Scare up Halloween Glam With Bitter Lace Beauty

Far from subtle, these shimmering shades from Bitter Lace Beauty are meant to be noticed—perfect for festive fall days or haunted nights.

Photo courtesy of Bitter Lace Beauty.

Makeup lovers are in for a Halloween treat with a wickedly unexpected collection of colorful highlighters. Bitter Lace Beauty, a five-star rated Etsy shop, often has a wait list of eager shoppers. Why? Customers say the cosmetic palettes are simply fun to wear. Far from subtle, these shimmering shades are meant to be noticed—perfect for festive fall days or haunted nights.

The limited-edition collection includes the candy corn-hued palette, Tooth-Ache; Hocus Pocus, a fright-inducing trio of colors fit for the Sanderson Sisters; a sparkling white and blood-red spattered compact called Slay; and a silver-green iridescent shade dubbed The Next Supreme. The series also features I Put A Spell On You, a pearly-white liquid highlighter that comes in a sinister, skull-shaped bottle with an eyedropper applicator.

A hauntingly good alternative to caked-on costume makeup for Halloween celebrations, each shade can be used to create appropriately scary looks that are more understated than garish. Application is key: A swipe of Tooth-Ache across the cheekbones makes candy-corn stripes, while a swirl of the same palette creates a more natural, golden glow. Slay can be gruesome or rosy, depending on how you wear it, and the silvery Next Supreme can look subtly smoky or extraterrestrial.

Each of these festive palettes is handmade, and some of the hues are even vegan. Bitter Lace Beauty is cruelty-free—no product testing on animals—so you can feel good about swiping it across your cheekbones, even if your Halloween persona is less than angelic. Loyal Bitter Lace Beauty customers enjoy experimenting, and the brand shares these and their own images on Instagram (@Bitter.Lace.Beauty) to serve as inspiration for a show-stopping Halloween look.

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