Halloween Beauty Ideas That Will Inspire and Haunt Your Life

Fabulous and terrifying, as any Halloween queen should be.

Don’t be spooked about trying something new this Halloween. (See what I did there?) A combination of intricate makeup and nail art can be a costume on its own, and thanks to social media, there is no shortage of inspiration. We’ve collected some stunningly freakish looks people have tried this year, from makeup artists like Kat Von D, beauty bloggers like Vegas Nay and other brave souls of Instagram. We’ve included a range of looks, some more difficult to do yourself than others, so get inspired to paint that face, and if you’re a wuss like me, simply looking at these photos can be just as much fun.

  • For all of you purple skeletor princesses.

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    Or, swap the purple for your favorite color.

  • This look absolutely kills.

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    I’m dead serious.

  • Did this woman just leave a crime scene or what?

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    I dunno.

  • Even if yours isn’t as detailed, doing up half of your face can be a great option.

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    Dead Marilyn Monroe is still hot.

  • Subtle but still scary.

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  • Add roses for a soft effect.

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    Still scared, tbh.

  • A simpler, but equally as fun look.

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    Add it to your costume. Dead cheerleader, dead Hooters waitress. The options are endless.

  • Just shades of black and white yet I’m terrified.

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  • The hands of a death grip.

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  • The chicest (and meanest?) Joker of all time.

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  • Fabulous and deadly.

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    A perfect combo, in my opinion.

  • Wait, is that real or nah?

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    Can’t.stop.staring.

  • Claws of a Halloween diva queen.

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  • Add gems so they know it’s real.

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    The commitment to your look, that is.

  • Or colored contacts to really haunt our dreams.

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  • Just because you’re dead, doesn’t mean you can’t wear cute accessories.

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  • This slays me.

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    Ha ha.

  • Just black paint and you’re good to go.

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    To the grave that is. Mwuahah.

  • Take your Alice in Wonderland idea to the next level.

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    Or it’s off with your head.

  • Why stick to white? Go green.

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    Or any color that tickles your frightening fancy.

  • Cute and deadly.

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    Nothing better.

Happy painting.

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