17 Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas Almost Anyone Can Master
Can’t think of a costume? Look in your makeup bag! Whether you want to go glamorous or ghostly, these Halloween makeup looks have got you covered.
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Get fierce with this super simple lioness tutorial by Desi Perkins. Master this Halloween makeup look with a golden smoky eye, a bit of highlighter and shimmery bronzer, and a crisp cat nose and lip. For the sharpest lion’s nose, Desi recommends using a gel liner rather than a regular pencil liner. Try out our favorite below! Give these adult Halloween costumes that basically anyone can DIY a try, too.
Take a cue from Suicide Squad and head out as Harley Quinn, courtesy of this colorful how-to by NikkieTutorials. Finish the look off with the perfect Harley Quinn wig.
If you’re a regular makeup pro, try this involved look by Roxxsaurus for your Halloween makeup. All you’ll need is a palette of black and white face paint and a precision makeup brush. Also, decorate your house to get in the spooky spirit with these DIY Halloween decorations.
Vamp it up with this blacked-out smoky eye and red lip by Desi Perkins. Finish the look with a temporary vampire-bite tattoo and fake blood. Throw on a simple black outfit and you’re ready to go. If you want to know how fake blood is made, check out this guide to how Hollywood professionals do it.
Get superhero chic with this Batman look by Eyedolize Makeup. A yellow smoky eye and a bit of face paint are all that stands between you and this simple Halloween makeup look. These makeup stocking stuffers are perfect for the artists in your life.
Who knew you could create realistic mermaid fins using a fishnet stocking and a colorful eye shadow palette? Melissa Alatorre did. This simple makeup is as creative as it is achievable. Try out this look on your kids and get inspired by these cheap DIY kid Halloween costumes as well. Add some extra wow factor to your mermaid look with some stick-on rhinestones and glitter.
Grab a palette of green shadows and give this look by Carli Bybel a try. Finish the costume with a red wig and a green frock and you’ll be the most well-dressed villainess at the party.
1920s flapper girl
Take this classic last-minute costume up a notch with historically accurate makeup. Michelle Phan has you covered on all things old-school smoky eye and wine-stained lips. Pair this look with the perfect flapper accessories for the ideal look. This is a great costume to wear with your significant other. Also, give these other creative couple costumes a try.
Got a blonde wig and a hot pink outfit? (Don’t worry if you don’t, we’ve got you covered below!) You might want to give this Halloween makeup look by Kandee Johnson a try. Simply slap on a showstopping lip gloss and steal Johnson’s genius trick for recreating Barbie’s iconic eyelashes.
Model your Halloween look after one of the most stunningly illustrated children’s books of all time. This look, pioneered here by JubaynaCosplay, is as unique as it is recognizable.