As the countdown to Halloween continues, the pressure to choose the right costume is mounting. Sure, you could raid your closet for black clothes and go as a standard witch, or you could simply throw a sheet over your head and call yourself a ghost, but where’s the fun in that? Luckily, you don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to pull off a stellar Halloween look. These 10 tutorials show you how to create looks creepy enough for an adults-only party and sweet enough for your kids to wear to school.
1. Snow White
Disney enthusiasts can become the fairest of them all with this simple tutorial. All it takes is a layer of full-coverage foundation, some lightly applied brown eyeshadows, and candy apple red lips.
Who hasn’t dreamed of exploring the mystical depths as a playful mermaid? Hit the highpoints of your face with pastel eyeshadow and use a fishnet stocking to create a fish scale effect on your skin.
Let your cosmic side shine through with this out-of-this-world makeup tutorial. Go heavy on the highlight before accessorizing your forehead with the phases of the moon.
Go full Hollywood glam with Marilyn’s iconic red lips and winged liner. You’ll be surprised by all the little tricks her makeup artist used to keep her looking camera-ready.
5. Zombie Bride
This is a perfect costume for all the newlyweds out there, bride or groom. Follow the steps on yourself then recreate them on your MilSpouse for a synchronized couple’s costume.
No full moon needed to complete this creepy look, just a bunch of brown eyeshadow. Your wild side will howl with delight at the transformation.
As you can tell by its name, this costume idea is a little more sweet than spooky. Still, you might be able to surprise a few unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.
8. Wonder Woman
Show the world your strength with this daring Halloween costume. Bronzer and warm-toned eye shadow will help you glow like a goddess.
9. Crafty Kitty
Sometimes we can’t help but fall back into old favorite when it comes to Halloween costumes. This year, give the classic cat a step-up with some sly makeup.
There’s no need to worry about losing your costume props when they’re part of your makeup! Dazzle party-goers all night with this secretive look.
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