3 Quick and Easy Halloween Makeup Costume Ideas for the Last Minute

Amanda Bellantoni
by Amanda Bellantoni
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Happy Halloween! This is one of my favorite times of the year.

To celebrate, I’m going to be sharing three easy makeup costume ideas. Let’s jump right into it!

Tools and materials:

  • Highlighter
  • Eyeshadow
  • Black eye pencil
  • Lipstick
  • White setting/translucent powder
  • Silver nail stickers
  • Bronzer
Applying 80’s rocker makeup

80’s rocker makeup

1. Apply highlight 

Apply a lot of highlight to your cheekbones, because you want to glow. Also, add a little bit to your nose and cupid’s bow.

Applying 80’s rocker makeup

2. Create a brown and gold smokey eye

Using a deep brown and bronzy gold eyeshadow, give yourself a dark smokey eye. 

Applying 80’s rocker makeup

3. Apply liner

Line the top and bottom of your eye with a black pencil liner.

Applying 80’s rocker makeup

4. Smoke out your liner with eyeshadow

Smoke out the area above and below your eyelid with the same brown eyeshadow you used on your lids. 

Applying 80’s rocker makeup

5. Apply mascara

Apply 2-3 coats of mascara to your eyelashes.

Applying 80’s rocker makeup

6. Draw a star on your cheekbone

Using your pencil liner, draw a tiny star on your upper cheekbone. Top it with a liquid liner.

Applying 80’s rocker makeup

7. Apply red lipstick

Apply a bold red lipstick. 

Applying 80’s rocker makeup

A trick to avoid getting lipstick on your teeth is to pop your index finger in your mouth.

Any lipstick that will end up on your finger instead.

Brading hair

8. French braid your hair

Throw two French braids into your hair and secure them with a tiny elastic at the end.

This is a great option for someone who has a last-minute party to go to.

Adding bandana

9. Put on the outfit

For the outfit, I went with this cool Rolling Stones t-shirt, a choker, and a black bandana around my head.

Roll up your sleeves and you’re good to go!

80’s rocker makeup

This costume totally rocks! What do you think?

Easy ice queen makeup

Making messy bun

1. Put your hair in a messy bun

Pull your hair up into a tight, messy bun. Secure it with an elastic, and spray it down with some hair spray. Comb it down.

Applying easy ice queen makeup

2. Apply white setting powder

Apply white setting powder all over your face. You want to look more pale than normal.

Applying easy ice queen makeup

3. Highlight your cheekbones

Give yourself some very, very highlighted cheekbones.

Applying easy ice queen makeup

4. Apply translucent powder to your eyelids

Apply the same white translucent powder on your eyelids, all the up to your brow bone. Use a rose gold highlight on your lid as well.

Applying easy ice queen makeup

5. Line your eyelids

Line your eyelids with a frosty, light pink cream eyeshadow.

Applying easy ice queen makeup

6. Frost your eyebrows

Use the same product to frost your eyebrows. Brush it in with a comb and your finger so it sets.

Applying easy ice queen makeup

7. Apply nail stickers

Apply silver nail stickers to your forehead.

Applying easy ice queen makeup

8. Apply mascara

Apply a couple of coats of mascara to your lashes.

Applying easy ice queen makeup

9. Apply the cream shadow

Apply more of the cream shadow underneath your eyes and to your lips to give you a frosty look.

Adding earrings

10. Put on the outfit

For the outfit, I’m wearing a fur vest and these gorgeous ice-blue earrings.

Easy ice queen makeup

That completes the look! This ice queen makeup was pretty simple, right? 

Scarecrow makeup

Applying scarecrow makeup

1. Apply bronzer

Apply bronzer around your face and neck to give yourself a little glow.

Applying scarecrow makeup

2. Smoke out your eye 

Use a pink eyeshadow to smoke out your eye a little bit.

Applying scarecrow makeup

3. Cover your lid in white

Cover your lid in white eyeshadow.

Applying scarecrow makeup

4. Line beneath your lashes

Put the pink eyeshadow below your lower lashes.

Applying scarecrow makeup

5. Line your upper and lower lash lines

Line your upper and lower lash lines with a black pencil liner.

Applying scarecrow makeup

6. Draw on lashes

Draw a few extended lashes using liquid eyeliner.

Applying scarecrow makeup

7. Draw a circle on your nose and cheekbones

Fill in a small circle on the tip of your nose and your cheekbones with a pink liquid lipstick.

Applying scarecrow makeup

8. Put on liquid lipstick

Apply the pink liquid lipstick to your lips. 

Applying scarecrow makeup

9. Darken your eyeshadow

Apply brown eyeshadow tones to make your eyes a bit darker.

Applying scarecrow makeup

10. Apply mascara

Put a couple of coats of mascara on your top and bottom lashes.

Applying scarecrow makeup

11. Draw patch lines 

Use the black eyeliner pencil to draw patch marks around the circles. Draw a couple of smile lines and patch those up as well.

Curling hair

12. Do your your hair

I decided to curl four sections of my hair, and then I brushed them out.

Adding hat

13. Put on your outfit

For the outfit, I threw on one of my favorite flannels and a floppy hat since.

Scarecrow makeup

This outfit is too cute, and it’s definitely my pick to go out for Halloween weekend!

Easy makeup costume ideas

If you’re scrounging for a costume last minute, I hope one of these costumes helped you out.

Let me know which of these costumes is your favorite in the comments below!

Next, check out my other 2 Easy Makeup Costume Ideas for Halloween.

Suggested materials:
  • Highlighter
  • Eyeshadow
  • Black eye pencil
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