Finding the right costume is only half the battle. A full Halloween transformation isn’t successful unless others mistake you for someone else. Altering facial features to better imitate a character or pop culture figure is a costume-must and can be done easily by using Halloween makeup kits. It’s a more artistic approach than shielding your face with a mask and allows for better personalization. Embrace creativity and let your artistry shine through. The skills used to make a beautiful painting are the same skills needed for an impressive Halloween makeup tutorial.
We’ve gained a lot of experience with Halloween makeup over the years and we’ve gathered some of our most popular videos. In the Love Your Look section you’ll learn how to create convincing zombie Halloween makeup and be taught easy makeup techniques as well. We also suggest the best products and cosmetics throughout the page so no matter who you’re dressed as, you’ll look as authentic as possible!
Love Your Look
You may love your costume but how about your entire look from head to toe? If your costume is flawless but your face could use a bit of help then this is the right section. Watch the videos, purchase the necessary utensils, and recreate these makeup applications from the comfort of your home. It adds authority to any look, scary or pretty. There are even Halloween makeup ideas for guys so women won’t be the only ones taking impressive selfies this year!
Zombie Halloween Makeup
This is a Halloween makeup tutorial to accurately imitate Billy Butcherson from the classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus, but a similar approach can be taken to do all kinds of Halloween zombie makeup. Solely wearing a zombie costume just won’t cut it! The rotting flesh, deep gashes, and sunken eyes are imperative. For this Halloween makeup tutorial, you’ll need plenty of green and brown face makeup. Treat your face like a canvas by applying the makeup with medium-sized paintbrushes or if it’s easier use small foam sponges to achieve the same effect. Black powder or black cream is also quite crucial for scary Halloween makeup. Be sure to apply it around the ocular area and the nostrils as well to look like decay. Black lips offset by a flesh-colored middle are also a key feature when crafting this look. The lighter pigment will create depth and the surrounding black lipstick around it makes the whole look pop, plus it will stress the fact that you’ve been dead since the late 1600s! If you’re feeling brave and want to attempt “sewing” your mouth shut then we’ll gladly teach you how to do that too. This will definitely make your zombie costume stand out among the horde of bloodthirsty zombies. Use spirit gum to make tiny dots encompassing the mouth. Next, tap the dots to activate the spirit gum, making it sticky and tacky, perfect for attachment. Cut individual pieces of string (approximately 2 inches long) and press each end to spirit gum dots to complete the horrifying illusion.
Easy Halloween Makeup Tutorial for Beginners
Hey Puddin’! Have you been searching for an easy Halloween makeup tutorial for beginners? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This makeup tutorial depicts a widely recognizable clown Halloween makeup look for those interested in becoming The Joker’s main squeeze for an evening. Involving simple techniques and easy-to-use stencils, women can get Harley Quinn’s notorious baddie makeover without having any practice at all. Once you’re zipped up in a bright orange prisoner jumpsuit, it’s time to prime your face to prepare it for the creepy Halloween makeup application. Once prepped, use light colored cream makeup (close to white or as fair as possible) and dab it all over the face to appear as fair as the popular DC villain. You can set the makeup with white powder, too, so that cream makeup lasts longer and looks flawless throughout the course of the night, no matter how wild it may be! Next, fill in eyebrows to achieve a wicked arch. We recommended a brown powder if you don’t own a taupe-colored eyebrow pencil. Dust red pigmented shadow over one eyelid and bright blue over the other. Let it settle around the other eye for a disheveled effect. In fact, the messier the better. Finally, grab your stencil kit and color a black heart on one cheek. Use the letters to spell out “rotten” underneath. Fix any imperfections with white makeup and a small makeup sponge. Finish the easy Halloween makeup with pigtails, one coated with red colored hairspray and the other spritzed with blue.
Mens' Halloween Makeup
Make a long-lasting impression as Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy by following this detailed men’s Halloween makeup tutorial to give you an out-of-this- world appearance. You’ll need a bald cap and plenty of liquid latex so the cap looks natural after it’s stretched over the head. After eyebrows are glued down, touch up all the liquid latex spots with a dusting of powder. Use the liquid latex to also draw on the scars by steadying your hand and drawing thin scar-like lines along the cheekbones and both sides of the cap. Try to blend everything as evenly as possible so it appears smooth like real flesh, except for the scars. Those should protrude slightly from the skin creating a cool 3D effect. Next, grab light blue and dark blue professional makeup. Mix and blend to create the perfect Yondo complexion which is a beautiful shade of electrifying blue. You can find most utensils necessary for this application in an effects kit we sell which is used by many Halloween makeup artists in the industry. Apply blue makeup with brushes. Don’t forget to spread it along the neck, blending the two blue pigments as much as possible. Be sure your spirit gum is close-by because a couple applications are needed for the Yondu “Mohawk” fin. If you’re feeling brave, style hair into the typical rocker hairstyle. Men love this Halloween makeup for guys because it’s Marvel themed and very pop-culture relevant. Complete the look by teaming up with Groot and Starlord.
