75 Brilliant Halloween Makeup Ideas to Try This Year

When our grand plans to throw together an epic costume inevitably come crashing down, Halloween makeup is always there to save the day. It’s cheap, easy, and can save even the saddest excuse for a costume. Plus, if you’re not yet ready to return to a crowded bar crawl or house party, makeup is the perfect way to add just a touch of spooky spirit your movie night or school pick up.

Instagram is responsible for most of our inspiration year-round, but it especially comes in clutch for makeup inspiration this time of year. We compiled the best Halloween makeup ideas to hit our feeds over the years, from pop culture moments (hi, Gossip Girl) to the immaculately detailed, over-the-top Halloween costumes centered around true works for art. We’ve even got makeup tutorials on classic looks like skeleton makeup, Harley Quinn makeup, and Pop art face paint if you want to give DIY’ing them a try.

Seeing as masks are still in our lives in some capacity, we picked plenty of inspo that focuses on the eyes, or involves the accessory. And of course, we’ve got options if you prefer a full face (or even full body). Whatever you plans—or your style–scroll on for the the best Halloween makeup looks for 2021.

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These New Character Portraits Will Get You So Excited for ‘You’ Season 3

The release date: October 15. Netflix confirmed the fall date in a creepy teaser video posted August 30. In the clip, we also learned Joe and Love have a baby boy named Henry. 

And a full trailer dropped on September 17:

The cast is definitely going to include Victoria Pedretti and Penn Badgley. Badgley basically confirmed Joe and Love are going to figure some things out, so we can expect to see their faces again.

We’re getting new characters…a lot of them. Netflix revealed two of them on October 16, 2020. “Fresh blood joining You season three: Shalita Grant will play Sherry, a ‘Mom-fluencer’ who appears down-to-earth, but is actually a mean girl who only pretends to welcome Love into her social circle. Travis VanWinkle will play the wealthy Cary, who invites Joe into his inner circle,” Netflix Queue tweeted. 

On October 21, 2020 Netflix announced that Scott Speedman, most famous for playing Ben Covington on Felicity, will be joining the cast. “He’ll play Matthew, a successful CEO, husband, and uncommunicative father. He’s reserved, mysterious, and has a tendency to be withdrawn…all of which masks a deep well of emotion underneath,” a Netflix Queue tweet revealed. 

On top of that, Variety revealed on November 18 that there are 13 additional actors joining the cast, including Jack Fisher as Young Joe Goldberg and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Tati Gabrielle as “no-nonsense librarian” and series regular. 

On January 26, 2021, we learned Scott Michael Foster has joined the cast as Ryan. Per Deadline, Ryan is a television reporter and single dad who “has overcome a history of addiction” and has “a controlling, calculating demeanor that he reserves for those closest to him and anyone who gets in his way.” Spooky!

New portraits help you get to know the characters more.

Cary and Sherry

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Marienne, Joe, and Dante

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Natalie, Matthew, and Theo

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You season 3 has finished filming! Showrunner Sera Gamble tweeted the news on April 23. “Today is our last day of shooting season 3,” she said. “Can I brag to you for a hot sec?”

Over the course of production during COVID, Gamble shared that they have “administered over 32,000 COVID tests” and had the lowest “lowest overall positivity rate across all comparable productions to date.”

“A year ago, we had no idea how shooting this season would be possible,” Gamble continued in her thread. “I mean…YOU doesn’t really work if there’s no romance or, y’know, murder-type contact.”

She added, “Hope you love the season when it gets here.” 

And your first look is here. New photos show Joe and Love as parents. Serial killer parents!

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Emily in Paris Season 2: The First Photos Are Here!

Bravo also told Glamour he thinks Gabriel loves Camille very much, “but he also shares a lot of [passion] with Emily.” “There’s sexual chemistry, yes, but there’s more to it than that,” he said. “I think he’s still in the process of understanding what’s going on, so we will have to wait for Darren to decide.” 

