3 Easy Makeup Ideas for Halloween Costumes

Ella Elbells
by Ella Elbells
13 Materials
10 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you some makeup ideas for Halloween costumes.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on your outfit, focusing your look on your makeup can be the perfect solution for you. Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Foundation
  • Blush
  • White eyeliner
  • Black eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow
  • False lashes
  • Mascara
  • Lip pencil
  • Felt tip liner
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Makeup brushes
  • Leopard's ears
Applying blush

Broken doll makeup

1. Apply base and blush

For this broken doll makeup look, start off by covering your face in a very full coverage foundation. Then take a really bright blush and apply it to the apples of your cheeks and blend in a circular motion.

Applying eye makeup

2. Apply eye makeup

Line your waterline with white eyeliner to make your eyes seem very big and doll-like. Apply the same white eyeliner on your eyelids and blend that out so the line isn’t too harsh. Set that with white eyeshadow so it doesn’t crease.

Adding false eyelashes

3. Add false lashes

Apply some big, doll-like lashes - the bigger and wispier the better. Apply some mascara on your bottom lashes.

Painting lips

4. Paint your lips

Take a lip pencil and draw your lips so that they are underlined on the edges and overlined in the middle, so your lips look more circular and pursed.

Drawing cracks

5. Draw the cracks

To turn this into a broken doll, take black eyeliner and draw on a rough shape of what you want the cracks to look like. Then fill it in. 

Drawing cracks

To add more detail, take a felt-tip liner and use that to draw all the tiny cracks that will surround the big holes.

Completed Halloween broken doll look

For the rest of the costume, just put your hair in two braids and wear a baby doll-type shirt or dress.

Drawing dotted lines

Plastic surgery makeup

1. Draw dotted lines

Start off with your everyday makeup look, then take a felt tip liner and draw two dotted lines down the bridge of your nose and connect them at the bottom. After that, draw some half circles under your eyes.

Drawing dotted lines

Go ahead and draw two more dotted lines in the hollows of your cheeks. Also, draw two x shapes on the sides of your lips and some upwards arrows on top of your eyebrows.

Drawing dotted lines

Draw more dotted lines around your hairline as well as on your chin.

Completed plastic surgery makeup look

For the costume, you can wear plain white or a hospital gown.

Contouring face

Leopard makeup

1. Contour your face

Apply foundation and concealer. Then take an orangey-toned bronzer and heavily contour the hollows of your cheeks, jawline, and hairline. Go in with a smaller brush and contour your nose.

Applying winged eyeliner

2. Wing your eyes

Take a felt tip liner and draw a little wing on the inner sides of your eyes. Line your lower lash line and your top and connect the two with a wing on the other side.

Applying eyeshadow

3. Apply eyeshadow

Apply black eyeshadow to your lid. Then take a reddish-brown color and apply that to your crease. Proceed to blend this out. Finish off the eyes by applying some false eyelashes.

Drawing leopard spots

4. Draw leopard spots

With an eyeliner pencil, draw different shapes and sized C’s all over your forehead. Bring it down to the bridge of your nose. Take some gold eyeshadow and apply that to the inner part of the C’s.

Coloring nose

5. Color your nose and lips

Color the bottom of your nose black and bring it down to connect with your lips. Then fill in your top lip. Apply the gold eyeshadow to your bottom lip. 

Drawing dots and whiskers

6. Draw dots and whiskers

To finish, draw some tiny dots and whiskers above your lips.

Completed leopard Halloween makeup

Style the look with some leopard ears and for your outfit wear some yellow, black, or brown.

Makeup ideas for Halloween costumes

There we have three Halloween looks you can create using makeup. Whether you want to go as something cute, or a little creepier, there is a makeup look out there for you.

Let me know which was your favorite - the broken doll makeup, plastic surgery makeup or leopard makeup - in the comments below!

Suggested materials:
  • Foundation
  • Blush
  • White eyeliner
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