of its Capitol Beauty Studio. From Technology, Textiles, Power, and Mining to Transportation, Livestock, and Masonry the looks have been intricate, striking, and out of this world. Now, we're giving you an EXCLUSIVE first look at COVERGIRL's District 11: Agriculture masterpiece. AND how to do it yourself!
Transportation, Livestock, and Masonry.
Districts 2, 6, and 10, it's your turn! COVERGIRL has just released the makeup looks its Capitol Beauty Studio prepared for you and they are, obviously, ah-may-zing. Masonry, Transportation, and Livestock can step up their beauty games with palettes that rep their districts. Each of the looks uses products from the Limited Edition Hunger Games collection, including Smoochies lip glosses, Glosstini nail polish shades, and, of course, nail stickers. Hoping to recreate these looks for yourself so everyone knows what district you're reppin'? You're in luck: there are new tutorials for you to watch under the jump!
Technology, Textiles, Power and Mining
Paging Districts 3, 5, 8 and 12! Your "high couture" makeup looks have arrived—and, as promised, they are EXQUISITE. In the latest installment from COVERGIRL’s Capitol Beauty Studio, Technology, Power, Textiles and Mining get the glam treatment with a series of palettes inspired by their respective districts. Each look uses products from the Limited Edition Hunger Games collab, including colored mascaras, vivid lip glosses, graphic nail stickers and several sparkly shades of COVERGIRL’s Glosstini nail polishes. Wanna get gorg AND root on your favorite district in their customized colors? (Of course you do.) Check out the tutorials after the jump!
P.S. If you decide to try one of the new lux looks on your own, be sure to take a pic and tag it #covermoment to share your beauty steez with us!