On last night’s episode of Dancing With The Stars, the entire crew took advantage of Halloween and came to the ballroom decked out in costume for the occasion. And always-stylish hostess Erin Andrews took it as an opportunity to play around with a darker, more gothic look.
The 38-year-old star showed off her personality in a slinky sparkly black Lorena Sarbu gown with a high slit, paired with a fun pair of lace bunny ears (hers are from TopShop!) to complete the sexy bunny costume.
“All throughout the week, we were trying to figure out what I could do costume-wise without being over the top,” Andrews told “It was perfect for me – simple but still a touch of Halloween!”
To also honor Halloween, Andrews wanted a deep lip and dramatic eye makeup. “Dark eyes, dark lips and lots of cheeks are typically a makeup no, no,” said the star’s makeup artist, Lisa Ashley. “This could have been bad to the bone. But in this case, Erin was so stunning with all the color it created Halloween hotness.”
Ashley created a “modern, smudgy, smoky look” using all cream products on Andrews’ eyes, even grabbing a blush to complete it. “[I blended] a deep burgundy cream blush (yes, blush!) by Stila in the crease and [below the] brow bone. Then I used the same product under her black liner on the lower lash line,” Ashley explained.
The hostess achieved her autumn-appropriate wine lip for the night using the NYX Slide On Lip Pencil in ‘Dark Soul’ topped with a NARS gloss. Plus for a fun Halloween touch, Ashley added a pair of sparkly Ardell false lashes to complement the entire look.
The star’s hairstylist Ryan Randall decided to keep Andrews’ hair down in loose curls with her bunny ears. First, he rough dried her hair with Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Protective Primer. “Then I used a Harry Josh 1.25″ marcel iron, with R+Co GRID Structural Hold Setting Spray to give it wave and body,” Randall said. “For a beachy and textured finish, I raked a bit of Oribe Dry Texturizing Spraythrough with my fingers.”
“I guess I hadn’t worn my hair down all season, because everyone was commenting that it was nice to finally see it down,” Andrews said.
Despite loving the completed look, Andrews did keep experiencing one minor malfunction throughout the night. “The only problem was the ears were very tall. [She ended up being 6-ft.6-in. with both the ears and heels on.] I literally kept running into all the curtains and falling back,” the star laughed. “You’d think I’d learn after the 20th time!”