Halloween Makeup Scary

Many people, especially children, can’t wait for Halloween to come around since it’s the only time of year when
they can dress up as literally anything they want.
Of course, the art of disguising yourself has come a long way over the years, and while wearing masks,
prosthetics and full body suits are still very popular, those of you that really want to get creative, but in a more
subtle, yet impactful way, can opt for Halloween makeup instead.
It’s easier to create, you can do it even with everyday makeup kits, and, depending on the design, it can have an
even greater visual effect than an actual costume.
If 2021 is the year when you finally decide to go for some makeup instead of buying an expensive mask, but you
lack the inspiration for creating something unique, you can go ahead and continue reading this article where we
will be showcasing over 40 different Halloween makeup ideas that you can try!

  1. Cat Halloween Makeup – Classical Cat
    When it comes to makeup, people usually wear it to enhance their beauty, and most of the time they may even
    end up mimicking certain animal features, such as how eye makeup may sometimes give off a certain feline feel.
    Because of that, it’s no wonder that one of the most common Halloween makeup ideas is to have a simple cat
    makeup design that you can later complete with a pair of fake cat ears, and maybe even a catsuit, or some
    regular clothes with an animal print if you happen to have any lying around.
    This particular makeup idea is easy to bring to life since all you really need to do is focus on enhancing your eyes
    (having green, blue or gray eyes is a plus), although you can get away with contact lenses just as well.
    As you can see from Glamvan’s post, they went with some simple eye makeup, a dash of color for the nose and
    lips, and some drawn-on whiskers.
  1. Cute Halloween Makeup – Candy Corn
    Candy corn during Halloween is like that rock-hard fruit cake that everyone
    has but avoids during Christmas, and the truth is that while loving it is an
    acquired taste, you can’t deny that it’s become a holiday staple.
    Because of that, it was only a matter of time until someone figured out a
    way of making candy corn the topic of a makeup tutorial, and as you can
    see from Anna.Giggi’s post, the result is actually quite sweet.
    All you need to do is play around with the typical colors used in candy corn
    (white, yellow, and orange), and you also need enough of a steady hand to
    draw the candy corn itself on your face.
    This makeup design is fairly easy to do and doesn’t require you to buy any
    flashy makeup kits either, and the best part is that if you couple this design
    with a matching outfit, people will be able to tell what you’re dressed as
    from a mile away!
  2. Crazy Halloween Makeup – The Joker
    If you want to go full crazy with your Halloween makeup, there’s no better persona
    to embody than DC’s very own Joker, regardless of which incarnation you prefer.
    For example, YoungForeverMakeup opted for the 2019 Joker look, and as you can
    see for yourself, the result lies somewhere between crazy and creepy.
    Because of the nature of this particular design, you can really get into the Joker
    character by dying your hair green (or wearing a green wig), as well as wearing the
    iconic red suit.
    If you also happen to have a friend who’s a big Batman
    fan, hanging around together dressed as your
    respective characters will further enhance the impact of
    your costume choice.
  3. Colorful Halloween Makeup – The Starry
    Classic painters like Vincent van Gogh would be proud to know that their work lives
    on in one way or another, so if you’re a fan of the famous painting The Starry Night,
    then you’ll enjoy El_latide_del_arte’s makeup idea.
    Admittedly, in order to achieve this look, you’ll have to use more body paint than
    makeup, but the great part is that the design itself is pretty simple, and you don’t
    have to use and blend too many colors either, and if you want to complete the costume, you can opt for a full blue
    classic suit.
    One great thing about this makeup idea is the concept itself, so if there happens to be any other famous painting
    that you’d like to wear during Halloween, you can go ahead and try that out instead.
  4. Simple Halloween Makeup – Simple Red
    Most of the time we forget that makeup doesn’t have to be outlandish to make an
    impression and that sometimes you only need one color to get the job done.
    As you can see for yourself in LinkArtDasha’s makeup idea, all she did was play around
    with the color red around the eyes, wear bright red lipstick, have red hair and she achieved
    a look that would definitely catch anyone’s attention.
    Sure enough, while the eye makeup and the lipstick
    may not be much of a problem, dying your hair in such
    bright colors may not be such a good idea, unless you
    already happen to be into that, so we recommend
    wearing a wig instead.You can even go ahead and
    wear red clothes for a complete femme-fatale vibe, or
    spice things up with some victorian dresses for a more vampiric/blood queen
    Of course, you can do this with just about any color, not just red, so go ahead
    and experiment with whatever you want.

