Halloween makeup essentials you can buy on Amazon

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While I’m often known for my no-makeup makeup looks, my love for makeup shines come Halloween time — I’m talking covered in special effects makeup from my head to my décolleté. Sounds intense, but, hey, Halloween is the holiday for makeup enthusiasts and gurus everywhere.

And to pay homage to costumes past and future, here, I’ve gathered gather a list of must-have makeup essentials you’ll need to prep you for the big night (or week or whatever your pals or co-workers have planned). Whether you plan on going as your favourite royal or covered in glitter, or taking the classic zombie route, Amazon’s the ultimate one-stop destination for all your special effects makeup needs.

Mehron Latex Liquid

Super to easy to use, this special solvent is great for creating texture for the illusion of opened wounds and ripped-off skin. For a guide on how to it and to make your prosthetics, follow this tutorial.

Mehron Latex Liquid


Shop it: Amazon, $10

Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue Stick, 3-Pack

Inherited by drag queens, blocking your eyebrows with a glue stick is a technique used to hide your natural brow hairs. Block your brows to create and draw on a new set of arches (see how YouTuber Patrick Starrr does it) or go completely browless when creating an Elizabethan look.

Elmer’s Disappearing Purple School Glue Stick, 3-Pack

Shop it: Amazon, $5

Narrative Cosmetics Modeling Scar Wax

As its name insists, this moulding wax is ideal for making pretend scars uber-realistic, but it can also be used to alter features on your skin and face. Here, YouTuber Promise Tamang uses the wax the alter her nose shape to look like Duchess Meghan Markle.

Narrative Cosmetics Modeling Scar Wax

Shop it: Amazon, $20

L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Liquid Foundation in White

Going as a creepy clown? Rather than settling for your typical dollar store white face paint, create a seamless canvas with a white full-coverage foundation. A smoother white canvas will not only look more polished, but it will help the other pigments to follow to really pop.

L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Liquid Foundation in White

Shop it: Amazon, $18

Haus Laboratories by Lady Gaga: Armour Masque Sticker

Last-minute costume? Playing with a masquerade look is a sure-fire way to show off your makeup skills and join in on the Halloween spirit without feeling like too much. Rather than painting on your lace mask by hand, opt for stickers! Lady Gaga’s sparkling Armour Masque Sticker is great for this, and can also be used over and over again.

HAUS LABORATORIES by Lady Gaga: ARMOR MASQUE NO. 1, Face Masque Armor Sticker

Shop it: Amazon, $34

Mehron Coagulated Blood Gel

Of course, what’s Halloween without fake blood? Amp up the creepiness of any look with coagulated blood. This one by Mehron is best known for creating the illusion of realistic wounds and bloodiest gashes.

Mehron Coagulated Blood Gel

Shop it: Amazon, $9 (originally $10)

Ben Nye Zombie Wheel

To replicate the deep hues of bruises, easy to blend and layer, this palette features shades of green and yellow for that extra gnarly effect.

Ben Nye Zombie Wheel

Shop it:Amazon, $33 (originally $35)

Tinsley Transfers Zombie Rot

Great for beginners, these easy-to-use top-quality zombie transfer can be used on the face, neck and the hands for additional final touches on any creepy look.

Tinsley Transfers Zombie Rot

Shop it: Amazon, $23

Mehron 3D Gel

Whether you're going for something spooky or the other end of the spectrum, wow your friends by creating the illusion of melting skin with this flesh-tone thickening solvent, YouTuber Desi Perkins finishes her “dripping glam skull look” with 3D gel for additional depth and texture.

Mehron 3D Gel

Shop it: Amazon, $15

While you add these makeup picks to your cart, don’t forget to check out Amazon Canada’s annual Halloween store for costumes, movies, candy and decorations.

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