9/30 | Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

With Halloween creeping up it’s time to start thinking about what you want to dress up as this year. I love brainstorming all the possibilities of what I could be. I could be scary, or funny, or cute, you never know with all the great costumes and makeup ideas out there, you can be whatever you want to be! A lot of the times when I have a great costume that requires some Halloween makeup I get super intimidated, but there’s no need to be. I have a few Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas that are perfect to help you learn that applying Halloween makeup isn’t as hard as it may seem. Don’t miss out on a costume just because you’re scared to do the makeup, check out these fun inspirational ideas and you’ll be a pro in no time!


This is a great idea if you’re running low on time. Just grab some face paint and put on those overalls or that flannel we all know you have. The design is very beginner and perfect for first-timers.


This look is so simplistic and all about darkening the eyes. Just use a bright lip color, some fake blood if you’re feeling it, and darken those eyes. It usually helps to give yourself a lighter foundation to make you look pale like vampires do.


This is a great tip from Cosmopolitan, using fishnet pantie hose to create this beautiful mermaid scale look on the face. It’s a quick and easy idea, and it would be perfect if you needed a simple costume for a party or just to take your kids around trick or treating.

Sugar Skull 

Sugar Skulls are probably one of the most intimidating Halloween makeup ideas there is, but it doesn’t have to be! You can see in this tutorial its a white face, black eyes, and simple details that make the finished product look beautiful and elegant. It may be time-consuming, but as you can see it would definitely be a show-stopping costume.


The classic cat makeup is simple and cute. There are some different variations of this look that you could try, but I liked this idea for its simplicity. Some winged eyeliner, whiskers, and a bold red lip are the staples for the classic cat look. From there you can add a nose, and a few more exaggerated features.

Ventriloquist Doll

This look is creepy, there’s no doubt. What I love most about this idea is that you don’t have to use any Halloween makeup, you can use all your own makeup that you use every day.


This is definitely the most advanced idea on this list, only because of the fake cuts and things like that. You could watch her tutorial and follow along with the makeup part and just not include the bloody cuts and I guarantee you’d still look like a rockin’ zombie.