But it won’t be just our old favorites returning! Lots of faces were added to the cast on Monday, May 24, when a press release announced a slew of new characters. Most exciting is Jeremy O. Harris, writer of the upcoming Zola movie, as Gregory Elliott Dupree, “an iconic fashion designer and former protégé of Pierre Cadault…. Pierre and Gregory were close, until Gregory’s unexpected and dramatic exit from the atelier left them bitter rivals.” 

Another flashy role goes to Arnaud Binard as Laurent G, “charming and gregarious owner of a popular Saint Tropez nightclub…. Emily meets Laurent when he agrees to promote one of her brands, but soon learns that his connection to Savoir is more complicated than marketing.” And has Emily finally met her match? Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) will play 30-year-old London boy Alfie, who “refuses to speak French or immerse himself in French culture.” He works for a U.K. bank but prefers to party. Sounds like a perfect foil for a certain young marketing savant we know.

We just learned that August 4 was the final day of filming season two, which means we are getting closer and closer to finding out the fates of our favorite expat. “Last day on set and I can’t imagine wrapping on a more perfect note with my @emilyinparis partner in crime,” Collins wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture with Park. “I’m not crying, you’re crying!…”

Until season two drops, you’ll find us rewatching season one, buying Emily’s phone case (which actually belonged to costume designer Patricia Field), and brushing up on our French. We’ll update this post as more information becomes available. 

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14 to see more of her conversations with the Emily in Paris cast. 

We Tried ‘The Yes’—and It’s the Best App for Personalized Shopping

Shipping can be slow, but that’s less on the app and more on the brand itself since The Yes is actually a kind of middleman that handles returns and product issues (the customer care team is top-notch, btw) as opposed to order fulfillment. 

La Ligne Coco Cardigan

$295

The Yes

Leset Rio Stirrup Pant

$150

The Yes

Sea New York Zippy Lace Collar

$80

The Yes

Simon Miller Vegan Shearling Mini Puffin

$220

The Yes

Bella Cacciatore, beauty writer

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I’ve never been into the idea of a personalized shopping site or subscription since, for me, scrolling endlessly is half the fun. Plus, I feel like they never nail my personal style. But after taking a look at The Yes’s brands, I decided to give it a go. Similar to TikTok, I had to train the algorithm a bit to truly nail my style—mostly by manually searching for brands I know I like—since the options presented in the quiz were a bit basic (sorry!) for my taste, but after about an hour or so playing around, it started to get me pretty well.

I usually hate shopping on apps since I like to see everything up close in before I make a decision, but I actually really enjoyed using the app. The photos were clear and swiping through the items was oddly addicting, and I loved The Yes’s list feature to see everything in one place from different brands. I don’t shop at department stores, so I liked that I could shop different brands in one place—and they still had a cool curation.

I ended up with a pair of Anna Sui clogs that I’ve been wearing nonstop ever since I got them, a Staud sweater vest, and an LNA top, which was a new discovery for me. Purchasing everything at once was super-easy, and things came relatively quickly. I do wish there was an easier way to track your deliveries in the app—my clogs still show that they haven’t shipped despite arriving weeks ago—but other than that, I highly recommend it.

LNA Ferry Tank

$68

The Yes

Staud Knight Sweater Vest

$145

The Yes

Anna Sui Jelena Clog

$350$263

The Yes

Eve Denim Juliette Jean

$245

The Yes

Andrea Navarro, commerce writer

Courtesy of Andrea Navarro

As a first-timer to The Yes, I found the process of setting up my profile and preferences to be seamless—so much so that I actually found it really hard to say “no” to anything. Instead, I kept coming across brands that I already loved or new ones that were a direct reflection of my style. I ended up choosing a jogger set (featuring a long-sleeve sweatshirt and matching sweatpants) from Staud, an Everlane weekender bag, an Anine Bing graphic sweatshirt, and Mango lug-sole boots.

