Halloween Skincare | 7 Steps to Prime for the Transformation

This post is sponsored by Target.

Last month, I shared my experience with the new Target Beauty Concierge service. Since then, I've stopped by for another complimentary consultation to find some new additions to my skin-care collection.

Halloween is just around the corner, and while the makeup transformations are the most fun part of the entire process, don't forget to take care of your skin under the makeup! You don't want severely dried out skin or a massive breakout that's difficult to get rid of. My Beauty Concierge recommend some A-1 skin-care products that I want to share with you! Not only can you use these before your big transformation, but you can also take care of your skin after Halloween as well.

First step: a cleanser! The Beauty Concierge recommended the Yes to Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser. It's fragrance-free, so you won't walk away smelling like a carrot, and it's perfect for cleansing your skin of any impurities. Plus, it was 40% off with the Cartwheel app. If you're not using the Cartwheel app, then you're not winning at shopping.

On my last visit, I was told there were some stellar higher-end skincare products online and in select stores. I managed to get my hands on the Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Day Cream with SPF 15. It's a day cream that won't break the bank, and it will pump the moisture back into your skin with a light, delicious citrus fragrance. I have very oily skin, and it didn't leave my skin oily at all! Many don't know that Target carries skin-care brands like No7 and Laneige (I surely didn't!), so those are great options as well if you're shopping in-store.

There's nothing worse than feeling or seeing your dirty pores through makeup, and you want your Halloween makeup to be as flawless and smooth as possible. The easy fix to this: exfoliating! I spotted nügg Exfoliating Face Masks and quickly dropped them into my basket. If you follow me on Snapchat, then you know I've been super obsessed with face masks lately, and I definitely picked this one up on my radar.

You may remember seeing NYX Shine Killer from my first visit with the Target Beauty Concierge, but I wanted to show it again because it's been absolutely amazing! No shine, no problems. After using the Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer all over my face, I pat Shine Killer into the areas where I'm the most oily (for me, this is the T-zone and cheeks). 

Two areas I think many people forget are the eyes and the lips. Don't forget to prime these areas! The skin around your eyes is very sensitive, so you want to make sure you're giving it the VIP treatment. I recommend using the NYX eye shadow base before using it as your canvas -- the Beauty Concierge recommended it in the nude color, which is actually pretty universal. For lips, use the e.l.f Lip Primer and Plumper. Not only do you get two products for the price of one, but it also will give you the perfect base for those vibrant Halloween lips to make them even bolder!

My signature makeup look is the cat eye, so I've decided to be a cat for Halloween! It's my favorite look because it can be as simple or intricate as you want it to be -- and who doesn't look fabulous in all black?

Keep your skin healthy and visit your nearest Target Beauty Concierge for your customized Halloween skin-care regimen! What will you be transforming into this year?

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**The Target Beauty Concierge is currently not available in all Target stores**