Easy Halloween Jack O' Lantern Makeup Tutorial

by Loepsie
9 Materials
15 Minutes

Today’s easy Halloween makeup tutorial is going to be Jack O’ Lantern face makeup! This is something super simple that you can recreate at home. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials: 

  • Primer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Setting powder
  • Eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • False lashes
  • Lipstick
  • Eye pencil
Applying primer

1. Apply primer

Start by laying down a base of primer on your face. I’m using a mattifying one.

Applying foundation

2. Apply foundation

Go over the primer with the foundation that you always use. 

Applying concealer

3. Apply concealer

Use a little bit of concealer underneath your eyes to cover up any dark circles. Make sure everything is blended in nicely.

Applying setting powder

4. Set

Set by powdering everything off with a loose powder.

Drawing triangle outline

5. Draw the outline of the triangle

Now, let’s get started with the look. Take light pink eyeshadow and draw a line underneath your lower lash line. This is going to be the lower part of the triangle that we’re going to make later. This light color is just to outline the shape.

Finishing off outlining triangle

Finish outlining the entire triangle which will create Jack O’ Lantern’s eye. The top of the triangle should be just above the middle of your eyebrow.

Outlining eye with orange

6. Outline the eye with orange

Use a darker orange color to go over those pink lines, but this time make the line a little bit thinner, so the lighter pink color functions as a transition color, and it all blends out nicely.

Adding orange eyeshadow to nose

7. Apply orange eyeshadow to your nose

Also, take that same orange color to your nose where we’re going to carve it out later.

Applying black eyeshadow

8. Apply black eyeshadow

Take a bit of black eyeshadow and pat it all over your eyelids from the lash line to your eyebrow. 

Filling triangle in with black

Fill in the rest of the triangle with black but make it a lot smaller than where the orange is, so there’s still enough room to blend it while maintaining that orange edge out of the outside of the triangle. 

Adding more black

Apply multiple layers of black and bring it underneath your eye as well.


9. Blend

Take a clean blush and blend out the edges to achieve a bit of a smokey effect.


You can then take a little bit more black eyeshadow and blend it out somewhere until you get a beautiful smokey effect where the black transitions into the orange on all sides.

Drawing outline

10. Draw the outline of the lower part of your head

Using the pink eyeshadow, draw a line on your cheek to create the puffy bits in the middle of the pumpkin, and make sure they align with the lines that are going up from the eye triangles.

Outlining with orange

11. Outline the lower part with orange

Just as with the eyes, use that darker orange color to go over the pink and ensure the orange line is smaller and in line with the pink.

Adding black eyeshadow

12. Add black eyeshadow

Go over the orange with a tiny amount of black eye shadow to deepen it up and make it look like a shadow and it’s hollow in there.

Applying black to outside of face

Also, apply it around the outside of your face.

Applying orange eyeshadow

13. Apply orange eyeshadow

Apply orange eyeshadow everywhere on the lower part of your face and along your jawline. Go over it with black eyeshadow to deepen it as in the previous steps.

Drawing nose

14. Carve out the nose

Create a small triangle on the tip of your nose using a black eyeliner pencil. I’m going to keep mine quite small, but you can make yours larger if you like. 

Drawing nose

Color it in with the eye pencil first, and then go over it with black eyeshadow to make it opaque and matte.

Concealing lips

15. Conceal your lips

Apply a bit of concealer to the edges of your lips.

Drawing mouth

16. Draw the mouth shape

Use a black eyeliner pencil to draw the mouth shape. Just draw out the typical kind of Jack O’ Lantern shape which is very squared where the teeth are. 

Drawing mouth

Add a little smile on the outside edge for a bit of extra creepiness.

Applying black lipstick

17. Apply black lipstick

Fill in the entire mouth shape with black lipstick. You can use the stick where possible and use a small brush in the difficult areas for more precision. Go in with a second layer if you need to.

Lining lash line

18. Line your lash lines

Use an eyeliner pencil to line your lash lines so everything is nice and black. 

Applying false eyelashes

19. Apply falsies

Put on some false eyelashes. I chose a full, thickened pair for this look.

Applying mascara

20. Apply mascara

Apply mascara to your lower lashes. 

Applying black eyeshadow

21. Apply black eyeshadow to your lips

Pat some black eyeshadow over your lips to make the color long-lasting and mattified. 

Completed easy Halloween makeup

Easy Halloween makeup tutorial

Here’s the finished Halloween pumpkin face makeup! Let me know what you think about this easy Halloween makeup tutorial down below!

Products used:

  • KIKO Matte Facr Base
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation no. 52
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer no. 01
  • W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder
  • NYX Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette 01
  • Douglas Eye Liner Pencil
  • MAX Eyelashes
  • Benefit Roller Lash
  • Essence Longlasting Lipstick 19 Black Gossip
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