23 Creative and Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Want cool Halloween makeup that is simple to recreate? Then you are in the right place. We have found 23 easy Halloween makeup ideas. We know that creating an awesome Halloween look isn’t as easy to recreate as it looks. So, each of these ideas can be done by anyone from a makeup novice to a makeup pro. There is a makeup look for everyone from scary skulls to creepy clowns. Take a look to find your favourite.

1. Vampire Makeup

First up we have a vampire makeup idea. A look this is simple. You will only need a couple of special items, contact lenses and blood. The rest can be created with items you already have at home. Just some dark eye shadows, mascara and a lighter color for your skin. You will look creepy and cool with makeup like this.

Vampire Makeup for Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @jayb0a

2. Cute Cat Makeup

Cats are always a popular choice for Halloween. This cat makeup is simple to recreate, allows you to enjoy dressing up for Halloween and will make you look glam for parties. You will need to learn how to create the feline flick (if you don’t know it already), apply pretty makeup as usual and finish off with some cat ears.

Easy Cat Halloween Makeup Look

Source: @spookylilpeach

3. Scary Skull Makeup

The basic skull look is great to learn. You can use the basic black nose and lines and add in extras to create a variety of different looks. This scary makeup looks has added contacts and red lips. Contact lenses will completely transform your look. These white ones make the skull very creepy. Something like this would be simple to recreate.

4. Wednesday Addams Makeup

The Addams family are iconic characters for Halloween. Wednesday Addams is an easy costume choice. All you need is braided hair and a black dress. Wear dark makeup like this and you have a cheap, simple and awesome costume. Add lighter makeup to your face to create a pale look.

Wednesday Addams Halloween Makeup

Source: @bangtsikitsiki

5. Leopard Halloween Makeup

Take a walk on the wild side this Halloween and wear some leopard spots. Animals are very popular choices for Halloween and this one will be simple to recreate. All you will need is gold and black makeup to create the spots and some glam or dark makeup for your face. There are plenty of easy to follow tutorials available online to create the spots. We love this easy Halloween makeup idea!

Leopard Halloween Makeup for Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @e.cosmetic

6. Scarecrow Makeup

Scarecrows are great Halloween costume ideas. With a scarecrow, you can make it creepy or cute. Here is an example of a cute scarecrow. It doesn’t require a lot of makeup, just eye shadow, lipstick and black paint. Black is an essential to create the lines for a scarecrow. Add a straw hat and you’re good to go.

7. Easy Vampire Makeup

Contact lenses are great to use if you want easy Halloween makeup. Contacts can transform the simplest of makeup to make it scary. This vampire look uses dark smokey makeup with red lips. You can recreate this with makeup you already have. The thing that makes it scary is the red contacts. Contacts are a Halloween must have.

Easy Vampire Makeup for Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @jenenzkii

8. Creepy Clown Makeup

Clowns are very creepy! Next on our list is this simple and scary clown idea. You can recreate a clown look like this with dark eyeshadow, black paint and black lipstick. There are plenty of easy clown tutorials available so you can learn how to draw the shapes. Something like this doesn’t require a lot of makeup and it will be a Halloween hit.

Creepy Clown Makeup for Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @valdokic

9. Scratches Halloween Makeup

Scratches are a great makeup technique to learn. You can create endless Halloween looks with bloody scratches. All you need is red and pink makeup with fake blood. You can find many easy tutorials for scratches online. You won’t need much other makeup if you can create scratches like these. It is an easy Halloween makeup idea.

10. Pop Art Makeup

Pop art makeup looks are very popular for Halloween. We love these looks because you can be creative and there are many design ideas. This one is simple to recreate. You’ll only need white paint, black paint or liner and your usual makeup. You can recreate something like this or add some darker makeup that will suit the Halloween vibe.

