Halloween Makeup Ideas


We love a good Halloween dress-up at GLAMOUR, so we’ve collated some of our very favourite make-up tutorials on YouTube to inspire you if you’re getting a bit stumped for any last minute ideas.

Edward Scissorhands
We’ve fallen a little bit in love with this easy-to-create
tutorial from Emma Pickles of one of our favourite ever movie
characters. The likeness to the scissor-handed Tim Burton creation
is uncanny and even better, pretty darn simple to recreate.

The Corpse Bride
dope2111 is another MUA YouTube channel to check out for some
super Halloween ideas but we’re pretty taken with yet another Tim
Burton creation; The Corpse Bride. So effective you’ll think you
have actually become a cartoon, this one’s great for the kiddies as

The Joker
Let’s face it; since The Dark Knight hit cinemas in 2008,
Halloween just hasn’t been complete without someone attempting to
be The Joker. A surprisingly easy look to pull off (Bobby Cohen’s
tutorial uses just Scar Wax, lipstick, white face paint and some
eyeliner) this is guaranteed to impress at parties.

Black Swan
Recreating Natalie Portman’s Black Swan for Halloween is a good
option for those who don’t want to do the blood and guts routine
but still want to turn heads when you walk into the party. Michelle
Phan’s interpretation of the look hits all the right notes and save
for investing in a face paint palette (who are we kidding? You’re
reading this, so you must have one stowed away somewhere), looks
easy to recreate.

Exposed Muscle Face
If you fancy giving Heidi Klum a run for her money – who can
forget this Halloween costume? – then why not try
sasakiasahi’s Exposed Face Muscles tutorial to really give your
fellow partygoers a fright come October 31st.

Davy Jones
This is just great. Completely over-the-top for one thing, not
only will it give your friends the willies (the no iris contacts
are a winner for ANY Halloween costume) we also love this
tutorial by goldiestarling for the DIY approach to barnacles. So
pass the cheerios, please.

A Pop Art Masterpiece
If you’re looking for something completely out of the box this
Halloween, why not transform yourself into a walking-talking Roy
Lichtenstein-inspired piece of artwork? Emma Pickles’ tutorial is
fabulously easy-to-follow and just looks so good.

Snow White
A Disney Princess is always a great shout for when a costume
party calls (regardless of whether or not it’s Halloween) and this
tutorial by Emma Pickles will ensure that you really do have skin
as white as snow and lips as red as blood…

Sugar Skull
Every Halloween party we went to last year was awash with super
scary (and super-ornately designed) Day Of The Dead Sugar Skulls.
therealkatsketch’s tutorial is a great guide on how to get the look
with some simple tools, as well as sorting out your headdress

Jareth The Goblin King
We LOVE this movie and up until stumbling across
goldiestarling’s make-up tutorial to create David Bowie’s (frankly,
menacing) Jareth The Goblin King, had never thought about going as
this character. However, that’s all set to change this Halloween –
and what’s more, it’s actually really easy to do, too.

Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Whilst you’re never going to quite recreate her super big eyes
from the bathtub scene of the Bad Romance music video
(they were computer-generated, after all), Michelle Phan’s tutorial
definitely goes a longway to getting the look – with a few tips
into making your eyes look bigger with make-up thrown in along the

Ursula from The Little Mermaid
One of the all-time great Disney villains, why wouldn’t you go
as half-Octopus-come-soul-singer Ursula at Halloween? Try another
of goldiestarling’s make-up videos to get the look and then sing
songs from The Little Mermaid for the rest of the evening. It’s a
win-win situation.

Superheroes (and super-villains) are a great dress-up choice at
Halloween and you’ll be hard pushed to find anything quite as
impressive as X-Men’s Mystique. We searched high and low for an
easy interpretation of this and dope2111’s tutorial makes this look
a piece of cake, without scrimping on the details. However, we’ll
be leaving it up to you as to whether to go the whole hog and
replicate the look head-to-toe…

Halloween Hair by Umberto Giannini
Want to tread the line between chic, fashionable and a little
bit spooky though this year? Then Umberto Giannini are about to
answer your beauty prayers…

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