Shipping was fast: I received almost everything three to four days after hitting the checkout button, and all items arrived in packaging from the original retailer with return labels for peak convenience. I would definitely use The Yes app again. In fact, I’ve already saved some pieces from COS, Alo Yoga, and Aritzia for my next haul.

Staud Crew Neck

$150$90

The Yes

Everlane The ReNew Transit Weekender

$85

The Yes

Mango Track Outsole Boots

$100

The Yes

Anine Bing Tiger Sweatshirt

$169

The Yes

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are in New York City

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in New York City, baby! 

You might be wondering, “What are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle doing in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of and home of Carrie Bradshaw?” Well, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may not be senior royals anymore, but on the morning of September 23, they began a New York City tour with a visit to the World Trade Center. 

Prince Harry and Markle stopped by One World Observatory at the World Trade Center with Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray, and their son Dante de Blasio, as well as New York Governor Kathy Hochel.

Both Prince Harry and Markle dressed in black for the visit, likely out of respect for victims of 9/11, which happened 20 years ago this month. Markle wore a black turtleneck with matching wide-legged trousers under a smart coat and pointed-toe heels. She wore her hair pulled back into her signature low bun. Prince Harry attended in a classic suit and tie, and a lot of smiles for the cameras.

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Prince Harry and Meghan are visiting New York City for an appearance at the Global Citizen Live event on Saturday, September 25. The couple is participating in the event on the Great Lawn of Central Park “to continue their urgent work with world leaders in the pursuit of global vaccine equity to end the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone, everywhere,” according to Global Citizen.

“The virus does not respect borders, and access to the vaccine cannot be determined by geography. It must be accepted as a basic right for all and that is our starting point,” Prince Harry said on the VAX LIVE stage in May. While they might be the most famous to make an appearance at the event, they will also be joined by other very famous people: Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Billie Eilish Camila Cabello, and Doja Cat.

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Sam Asghari Calls Out the New Netflix Documentary About Britney Spears

Netflix released a trailer for a new documentary, Britney vs. Spears, but Britney Spears’s fiancé, Sam Asghari, is not having it. 

The documentary, which drops on the streaming service September 28, does not feature Spears but covers the conservatorship the pop star has been under for 13 years. The doc’s title refers to Britney’s battle within her own family to get her rights back from her father Jamie Spears, who announced plans to terminate the conservatorship in September. According to Netflix, “Britney vs Spears tells the explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom.”

Spears’ fiancé, Sam Asghari, let his feelings about the doc be known the old-fashioned way: in Instagram comments. “I hope the profit from these docs go towards fighting against injustice #freebritney,” he wrote. But he didn’t stop there. 

Asghari also commented the 100 emoji (💯) in response to a comment from Bobby Campbell, Lady Gaga’s manager, who wrote, “How much money is being made by third parties from this documentary leveraging Britney’s personal story and its value in the media? There needs to be transparency about how whether the filmmakers are profiting from this doc, or if they are donating their fees to Britney’s legal defense, or to legal defense funds to aide those who do not have the financial resources to fight against underdue conservatorships. Even if it is in support of Freeing Britney, this appears that it could be exploitative.”

The #FreeBritney movement has been active for years but reached new heights in February when the New York Times released Framing Britney Spears on FX /Hulu, which explored her life from her early career to the disgusting treatment Spears received in the press, to the conservatorship.

While Britney vs. Spears does appear to be a thoughtful investigation into her life and struggle under the manipulative 13-year conservatorship, Asghari’s hesitation is understandable. After living most of her teens and early adulthood under the spotlight–and being scrutinized by misogynistic media for years–Britney is private about her personal life. According to an interview in the LA Times, the documentary has been underway for over two years and is not a direct response to Framing Britney Spears.

The Scariest Horror Movies You Can Watch Right Now, If That’s Your Thing

The best scary movies span decades and themes, but they all have one thing in common: the ability to tap into your deepest fears. Good horror movies are so unsettling to watch because they play out the very things you’d most like to avoid in real life. Vampires? Wouldn’t want to meet one! A haunted house? No thanks. A twisted serial killer who just won’t quit? Yeah, that’s a hard pass from me. 

And yet! I love a spooky tale, especially horror movies with women leads. There’s something cathartic about facing these terrors from the safety of your couch. Paranormal movies are actually fun when you know your own house isn’t haunted, you know? 

I’ve shared a few of my favorites, below, and asked my fellow Glamour staffers about the scariest horror films they’ve ever watched as well. The results were entertaining, to say the least. They also gave me some new creepy movies to add to my queue—turns out, some of the best scary movies are on Netflix and other streaming services. 

Ready to see the scariest movie ever? Turn the lights off, grab your popcorn, and get ready to be spooked with these Halloween movies

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15 Button-Down Shirts to Master Effortless Dressing

Colorful, casual, and effortless—that’s what the best button-down shirts for women look like these days. It makes sense given that most people are pretty much over hoodies and sweatpants, but still looking for relaxed takes on the items that used to make them feel put together. Cue the humble button-down, which despite its simplicity and timeless nature, feels remarkably fresh for now—and we couldn’t help but take note of all the ways celebs and cool-girls are styling this wardrobe staple. 

Some are embracing oversized silhouettes as “blazers,” leaving them entirely unbuttoned to throw over slip dresses, bodysuits, and tank tops while temps are still balmy outside. Others are leaving the bottom half unbuttoned—or opting for cropped silhouettes to wear with everything from miniskirts to flowy trousers. 

The overall vibe of these button-down shirts is easygoing, and the outfit often made up of pieces you already own (or have seriously considered adding to cart). And the colors! They are bright, bold, and in-your-face—think of them as more versatile (and yes, subtle) interpretations of last year’s “Zoom” top that can be worn year-round without losing their novelty. From hot pinks to sweet lilacs and sunny oranges, shop 15 of the best button-down shirts for women below. 

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30 Coffin Nail Designs to Try This Winter

Coffin winter nails are a seasonal twist to the oh-so-popular nail shape that has been gracing our feeds all year long. Instead of the Wildflower-inspired hearts and rainbow manis, these designs are all about giving off that cozy and comfy vibe—think warm neutrals and fresh takes on the classic French tip. 

While routine manis are a lifestyle we’re fully committed to, it’s worth noting that with winter comes the need for top-tier nail care as this season tends to be the harshest on our hands. “The exposure to the elements not only dries out the nails but may cause them to flake,” says celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann. “Our nails naturally have a low oil and moisture content and therefore, they can become dry and brittle.” So while you’re refreshing your manicure mood board, make sure you’re taking care of your nails underneath.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best coffin winter nails that’ll fit perfectly with your favorite thick knits. Whether you live by a weekly mani or prefer to treat yourself to one at the turn of each season, you’ll want to bookmark these designs ASAP. 

The Neutrals 

This chocolatey French mani is the stuff of hygge dreams. The contrast of matte and gloss adds the perfect amount of edge to the minimalist design.

Playing with texture is an easy way to refresh a neutral mani. The gradient French tips above take it to the next level with fuzzy decals in matching hues.

Spicy ombre nails just sounds delicious. If there were ever a mani that perfectly captures a warm latte on a brisk afternoon it would be these right here. 

We’ll never get tired of gold foil. It really elevates a nail to look opulent instantly and is in style in every season. But gold in the winter just hits different.

If you never thought about a brown mani, here’s your chance to fully embrace it. The warm tones are inviting on their own; add a layer of glitter, and you’ll never want to take it off.

We love a classic french tip, but if you’re looking for a way to mix it up try chocolate swirls. What can we say? Winter and chocolate are a match made in heaven for good reason.

Polka dots were super big this year, and it seemed like everyone was trying their hand at the dynamic design. A cute and easy way to transition this look to the winter is by trading in neon colors for a more neutral palette. 

