Makeup is THE hot story for Halloween this year. Unlike candy and costumes, it’s calorie free, one size fits all, and works for all ages. It inspires envy and displays artistry, both IRL and online. It hits the sweet spot of social media-lovin’, Euphoria-watchin’ younger Millennials and Gen Zers.
It’s a top 10 retail event, and although the current political climate spooks shoppers a little, the fun is expected to continue this Halloween shopping season.
The average shopper will spend $86.27 on costumes, candy, and decor—just a little down from last year’s total of $86.79, says the National Retail Federation (NRF).
What will customers get into this year? Here’s Halloween ’19, by the numbers: