Extra Spooky Makeup Looks To Spice up Your Halloween Costume


| LAST UPDATE 10/25/2021

By Georgina White
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With Halloween right around the corner, it's time to start putting together an epic look. While wardrobe is certainly an essential part of any look, we've decided to focus on some standout makeup for the spookiest day of the year, that can be done using the products you already have at home.

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Our first look transports you straight into the jungle, with a gorgeous set of leopard print eyes. Rather than wearing a mask with the pattern, why not draw it yourself to truly encapsulate the look? Using brown eyeliner, draw some leopard spots all over your lid. Next, outline each spot with black eyeliner, and voila, you're a beautiful creature right out of the jungle.

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The next look stemmed from the classic devil character, but we're taking it to a whole new level. Start by applying red eyeshadow to your lid, then add a defined crease with a darker red shade. Use lipstick to add some horns above your eyebrow; Either above one or both eyes.

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Now it's time to get really spooky, with this Frankenstein-inspired makeup. To depict the character's transition from human to monster, we're going with half Frankenstein and half glamourous. Apply green face paint to one side of your face, then outline this section with fake blood or red eyeliner. Add some stitches to the border with black and white eyeliner and create a classic smokey eye, using green shades.

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Another look we want to show you is a creepy spider, emerging right from your face. Start by applying your usual face makeup as a base. Then add a dark smokey eye, with a hint of green or red, using bottom eyeliner. Then use black and white eyeliner to add the spider's legs, and you'll have your friends thinking there's an actual spider on your face!

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Are you as impressed as we are? Wait, there’s more where that came from. We’ve already shown you how to get your scares this spooky season, but now let’s lighten things up a little bit. This next look is giving us major Euphoria-meets-Tinkerbell vibes, and we can’t wait to show you how to channel it yourself. Keep scrolling…

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For this fairy-inspired makeup, all you’ll need are 3 products: an eye-shadow palette, some petroleum jelly, and lots of glitter, of course. Start off by gently dabbing your eyelid with some bright colors to make your eyes pop. Next, get that Vaseline and lightly place it in the desired areas where you’ll be rocking those sparkles. Make sure it’s rubbed in properly, and then, voila, you’re ready for our favorite part: Glitter! Gently apply the sparkles on top of the Vaseline, and you’re on your way to being a real-life goddess!

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Next up? Take a bite into the holiday season with this vampire-inspired look. Whether you're trick-or-treating or headed to another Halloween party, this classic look is perfect for wherever the wind takes you. And it's super easy! All you'll need is that eye-shadow palette and your best red lipstick. Start off by applying shades of red and brown to your lid and blend. Next, apply those same colors under your eye to bring this dead look to life. Last, top off the look by applying a red lip and smudging it for dramatic effect. Yes, it's that simple.

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Last but certainly not least - did you really think we weren't going to mention Netflix's hottest binge this Halloween season? Of course, we've all already welcomed Squid Game into our households this spooky season - but this makeup look (pictured above) is going to take things to a new level. And lucky for us, it's actually as easy as ever. Simply grab your favorite eye-shadow palette and decide which shades of red you'd like to use. Next, use your applicator to carefully draw the show's infamous logos across your lid. Last but not least, grab that red shadow and apply it as an eyeliner under your eye, and you're all set!

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Whether you're staying in for some Netflix-and-Chills or headed around the neighborhood for some trick-or-treating, these simple looks will have you ringing in this year's festivities in style. Happy holidays and be sure to check our list of Halloween Makeup Ideas.