50+ Artistic Halloween Makeup Ideas to Inspire Your Next Spooky Look

 

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Halloween is just around the corner and, for many, that means it’s time to get creative. If you haven’t already planned your costume, chances are you’re going to need to work some last minute magic if you want to amaze and terrify fellow guests at the next spook-tastic party. Thankfully, Halloween makeup is the perfect way to show off your creativity, but still allows you to save time and money. We’ve scoured the web to find the most frighteningly impressive looks to inspire you.

Whether you want to look cute or creepy, we’ve included looks for everyone’s style. From the fake blood and guts of the queen of gore, Julia S. Merino, to the head-turning optical illusion effects by Mimi Choi, these makeup artists have unlimited imagination when it comes to transforming the human face. And if you’re thinking there’s no way you could recreate these jaw-dropping looks, all you need is a little practice, and the help of some handy tutorials.

Looking for Halloween makeup ideas? Check out the incredible looks from these creative makeup artists.

 

Vanessa Davis

 

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Like this skull-clown hybrid look? Learn how you can create it yourself with Davis' tutorial.

 

RJ Tulloch

 

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Use RJ's makeup tutorial to recreate her eyeball illusion.

 

Mimi Choi

 

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Why not try out this Mimi Choi-inspired look?

 

The Trash Mask

 

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Inspired by The Trash Mask's pumpkin look? Create your own version.

 

Bianka Manderson

 

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Watch Bianka transform herself into a skeleton.

 

Ida Ekman

 

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Check out how to create this Ekman-inspired look

 

Painted Mina

 

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Want to try a quick and easy skeleton look? Watch this tutorial.

 

Erika Marie

 

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Live out your sparkly sci-fi dreams with Marie's pink alien look.

 

Julia S. Merino

 

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Want to try out Merino's gory face muscles look? Here's how.

 

Decided on your look? Here are some of the best makeup and tools to get you started.

 

Face Paint Palette

Halloween Makeup Ideas

Mehron | $104

 

Liquid Face and Body Paint

Halloween Makeup Ideas

Mehron | $10.93

 

Face and Body Paint

Halloween Makeup Ideas

Mehron | $11.96

 

Brush Set

Halloween Makeup Ideas

ZOREYA | $9.99

 

Face Jewels

Halloween Makeup Ideas

COKOHAPPY | $9.99

 

Holographic Chunky Glitter

Halloween Makeup Ideas

KARIZMA | $6.99

 

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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