Halloween, the night when spookiness gets a sexy makeover, as Mean Girls suggests, is sneaking up on us. It’s that time of the year when you can let your creativity run wild, transform into your favourite creepy character, and rock a hauntingly beautiful look. But not everyone is a professional make-up artist, and that’s okay! We’ve got you covered with some easy-to-recreate make-up ideas and hacks that will help you stand out in the Halloween crowd without a tonne of effort. So, grab your make-up kit, and let’s get started on creating some eerily enchanting looks.
Easy Make-Up Looks For Halloween
Green with Envy – Wicked Witch Make-Up
The Base: Start by applying green face paint all over your face and neck to create that witchy complexion. Blend it well to avoid any uneven patches.
Spellbinding Eyes: Use a black eyeliner to create dramatic, arched eyebrows. For your eyes, go for a deep, smokey look. Apply black eyeshadow on your eyelids, extending it slightly beyond the outer corners. Don’t forget to smudge it for a smouldering effect.
Fiery Stare: Create a wicked glare by lining your waterline with a black eyeliner pencil. This will give you that piercing gaze that sends shivers down spines.
Witchy Details: Draw a few warts and moles on your face using a brown eyeliner pencil. Make them uneven for a more authentic witchy appearance.
Luscious Lips: Finish off with blood-red lips. A dark red lipstick will make you look truly ‘bewitching’!
Glamorous Ghoul – Vampire Make-up
Pale As A Ghost: Begin with a pale foundation or white face paint. Apply it evenly to achieve that eerie, undead complexion.
Dramatic Eyes: Create a sultry and mysterious look by applying a dark, smokey eyeshadow all over your eyelids. Don’t be shy with the black eyeliner — line your eyes heavily for that dramatic vampire gaze.
Fangs Optional: Use white face paint to draw sharp vampire fangs on your lips. This is optional, but it adds a fun twist to your look.
Bloody Bite: Drip some fake blood at the corners of your mouth for a chilling effect. Make it look like you’ve just fed on your latest victim.
Gothic Glamour: Finish the look with deep burgundy or black lipstick. The darker, the better.
Mysterious Masquerade – Masked Make-up
The Canvas: Begin by applying a neutral foundation as the base. Make sure to blend it well for a flawless canvas.
Mask Magic: Using black face paint or eyeliner, draw a stylized mask over your eyes. It can be as intricate or as simple as you like. This mask will give you an air of mystery.
Sparkling Stars: For an added touch of enchantment, apply small rhinestones or glitter around the edges of your mask. These little details will make your mask sparkle in the moonlight.
Smokey Allure: Create an alluring smokey eye with a blend of black and silver eyeshadow. This will make your eyes pop beneath the mask.
The Lips: Finish off with a bold, red or dark purple lipstick to complete the look. Remember, your lips are the only part of your face not behind the mask, so make them stand out!
Funky Pumpkin – Jack-O‘-Lantern Make-Up
Orange Obsession: Begin by applying a bright orange face paint all over your face, neck and exposed skin. You’re turning yourself into a pumpkin, after all! If you’re not yet face-paint savvy, fear not! You can start small by decorating your eyelids with small, adorable pumpkins using orange and green eyeshadow, and a bit of black eyeliner.
Crazy Carving: Using black eyeliner, draw a playful, toothy grin on your face like a classic Jack-O‘-Lantern. You can add triangles for eyes and a triangular nose as well.
Pumpkin Perfection: Fill in the carved areas with black face paint or eyeshadow to make them stand out.
Patchwork Charm: To add a little whimsy, create patches on your face using brown and green face paint to mimic the textured look of a pumpkin.
Finish with Flair: Apply a warm, autumn-coloured lipstick to complete your pumpkin transformation.
So, there you have it! Halloween make-up doesn’t have to be a terrifying ordeal. With a little creativity, some simple beauty tricks, and a dash of humour, you can easily create a bewitching look for the spookiest night of the year. Whether you opt for a wicked witch, a sultry vampire, a mysterious masquerade, or a funky pumpkin, these easy-to-do make-up ideas will have you looking fabulous and ready to haunt the night.