Halloween Makeup Ideas
We’re sharing even more Halloween makeup ideas to maximize your costume experience. All of our Halloween face makeup is safe, easy to apply, and washes off simply with makeup remover or just soap and warm water. Make sure to take plenty of up-close photos so everyone can see the intricate detailing and overall incredible transformation. Peruse over the images of needed utensils, the completed look photo and brief application instructions and the costume contest trophy will be yours before you can say, “Trick or Treat!”
Pretty Halloween Makeup
Make waves with your mermaid costume by accentuating iridescent scales with pretty Halloween makeup to elevate your mystifying appearance. Conveniently, we have a Halloween makeup kit perfect for creating a sea siren look. Bright colored face makeup and glitter combine to form an enchanting appearance that catches the eye of many. For the ultimate special touch, purchase the handy mermaid stencil and deluxe silver makeup to create glimmering scales on the forehead and around the sides of the face. Pro tip: the more glitter, jewels and gems applied the better. Use your creativity as much as possible! Find all the shimmering mermaid accessories–makeup, wigs, and jewelry–needed to make a splash right here.
Halloween Witch Makeup
Get a spellbinding look without using a wand, maybe just a makeup sponge or two! Hone your traditional all-black witch dress by accompanying it with a full-face of Halloween witch makeup. Gorgeously green with slightly scary features (like melting skin), our Halloween makeup kits come with everything needed so you have the classic appearance of a storybook witch. Apply green face makeup from forehead to neck. Create dimension by adding yellow around the hollows of the eye. It’s your choice how terrifying you want to seem. If looking extra-eerie is the ultimate goal, take blood gel and mix streaks of blood into freshly applied emerald-colored skin to create the melting illusion. Just practice your most convincing cackle to invoke a state of panic.
Deer Halloween Makeup
Walking on the wild side by donning an animal costume is always a great Halloween option and our selection of a-doe-able deer costumes are a hit among fashionistas and trendsetters alike. Offset the faux fur costume with an application of deer Halloween makeup. Take the brown cream makeup and apply it to cheek bones, hollows of eyes and edges of the face, just a touch will do. Remember, meticulous blending is the key. Next, grab the white makeup and a brush and create a cluster of circles on both cheeks. Now, it’s time to make your eyes pop by applying black liquid eyeliner. Steady your hand and create a winged shape at the outer corner of each eye. Eyes will magically look bigger. Finally, take black makeup and dab it on the tip of the nose. This can easily be thought of as a sexy Halloween makeup look by applying long fake eyelashes to the lids.
Halloween Cat Makeup
Want a surefire way to be ‘feline’ fine in your cat costume? Just add cat makeup for Halloween to compliment the pointy ears and curly tail. Cat face Halloween makeup is an easy Halloween makeup tutorial that’s perfect for those hesitant about applying makeup. It’s simple and only involves a couple of products that will come in handy for future looks. Dust a generous coating of deluxe gold makeup on the brow bone and both eyelids. This achieves a holographic effect that shimmers and shines in the light. Now, it’s time to create the cat eye makeup to draw attention to those lovely eyes! Line upper lids and extend the line past the outer corners for a winged effect. Add small black dots to brow bone for a spotted appearance. Our convenient cat makeup kit is an effortless way to get everything needed in one convenient package. This makeup kit comes with a sponge, a cream makeup wheel, eyeliner, face powder, and a paintbrush.
Vampire Halloween Makeup
Look great for being close to a 300-year-old Transylvanian vampire by picking up this professional Halloween makeup. Perfect for getting the classic bloodsucker look pictured here, this kit comes with vampire teeth, blood, and white face makeup. Apply white makeup all over the face until you can’t see your skin poking through. The more opaque, the better! Grab your blood makeup and add a drop near the corner of one side of the mouth to make it appear like you’ve just got done feasting on a tasty snack. Finish the Halloween vampire makeup by adding a black wig.
Sugar Skull Halloween Makeup
Sugar skull makeup is so popular because it mixes creepy with beautiful. Recreate the Halloween eye makeup by layering the lid in blue makeup. We have a Halloween makeup kit that comes with everything needed; pink, red, blue, and yellow face paint is all included, as well as eyeliner, a paintbrush, and a sponge. If you’re feeling reluctant to draw intricate markings on the face, like a spider web and flower, then there’s a simple solution to create the desired look. Our easy-to-use sugar skull temporary tattoo creates an exquisite makeup application that’s transfers to the face with water and can be easily removed with rubbing alcohol. Top the look off with a floral headpiece and you’re set to celebrate Day of the Dead!
Halloween Skeleton Makeup
Committing to skull makeup may seem challenging because of all the small details and intricate lines but our skeleton makeup kit comes with step-by-step instructions to make it all very simple. You’ll learn how to perfect the shadows and where to contour. In the deluxe scary Halloween makeup kit, a small paintbrush is included to help plot out the rows of teeth. Browse our skeleton costumes and accessories to complete the spooktacular look!