18 Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas You Can Master Before the Big Night

The best part? You can wear them with clothes you already own.

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YouTube/Desi Perkins

Get fierce with this super simple lioness tutorial by Desi Perkins. (Here's how you can match your child for Halloween!) Master the look with a golden smoky eye, a bit of highlighter and shimmery bronzer, and a crisp cat nose and lip. These are the 9 types of people you see every Halloween.


Harley Quinn


Take a cue from Suicide Squad and head out as Harley Quinn, courtesy this colorful how-to by NikkieTutorials. Give these adult Halloween costumes that basically anyone can DIY a try.

Half skull


If you're a regular makeup pro, try this involved look by Roxxsaurus. All you'll need is a palette of black and white face paint and a precision makeup brush. Watch these beyond-scary Halloween movies to put you in the right mood.


YouTube/Desi Perkins

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. These scary vampire legends are actually true.


YouTube/Eyedolize Makeup

Get superhero chic with this Batman look by Eyedolize Makeup. A yellow smoky eye and a bit of face paint is all that stands between you and this simple getup. Also decorate your house to get in the spooky spirit with these Halloween decorations.


YouTube/Melissa Alatorre

Who knew you could create realistic mermaid fins using a fishnet stocking and a colorful eyeshadow palette? Melissa Alatorre does. 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.

Poison Ivy

YouTube/Carli Bybel

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.


1920's flapper girl

YouTube/Michelle Phan

Take this classic last-minute costume up a notch with historically accurate makeup. Michelle Phan has you covered on all things old-school smokey eye and wine stained lips. This is a great costume to wear with your significant other. Also give these other creative couple costumes a try.


YouTube/Kandee Johnson

Got a blonde wig and a hot pink outfit? You might want to give this look by Kandee Johnson a try. Simply slap on a showstopping lipgloss and steal Johnson's genius trick for recreating Barbie's iconic eyelashes.


YouTube/Jantien Blom

This webbed look by Jantien Blom might look complicated, but we promise you won't need superpowers to master it. With a steady hand (and maybe a few Q-Tips dipped in makeup remove to smooth out any mistakes) you'll be party-ready in no time. Check out this awesome life advice from your favorite superheroes.

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