[By Candice Leung]
With Halloween just round the corner, is your fright night makeup plans creeping you out? Yes, you want to go out on Halloween as Day of the Dead Zombie Nurse. No, you don’t want to go to brunch the next day as a Sad Pimply Teen. While it may look awesome and win you loud cheers and accolades, covering your face in oily pancake makeup can clog pores, irritate skin, and sometimes even leave a temporary skin discoloration for days. Here are some savvy makeup tips whether you’re aiming to be sassy or saucy at this season’s round of mischief and merry making, to turn the ghouliest skin nightmares into the sweetest dreams of fond memories.
Don’t use cheap makeup from a costume shop
Those $10 palettes at the Halloween stores may be marked hypoallergenic, but the manufacturers are not concerned with them being non-comedogenic. As long as the vibrant colours stay put on your skin, they are not going to care if the products clog pores and cause the skin to breakout in the days that follow. Professional theatrical grade brands like Kryolan is a safe bet, and MAC carries a pretty good selection of colours that are not for the faint-hearted. POPSTAR Cosmetics Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks in jet black KiKi or deep cherry brown Shi Tay Tay are perfect beauty accoutrement to bring out the devil in you this Halloween. These fragrance and parabens free bold lip colours come in an innovative cream-to-matte finish formula, are deeply hydrating and glide smoothly to set in a matte finish. Richly-pigmented and designed for long-lasting wear, these luxe lippies are best paired with crystalline POPSTAR DIAMOND, coating your lips in a dewy shine of liquid glass to create sheer without smear while you party, drink or smooch the night away.
Use a good primer or barrier cream
Primers do for your skin what good lingerie does for your figure— they smoothen, flatten, conceal and hold things in place, so that everything else you layer on top look immediately and way better. Whether your aim is to soften the appearance of wrinkles, mattify the complexion, minimise pore size or even out skin discoloration, primers do it whilst creating a perfect makeup base that helps it to stay put for a longer period of time. Sloane Inc 24K Gold Primer is an excellent choice with anti-aging properties that help to fulfill your vampire dreams of eternal youth. Combining pure 24 Karat Gold with the power of antioxidants & botanicals, this dermatological gem enhances skin’s elasticity, firmness & smoothness. By improving circulation & decreasing skin inflammation, pure gold helps to rejuvenate the skin from inside out, boosting your natural radiance & luminescence when used under makeup to give your skin a fabulous inner glow & unparalled luminosity that’s as sure as hell.
Double cleanse when the night is over
No matter how much you adore your elaborate Halloween makeup or called it the night drunk and puking like Linda Blair, make sure you double cleanse to remove all traces of makeup and impurities before you hit the sack. This is to ensure that your skin is really clean and cleared of any barriers, prepped and primed for receiving all the benefits of your skincare goodies to repair and rejuvenate after the night’s assault of heavy duty painting. Gently massage a water base makeup remover into your skin with your finger tips and wipe off with cotton pads. Follow up with a gentle foaming agent such as Sloane Inc Vanilla Silk Cleanser to ensure thorough cleansing without striping the essential lipids the skin needs to stay healthy and hydrated, thanks to a potent blend of French sea waters, botanical extracts, gentle seaweed and sugar-based exfoliants. Now you’re ready to drift into dreamland and revisit those champagne fuelled Halloween nightmares from Zouk in Singapore to Viva in NYC.
Book an after party appointment with your facialist
As important as securing an invite to the most happening party in town, make sure you pre-booked your trusted facialist for post-event damage control way ahead. The Deep Deep Clean Facial is the ultimate deep cleansing treat to foil all devilish plans to sabotage your skin. Combining skin polishing microdermabrasion with a fruit acid wash and ultrasonic deep pore purging, a targeted facial wrap follows to keep breakouts at bay. If immediate repair and rescue is the call of the day, go for the Deep Red Facial which enlists The Sloane Spa’s signature trademark 5-step cell enhancement process to regenerate your post Hallloween skin dramatically and improve skin healing effectively.
Step 1: Microdermabrasion Scrub for dissolving away dead cells and stimulation of lymphatic flow.
Step 2: Deep Sonic Cleansing uses advanced ultrasound to achieve total skin clarity.
Step 3: LED Red Light Therapy for boosting sluggish cell metabolism & stimulating rapid healing so that your skin is firmer and plumper.
Step 4: Iontophoresis with vitamins to fight free radicals and recharge your cells with vitality and youth.
Step 5: Collagen Whitening Masque to soak, rehydrate and whiten further.
The Deep Red Facial will most certain prevent you from seeing red over your Halloween theatrics, leading you from the throes of dermal hell to the heavenly stairs of skin perfection.
* Selected as Editor’s Choice Oct 2016*