7 Simple Halloween Makeup Looks To Easily Recreate

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You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to create intriguing Halloween makeup! This spooky season, you can be any character you want with these simple Halloween makeup ideas!

1. Unicorn Halloween makeup

Gory Halloween makeup isn’t your thing? Why not transform yourself into a sparkly, whimsical unicorn for Halloween? Put on your unicorn headband and embark on this magical journey with us!

How to:

Apply base makeup as usual and conceal your eyebrows. Using a hot pink liquid lipstick, draw your brows with a defined arch and apply the same shade to your pout.

Dust a peachy eyeshadow all over your lid, and blend a hot pink eyeshadow into the outer corner of your crease to create a pink smokey eye! For the lower lid, apply purple eyeshadow along the lash line using a flat eyeshadow brush. Line your eyes with a black eyeliner and flick it out to create a wing at the end.

Add some thick and fluttery false lashes, and apply a peachy blush to enhance the apples of your cheeks. Top your cheeks with some pink glitter cream, and spread it over your nose to your forehead.

To create a halo effect, pop some highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes, your cupid’s bow, your nose, cheekbones and forehead! All that’s left is to load your face in sparkles! Re-use your nail art rhinestones, nail art stars and other sequins and stick them on your face with eyelash glue . Top everything off with bigger specks of glitter and voila, you’re now a dazzling unicorn!

2. Vampire Halloween makeup

As the sun descends, emerge into an eerie night of fun and celebration with this vampire Halloween makeup! This classic yet simple Halloween makeup is a staple at every party during this occasion! Don’t forget your vampire fangs!

How to:

Apply your base makeup with the palest foundation shade you can find. Set your makeup with a pale loose powder for a ghastly effect.

Pro tip: Remember to extend the foundation down your neck so you don’t look like you’re wearing a foundation mask!

Fill in your brows as usual, and apply red eyeshadow all over your upper and lower lids, extending to your brow bone. Layer a black eyeshadow on top of the red shadow and blend everything in with a deep plum eyeshadow.

Line your eyes with a black eyeliner before adding thick and dense false lashes. Finish up the eye makeup by applying a layer of clear lip gloss all over the upper lid for a wet eyeshadow look.

Juicy, dark red lips are defining features of a vampire Halloween makeup! Line your pout in deep reddish lip tint, and complete the look by applying black lipstick all over the inner lips.

For the perfect re-creation, wear a pair of grey contact lenses and you’re all ready for a thirsty blood hunt!

3. Deer Halloween makeup

If gentle Bambi is your spirit animal, this Halloween makeup is for you! Don’t worry my deer, this Halloween makeup is so simple, you’ll be frolicking in the meadow in no time!

How to:

Begin by doing your usual base makeup routine and filling in your brows. Using a small flat top brush, stipple white face paint below your eyes to form an elongated triangle. Bring the white face paint onto your upper eyelids, the tip of your nose, down your cupid’s bow and chin. The face paint should create a large inverted triangle that covers your entire face. Use a sponge to blend out any harsh edges.

Thereafter, layer bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks, near your hairline, down your nose bridge and cupid’s bow. Using a liquid eyeliner, define the inner corners of your eyes and extend the line downwards to create a doe-eyed effect. Apply wispy false lashes and coat the bottom lashes with a lengthening mascara.

With a brown lip liner, draw an M-shape on the tip of your nose and fill in the defined area. Repeat this using a black pencil eyeliner, creating a smaller M-shape. Thereafter, blend the black eyeliner into the brown lip liner with a brown eyebrow powder.

Draw small dots on the hollows of your cheeks and all the way up to your temples and forehead with a small detail brush. The dots should get bigger as you reach the outer corners of your face.

Apply highlighting powder on the highest points of your cheekbones and the inner corners of your eyes.

Pro tip: If you’re baring your shoulders for Halloween, dust bronzer on them and add a few white dots for a more realistic effect!

4. Mermaid Halloween makeup

If Ariel is your favourite Disney princess, this simple Halloween makeup is right up your alley! Put on your dazzling mermaid costume and get ready to go under the sea (no pun intended)!

How to:

Once you’re done with your brows and base makeup, grab a satin purple eyeshadow and dust it on areas around your chin, cheeks, temples, forehead and neck.

To create fish scale effects, stretch fishnet gloves or stockings across the cheeks and apply dark purple shadow on the hollows of your cheeks.

Pro tip: Opt for a smaller net which will create better fish scale effects!

Keeping the net in the same position, wet your brush and pat sparkly emerald eyeshadow into the skin, above the area where the dark purple shadow was applied. This will help to amplify the pigmentation and sheen of the eyeshadow. Lastly, dust on pastel green eyeshadow above the emerald eyeshadow. Remove the net and admire your work of art!

