Halloween Makeup Ideas

Fall is in the air, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you plan to go as something scary, sexy, cute, or funny, you will need the right makeup to complete your costume. Here are some of our favorite Halloween makeup ideas to thrill and chill you!

Spooky Or Sweet Skeleton

This colorful take on a traditional skeleton costume has become popular in recent years. To create this look, you will need to start with a white base. Black cream eyeshadow can be used to deepen the areas around the eyes and mouth, while darker powder eyeshadows can add some definition around your cheekbones, nose, and forehead. Feel free to use bright eye or lip colors with small makeup brushes to create intricate designs that transform your scary makeup into an impressive masterpiece. Want to really bring the glam? Apply glitter!

Swashbuckling Pirate

Pirates are popular costumes, and it’s easy to see why. Who doesn’t want to dress in striped pants, wear an eyepatch, and carry a sword? Even better, pirate makeup is pretty simple, but you can still have fun and get creative! If you’re going for a classic pirate look, use your favorite eyeliner or cream eyeshadow to draw a funny mustache and beard. You can also apply lipstick and concealer to create scars. Want to really go all out? Use a thin makeup brush or liquid eyeliner to draw some Sailor Jerry-inspired tattoos.

If you want to make your look a bit less funny and more glam, opt for a sexy smokey eye with scars. Mascara is a must! Also, don’t forget the perfect costume!

Spellbinding Witch

Nowadays, witches can be scary, sexy, and even funny—making them one of the most versatile Halloween makeup ideas on our list! If you have experience or the time to learn about makeup prosthetics, incorporate a plastic nose into your costume and blend it into your natural skin using concealer and makeup. For something a little easier, go for a dark lip, your favorite eye makeup, and a traditional witch hat to finish off your costume. Long, flirty lashes can add a sophisticated touch to your witch look. Talk about enchanting!

Sexy Vampire

This is a recognizable Halloween classic you can easily put your own spin on! A traditional vampire look usually starts with pale foundation, dark eye makeup, and sharp contouring. Depending on what sort of vampire lore you’re into, a little bit of glitter on your cheekbones or nose can really highlight your features. Finally—a red lip is essential to completing the look.

Clown Chic

What would Halloween be without clowns? Some people love them, other people hate them. Either way, they’re great for practicing different makeup techniques. Most clown makeup features a white base, large eyes, and a smile. Embrace someone’s fear of clowns with dark eye makeup and either a blood-red or black lip. For something sweet and silly, try a pastel or natural palette. Add a bit of sparkle with either a glitter highlight or lip.

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