If the mere thought of dressing up for your party is stressing you out, then fret not. From creepy clowns to witches with spiderwebs for eyeliner, we’ve got rounded up some easy low effort makeup looks, and handy tutorials to guide you along for your upcoming Halloween party.
If you’ve watched the most recent season of Stranger Things, then you’d probably be familiar with Chrissy Cunningham. This Halloween, if you’re planning to dress as the character herself, then you’re in luck because it requires little to no effort to cop her makeup look. All you need is some blue eyeshadow, and a natural base with a touch of blush on your cheeks, for a pop of colour. For your lips, keep it muted and opt for a soft pink lipstick so you can let your eyes do the talking.
Going for something a little more classy? You might want to try going as Marilyn Monroe. The main focus will be on your lips, of which we recommend going for a classic red hue, that’s reminiscent of the look worn by the icon herself. For the eyes, go for a strong cat eyeliner look and apply white pencil eyeliner along the waterline, before finishing the eyes off with mascara. Last but not least, don’t forget to also add a small beauty mark on your cheek to complete the look.
Whoever said you can’t look scary and glam at the same time, obviously hasn’t seen this gory-glam vampire look. After applying your base (foundation, concealer, and powder), go in with a dash of red eyeshadow on your eyelids and add some of it under your eyes. Then, using a red eyeliner, add a few strokes under your eyes to mimic the look of veins. After doing so, use a maroon lip liner to outline your lips, before going over with a similar shade of lipstick to enhance your pout. If you’d like to go the extra mile, you can also opt to wear a fake set of vampire teeth or you can even draw your fangs on your lips with a white eyeliner.
This may not be the easiest look to replicate, but it’s definitely worth trying if you’re planning to go as Catwoman this Halloween. In this case, you’ll need to have some black and white face paint to draw out the mask on your face. While it does require some time (and lots of patience), this look would probably require some practice beforehand. After drawing out your mask, don’t forget to complete your look with a bold red ombre lip, and you’re good to go!
Put your contour stick or powder to a (scarily) amazing new use by following the lead of TikToker Nika. Complete your creepy-pretty makeup with red and purple eyeshadow around the outer corner and under your eyes for that running on empty look. Bonus points if you throw in a black or red liquid lip.
Tip: Smudge out your lipstick for a more sinister effect
We still get goosebumps when we watch terrifying clown movies like IT and Joker, but this look is too good not to recreate. Pack on a liquid or cream blush with a dense brush in the boldest red that you can find on your nose. With a red lip liner, create the shape of your exaggerated pout and fill in with red lipstick. Then, extend your smile line up to your eyes to create the iconic Pennywise U-shaped smile. To complete the look, try a simple red and black smokey eye and exaggerated falsies as a finishing touch.
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What better way to usher in the scary season than with a cult-classic witch makeup look. This bewitching (pun fully intended) look is all about the details. Instead of just sporting a smokey eye, try sketching out bat wings or even a spiderweb with a black eyeliner for a theme fitting graphic liner look. Finish off your look with a bold black lip. Disclaimer: No cats were harmed in the making of this look.
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A must-have for Halloween. All it takes is some black eyeliner pencil, black and white eyeshadow. For the eyes, pack on black eyeshadow and smoke it out. Sketch out the nose, cheek bones and mouth with a black eyeliner pencil and add the black eyeshadow for more depth and white eyeshadow to highlight.
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No face paint is needed for this pumpkin-inspired makeup look. You will, however, need lots of orange and black eyeshadow. Start by creating a smokey eye with your orange and black eyeshadow. Next, create realistic pumpkin carvings by drawing curved lines with brown eyeshadow. Once you’ve perfected your outlines, darken and define your designs with orange eyeshadow. Top it off with a spiky smile – using the black eyeshadow from earlier.
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For something more low-key but still in line with Halloween, try embellished lashes. First, arrange your Halloween-themed sequins on your lashes. When you’re happy with the design, stick them on with eyelash glue. Pair your lashes with a smokey eye and gradient lip.
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Paste stickers of any shape of your choice across your nose and cheeks. Dust some eyeshadow around the sticker. Then, gently peel off the stickers to reveal your Halloween-themed freckles. Complement this look with neutral eye makeup and barely-there lips.
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