Halloween season is upon us, which means one thing: We've been busy hunting down the best Halloween makeup ideas as we plan our looks for 2023. We're already thinking about our Halloween nails, but now it's time to start considering the rest of our looks. Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with your makeup and try something that usually wouldn't fly day-to-day. Whether you want to go scary, gothic or chic, there are so many Halloween beauty looks to try. So if you're looking for something a little different from the usual drawn-on black cat whiskers, we've got you covered ahead.
We've rounded up the best celebrity Halloween makeup looks from this season's runways as well as the best Halloween looks from influencers that will leave you shook. But don't worry; you don't need to be a makeup artist to re-create them (no prosthetics here!). Think fashion-forward looks that will get you plenty of compliments at your Halloween party. We've also included some of the best Halloween makeup products to keep your makeup looking great.
Whether you want a chic Halloween makeup look, simple Halloween ideas or just a bit of makeup inspiration, you'll find plenty below that you'll want to screenshot.
Halloween Makeup Ideas
1. Hailey Bieber Red Vamp Makeup
Remember Hailey Bieber's red wig moment from last year? This is such an easy way to switch up your look for the spooky season. Just add a red lipstick and you're good to go.
2. Addison Rae Gothic Glam
Addison Rae's look is a chic take on Halloween makeup with sparkly, sooty black eyeshadow.
3. Vanessa Hudgens Black Swan Makeup
I'm feeling inspired by Vanessa Hudgen's Black Swan-inspired look, with elongated eyeshadow and feather hair pieces.
4. Olivia Rodrigo as Betty Boop
If you have a bob hairstyle, this Betty Boop look is a great idea for Halloween! Simply style your hair (or Halloween wig) curly and pair with red lipstick, big hoops and false lashes.
5. Hailey Bieber Vampire Makeup
Hailey Bieber also dressed up as a Versace vampire last year, and we're inspired.
6. Kim Kardashian as Mystique
While we might not have Kim K's glam squad to aid with prosthetics, you could emulate this look by applying face gems to your face for an easier take on the look.
7. Poison Ivy Makeup
A minimalist green eyeliner look like this one is ideal for a chic Poison Ivy makeup look for halloween.
8. Black Swan Makeup
Black Swan makeup is conventionally made up of intricate black eyeliner around the eyes, but we love this feather application as seen backstage at Ninamounah's show.
9. Jessica Rabbit Makeup
Model Ashley Graham nailed this Jessica Rabbit makeup look with lilac eye shadow and glossy red lips.
10. Selena Gomez Glam Vampire Makeup
This glam look from Selena Gomez could easily translate to an easy yet simple Halloween makeup look.
11. Devil Makeup
Devil makeup is a classic Halloween look, and we love this fiery-red eyeliner, blush and lipstick combo. Add devil horns, and you're set.
13. Daphne Bridgerton Makeup
This look is cuter than it is scary, but if you want to be the talk on the town this Halloween, then why not re-create Daphne Bridgerton's fresh-faced glow? Flawless, my dear.
14. Dark Clown Makeup
This look from Armani Privé's show could form the base of many Halloween looks, but applying crystals in a diamond shape lends itself brilliantly for a dark clown eye makeup look.
15. Angel Makeup
We're totally mesmerised by this gilded gold angel look from Isabelle Ikpeme.
16. Gothic Makeup
Danish designer Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard sent models down the runway wearing stylish veils and smokey eyes, which make a perfect gothic glam Halloween makeup look. A really simple yet effective look.
17. Karlie Kloss Smokey Eye and Red Lipstick Halloween Makeup
Karlie Kloss's Met Gala makeup look is perfect for spooky season. Opt for a deep red lipstick and don't be shy on eyeliner.
18. Medusa Makeup
This golden Medusa makeup look is ideal if you want to try something a little different this Halloween.
19. Olivia Rodrigo Butterfly Fairy Makeup
This is such a pretty Halloween makeup idea. Tie in butterfly colours to your eye shadow to pull your look together.
18. Red-and-Black Halloween Lipstick
This is quite possibly the easiest Halloween makeup look ever, but it still looks really cool. We spotted this backstage at Laruicci's S/S 23 show, and you can re-create it by lining your lips with black eyeliner and blending it with red lipstick for a scary yet chic Halloween lipstick look.
19. Dark Fairy Makeup
Turn a fairy look spooky by opting for dramatic winged eye makeup and dewy skin and lips.
20. Kendall Jenner Barbarella Makeup
Kendall Jenner knows how to do Halloween, and this Barbarella-inspired look is easy to re-create by drawing on long, thin eyebrows and nude lips.
21. Daphne Blake Makeup
Jeepers! We love this Scooby-Doo character's makeup look.
22. Holographic Alien Makeup
Whether you're going as an alien or futuristic robot, these holographic stickers will elevate your look.
23. Mermaid Makeup
Creating mermaid scales is actually fairly simple with makeup. Use a pair of fishnet tights as a template before brushing over iridescent eye shadow for realistic mermaid scales.
24. Glam Halloween Makeup
If you want to go stylish with your Halloween look, then why not re-create this look from backstage at Alexis Mabille's A/W 22 show?
25. Tinker Bell Makeup
Want to go as Tinker Bell for Halloween? Use gold and green eye shadows and embellishments for a fairy-like look.
26. Skull Makeup
Skull makeup is a halloween classic, and we love it paired with a gilded headband for extra glamour.
Shop the best Halloween products: