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9 Halloween Makeup Tutorials If You Want a Challenge

With Halloween right around the corner, the rush is on to find the best costume. Or better yet, one for each night of Halloweekend! You don’t want it to be too scandalous or expensive – hello, college budget – but you definitely want it to be original or at the very least, somewhat clever. You’ve probably already started brainstorming with your friends. Will it be a classic twist on iconic Disney cartoons? Maybe your favorite character from a must watch show? Or, perhaps, a scarier costume that satisfies your horror-film obsession?

We know how difficult it can be to find the perfect costume, but maybe Halloween makeup doesn’t have to be as stressful. These tutorials will help to inspire your artistic side and hopefully your wardrobe choice too!

1. Fairy Makeup


This magical fairy look will have you wishing you could wear this makeup every day. Blue eyeshadow with sparkly accents? Yes, please. We love the added jewels as the finishing touch, but you can easily make this look unique in your own way too.

2. Masquerade Makeup Mask

Throwback to all the drama that occurred at the masquerade ball in Gossip Girl. This look will always be mysterious yet alluring, and now you can try it out yourself! Who knows, maybe you’ll even find your very own Chuck Bass in disguise.

3. Werewolf Makeup

The yellow contacts definitely bring this look to a whole new level of scary. The hairy face might not be your ideal look, but the teased hair is a must. Simple enough to create, this is a great makeup idea for those who like to live a little more dangerously.

4. Classic Skull Mouth

There are so many different ways to create this popular look. The smoky eye and winged liner give it that daring edge you need for Halloween. Make this skull mouth your own by playing around with the design and don’t be afraid to ask your friends for help!

5. Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad

This could be the perfect look to embrace pale skin. It’s also a great way to unleash your inner crazy self - you know you want to.

6. Mermaid Makeup

Need we say more? Mermaids have intrigued us since we were little girls and now we get the opportunity to look like one – hell yeah! The shiny scales are by far our favorite part of this look.

7. “Hooked” Mermaid Makeup (for a scarier look)

This is a slightly morbid twist on the mermaid makeup; it’s not your typical Little Mermaid look. A mermaid caught by a fishing hook isn’t something we’d want to see IRL, but it’s definitely a look we’d want to try! Deceivingly beautiful, what could be better?

8. Halloween Pumpkin

This tutorial is for all you Halloween fanatics. A classic Halloween pumpkin that you can make as scary or as pleasant as you wish. The all-over orange look may seem a tad distasteful but this tutorial shows you how to really make your features pop!

9. Candy Land Princess

Every woman wants to be treated like a princess, so why not be a Candy Land princess? You can really make this look your own, whether that's by adding more pastels to imitate cotton candy, or using lots of glitter and chilling blues to give off a more peppermint princess appearance! 

We wish you all the best of luck in your costume decision-making. Don’t be afraid to try something new and be daring with your makeup! The outcome will surely be greater than you expect if you follow along with these tutorials.

Autumn believes in a combination of hard work and magical thinking. True to her Libra ways, she embraces balance in all aspects of life and enjoys connecting with others. Specializing in Marketing Management, she thrives in helping brands build their platforms through authentic and inspiring content. Find more on Instagram: @aduslayy
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