Black + White

Who says black manis are just for Halloween? While you might be tempted to put away your darkest shades after the 31st, an inky new set actually makes for an incredibly chic look all year round.

Just like the chocolate mani, there’s something about that matte and gloss combo. It works every time. 

The black and white combo never fails to make an impression. Make them take a second look with mismatched flaming tips and gold piercings—it sounds so questionable yet look so right.

Nail piercings may seem like a relatively new trend, but they’ve been on our radar for more than a decade. The upkeep is often the reason many decide to opt out. But if you’re looking for a way to add some bling in the non-traditional sense (think rhinestones and glitter), then piercings are your best bet.

A black French tip looks regal on its own—add gold and pearls, and it’s fully sublime.

No, this isn’t black and white—but the color combo here is just as classic. It’s the French ombre of our dreams.

It’s hard not to get starry-eyed while looking at this mani. The subtle glitter and painted sparkles give a romantic quality to the overall look, and the pop of pink to the black and white color scheme adds a little oomph.

Diagonal lines don’t get enough credit when it comes to nail art. A striking dark color lined with gold elongates the nails while making them stand out. 

A mismatched mani doesn’t have to be all neon daisies. For a toned version, keep the colors simple—like this beige and black set—and go to town on the designs.

Lots of Color 

It wouldn’t be a true winter roundup without a nod to one of the biggest holidays of the season. For many families, this Christmas will be the first time loved ones are able to safely get together in-person in over a year. Needless to say, brace yourselves for plenty of holiday cheer, from ribbon laced nails to glitter French tips

Chrome hearts were having a big moment this summer. If you want to try out the trend but aren’t sure about a full chrome set just yet, decals are the way to go. And you can achieve this look in any color combo you like! 

If you’re not really into the warm neutrals and prefer a more colorful mani, this rainbow gradient is a great way to tone down bright colors. The tips still pop while the base helps to ground an otherwise intense color palette.  

Typically we see marble sets that fall into the neutrals category, but combining purple and yellow makes for a more magnetic approach while still feeling perfect for the winter.   

If the matte above isn’t your thing, adding some high-shine gloss to the purple swirl will draw out the curves and give your design more dimension. The result: an almost holographic effect. 

Reptile prints were also big this summer as people ventured outside again and embraced the beauty of their surrounding nature, and that trend will continue into winter. A nude base warms up this set.

If you’re looking to warm up this winter, neon flames layered on top of black French tips will have you covered.

These nails are pretty in pink and are perfect for a festive holiday gathering or snuggling on the couch at home while you admire your shiny new set.

A dreamy blue ombre nail for the wintry season that will be hard not to get lost in.

Go for gold—literally. For nails that read divine, regal, and outright legendary, don’t be afraid to layer on the metallic and gems.

These red and tortoise nails are not for the faint of heart, but they are for the person who wants to command the room. 

This super cute lilac set looks isn’t just adorable to look at, it’s also instantly soothing. 

Flames tend to feel edgy but layering them on top a shimmery emerald makes the look more festive.

These nails are giving the chicest holiday you’ll ever have.

Keep the Invites Coming With These Halloween Couples Costume Ideas

Spare yourself the agony of the DIY route when you and your partner are brainstorming your cheap and easy couples costumes this year—leave the Joann’s Fabric haul and hot-glue gun for another time—and simplify Halloween by buying ready-to-go outfits. (Hasn’t the past year required enough of us?)

Before you wave off an ~easy~ costume as boring and cookie-cutter, hear us out: We put together couple combos you might not have thought of. Think: Emmy award-winning Ted Lasso looks that involve wearing nothing more than a zip-up, iconic ‘80s heartthrobs with jackets so good you might wear them long after October, and even some wacky inflatable tube men. Some of these pairings won’t even come up when you go searching for cheap and easy couples costumes, because we assembled them ourselves. (We’re taking all the creative liberties we can.) 

Whether you’re stepping out with your best friend, significant other, or even a sibling, these 16 cheap and easy couples costumes are just waiting to get invited somewhere.

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