23 Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

Looking for spooktacular Halloween makeup? Then you are in the right place! We have put together a list of 23 of the best Halloween makeup ideas. There is something for everyone from scary clowns to cute animals. Take a look to find your favourite, any of these ideas will be a hit at any party.

1. Sparkling Skeleton

First up we have this sparkling skeleton. The artist has created a pretty but dark design and has added crystals. Crystals give the makeup a glam and unique look. You could recreate this design using any color palette but the purple works well with the Halloween theme.

2. Sally Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a very popular Halloween movie. This next pick shows how you can create Sally’s look for Halloween. Makeup like this can be simple to recreate you don’t need that many colors. You just need to get the stitches design right. Finish off your look with her hair and dress. You can purchase these or try to make the costume for a fun DIY project.

Sally Nightmare Before Christmas for Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @cayaryu

3. Cute Rabbit Makeup

Looking for Halloween makeup ideas that are more cute than scary? Then this next pick is for you. This makeup artist has created an adorable rabbit look. The makeup uses white, pink, glitter and more. Finish off your look with some ears and you’re good to go.

Cute Rabbit Makeup for Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @ciaciaxo

4. Half Skull Makeup

Our next idea features a half skull make design. This half makeup is great for parties as you get the best of both worlds. You can look spooky for Halloween and glamorous to. You apply any makeup you like from glittery eyes to smokey ones just add in the skeleton design on the side of your face. Luckily, a tutorial for this look is on Chrisspy’s YouTube channel.

Half Skull Makeup for Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @chrisspy

5. Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein is a classic Halloween character. Our next pick shows how you can create the look for Halloween. All you will need to do is apply some dark makeup to your eyes and lips. Then create your stitches. The artist created her stitches using Mehron makeup paints. Finish off with a wig and dress and your look is complete.

Bride of Frankenstein for Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @ellycatt

6. Cracked Makeup Idea

If you want creative Halloween makeup ideas, then this next pick could be for you. The artist has created a vibrant makeup look on her eyes and a grey statue look on the lower half of her face. It almost looks like some of her face has cracked. We love this unique look and you could recreate it with any eye makeup.

Cracked Makeup Idea for Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @giuliannaa

7. Leopard Makeup

Take a walk on the wild side this Halloween and create leopard makeup. This leopard is very detailed and looks amazing. You could recreate the same look or if you are more of a makeup beginner you could just try creating the leopard spots. There are plenty of tutorials online to help you create a leopard look that will wow.

Leopard Makeup for Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @withlove.nadia

8. Glam Circus Clown

Next, we have a glam circus clown. Clowns are thought of as very scary especially around this time of year. However, you can create pretty clown makeup. This artist has created her look with pink makeup and black glitter. The pink makes it look cute will the glitter brings glitz and glamour. Something like this is perfect for a party.

Glam Circus Clown for Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @jess_blends

9. Scary Skeleton Makeup

If you want to look super scary wear white contact lenses. This makeup artist has created a classic skeleton look and has finished it off with white contacts. You could recreate the spooky skeleton or you could use white contacts for zombies, ghosts and more.

Scary Skeleton Makeup for Best Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @jneels

10. Freddy Krueger Halloween Makeup

Freddy Krueger is one of the classic horror movie characters. Just because the character is a man does not mean the ladies cannot dress up as him to. This next talented artist has created a female version. To create the look, she used Mehron Makeup Paradise Paints and NYX Cosmetics Love Contours All Palette. Something like this would take practice to recreate but it will be worth it as you will have the scariest costume at any party.

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