Desktop Beauty: Haunting Halloween Makeup Picks

Now Halloween fans please don't be annoyed but this particular seasonal celebration isn't really one that I get all that excited about. That said, if you're heading straight off to a Halloween party this coming Friday following a day in the office, or simply want to pick up some makeup 'trick or treats' to enhance this spooky weekend and the coming winter season, then I'm sharing my top picks for adding some chic 'all hallows eve' sparkle to your most ghoulish of outfits!

Sally Hansen Red Zin

One of the best ways to immediately vamp up your look is to add a definite and strong colour to your nails. Now dark colours can be a real pain to paint and who has time for that when you've had a hectic week at work and need to run out of the door?

That's why I recommend picking up this fabulous blood red polish, the Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Polish Red Zin.

Oh how I love this colour. It's vibrant and so very easy to apply, even if you haven't got a lot of time to spare. You can actually get away with one coat in this if you really need to move it. You'll still get a lovely bright red result. Or if you have the time then build it up to a heavier, richer red with a few coats and be sure to unleash the inner vamp in you!

Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl

Next up a subtle and sultry lipstick that oozes glamour. The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl.

Now there are of course much darker, deeper and more frightening Halloween lip colours out there but I wanted to include this one for anyone who's not necessarily wanting to wear a deep dark colour but is after something that will still make their finished look feel sharp and polished.

Layer this up to increase its depth and fall in love with the muted plummy colour and matte finish. Plus with the release of the new Bond movie this week, it seems only right to include this pick in here for more than just Halloween related reasons.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadowstick Blackmail

When it comes to smudging out the eyes into a much heavier and smokier look then I really love to reach for these chunky shadow sticks from Rimmel. This one is the Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Blackmail and it's exactly what you need for that dark and dangerous Halloween finish.

If you're literally going to be rushing out of the office door without any time to re-do your makeup for the evening then you can add this to your daytime look, smudge it in, work it around and create a deeper and fuller finish for the night ahead of you. A true smoky eye staple in my book.

Finally, for that special finishing touch add one of these simple but effective glitter costume masks from Asos and you're good to go from office to party in just a few simple steps.

Have a great Halloween everyone!

Louise