50 Always Trending Halloween Makeup Ideas
Find a monstrous or magical makeup look for Halloween!
On Instagram, Halloween is the time of year when makeup artists show off incredible full faces of movie-worthy makeup. If you want to practice your makeup application skills, Halloween makeup is your chance for a challenge. Scary skeletons, possessed pumpkins, and crazed clowns are always in style during spooky season. If you need a last-minute costume that is more makeup than clothes, these ideas are as classic as they are creepy. Ranging from expert-level to anyone-can-apply, these Halloween makeup ideas are only as scary as their subject matter. Find a Halloween look for any level of makeup skills below.
Here are 50 trending Halloween makeup looks for endless spooky season inspiration!
1. Colorful Skeleton Makeup
A colorful version of a true classic, this skeleton makeup will stand out!
2. Chucky Makeup
Chucky is another Halloween classic with recent reboots that you can find on streaming, so brush up on your evil doll lore with this look!
3. Spiderweb Makeup
A simple spiderweb is a statement all by itself!
4. Broken Doll Makeup
Add some cottonballs and you've got a broken doll who's bursting at the seams!
5. Undead Bride Makeup
With colored contacts, this look is extra creepy!
6. Ghost Makeup
Rhinestones and black eyeliner are all you need for this ghostly look!
7. Zombie Marilyn Monroe
Go all out with a zombie-fied Marilyn Monroe makeup look!
8. Vampire Makeup
When in doubt, vampire it out!
9. Jack Skellington Makeup
Nightmare Before Christmas fans, this Jack Skellington is spooky and sexy.
10. Sally Makeup
Every Jack Skellington needs a Sally!
11. Bat Makeup
Use your favorite liquid eyeliner to create a truly batty look!
12. Coraline Makeup
The creepy kid's movie Coraline is a fan favorite every year!
13. Other Mother Makeup
Also from Coraline, Other Mother is a button-eyed nightmare!
14. Pumpkin Makeup
If you can never get your eyeliner to match, this is the perfect one-eyed pumpkin look!
15. Eyeball Makeup
The eyes have it!
16. Skeleton Princess Makeup
Combine your favorite Disney princess with a half-skeleton face to be cutely creepy!
17. The Nun Makeup
A spinoff of The Conjuring franchise, The Nun is an unholy creation.
18. Sparkly Skeleton Makeup
Apply gemstones to your hearts desire with this iridescent, eye-catching version of a skeleton!
19. Crime Scene Makeup
True crime fans, this look is for you!
20. Corpse Bride Makeup
Accentuate your eyes with Tim Burton-inspired makeup!
Freddy Krueger Makeup
A Nightmare on Elm Street come to life!
21. Jason Mask Makeup
It's Freddy vs. Jason! Jason Voorhees is a classic Halloween villain with an iconic mask.
22. Colorful Clown Makeup
Clowns never stop being scary Halloween staples.
23. Melty Makeup
Go green with this pop art-inspired look!
24. Broken Nose Makeup
Add fake blood and some eyeshadow, and you'll look fresh from a fight!
25. Purge Mask Makeup
While it looks difficult, this mask makeup look relies on negative space to create an intriguing illusion.
26. Plastic Surgery Makeup
Is your biggest fear going under the knife? This creative look shows off the horrors of plastic surgery.
27. Lola Bunny Makeup
Join the Tune Squad with these perfectly-placed bunny whiskers!
28. Black & White Clown Makeup
Go monochrome with another classic clown look!
29. Spider Eye Makeup
Dare to scare with this spooky spider leg look!
30. Pretty Pumpkin Eye Makeup
For a look that's more sweet than scary, try these whimsical pumpkins with bright orange eyeshadow.
31. Suicide Squad Joker Makeup
Suicide Squad's Joker makes an edgy punk rock look.
32. Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Makeup
Who needs Joker? Not this Suicide Squad star!
33. Poison Ivy Makeup
Flex your green thumb with the ultimate evil plant mom!
34. Barbie Makeup
Always iconic, Barbie comes to life with these overdrawn eyes.
35. Simplistic Skeleton Makeup
All you need is a trusty liquid eyeliner and a steady hand!
36. Green Witch Makeup
It's always a great time to go as Elphaba, the wicked witch of the West!
37. Good Witch Makeup
Instead of wicked, get good! This Glinda the Good Witch makeup is perfectly pink!
38. Dark Angel Makeup
An angel with a dark side? Perfect for Halloween!
39. Cute Halloween Eye Makeup
Cats, candy, ghosts, and more! Whatever you can fit on an eyelid!
40. Simplistic Devil Makeup
Add some horns and this look screams devil without going all red!
41. Goth Makeup
When in doubt, just go gothic!
42. Pennywise the Clown Makeup
The Halloween makeup that will make you the It Girl!
43. Frankenstein Makeup
A classic Frankenstein look!
44. Alien Makeup
Look out of this world for Halloween!
45. Thermal Makeup
This colorful thermal look is hot! Literally!
46. Fall Halloween Makeup
It's Fall! It's Halloween! It's Falloween!
47. Thunderstorm Makeup
Nothing says Halloween like a stormy night!
48. Carrie Makeup
The 1970s horror movie Carrie is the terrifying inspiration for this bloody and smudged makeup look!
49. Scar Makeup
Look scarred-for-life with these subtle red scars!
50. Venom Makeup
If you're an expert, Venom makes a showstopping Halloween makeup look.
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