When searching for a Halloween costume, you will come across a lot that have complicated makeup and outfits. These costumes can be difficult to get hold of or you may have to make them yourself, both of which cost money. What if you could create a Halloween look where the focus was on the makeup? That is why we have found 23 easy Halloween costumes that only use makeup. So, you can recreate these makeup looks and not really have to worry about your outfit. You can wear almost anything. Take a look, we have makeup for everyone, including skeletons, scarecrows, clowns and more.
1. ILLUSION BRATZ DOLL MAKEUP
The first idea we have is this doll illusion makeup. This design isn’t like the classic scary doll but more like a fashion Bratz doll. You can recreate something like this or take inspiration from other dolls like the Monster High dolls which have a similar face but are spookier for Halloween.
Next, we have a super creative makeup idea. This one features a comic book style Wonder Woman. There are lots of tutorials online to help you recreate the look and you can find a list of the products used on the featured artist’s page. Wonder Woman’s outfit has had a lot of changes over the years so just concentrate on the makeup and wear a red top with a blue skirt, shorts or pants for an easy look.
Our next idea is a mystical fortune teller. The artist has created very detailed makeup with the third eye but you can just take inspiration from the rest of the look if the third eye is too difficult. So, try the dark lips, bold eye makeup and glitter. Pair with statement earrings, black scarf and a black dress and you’re good to go.
Half makeup is a great choice for Halloween as you get two looks in one. Here is a brilliant example. One side of the face features pretty makeup while the other has a glam leopard design. This is such a fun and cute idea. Recreate a sparkly leopard or maybe try something spookier. Either way, try to wear one contact lens because, as you can see, it finishes off the look perfectly.
Skull makeup will instantly make you look ready for Halloween. It doesn’t matter what you wear with skull makeup as you will look spooky and ready to celebrate. This artist has created an awesome skull design with glitter. There are tons of tutorials online to help you achieve a look similar to this one. Makeup like this is great for any last minute Halloween costumes.
Next, we have a unique version of the Bride of Frankenstein. The artist has used the classic Frankenstein stitches but changed up the hair and makeup. Instead of the large hair, she has sleek, long hair and she also has different eye colors too. Makeup like this would look great for a party. There are lots of tutorials to help you create different stitched looks.
We couldn’t have a makeup list without featuring a scarecrow which is a Halloween classic. This scarecrow makeup look features pretty eye makeup with stitches and a patched nose and mouth. It is a cute design that is quite simple to recreate. Take inspiration from this or make it scarier by using darker colors.
Looking for Halloween costumes and makeup that is more gruesome and scary? Then this pick is for you. Here we have a slit mouth idea. There are lots of different tutorials online to help you achieve this gory design. You don’t really need anything else with this, but you can use dark eye makeup to finish off the look.
Our next idea is a scary clown. This makeup is quite simple but very spooky. The artist has just used black smudged makeup to create the classic clown features. Wear with any outfit, but a black dress would be perfect. You can also add contacts or other colors to your makeup too. Makeup like this is perfect for Halloween costumes that are needed in a rush. You will be able to make that unexpected party just in time.
Next, we have another Halloween classic. This one features a werewolf. The artist has created a furry effect with brown makeup and has also created red bloody claw marks. She has finished off the look with contact lenses. This makeup would be an amazing choice for a Halloween party.
Love the half makeup looks? Then this idea is for you! Here we have a design that features pretty makeup on one side and dark pumpkin makeup on the other. This is such a fun and spooky look, perfect for Halloween. You can use any pumpkin design for this.
Sugar skull makeup is so popular at Halloween and with designs like this one we can see why! This makeup is simpler than some of the other sugar skulls but it still looks spooky. You can find tutorials online to help you achieve the look. Makeup like this would look amazing for any Halloween celebrations from a party to a night out.
Cracked doll makeup looks very creepy, so we couldn’t let Halloween pass by without featuring one of the designs. This artist has created an awesome doll design. She has created cracks on the face and the cracked pieces are in a different color. One of her eyes is also a different color and has different eye makeup. You can find all the products used on the page featured below.
Next, we have another popular makeup idea. This one has been inspired by Harley Quinn. It is one of those designs that is instantly recognized. The look is quite simple to recreate and would be a hit at any Halloween party. You don’t need the exact outfit with this, just wear something similar as everyone will know who you are anyway.
Our next idea is a pop art style zombie. Pop art usually involves bright colors and cartoon style designs. It is such a cool and creative idea. Take inspiration and recreate a similar look or try your own pop art zombie with any colors of your choice. Use the half design or try the whole face for a bold Halloween look!
Creep everyone out this Halloween with a clown makeup design like this one. It has all the classic clown features like the nose, eye design and lips but it uses dark colors. The dark colors give it a spooky, Halloween look. As the makeup is more neutral instead of the bright circus clown style, you can wear the makeup with any outfit.
Want to join in with Halloween but don’t want makeup that is over the top? Then this idea is for you. This artist has beautiful makeup with a spider design. There are spider legs coming out from the eye. This is a simple but spooky idea that allows you to look glam but have fun on Halloween too.
Next, we have another scarecrow idea but this one is simpler. Instead of the bright colors and more intricate stitching, this one has fewer colors and uses a simple stitch design. This is easy to recreate and would be great if you are new to makeup and don’t want anything complicated. It is also great for any last minute Halloween costumes.
Little Red Riding Hood is a classic fairy tale and this next makeup idea has been inspired by it. The artist has created a half design with Red Riding Hood on one side and the wolf on the other. You can recreate this or just Red Riding hood or just the wolf.
Saw is one of the biggest horror movie franchises so it is no surprise that it has inspired many Halloween costumes. This artist has created a makeup look based on the puppet Billy from the movies. This is quite a simple look but everyone will know what it is, and it will give everyone chills.
Next, we have a masquerade makeup. This mask has been painted on her face with makeup. We love this idea because you can create a simple mask or an intricate one. It also makes you look instantly ready for Halloween and you can wear it with any outfit.
Looking for quirky and unique Halloween costumes? Then this is for you. This artist has created a pixelated design on her face. She has used different colored squares to give her a pixel look. You can recreate this in any color palette. It is a simple but different makeup idea that will be remembered.
Last on our list of Halloween costumes is this half skull makeup idea. One side of her face features gorgeous makeup and the other has a spooky skull design. You can see all the products used to achieve the look on the artist’s page featured below. This would look amazing for any Halloween celebration.