6 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas You Can Try at Home

Maria Dotz
by Maria Dotz
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Looking for some last-minute Halloween makeup inspiration? This tutorial has got you covered! I’ll show you some simple and quick last-minute simple Halloween makeup so that you can look cute at your next Halloween event and trick-or-treat street-style events. I have compiled some easy looks that are even great for kids alike.

Tools and materials:

  • Face paint palette
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Cotton buds
  • Red lip gloss/lipstick
  • Setting powder
  • Assorted brushes for application
  • Pink eyeshadow
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Shimmery gold eyeshadow
  • Blush
Setting makeup with powder

1. Mime artist

Apply a light layer of white face paint on your face. Then, apply some setting powder. 

Applying eyeliner and drawing tear shapes

Apply eyeliner to your upper and lower lash line. Now, with a fine tip liquid eyeliner, create tear-like shapes right under your eyes. 

Drawing mime makeup with eyeliner

Then, do the same right on top of each eyebrow. The tear should be inverted and aligned with the bottom one. 

Applying pink blush

Add pink blush right on the apples of your cheeks. 

Applying blush as eyeshadow

Then, apply the same color to your mobile eyelids. 

Adding dots to the mime makeup

Add teardrops to the peaks of the shapes

Lining the waterline with white pencil

Line your waterline with a white pencil.

Drawing a heart shape on the lips

Apply white paint to your lips, then draw a red heart in the center. 

Lining the red heart with black

Line the red heart with black eyeliner. 

Easy last-minute mime makeup for Halloween

Top off with mascara, and voila!

Applying white face paint under the nose

2. Bunny

This is a cute last-minute Halloween makeup look. Apply white powder to your face, and then add white face paint right beneath your nose. 

Creating rabbit face makeup

Shape the paint into a half-heart shape and apply the whiskers with black eyeliner. Also, fill in your top lip. 

Applying red lipstick to the nose

Apply red lipstick to the bottom lip and the tip of your nose and nostrils. 

Applying pink eyeshadow

Apply white paint to your mobile eyelids. Then, add pink blush to the outer edges of the eye and under the lash line. Also, along the sides of the nose. 

Easy last-minute bunny makeup for Halloween

Don’t forget the cute little whiskers! Here’s your cute bunny look! 

Applying orange face paint to the cheeks

3. Scarecrow

For the scarecrow look, mix yellow and red face paint to make an orange color. Then, apply it to your nose and add orange circles to each cheek. 

Drawing stitches with black eyeliner

Fill in your lips with black eyeliner and carry the line across the side of your cheeks, as shown. Then, for the stitches, draw lines vertically. 

Drawing stitches in black around the face

Do the same for the nose and around the face. 

Applying gold and brown eyeshadow

Add gold shimmery eyeshadow and blend it out with dark brown eyeshadow. 

Easy last-minute Halloween scarecrow makeup

Then, apply mascara and voila! A super cute scarecrow with an elegant twist! 

Drawing wavy lines on the face

4. Zebra

Want to take things on the wild side? Then this easy last-minute Halloween makeup of a zebra is for you! Start by applying a thin layer of white face paint around the eye area. Then, create black, wavy lines across the sides of your face. 

How to do easy zebra makeup

Fill them in and repeat on the other side. 

Easy last-minute zebra makeup for Halloween

Outline your eyes, as shown. 

Easy as 1, 2, 3! What do you think of this sultry and wild last-minute simple Halloween Makeup look? 

Applying white face paint for Joker makeup

5. The Joker

Ok, this one is for all of you who want to incorporate a scary twist to their costume. Start by applying white face paint all over your face. You can use your fingers for faster application. 

Applying blue face paint with fingers

Now, add blue face paint over your eyebrows and under your eyes. One side should be thicker and longer than the other. 

How to do The Joker makeup

Now, dab some red paint over the blue paint on your forehead and your nose. 

Creating messy Joker makeup for Halloween

Now, spread red paint onto your lips and on your cheek. The point of this look is that it looks messy, so there’s no need to be perfect here. You’ll be widening your mouth so it looks bigger; add red paint to your chin, too. 

Last-minute Halloween makeup ideas

Using a brush, spread the red paint downward to mimic thick eyebrows. 

Easy last-minute Joker makeup for Halloween

Spread the red paint onto your cheekbones. 

With only three colors, you now have yourself a Joker makeup look. Yes, it’s not perfect, but that’s the way it’s supposed to be. 

Applying white face paint for Pennywise

6. Pennywise

Ok, I’ve left the best and scariest for last. Start by applying a thick white layer of face paint to your face and set the paint with setting powder. 

Drawing redlines for the Pennywise makeup

Draw a line from the center of your eyebrow down to your cheek and lip, as shown. Use a red lip gloss and cotton bud for this. Repeat on the other side. 

Filling in lips with red lipstick

Fill in your lips.

Applying red to the tip of the nose

And, don’t forget the tip of your nose. 

Applying black face paint to the eyes

Add black face paint to your eyelid and lower lashline. 

Last-minute Pennywise makeup for Halloween

And, there you have it. Pennywise from the movie IT! This has to be one of my favorite last-minute Halloween makeup ideas.

Last-minute Halloween makeup tutorial

Thank you for joining me. I hope I've enlightened you and given you some rad ideas for your next Halloween costume. As you can see, each look doesn't require much effort, either. Happy Halloween! 

Suggested materials:
  • Face paint palette
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara
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