Repeat this all over the areas marked with the satin purple eyeshadow. To make the effect more natural, gently blend the colours together after you’ve removed the net.

Using the same satin purple shadow as before, contour your nose and extend the eyeshadow onto your eyelids and into your crease. Blend the dark purple eyeshadow into the outer corners of your eyes. Going back in with a wet brush, apply emerald eyeshadow from the inner corners of your eyes all the way to the centre of your lids. Make sure to blend it into the dark purple eyeshadow.

Highlight your nose bridge, inner corners of your eyes, cheekbones and cupid’s bow with a pinkish highlighter. To turn things up a notch, apply glitter eyeliner on some of the ‘scales’ around your face to create a glistering effect!

Line your eyes with a black eyeliner and add falsies to the upper lashes for a more dramatic effect. Using a holographic glitter liner, add sparkles in the inner corners of your eyes, extending it to underneath your eyes. Before the glitter liner dries up, quickly add bigger specks of glitter.

Stick nail art pearls on your forehead to form a little pearl crown before finishing the look with a purplish metallic liquid lipstick to create a magical pout. Feel like you’re lacking on the glitter? Sprinkle more glitter as you please around your face!

5. Cat Halloween makeup

Whether you’re going to the Halloween party as Catwoman or a member of the Pussy Cat Dolls, this simple Halloween makeup is great for those who are not big on face paint and glitter madness! Put on your cat ears headband and have a paw-some Halloween night!

How to:

After completing your base makeup and brows, define your crease with a dark brown shadow. Next, position a name card on the outer corners of your eyes, tilting it slightly towards your temples while you blend black eyeshadow into your crease for extra definition. Once you’re done, remove the card and you instantly have a winged crease effect! This is a great trick for makeup amateurs!

With a wet brush, apply golden brush eyeshadow on your upper lids. Then, line your upper and lower lash line with black liquid eyeliner. Gradually tilt your bottom eyeliner downwards as you get closer to the inner corners of your eyes.

Fill the gap between the bottom eyeliner and inner corners of your eyes with a highlighter. Apply false eyelashes and top the inner corner of your eyes with golden glitter eyeliner.

Define your features with bronzer and highlighter. Using a liquid eyeliner, outline the tip of your nose and extend the line down to your cupid’s bow, creating a cat’s nose. Add dots below your nose for a more realistic effect. Then, using the same eyeliner, draw whiskers on both sides of your cheeks.

Line and fill in your upper lips with a black lip liner. As for your lower lip, apply a nude liquid lipstick and you’re purr-fect!

6. Clown Halloween makeup

IT movie fans, rejoice! You can now look like Pennywise with this simple Halloween makeup! While it may not be an exact replication of Pennywise, this makeup look still promises a transformation that’s bound to spook everyone, including yourself!

How to:

Apply your base makeup and fill in your brows as usual. Apply a few layers of warm reddish eyeshadow all over your upper lids, smoking it out on the outer corners. Pack white eyeshadow into the inner corners of your eyes.

Draw a thick and dramatic eyeliner that wings out at the end. Line the bottom lash line as well before applying false lashes.

Let’s create some creepy clown lines! Draw a tall and slim triangle on top of each brow and finish with a dot at the tip of the triangle using a black gel liner. Repeat this below the lower lash line by drawing inverted triangles and dots.

Continuing with the black gel liner, draw a circle on the tip of your nose. Using white face paint, draw a smaller circle on the black circle, positioning it slightly off centre.

Fill in your lips with a red lipstick and draw two lines extending from the side of your pout so you look like you’re perpetually smiling. To up your Halloween makeup game, wear contact lenses with white rims for a scarier effect!

7. Pop art Halloween makeup

Want to be unique this Halloween? Why not turn yourself into 2D pop art this spooky season! Just a few quick strokes and you’ll look like a character straight out of a comic book!

How to:

Begin by applying your base makeup. Then, trace the parameters of your face using a black gel eyeliner. Do the same in your eye crease.

Your brows have to be thick and dark to look like a comic character! Using the black gel eyeliner, fill in your brows boldly and create a defined arch.

Line one side of your nose bridge with the black gel liner, and outline the contours of your nose and the hollows of your cheeks. Repeat this on your chin and cupid’s bow.

Wrap things up by applying a bright red lipstick and make them pop with a black gel outline.

Pro tip: For an added cartoony effect, continue by tracing the contours of your neck!


Now that you’ve your Halloween makeup on, it’s time to check out some fun Halloween costumes you’ll need this spooky season! Hosting a Halloween party but can’t figure out how to entertain your guests? Why not watch some of these horror movies together for a hair-raising night!

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