Nothing sets my heart aflutter like a 90s power ballad that cues up the leggy female leads. You know, the scene where the "genetically blessed" or "newly popular" (as the case in Jawbreaker) line up at the end of the hall and captivate us with a mix of beauty and self-assured confidence. The eternal brand that only a teenage girl doused in CK ONE and platform wedges can provide.
As you can see, the 90s teen scream queens hold a special place in my heart. So I knew this Halloween I wanted to pay tribute to some of my favorites, and in terms of a beauty resource, I needed a one-stop shop. Enter: BeautyFIX.
Few beauty retailers offer the extent of the brands found on The Derm Store (home of the BeautyFIX subscription.) BeautyFIX allows you access to the latest and greatest in skincare, haircare, and makeup handpicked by a team of beauty pros. Each month, these beauty professionals select full- and travel-size products worth at least $100 (and shipping is always free).
1st Look: Casey Becker from Scream
Drew Barrymore's ill-fated cameo in Scream launched an iconic Halloween costume for years to come. In order to achieve Casey Becker's fresh-faced look, I used products from BeautyFIX's October 2021 box (available Oct 15th ) and The Derm Store.
Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Illuminating Primer (7 ml) - $50 Retail Value
A face primer that smooths skin and creates a more luminous-looking glow. Especially helpful in controlling sweat and oil when running from Ghostface. I have always been a fan of Jane Iredale products because they are much lighter on the skin. Some primers can feel heavy, and this one is effortlessly light.
Tarte Cosmetics Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint (0.1 oz) - $24 Retail Value
I needed a beigey/slightly berry lip to compliment Casey's natural lip. I love a crayon tip applicator and this one gets bonus points for not being too drying.
2nd Look: Courtney Shayne from Jawbreaker
Courtney Shayne, played by Rose McGowan in Jawbreaker— or "Satan in heels," as she's affectionately referred to, is the epitome of cool. Courtney has several monochromatic moments to choose from, but I always preferred her in red. Make sure you have a moisturizer that protects that's delicate skin and lipstick that lasts while you're conspiring to cover up an "accidental" murder.
Juice Beauty Prebiotix Gel Moisturizer (7.8 ml) - $52 Retail Value
An ultra-absorbent, lightweight moisturizer for smooth and luminous skin. Available on October 15th in BeautyFIX's October 2021 box.
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick (0.13 fl. oz) - $24 Retail Value
A matte, liquid lipstick that stays put for up to eight hours. Appropriately named Maneater. I love a pigmented gloss that is shiny and stays put. I didn't have to reapply once in 8 hours.
3rd Look: Jennifer Check from Jennifer's Body
So, I know I'm straying from my 90s Scream Queens, but I have to make an exception with Jennifer's Body. This movie was truly ahead of its time. 2009 may not have been ready for a demonic, bi-sexual cheerleader who eats boys, but it has evolved into a beloved cult classic over the years.
Jennifer Check is a timeless beauty that was only enhanced by feeding on the boys in her grade. Here's how to emulate Jennifer's ethereal glow:
Paula's Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster (1 fl. oz.) - $36 Retail Value
A potent leave-on treatment that smooths, soothes, and brightens skin. If you are looking for a dewy appearance beneath your foundation, this is an excellent treatment to help plump and brighten skin.
Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm (0.14 oz.) - $14 Retail Value
A deeply replenishing lip balm soothes dry, chapped lips. I have chronically dry skin, and this lip balm makes sure that my lipstick stays put and feels moisturized all day.
Both of these products are included in BeautyFIX's October 2021 box (available Oct 15th )
What will you use to achieve your Halloween looks this year? Let us know in the comments!