6 Common Halloween Makeup Looks
Hey y’all! I know it has been a while since I last posted a blog post on here and I apologize. Life completely took over and I got so busy.
Today is Halloween, so I wanted to create a fun post showing different Halloween looks that are easy to recreate. These looks are also fairly common, so they shouldn’t be hard to find a matching costume for! For these looks, I used different makeup products that can be found at a drugstore, or your Ulta/Sephora. I reused a bunch of different makeup products for these different looks. Please bear with me if you see them repeated throughout the post 🤔
Pop Art Comic Book Character
This look was super fun to create. I used reference photos of different comic book characters to get an idea of lines and colors. I used bold primary colors for the details and a solid black or white liquid eyeliner for any detail or highlight lines. My favorite colored liquid eyeliner to use is the Nyx Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liner. The tip is super thin so it gives crisp lines and great detail. The colors are also super bold and long lasting. I used black lines where there would be a shadow on my face and I would usually contour. Then I made a white line where there would be a highlight on my face. Pretty simple!
Skull makeup is super popular and although it may look complicated, it is very easy to recreate. I started out by sketching out where I wanted the white part of my face to be using my Nyx cosmetics Jumbo Pencil in Milk. Then I filled in the whole area using the Ghost Sculpt palette from Makeup Revolution. I liked the idea of a darker color scheme so along with the Black and White, I used Purple as an accent color both on my eyes and in the hollows of my cheek.
On the hollows of my cheek where I would normally contour, I first used a the Nyx Vivid Brights Creme Color in Rebellious Edge then I lightly brushed over that with the black powder from the Ghost Sculpt Palette. On my lips I found the most PERFECT black matte lipstick from Urban Decay called Perversion. For my nose and mouth lines, I used the same Nyx black liquid liner from before.
This look was super simple, using only a few products. My absolute FAVE bronzer that I used all around my face and to contour my nose is the Hoola Bronzer by Benefit Beauty Cosmetics. For the cute little white spots on my face, I used the Jumbo pencil in Milk and then smeared it out a bit with my finger. The Jumbo pencil in Black Bean ended up being the perfect tool for my nose and I connected that to my lip where I had the UD Perversion lipstick on yet again. This was the easiest look that I created this Halloween and took the shortest amount on time to create.
I didn’t really know what direction I was going in with this look, except I HAD to do a clown. There were a few different reference photos I used and mashed together to get my own unique clown look. I did have a “hindsight is 20/20” moment with this look. For the lines over the eyes, I wish I would have curved the black part and extended the lines to the edges of my eyebrows. I have a feeling it would have made the look more cohesive.
Other than that small part, I am happy with how it turned out! Pretty creepy but also can be tweaked to look a little friendlier if needed. All of the products I used for this look, I used in all my previous looks so far. The only exception being the bright red lipstick I used on my mouth and nose. For the perfect red, I used the Kylie Lip Kit shade MaryJo K from Kylie Cosmetics. I also decided last minute to glue rhinestones to my face and I am SO HAPPY with how that small detail turned out.
This was probably the most “glam” look that I created for this Halloween season. To achieve a look like this, I focused more on my eyeliner and eyeshadow than anything crazy anywhere else. I got the gold jewelry from Party City with all of the other Greek Goddess accessories and costume stuff. I tried to make my eyeliner pretty dramatic with a wing that I saw repeatedly in different reference photos. There was also some gold leafing that I purchased from an art store that I glued to my face in various places for a more elegant effect. The look needed to be super “glowy” so I made sure to add some highlight and sparkle wherever I could!
This look was probably the most creative look that I came up with. I started with the intention of doing just a basic mermaid makeup look that is pretty common. However the more details I added, the more it looked like a Coachella look mixed with a mermaid. I decided to take advantage of that and create a Festival Mermaid.
To get the scale effect, I used a pair of fishnet stockings over my face and gently applied eyeshadow in different colors. Once the stockings were removed, the end result looked like scales. I was super happy with how that turned out! To keep it colorful, I just kept adding bright “mermaidy” colors using a Morphe eyeshadow palette. I also added bright purple to my eyebrow Ulta had the perfect Blue lipstick from Nyx that went along with the color palette I was using. I also used my FAVORITE Rose Gold liquid eyeliner from Tarte. The glitter is also from Nyx, its a cosmetic glitter that is safe to be used on your face. I really love the bright colors in this look and how it turned out. The Festival Mermaid was probably my favorite Halloween look this season.
Throughout creating all of these makeup looks, I discovered that I have a new found love for creating looks and trying new things with makeup. It was so fun being so creative with makeup and pushing limits. I also enjoyed using different makeup products where they normally wouldn’t be used. I hope that you had fun reading how to create these looks. Maybe you would want to try to recreate them for next Halloween’s costumes, or just because 😊
What are fall’s favorite Halloween looks to create? I would love to know in the comments below!