Create Cute Halloween Scarecrow Makeup With This Easy Tutorial

Angela Boss
by Angela Boss
9 Materials
30 Minutes

In this tutorial, we’re doing Halloween makeup scarecrow edition. I’m going to show you how to do scarecrow makeup for those of you looking for hot girl Halloween costumes! Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Foundation
  • Powder
  • Eyeshadow
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Beauty blender
  • False lashes
  • Bronzer
  • Lipstick
  • Eye pencil
Applying foundation

1. Apply foundation

First, apply foundation. Dab it all over your skin and then set it with powder so it lasts all night.

Applying bronzer

2. Apply bronzer

Apply a lot of bronzer on your forehead and down your nose and brush it up into your eyebrows to get a deep shadow on that part of your face.

Adding faux freckles

3. Add faux freckles

Use a black pencil to apply your faux freckles so they really stand out against your makeup.

Filling in brows

4. Fill in your eyebrows

Use a brown eyeshadow to fill in your eyebrows. I’m doing mine a little bit dark, but not too dark, because that is how I like them.

Adding eyeshadow

Use black eyeshadow to blend out the outside of your eyebrows so it looks a bit more natural.

Cleaning brows up with foundation

Put some foundation on a beauty blender to clean them up so they’re more defined. You can blend that out with more bronzer.

Applying eyeshadow

5. Apply orange eyeshadow 

Sweep orange eye shadow over your eyes and also underneath them.

Applying eyeshadow

Also, take a lighter orange eyeshadow and brush that over the eyeshadow you just applied.

Applying eyeliner

6. Apply eyeliner

Drawing on false lashes

Use that same eyeliner to draw false lashes underneath your eyes. My lashes are very short and thin, so even if I put on mascara, you couldn’t see them.

Applying eyeshadow

7. Apply light eyeshadow to your inner corners

Apply a very light eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes. 

Adding eyeshadow to mouth area

8. Apply light eyeshadow across your mouth

Take the same eyeshadow from the previous step and wipe it over the sides of your face from your mouth to brighten up the area before you draw on the stitches.

Applying eyeshadow to brows

9. Apply light eyeshadow to your brows

Also, apply that same shade to your brows.

Brushing off eyeshadow

10. Brush off the light eyeshadow

Use a beauty blender to very lightly dab off the eyeshadow. You want to brush it very lightly so you’re not brushing off all of it.

Applying blush

11. Apply “blush” with orange eyeshadow

Using the same orange shade that you swept over your eyes, make a circular motion on the apple of your cheeks.

Applying blush

Also, put a little triangle of orange on the tip of your nose.

Blending orange with red

12. Blend the orange with a burgundy red

Next, pick a burgundy-red color to darken up the orange you’re using. Blending out the orange with the burgundy red will add some dimension, so apply that to your cheeks, nose, and the creases of your eyes.

Outlining scarecrow nose

13. Outline and add stitches to your nose

Use a liquid liner to add an outline around the eyeliner on the tip of your nose. Then, add little dashes which are going to act as stitches since we are doing cute scarecrow makeup today and scarecrows have lots of stitches.

Applying bronzer

14. Apply bronzer on your jawline

Go back in with the bronzer and chisel out the jawline.

Creating faux dirt

15. Create faux dirt

Use a brown eyeshadow to add some faux dirt to your forehead, the crease underneath the highlight you put in your inner tear duct, and use it to really define that stitch line we’re going to draw.

Drawing stitches onto forehead

16. Draw stitches on your forehead

To draw the stitches, create a little grid by going across and then up and down, and add little dots to the ends to make it look a bit more realistic.

Applying lipstick

17. Apply lipstick

For lipstick, use an orangey-pinkish color.

Lining lips

18. Line your lips

Use black liquid eyeliner to line your lips and make them darker in the corners. 

Drawing line

Then, draw a line from those corners straight up towards your ears.


19. Highlight

Highlight above and below where you drew the line with a light eyeshadow.

Adding highlight

Also, highlight your inner tear ducts again just to make it pop and on your bottom lash line. Dust it out with a beauty blender.

Adding stitches

20. Draw stitches on your mouth

Draw little Xs across where you drew the line on your mouth and add little dots on the ends. 

Filling in lips

21. Fill in the inside of your lips with eyeshadow

Use the burgundy-red eyeshadow to line the inside of your lips. Then use the original orange to dab it on the inside as well.

Filling in lips

Use a black shadow on the very inner part of your lips.

Adding stitches

22. Draw stitches on your lips

Draw a stitch line on the top and bottom lip.

Applying false eyelashes

23. Apply falsies

Apply big false lashes.

Smoking out Halloween makeup scarecrow

If your lashes aren’t very thick, you can also smoke out your eyes with some black eyeshadow.

Completed Halloween makeup scarecrow

Halloween makeup scarecrow 

That’s it for this easy scarecrow makeup tutorial, and here’s the finished look! This Halloween makeup scarecrow look is pretty simple to do and looks incredible. Let me know what you think down below.

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