Halloween Makeup Tutorials | Video Killer Halloween Inspiration: 19 Makeup Looks to Try This Year by Kirbie Johnson Oct 30 2015 25.3K Want a gorgeous makeup look this Halloween? Or do you want to stand out? Whatever the case, we have something just for you. Even if you don't have a full-on costume, here are a few makeup looks you'll be able to pull off at home. How to Transform Into Harley Quinn For Halloween What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Harley Quinn will be one of the biggest costumes this Halloween, with the sure-to-be blockbuster Suicide Squad out next year. Harley's new look has been somewhat controversial to DC Comic fans: it veers away from her signature red and black attire and jester mask and embraces a baseball tee and fishnets. But judging from how creepily beautiful Margot Robbie looks in the trailer, it's safe to say the makeover suits her! I decided to take on the infamous character, inspired by her look in the movie. I didn't have much to go from — just the trailer, a few paparazzi shots, and some Instagram photos — but I had a lot of fun getting into character. And let me just say that once you finish this costume, you'll want to kick some ass! Jezebel font. The Easiest Halloween Costume of the Year Is . . . What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Need a quick costume idea? Mad Max's Imperator Furiosa, aka the powerful Charlize Theron, is quite possibly the easiest Halloween (or cosplay) idea out there this year. It takes zero prep work, looks great, and is an instant hit — everyone will know who you are when you walk into the room. Just grab a tan t-shirt (or DIY your own), gel your hair back to fake a cropped cut, and get generous with black eyeshadow and face paint. Don't forget your combat boots, either! Halloween Hack: Create Fake Blood With Dish Soap What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Here's how to put a spin on a ho-hum Halloween costume: add some gore to it. In this case, I'm dressing up as a perky, cocktail-guzzling housewife. But instead of residing in Jersey with Caroline Manzo or chilling with Lisa Vanderpump in Beverly Hills, I would take up residence in Hell — with Satan. This costume is simple to re-create. Mix a cut of old lipstick (not your most prized one!) with black eyeliner so it's a deep shade of burgundy. (Or, use a dark shade of red.) Then mix it with a little bit of dish soap to give it the consistency of blood. From here, take an old toothbrush or makeup brush, dip it into the "blood," and splatter it all over the side of your face and neck. Just be sure to do this before you put on your dress! On Kirbie: Shoshanna dress Need a Costume? Just Grab Your Liner What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! If you're lacking Halloween inspiration this Fall, or don't have the time to pull together a costume, we have a look that will get heads turning at any party you attend. All it takes is a few makeup staples that you probably already have in your beauty bag — and some rhinestones. On Kirbie: Line & Dot top The Trick to Erasing Your Eyebrows For a Costume What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Dark brows. Blond brows. Yes brows. No brows. No matter what type of brow you have, changing it can ultimately change the entire framing of your face, which is why enhancing them — or in this case, getting rid of them — can create an insane transformation. Special-effects makeup can completely erase your brows without actually getting rid of them, but there's a hack you can use if you don't want to invest: a glue stick! Check out the full tutorial on how to hide your brows and transform into a vintage vamp. Bloody-Good Makeup: Transform Yourself Into a Fang Fatale What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! When you google "sexy Halloween makeup," a few looks pop up under images: leopard-print makeup, zombified fairies, Webby Woman, and this vampire look, which has flooded Pinterest. Source: Spirit Halloween The makeup is from the Bloodlust Eye Makeup Kit ($25) from Spirit Halloween, which consists of peel-and-stick appliqués for your eyes. This would be a great way to vamp yourself up for the holiday, but if you're like me, appliqués can irritate the eyes. So I took matters into my own hands (literally) and put a personal spin on the look. Introducing Fang Fatale! It's everything a vampire should be: a little unsettling, bloody, and, possibly, a bit sexy, too. Here's the breakdown of the steps and the products I used, but be sure to watch the video for a full tutorial. Step 1: Apply foundation a few shades lighter than your natural skin tone. I used Dolce & Gabbana's new The Lift Foundation ($72) in Creamy. Make sure to conceal your lips, too. Then set your foundation with powder, such as Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder ($36). Step 2: Lightly fill in your brows with a taupe eye shadow. Step 3: Create a dramatic cat eye with a liquid eyeliner pen. (Unfortunately this Victoria's Secret pen has been discontinued, but Stila has another great option.) Leave the makeup on the lid — don't apply anything to the lower lash line. Then, fill in the wing with the liner. Step 4: Add bloody tears to your cheeks with red face paint, such as MAC Acrylic Face Paint in Red ($21). You can test this on a towel first, and if you mess up, you can remove the paint with lotion and a Q-tip or your concealer. Don't forget to outline your cat eye with the paint. Step 5: Pat red glitter onto the paint. I used nail art glitter. Be careful with this, especially on children. Step 6: Add extra drama to your eyes by applying lash strips, and then set them in place with mascara. Step 7: Outline and fill in your lips with a burgundy liner pencil, such as Aveda Nourish-Mint Lip Liner ($20). Step 8: Fill in your lips with red lipstick, like MAC Red Lipstick ($16), to create an ombré effect. You can pat on some glitter to complement your eyes, too. Step 9: Add vampire flair, like fangs and red contacts. Then you're ready to find your next victim! Star Wars Fans: The Force Is With This Glam Droid Costume What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! C-3PO is fluent in over 6 million forms of communication — probably not including emoji, but you can't win 'em all — so needless to say, the droid isn't lacking intelligence. Combine that with his shiny gold exterior and you have the makings of not only a smart but dare I say fabulous Halloween costume! We got our hands on the CoverGirl x Star Wars collection and decided to take our favorite character from the movie and give him a glam, feminine makeover. (But we are totally aware that because he is a droid, C-3PO is technically not man or woman.) Check out how to get this look for Halloween, straight from the drugstore! May the makeup force be with you. (Sorry, we had to.) Zombie + Taylor Swift = Best Halloween Costume Ever What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! What if Taylor Swift was a zombie? The country darling is always the picture of perfection, with her vintage dresses, bright red lips, and that gorgeous blond fringe everyone envies. It would be hard to imagine her as part of the living dead, right? If you're in need of a creative Halloween costume this season, then pick your favorite celebrity and get ready to zombify. The Road to Katypatra: Get Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" Look For Halloween What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! As a mega Katy Perry fan, I couldn't have been more excited to work with Jake Bailey, KP's makeup artist. He's transformed the Covergirl for a variety of magazine covers, red carpets, and music videos, and I visited him at Blushington in West Hollywood so he could work his magic on, well, me! The chosen look was Katypatra, Queen of the Grill, from the "Dark Horse" music video. It features multistep eyeliner application and strategic glitter placement, which is surprisingly not difficult to master at home! (Given you practice it a bit.) We didn't copy the exact look from the video (we left the curls off of the bottom liner), but I think we put our best paw forward, don't you? Plus, the look was created using drugstore products! On Kirbie: Clover Canyon dress DIY Halloween Costume For the Lazy: Leopard Makeup What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Halloween can be daunting — picking the perfect costume is almost as hard as picking our favorite Amal Alamuddin wedding ensemble — but not when you have eyeliner in tow! We consider leopard print a neutral, and creating this easy DIY mask allows you to pair it with your favorite LBD or a cozy sweater and jeans. And it's as simple as using black and brown eyeliner pencils and drawing on your face. Seriously. Finish off the look with a pair of cat ears and voilà! Perfect for the lazy gal, femme felines, and cat lovers alike. On Kirbie: Joie top; on Allison: Cynthia Vincent top. Lady Gaga's "Applause" Makeup in Under 10 Minutes What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Lady Gaga gives us easy Halloween inspiration, given her makeup and hair are almost always on the bold side. This year, if Gaga will be your go-to costume, you'll want to give her watercolor paint makeup look from the "Applause" video a whirl. It's a piece of cake to apply and will take less than 10 minutes to give you a complete Gaga transformation. Turn Yourself Into Catwoman! What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Anne Hathaway was as sexy as ever in her turn as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. And if you're thinking about going as the sultry character this Halloween, here's another way to channel your inner fierce feline. Using makeup to create a faux mask, MAC Cosmetics' Neil Young shows us how to put the finishing touches on your very own, very cool Catwoman costume. A Mind-Blowing Skeleton Face With Only 3 Products! What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! A