10 of the Best Halloween Makeup Looks

It’s that time of year again: spending weeks planning your makeup and costume ready for Halloween. But where do we even get started? Well, whatever you pick, you better get practicing now.

Nomi Bayasgalan


Best Halloween Makeup Looks

Here at Glow we’re showcasing the 10 best looks for Halloween. Whether you’re experimenting with something new this year or looking to perfect your usual go-to classic, we’ve got you covered with these Halloween makeup ideas.

1. Zombie Bride

It’s true: hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. For that perfect blood-bathed-beauty look, you can basically just get all dressed up – tiara and all – and then go nuts with the fake blood. But some ghostly bridal-esque makeup is the best place to start!

Best Halloween Makeup Looks

For this look you’re going to need some false eyelashes, that’s for sure. We recommend Glow Magnetic Lashes The Makeover Glow Starter Kit as the perfect way to get started on your look

2. Pumpkin

Halloween just wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin – and if that means you’ve got to take one for the team then so be it. This look is so easy to achieve, just grab yourself some orange and black face paints or face palette and you’re on your way. 

3. Poison Ivy

Who else is majorly inspired by this ultra-glam Poison Ivy makeup look?

Best Halloween Makeup Looks

4. Reptile

No one likes a snake…but Halloween is different. This scaly look is still a makeup favourite, and the secret to remarkably real-looking reptile skin is simply a good eyeshadow palette and a pair of old fishnets! Better still, a pair of yellow contacts will definitely win you ‘Best Dressed’

Best Halloween Makeup Looks

5. Mermaid

When in doubt, throw some glitter and gemson. Much like our snakey look above, you can also whip the fishnets out for this one. Okay, so mermaids aren’t exactly the stuff of nightmares, but when else will you have an excuse to dress like one?

Best Halloween Makeup Looks

6. Cat

Simple Halloween makeup is great if you don’t have all day, and this feline look is always a Halloween hit – mostly because it’s so easy to achieve and can look really effective. Once you’ve got your hands on some ears and a choker, it’s just a case of getting that cat face paint just right.

Best Halloween Makeup Looks

The essential element of this look is some striking cat eyes.

GLOW Liquid Eyeliner is the perfect tool for mastering those feline eyes: start from the middle of the eye and draw outwards in one confident stroke, adding a delicate flick to finish. Use Glow Starter Kit to add some nose detailing and a few whiskers, and meow!

7. Vampire

Old reliable. A sultry vampire look never goes out of style for Halloween, but you’ve got to get it right. Too little, and it just looks like you’re on a night out; too much, and it looks like you’ve been in a horrible accident. But, with the right inspo, you can get your vampire Halloween makeup just right!

Best Halloween Makeup Looks

8. Clown

Done well, this look can be pretty damn creepy. Clowns are so varied, so you can really play around with this one. From decorated eyes to full-on Pennywise, clowns really can steal the show. Why not mix it up a bit and experiment with some Joker Halloween makeup?

Best Halloween Makeup Looks

9. Doll

Ah, that old horror movie classic. Creepy dolls never get old, and this Halloween doll makeup look is super easy to achieve.

Just get your hands on some porcelain-white face paint and face powder, black liner for freckles and china cracks, and red lips for good measure. Go on, add some fake blood if you feel like it too.

You can keep it mellow if you’re feeling playful, but if you’re aiming to scare then going full Annabelle will definitely do the trick

Best Halloween Makeup Looks

GLOW lashes are the perfect way to finish this look off, which is why we recommend Glow Lashes. These false lashes huge and fluttery, taking doll eyes to a whole new level.

10. Skull

The pièce de résistance has got to be the skull. Probably the most time-consuming option of them all, this look requires some serious patience and precision. That said, it’s literally a masterpiece – definitely worth taking the day off work to produce…

Best Halloween Makeup Looks
If you’re strapped for time (or don’t want to look too scary) then just apply your Halloween makeup to half or a quarter of your face. Alternatively, if you’re looking to vamp it up, you can even go all out and add makeup to your hands too! What’s more, these looks are the basis for pretty much all bloody or ghostly Halloween makeup looks, so why not experiment with a devil, angel, zombie or scarecrow look?


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