  1. Black Halloween Makeup – Crying Goth
    If you’re not into flashy colors and you prefer a more monochromatic approach, you could always just go for a
    simple black and white makeup design.
    For example, Lost.Optimist’s makeup design is simple yet effective, both in terms of how it looks, as well as how
    complicated it is to create, making it an ideal last-minute make-up idea.
    If you want to take things up a notch, you can go ahead and wear an all-black, an all-white, or even a black and
    white wig, along with black clothes to create the perfect tormented spooky look.
  2. Cute Halloween Makeup Ideas – Disney’s Moana
    When it comes to Halloween costumes, there’s no way you can go wrong if you
    choose to be a Disney princess, and the best thing about a lot of them is that many
    look just like regular everyday women, with very few iconic traits.
    For example, take a look at HawaiiSavingsClub’s Moana costume, and you’ll notice
    that as far as the makeup itself is concerned, all they needed was some tanned
    All you needed then was to make sure that the model had dark wavy hair, while the
    rest of the costume is complete using traditional Hawaiian attire.
    This is one of the simpler ideas that you can try out, so if you’re looking for some
    last-minute inspiration, might as well go for Moana.
  3. Cool Halloween Makeup – Forest Spirit
    Since we’re applying makeup to look like different characters, choosing a design that
    completely embraces the idea of fantasy and magic should come as second nature.
    One perfect example is this forest spirit or dryad design from EmeraldAliceMakeup
    that will certainly enchant anyone that looks at you.
    Sure enough, you can tell from the picture alone that you will need more than just the
    actual makeup to make this design work, such as contact lenses and even some
    prosthetics, but you have to admit that it’s well worth it when you see it finished.
    It’s magical, beautiful, and if you plan to win someone’s heart during Halloween,
    chances are that you will succeed, especially if they have a soft sport for Mother
  1. Half-Face Halloween Makeup – The Soul Stone
    When talking about makeup, or even colors in general, one way to make key elements the focus points of your
    audience’s attention is to have it contrast against the background.
    When it comes to half-face makeup tutorials, this is easy, since the user can
    see both your normal face as well as the face with the makeup applied at the
    same time.
    One perfect example of this visual effect is Trinsmakeup’s The Soul Stone
    design where with nothing more than some makeup and black body paint they
    managed to achieve a very stylish Dia de Muerto feel, complete with black
    skulls and flowers for a very gothic finish.
    This is one of those designs that will require some extra attention and time, but
    as you can see for yourself, the end
    result is well worth it.
  2. Pink Hair Halloween
    Costume – Elf
    The great thing about fantasy creatures is that while the basic outline of
    their design is well-established, you’re free to go into the details as much
    as you see fit.
    For example, if you want to show your love for elves, take a look at this
    makeup idea from Anastasia_Alis which she gladly enhanced through
    the use of the color pink.
    Strictly from a design point of view, this entry is very easy to replicate at
    home, just as long as you at least have the iconic long elven ears.
    However, if you find pink to be just a little bit too flashy for your taste, you can always go ahead and swap it for a
    different color.
  3. Glam Halloween Makeup – Golden Glitter
    Most of the time your eyes are the only parts of your face to actually need any makeup, and that’s probably what
    Murillo_Makeup thought as well when they made this golden glitter makeup design.
    While the model in the picture above is indeed wearing foundation, blush, and a
    very eye-catching lipstick, the focus is on the eye makeup, especially thanks to the
    golden glitter and orange eye shadow.
    One neat thing about this particular idea is that you can go ahead and switch up
    the colors depending on what color your irises are, and this can be very helpful if
    you already have bright blue or green eyes that you love emphasizing.
  4. Easy Makeup Looks – Bleeding Crown
    This bleeding flower crown makeup design is the perfect example of how you can
    tell so much using very little, which can also be an advantage when you don’t have
    a lot of time to spare.
    As you can see from Creature House’s design, the only thing that the model is
    wearing to actually stand out is that trickle of fake blood coming from what can be
    described as a crown made of flowers that may also come with thorns, along with some fake tears dripping from
    her eyes.
    If you want to go a bit darker, you can go ahead and forget about the flowers altogether, replace it with a thorny
    vine crown, use more dark eyeshade, and maybe a bit
    more blood.
  5. Simple Makeup Looks – 3D Halloween
    When wearing bright colors, you’re guaranteed to catch
    everyone’s attention at least once, but if your makeup
    idea is centered around the use of optical illusions, then
    you’ve just guaranteed that everyone will be looking at
    you a lot until they finally realize what it is that they are
    looking at.
    In the example above from That_one_Chick_247, you
    can see how with some simple blue and red lines she managed to create a
    mind-boggling 3D glasses effect.
    The execution is incredibly simple while the results are undeniably remarkable, and if you want to further
    enhance the costume’s motif, you can do so by wearing a pair of 3D glasses or simply walking around with a box
    of popcorn.
  6. Halloween Cat Makeup – Disney’s Scar
    When thinking about makeup ideas for Halloween and Walt Disney animations, most of you will probably be
    thinking about Ariel, Else, or Rapunzel.
    Well, it seems that Disney villains also make for excellent makeup inspirations, such as Patrish.02’s take on Scar
    from The Lion King.
    The base design is that of a typical cat makeup tutorial, but the specific use of colors that perfectly mimic Scar’s
    fur, as well as the scar itself make this makeup design easy to identify.
    Couple those elements with long flowing black hair and you’ll be the spitting image of one of Walt Disney’s most
    despised villains ever.
  7. Halloween Eye Makeup – Stormy Eyes
    Your eyes are the windows to your soul, and if you
    sometimes feel like there’s a storm building up inside
    of you, what better way to showcase how you’re
    feeling than with this amazing storm eye makeup.
    Pinkfox Beauty did an excellent job at portraying a
    stormy sky using nothing more than silver, blue, and
    some white for the lightning, and we have to admit that
    the results are quite impressive.
    Sure enough, blending the colors may be tricky at first,
    but the great thing about this particular idea is that you
    literally don’t have to wear anything else in particular,
    since the makeup itself is enough.