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The best TV hair & beauty moments of 2018 for Halloween and beyond

The best TV hair & beauty moments of 2018 for Halloween and beyond

How many hours have you spent bingeing the latest show? More than you care to admit? Look at it this way: since you’re a multitasker and keep your eye out for the newest trends and fresh inspiration, you’ve been binge-watching and doing beauty inspo research. It’s multitasking at its finest!

Not only are TV shows a gold mine when it comes to hair and beauty goals, they’re also prime research ground for the mind-blowing Halloween costume that you haven’t picked out yet.

Yes, TV characters have a whole host of stylists and makeup artists who make them look absolutely fabulous, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t copy what they’re doing at home with your mirror, makeup collection, and hair-styling arsenal.

Orange Is the New Black

Netflix’s darling Orange Is the New Black touches not only on the DIY aspects of beauty in prison, but also the often-essential tie that women have to beauty, identity, and self-worth. Despite their circumstances, the women on the show find ways to style their hair, wear makeup, and even visit the beauty salon.

While those of us watching at home may not have to get as creative as Morello’s paper-towel hair curlers, we can draw inspiration from their dedication to making themselves feel the best they can with a smokey eye, red lipstick, bold eyeliner, and coiffed hair.

Riverdale

There’s no denying it—the cast of Riverdale is a good-looking bunch. Cheryl Blossom’s look is always on point, especially when her glossy red hair is paired with a bold red lip and matching outfit.

Josie McCoy is simply stunning, and a hair goddess to boot. Her curls are fierce and inspo-worthy, and are even more fantastic when made up into a faux-fringe style.

Veronica Lodge is the Victoria Beckham for a new generation. Her simple-but-glamorous look is all about impeccable execution without a hair out of place. Elegant, poised, and refined with a soft smokey eye or dark berry lip, and always with perfect, dream-worthy brows.

The Crown

Prim, proper, and put together never looked as good as it does on The Crown. Queen Elizabeth pulls off the bold-yet-understated look with a red lip set against her porcelain skin and set off by her perfectly groomed brows. Pass the sunscreen, please.

Princess Margaret’s ethereal updos are complemented by her classic makeup, but it’s her lashes that draw all the attention. We just hope that the mascara that she’s using is available to us commoners as well.

One of the great beauty moments to look forward to in The Crown is Jackie Kennedy’s arrival with a perfectly executed bouffant, soft makeup, and absolutely perfect pearl drop earrings.

Dear White People

The braided updo that Sam White rocks on Dear White People might be one of the most beautiful, elegant, wearable things we’ve ever seen braids do. Sam tends to lean toward the natural-beauty look with barely-there, clean makeup that emphasizes her flawless complexion and stunning eyes. We’d never go to sleep with our makeup on again if we could have skin that looks anything like hers.

On the other hand, Joelle Brooks wears her braids long and down, and though her makeup isn’t overly dramatic, her eyeliner is something that we can all aspire to. Now if only we could figure out how to wear bottom lid eyeliner without it smudging us into Halloween.

This year’s Halloween is going to be epic

The world is your oyster when it comes to Halloween costumes. Whether you’re going out on the town or hitting up several parties all week long (Halloween is on a Wednesday this year!), channel your favorite TV show character this year, or however many you have the time for.

Glow

Dig out your crimper and break out your teal lipstick and glittery eyeshadow for your take on one of the fierce, fabulous 80s women of Glow. Bold colors in makeup and spandex will make for a head-turning costume.

Westworld

Got a pair of cowboy boots languishing in your closet? Dust them off and channel the Wild West as Dolores, Maeve, or even the Man in Black.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Few costumes are as distinct and instantly recognizable as the red dress and white winged bonnet that the handmaids are required to wear in the hit show that has done its job to make us all a little nervous.

Game Of Thrones

Okay, so Game of Thrones didn’t air a single new episode in 2018, but its influence is still strong as we wait patiently for the last season to air next summer. There may be a dozen Khaleesis at the same party, so why not consider other awesome characters like Ygritte, Missandei, Melisandre, or take on any of your favorite male characters!

Final thoughts

The great thing about TV today is that it, put simply, is good. Groundbreaking, high-quality shows like those mentioned above are not only thought-provoking, but are trendsetting and rich in beauty-inspo.

Draw your makeup, hair, and costume goals from your favorite show, and sit down and watch it again, because, you know, research.

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