25 Creative Halloween Makeup Ideas


For those of us who love to experiment with makeup, Halloween may be the best day of the year… it gives us the excuse to go crazy with all kinds of colors and designs. So today we’re sharing 25 of our favorite creative a Halloween makeup ideas to get you inspired.


  1. Spooky Skeleton

This amazing skeleton costume is done mostly with black and white makeup, by creating a large set of teeth and dark eye sockets to mimic a skull. Paint your hands white and you’ll have a makeup look that is sure to wow everyone on October 31st. Find out more here. 


  1. Color Explosion

This colorful makeup look is quite a showstopper, with every color in the rainbow painted onto her neck and around her eyes. And black makeup drips highlight the color along her neck and cheeks, while black lipstick adds the perfect finishing touch. Found here. 


  1. Gangster Clown

This clever gangster clown has a unique look, thanks to the unusual combination of two different costume ideas. Black makeup is used to accent her eyes, nose, lips and chin, then red and white add dimension to her lips and cheekbones. See it right over here.


  1. Cheshire Cat

This cheshire cat has a super colorful look, thanks to the addition of pink and purple ombre coloring throughout her cheeks, neck and even in her hair. The large black and white mouth helps viewers to identify her costume. Found at The Makeup Addict.


  1. Pastel Clown

This beautiful pastel clown look is done by applying pinks, purple, blues and greens over the top of a white base. The long black eyelashes add extra drama to the look, as does the turquoise lipstick. Check out the original photo over on Instagram.


  1. Angular Art

This makeup design is not so much a costume as it is a look. It is meant to mimic a painting, giving her face an angular faceted sort of vibe. Make your way over to Alexander Khokhlov’s website to check out more of his amazing makeup photographs.


  1. Mythical Horned Creature

This stunning makeup look has a unique combination of creepy dripping white color along with beautiful floral details – and an ethereal gray blue hair color to top it off. And thick, black eye makeup tops it all off. Make your way over to Kimberley Margarita’s Instagram to check it out.


  1. Half and Half Face

This incredible makeup look gives the impression that half of her face is cracking off and becoming a different sort of being. The key is to draw a zig zag across your face and create a beautiful, traditional makeup look on one side and an icy green and purple look on the other half. See more here. 


  1. Comic Book Girl

This amazing makeup look is meant to be reminiscent of artist Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art work back in the 1960’s. Bold black lines create the comic book effect, which is then accented with bright colors and little white polka dots. Head over to The 11 Best to check out this and lots of others.


  1. Woodland Deer

This gorgeous deer makeup has a mythical woodland sort of feel, with pretty neutral tones and faux leaves. Creating a subtle base that’s darker around the perimeter of the face is the key, then a pearlescent lighter hue on the cheeks and forehead lets her eyes stand out. Found here.


  1. Robot Makeup

This stunning metallic robot look is actually easier to recreate than you might think. Just follow along with her instructional video and copy all of the steps that she shares, and you’ll be looking like a robot in no time! Head over to Shannon O’Brien’s YouTube channel to check out her excellent tutorial.


  1. Painted Angular Face

If you are a fan of art, then you may enjoy this colorful look that is reminiscent of an oil or acrylic painting. Artist Alexander Khokhlov used many different colors to create randomly shaped sections throughout her face and neck. Make your way over to his website to see more of his work.


  1. Intricate Black Makeup

If color isn’t your thing, then you might consider going monochromatic with this spooky look. All you’ll need is black makeup (or even eyeliner) and a steady hand. Be sure to vary the thickness of the different curly-cues. Head over to The Xerxes to check out this and lots of other ideas.


  1. Queen of Hearts

This Queen of Hearts makeup looks almost fake, until you see her eyes. The incredible part about this is that she did the entire look herself… she even painted her own shoulders! Head on over to Carly Paige’s Facebook page to check out this and lots of other beautiful Halloween makeup ideas.


  1. The Dark Side Makeup

This unique makeup is meant to represent happiness and positivity overcoming the dark side. To recreate this look, apply many different makeup colors to most of your face and neck, and then paint the other side black and overlap with a zig zagged edge. Check it out over onher Instagram page.


  1. Stretched Lips

This amazing idea would be great for those of you have a bit of a sense of humor when it comes to Halloween. The stretched lip look is quite easy to pull off as long as you follow along with this awesome tutorial over on YouTube. Add a colorful wig to really put the look over the top!


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