October 17, 2019 3 min read

ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2019 occurs on Thursday, October 31.

It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.

At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits got really thin. ... The Celts had a big party.

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.

Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.

The scary aspect of Halloween kind of came from early, more spiritual celebrations of the holiday getting twisted around.

It was believed, by early Celts, that Halloween was the night the border between our dimension and the spirit dimension weakened, and so the spirits could come back. The scariest was used for good.

The Celts carved faces on large turnips and then hollowed out the inside of the vegetable so a candle could sit within it. The light shining out through the carved faces scared away evil spirits. It also showed the way to their homes for the good spirits and for travelers.

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

MAKE-UP IDEAS FOR HALLOWEEN 2019

To out smart the ghostly beings, people would put on masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would think they were fellow spirits.

In the era of the make-up, more and more make-up artists love this this time of the year when they can perform and show their talent to the world!

Here are some of the best make-up ideas for the Halloween Night! And you don't have to be an expert!... You can try!

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

Simply draw on some whiskers and a cat nose with black eyeliner at the very last minute. However, there are so many other creative ways to create last-minute Halloween costumes and none of them require buying a costume. Just you, your makeup kit, and some creativity.

Get fierce with this super simple lioness tutorial by Desi Perkins. Master this Halloween makeup look with a golden smoky eye, a bit of highlighter and shimmery bronzer, and a crisp cat nose and lip. For the sharpest lion’s nose, Desi recommends using a gel liner rather than a regular pencil liner.

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

Vamp it up with this blacked-out smoky eye and red lip by Desi Perkins. Finish the look with a temporary vampire-bite tattoo and fake blood. Throw on a simple black outfit and you’re ready to go. 

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

Get superhero chic with this Batman look by Eyedolize Makeup. A yellow smoky eye and a bit of face paint are all that stands between you and this simple Halloween makeup look.

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

Turn yourself into a pixelated version of yourself!

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

Makeup artists all over Instagram like Sofia Hernandez have been painting frighteningly realistic spiders onto their faces with some skillful shadow techniques. Make one look like its crawling out of your eye or even your lips.

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

The idea of dressing up in costumes and going house to house asking for food or money may seem a bit bizarre to folks back then, but, I really like to celebrate the way we do today… ghost free…. costumes, parties, games and candy for both all. 

TRICK OR TREATING

The phrase is a subtle suggestion that if a treat (like candy) is given, then the child will not perform a “trick" (mischief) on the owner of the house. This popular Halloween custom has its origins in the ancient practices of “souling" and “guising.

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

These involve dressing in costume and singing a rhyme, doing a card trick, or telling a story in exchange for a sweet.

Some have traced the earliest print reference of the term trick or treat to 1927 in Canada. It appears that the practice didn’t really take hold in the US until the 1930s, where it wasn’t always well received. The demanding of a treat angered or puzzled some adults.

All About Halloween - Origins, Make-up, Trick or Treating

Supposedly, in a Halloween parade in 1948 in New York, the Madison Square Boys Club carried a banner sporting the message “American Boys Don’t Beg.” But by 1950s, the practice was widely accepted enough to be mentioned in popular media, like in the comic strip Peanuts.

Now, start preparing yourself for this Halloween and have a safe, not so scary and happy Halloween!

You can tag @genesischarmofficial on Instagram with a picture of yourself in the Halloween night to enter the contest for a 25$ Cupon! 

 

 


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