It makes sense that beauty obsessives are really into Halloween – it’s the one day of the year that we can put our most wild ideas and creative techniques to good use. But where to start when it comes to choosing a look? Thanks to innovative beauty launches, Instagram hashtags, and YouTube tutorials, it’s never been easier to find epic inspo for Halloween makeup.
From a creepy clown to Harley Quinn, these are the most widely searched Halloween makeup looks of the year.
When in doubt, do cat makeup. Drawing three eyeliner whiskers and a nose is way too boring for 2019. If you want to put a twist on this Halloween classic, recreate Elisa’s look to take your cat look from basic to iconic.
Devil makeup is sort of basic, but when you go all out it instantly becomes Halloween-worthy. You’ll need lots of red pigment, time, and makeup remover to make this look work, but it’s totally worth it.
Let’s be honest, clowns are creepy. And perhaps the most famous clown of all, Pennywise? Downright terrifying. Even though this looks like a complex look to DIY, it’s surprisingly simple. Just follow this step-by-step tutorial.
It’s no joke that spiders are the creepiest – they’re real, after all. You don’t need much to nail this foolproof Halloween look – in fact we’ve got a tutorial for it right here. Just grab a black liquid liner and an orange eyeshadow and you’re good to go.
If you need a last-minute Halloween idea and can’t decide what to go for – do both. Use eyeliner and eyeshadow to sketch a pumpkin and a bat onto your cheeks, then tie-up the look by adding matching eyeshadow, eyeliner, and standout false lashes.
We’re not gonna lie – this makeup is as time-consuming as it looks (not one to attempt last minute!). If you can devote a few hours (and have a lot of green makeup to hand), you’ll have the coolest Halloween ever.