Posted by Anita Sun
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And if you’re thinking to yourself “wait a minute… it’s not December!” you’re right. Because we’re not talking about Christmas… we’re talking about Halloween.
Halloween is arguably the most fun and festive day of the holiday season. Between candy, scary movie marathons, “Thriller” flash mobs, and - of course - the crazy costumes, there’s no better day to let loose, have fun, and get into the (ghoulish) spirit of the season.
Having the right costume is a key to crushing it on Halloween. And while you can go the easy route and rely on a yawn-worthy costume you pick up at Party City the day before Halloween, why not kick it up a notch this year and create a costume that will truly blow people away?
The right makeup look can mean the difference between a mediocre and a mind-blowing costume. Here are 15 makeup tutorials to take your costume to the next level and give you a Halloween look so great, it’s scary:
Looking to scare the trick-or-treaters away this Halloween? Then you’ll definitely want to check out these spooky makeup tutorials:
Jack-O-Laterns are a Halloween staple, but this makeup tutorial transforms the traditionally cute, child-friendly pumpkin into a terrifying, scream-worthy monstrosity that will be sure to impress your friends - and frighten your trick-or-treaters.
A great tutorial for beginners, this makeup look will leave you looking like you got into a fight with an ax… and lost.
If you’ve got some drawing or painting skills - and a lot of patience - this half-skeleton might be just the spooky Halloween look you’re looking for.
If there’s anything in the world scarier than clowns, we don’t want to know about it. And the scariest clown of them all has to be Pennywise, the killer clown who wreaks havoc on a small town in Maine in the Stephen King classic “It.” Thanks to the reboot, this clown will be haunting the dreams of a whole new generation - and thanks to this makeup tutorial, you can create your own Pennywise and haunt your friends this Halloween.
If you want to retain just a touch of glam with your spooky makeup look, check out this Glam Zombie tutorial from makeup guru Jaclyn Hill.
Is spooky not your style? If so, take a look at these makeup tutorials that go for a more “cute” than “terrifying” look:
This deer tutorial is totally adorable - and perfect for all you Bambi lovers out there. This tutorial would also rock for Harry Potter fans looking to dress up as a Patronus (Snape or Lilly’s!) this Halloween.
Who doesn’t love unicorns?! They’re the most magical creatures around. This tutorial gives you two options - the more traditional, rainbow-hued unicorn look or a darker option for you edgier unicorns out there.
Meow! If you’re not exactly a makeup expert and you’re looking for a quick and easy look this Halloween, look no further than the tried-and-true kitty cat. This tutorial is super easy and will be a snap for even the makeup-challenged among us.
You know that Snapchat filter where it looks like a waterfall of rainbows is shooting out of your mouth? Well, now you can bring that Snapchat filter to life this Halloween thanks to this tutorial.
Mermaids will never go out of style. Channel your inner Ariel this Halloween with this super sparkly tutorial.
Now, as much as we love all of these Halloween makeup tutorials, too much heavy makeup can lead to breakouts and irritation, so it’s important to protect your skin.
Here are a few tips for protecting your skin this Halloween:
Are you going to tackle one of these tutorials this Halloween? We’d love to see the final look! Share your photos and videos in the comments below!