skeleton is a tried and true Halloween costume, but instead of taking the easy route, learn how to make an intricate, painted-on skull that looks as realistic as, well, a living skeleton. You'll only need three products to get this look, and while it might not be as simple as wearing a mask, it's rather easy to re-create. Learn a Marilyn Monroe Makeup Look What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Makeup artist Neil Young from MAC Cosmetics shows us how to transform any woman — blond, brunette, and any hair color in between — into iconic entertainer Marilyn Monroe. So bust out the red lipstick, flirty smile, and your best 1950s garb. This blond bombshell metamorphosis is a must see. Get a Pinup Girl Look For Halloween What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Veronica Lake was known for her gorgeous S wave and deep red lipstick, in addition to being a pinup beauty. To help you achieve that retro look, we break down the technique you should use to get those perfect vintage waves. Plus, get tips for re-creating the actress's classic makeup look. On Kirbie: Bella Rahl top The New Way to Wear Twiggy's Mod Makeup! What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Twiggy is a beauty icon, and we've seen her mod look done a variety of ways. We put our own touch on her notorious lashes and matte makeup to create this easy-to-follow Halloween tutorial. If you don't have Twiggy's signature crop cut, no worries. Just work in a side part and pull your hair into a tight chignon. On Kirbie: Tibi dress A Stellar Take on Fairy Makeup What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! One of the most whimsical Halloween costumes is the enchanting fairy. To get this look, find the longest lashes you can muster, some pigment, and a flower crown, and you're all set. The real key to this look is extending the shadow past your eyelids and above your brows but also bringing it underneath the eyes, similar to a painted-on mask. On Kirbie: A.L.C. dress Get Marie Antoinette's Masquerade Look What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Royalty is always a good option for Halloween, and when you see celebrity makeup artist Nelly Recchia's rendition of Marie Antoinette, you'll fall head over heels for the look. Learn how to re-create the grandiose drama in today's lookbook — it's sure to be a head-turner at any Halloween fete! Marge in Charge! Simpson Yourself This Halloween What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! The first lady of television — Marge Simpson — is coming to a MAC store near you! Marge is definitely in charge, as MAC has teamed up with The Simpsons for a one-of-a-kind beauty collaboration, celebrating the brand's 25th anniversary. I met with MAC senior artist Caroline Donnelly to learn what makes this line wearable — unfortunately, Marge doesn't strike me as having the most office-friendly look — and it turns out that not only does this collection pop and offer a vivid color palettes, but it also has products that the makeup pros use. Case in point? That greenish-yellow lip gloss? It's best used as a base to help neutralize your brighter lipstick shades. It also serves as a great nude color option. The power of the color wheel, eh? And if you're already gearing up for Halloween (like I am), you'll enjoy Caroline's tutorial on how to get the Marge look at home. Relatively speaking, it's quite a simple DIY! Grab your water-based paint and black construction paper — this is a look you'll certainly be able to re-create at home. You'll blow your friends away with on All Hallows' Eve! The Simpsons collection will be online on Aug. 28 and in stores Sept. 4. Caroline Donnelly applies water-based paint to her model. For the eyes, Donnelly used MAC Chromacake in Pure White ($26), MAC Paint Stick in Pure White ($21), MAC Fix+ ($20) and MAC Studio Fix in Shivering White ($27)." For the skin, MAC Chromacake in Primary Yellow ($26) was applied. Start with the eyes, and then move to the rest of the face. Apply a bright red lipstick. And we all know MAC has plenty of bright reds to choose from! Donnelly went with MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry ($16) and MAC Lipstick in Russian Red ($16). Then, apply eyeliner at the base of the lashes. Donnelly used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack ($16). Cut long, thin pieces of black construction paper for exaggerated eyelashes. Adhere the paper lashes with your faux lash glue. Be sure to apply mascara first, and then let it dry before applying your paper lashes. Almost ready . . . There we go! The wig can be made out of chicken wire and curly blue wigs. Last looks! To amp up the whiteness around the eyes, Donnelly used MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating ($16) on the waterline. Caroline, Marge, and moi! For removal, Donnelly recommends using baby oil and wipes. "Stand on a towel and get a friend to help you — you'll need someone to help get it off your back!"