15 Last-Minute Halloween Looks For DIY Inspiration

SFX makeup is all over Instagram, but tends to lean into the extremes at Halloween – the prime time to put your skills to good use. Right now, our Instagram feeds are an endless scroll-fest of gore, mythical creatures, ghosts, tears, and optical illusions. If you leave it to the last minute and don’t have time to go all out and get a costume, you can turn to Insta for all the inspiration you need to whip up an eyecatching Halloween look where all you need is the makeup you already own.

These are our favourites…

truly

Prefer fun to scary? Bring pop art to life with some well-placed dots and contour outlines.

@trulymakeup_23

nickayla2

This seasonally appropriate look gives ‘trick or treat’ a whole new meaning.

@nickaylahiler

katie

Use glitter and face jewels for a glamourous twist on blood tears.

@katiespearpoint

jessica

Eyebrow art has really taken off over the past year and we’re into this (easily doable) take. Plus, devil makeup is the new cat makeup – if our Instagram feeds are anything to go by.

@jess_blends

nickayla

Showcase your cut crease and your blending skills for this majorly spooky situation.

@nickaylahiler

kayla

If you’re missing Stranger Things this October (aren’t we all) here’s how to give a subtle shout-out to the iconic show.

@karpekayla

ellis

This one’s easy…all you need is glitter.

@ellis_atlantis

paige

Save time by combining regular glam on one half of your face and foregoing makeup on the other, then put your shading skills to use to create the layered effect.

@paigeoenning

mei

Dig out your unused red lipsticks and put them to good use for this heartbreakingly bold look.

@meicrosoft

erika

This one might look complex, but actually all you need is a liquid eyeliner pen (and a lot of patience).

@erikamariemua

powderroom

Create a pixelated verison of yourself for a truly Instagram-worthy look.

@thepowderrooom

meg

Who said liquid lipstick was over? Create a flawless lip, add liquid latex, and go. Bonus, this looks best with regular makeup so (after prepping the blood) it’s easy to pull together.

@megbaldini

sofia

Because nothing screams spooky season quite like an arachnid aesthetic…

@sofia.mnn

kaneshia

If you have a stash of brightly coloured liquid lipsticks, this one’s a no-brainer.

@kaneshiashana

jarry

Highlight your internal anatomy (literally) without the gore factor by outlining your jawbone, teeth, nose, and eye socket with fluorescent shades.

@jarrytheworst