Simple Halloween Makeup Ideas that Look Amazing
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7 Simple Halloween Makeup Ideas That Look Amazing

With Halloween comes fun, creative and scary makeup! Many get daunted by the thought of coming up with creative makeup ideas and how to execute them.

Halloween makeup doesn’t need to be hard, or very time-consuming. It’s all about picking the right look.

I’ve scoured Instagram for the best and easiest makeup looks that will give you a killer Halloween look. These may look hard to copy, but actually, with a few simple steps, they are actually very easy. The best part is, that you don’t need to be a makeup artist or have an artistic flair to recreate these looks.

1. Spider Look

Simple, yet effective! My favourite part is how versatile this look is. You can achieve it with your regular day-to-day makeup or with face paint. All you need to do is stick to cool and dark colours, mainly black obviously!

You can create the spiders however big or small you like. To create a little definition for them add some greys or whites, this will make the spiders pop out, giving them a 3D appearance. With this look, it’s hard to get it wrong!

2. Glam Vampire

This look is a real killer. It has the perfect balance of creepy and glam all at the same time. You can use your regular day-to-day makeup for this look. Stick to lighter base colours and red and purple eye makeup.

To complete this look you’ll need some fake blood. Overall, it’s an easy and highly effective look to recreate.

3. The Pumpkin Queen

If you don’t like all the creepy and bloody makeup looks, then this Halloween makeup look is perfect for you. And it’s really simple too.

The one thing you definitely need to recreate this look is face paint, don’t skip that out because only face paint will get you that intense orange look.

4. Tim Burton Character

This look is a little harder to recreate than some of the other ideas. However, it’s easier than it looks. The focus should be on the eyes, start by making an outline from halfway down your nose, until above your eyebrows.

Once you have that outline, you will see the idea starting to formulate. P.S., the makeup does not go in your eye, it is on your eyelids. The picture is taken with her eyes closed!

5. Devil Lady Halloween Makeup

This is another killer look that is pretty easy to copy. You’ll need red face paint and some black eyeliner. Use the eyeliner on your lips too and put some clear lipgloss on top to create that high-definition shine.

I love how she continued the look on her body, it really gives it that kick. However, the showering after must have been pretty messy!

6. Upside-Down Eye

Glamorous or creepy? You decide! But one thing we can all agree on is that it’s perfect for Halloween!

Cover one eyebrow with eyebrow plaster so that your brow is completely invisible. Then copy the exact steps that you do on your ‘normal’ eye on the other eye, except the opposite way round.

Use your own ideas on the colours and make them as gory or as glam as you like!

7. Stitched Together

Not creepy, yet it still has that gory vibe. To achieve this simple yet fabulous Halloween look, apply a dramatic base and apply some stitching lines on top. The look is easy to copy, yet super effective.

My Thoughts

These Halloween makeup ideas are the simpler ones to recreate. They are easy to copy and most are foolproof.

If you change a bit of the design you will not lose the effect. Add your own creativity to these looks with added glitter or even blood. These ideas are versatile and the main thing to remember is to always have fun. There’s no better time for it than Halloween. Try something different!

Hollie xx


About Hollie

Hi, I’m Hollie, and I’m passionate about everything beauty. Over the last decade and a half, I’ve tested thousands of products to bring you the best of the best! I also love bringing you fun and creative beauty looks. Learn more.

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  1. These Halloween makeup ideas are awesome and just what I’m looking for. We have a party to go to this Saturday and I had no idea what to do. I think I am going to be an evil queen because I do have a crown and a black dress. This one looks easy enough. Thanks for all the ideas!

    1. The evil queen is a good choice and not too hard either! Enjoy your party:)

  2. Great article!

    I love some of these designs, the upside-down eye looks brilliant really makes you double-take. The stitching one looks cool as well, me and my wife go to a Halloween party every year and it can be a nightmare coming up with ideas, costumes, makeup.

    I will show these to my wife she will love them, as you say they are simple to apply and you can add your own stamp on them, thanks.

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