7 Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas for Busy Girls
Forgot to prepare a costume? Check out these fun, last-minute Halloween makeup ideas that will make you look like you've made an effort.
Between the daily grind and endless to-do lists, it’s easy to forget that October 31st is just a few days away. Panic sets in as you try to . Thankfully, you can always rely on a little bit of glitter, some colorful eyeshadow, and lipstick to get party-ready. So, whether your office is throwing an impromptu bash or you’re doing it for the ’gram, check out these spooktacular Halloween makeup ideas.
Ariana Grande-Inspired ‘60s Mod Girl
Everything about Positions album cover is iconic, from the bouffant to the cut crease. It’s pretty easy to nail down her , too. Use a reddish-brown eyeshadow as a base and draw in the “cut” with concealer. Of course, it wouldn’t be Ari’s signature makeup look without a sharp cat eye and full lashes. All that’s left to do is find a minidress and a pair of knee-high boots.
While most folks would go for stereotypical Halloween makeup looks, you will stand out as the Malibu girl’s bizarro counterpart. Save the Sharpies for arts and crafts, though. Make the squiggly lines with eyeshadow sticks, colored eyeliners, or lipsticks – whichever is available. If you don’t have any products to match every color, wing it! It’s your version of Weird Barbie, so go as wild as you want.
Bring the firebending master to the modern world this October 31st. It’s arguably one of the easiest Halloween makeup ideas, and it will get so much attention. If you’re currently rocking a , this character couldn’t be more perfect for you. Transforming into Zuko begins with concealing your left eyebrow. Then, recreate the burn using a mix of red eyeshadow and pink blush. For a more 3D effect, top with a shimmery highlighter.
If you’re looking for horror makeup ideas that don’t require prosthetics (or fake blood), recreate the sinister vibe of the living dead – but with a smokey eye. Break out your darkest eyeshadow and dab it all over your lid. Blend the outer corner and under-eye using a red or purple shade to create the illusion of a bruised, sunken socket. Take it a step further by drawing fake veins with a lip liner or eyebrow pencil. Red, pouty lips are optional.
Scary makeup clown ideas are cool and all, but they’re overused. Pennywise? Been there, done that. Glammed-up clown, on the other hand, gives you the best of both worlds – creepy and sexy. Play around with different colors and kooky shapes. Make sure to put on some extra volume falsies to max up the baddie level. This time, are a must.
The Black Swan
You’ve probably seen a bunch of Black Swan transitions . It’s not surprising that it’s going to be one of the hottest Halloween makeup ideas this year. Plus, it gives you an excuse to don your best balletcore ensemble. For beginners, you’ll need black eyeshadow, kohl eyeliner, and some glitter. Focus on brightening the inner eye area and deepening the outer corner to create a V-shape angle. Don’t worry about making a mess – nothing a solid pair of false lashes can’t fix.
That Robert Pattinson Meme
Eyeing the title, "Funniest Halloween Makeup Look”? Secure the top prize with little to no effort by recreating the LOL-worthy moment of Robert Pattinson standing in a kitchen. You want to copy his bushy eyebrows, stubble, and strong jawline. Your contouring prowess may be put to the test, but as long as you can mimic his deadpan expression, you’re good to go.
Bonus: How to Remove Halloween Makeup
Removing makeup may just be as crucial as putting it on. The foundation and powder that kept your Halloween look on point can . When left behind, it can lead to and , especially if you're already prone to skin issues.
Do the double cleansing method to make sure all traces of makeup are gone. Start with POND'S Cleansing Balm that instantly melts even the most stubborn waterproof mascara. It has 100% Organic French Rose for a moisturizing effect.
Follow with a water-based cleanser like Eskinol Pimple Relief Micellar Water, which is made with Korean cica and green tea extracts. It gets rid of remaining impurities while soothing acne-prone skin. Plus, it has that helps exfoliate dead skin cells, revealing a smoother and clearer complexion.
Are you ready for the spookiest night of the year? If you have the time, do a trial run of one of these Halloween makeup ideas before D-day, just to be sure. But if you’re running (a lot) behind, these looks are failproof even for novices.