11. Spooky Skull Makeup

Here is a spooky but simple skull idea. All you need is dark eye shadows and a black pencil. Once you have mastered the mouth lines and black nose shape you can add other colors or designs. This is a great image that you could use to help you easily create a skull look.

12. Creepy Doll Makeup

Dolls are creepy making a doll costume perfect for Halloween. It is not just that dolls are creepy which makes them popular costume choices but also because the doll makeup is simple to create. You will only need makeup you may already have, it is just how you apply it that is different. The main things you will need are big looking eyes and doll lips. There are plenty of tutorials to help you with these. We love this easy Halloween makeup idea!

13. Deer Makeup

Deer makeup is a cute makeup choice for Halloween. This is perfect for the girls who want to dress up but don’t want to be scary or gory. There are so many tutorials available to help you recreate the look. As you can see you don’t need a lot of makeup just something pretty for your eyes with white spots and a black nose and mouth.

Deer Makeup Look for Halloween

Source: @_bylabella

14. Zombie Nurse

Zombies and nurses are iconic Halloween characters. So, why not combine the two? This gives you an awesome and scary costume that is easy to create. All you will need is the outfit, light makeup for your skin, red makeup for lips and eyes and dark smokey eye shadows.

Zombie Nurse for Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @misssaydi

15. Pretty Kitty Makeup

Like the cat makeup ideas? Then you might like this one to. This look has a simple black nose and whiskers with glam eye makeup. It is a very easy look to recreate. It’s great if you don’t really want to dress up but want to join in the fun. Also, a great last-minute idea.

16. Half Glam Half Skull

Here is a unique half skull make up look. We love that one half is a scary skull and one half is a glam makeup look. With makeup like this you get the best of both worlds. You look pretty and scary to. Something like this would be simple to recreate. You could check out skull makeup tutorials online.

Half Glam Half Skull for Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @glowbygonzo

17. Nightmare Before Christmas Sally

The Nightmare Before Christmas is an iconic Halloween movie. One of the most loved characters is Sally. Our next pick shows you how to easily create a Sally look for Halloween. The only thing you might need to practice is the stitches. There are plenty of tutorials available for stitches.

18. Cracked Easy Halloween Makeup

Here is another half and half look. This one features an all-white face that creates a ghost look on one side and a pretty makeup look on the other. The face also has a cracked outline around the normal makeup. Something like this is creative, unique and simple to recreate. You could use any makeup colors for this.

19. Mermaid Makeup

Next on our list is a mystical mermaid makeup look. This one uses stunning light colors with glitter. Makeup like this looks hard to recreate but it’s not. You can purchase a mermaid stencil to create the scaled look. Then all you will need to do is choose your colors. Use this image as inspiration.

Mermaid Makeup for Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @ _kimbaron

20. Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong

Our next pick is unique and creative. Surgery, doctors and nurses are popular Halloween choices and this twist makes it different. You will stand out from the crowd and the outfit is relatively easy to create.

Plastic Surgery Halloween Makeup Idea

Source: @dr.alexv_

21. Spider Web Eyeliner

Next, we have a cute and easy Halloween makeup idea. It is just a drawn cobweb on the corner of the eyes where an eyeliner flick would go. This is subtle and simple Halloween makeup. You could wear it like this or with other dark and creepy makeup.

22. Simple Skull Makeup

Like the simple skull ideas? Then you might like this one to. This makeup has dark and pretty eye makeup with a skull mouth. You could use glam makeup that you would wear for a party and just add in the skull mouth. That way you can look beautiful and scary at the same time. There are lots of skull tutorials available online.

Simple Skull Makeup for Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Source: @tonya_peck

23. Easy Cat Halloween Makeup

Last on our list it this pretty cat makeup look. This one is very simple. You will need to wear your normal eye makeup with a black nose and whiskers. Add some ears and you’re good to go. Something like this is cheap and simple. It would also be great as a last-minute costume.

We hope you have been inspired by our easy Halloween makeup ideas!

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