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.
Or, swap the purple for your favorite color.
This look absolutely kills.
I’m dead serious.
Even if yours isn’t as detailed, doing up half of your face can be a great option.
Dead Marilyn Monroe is still hot.
Subtle but still scary.
Add roses for a soft effect.
Still scared, tbh.
A simpler, but equally as fun look.
Add it to your costume. Dead cheerleader, dead Hooters waitress. The options are endless.
Just shades of black and white yet I’m terrified.View this post on Instagram
Y'all guessed it! My Yolandi Vi$$er tutorial will be up today! Sadly I don't have the amazing bone structure as @prawn_star but hopefully I did her justiceUsed: @mehronmakeup clown white mixed with my @ofracosmetics foundation (the one with peptides) @nyxcosmetics white liquid liner, @meltcosmetics Dark Matter(black shadow) @urbandecaycosmetics 24/7 glide on eye pencil in perversion (on the lipsI don't own a black lipstick…I know I know!) and @shopvioletvoss lashes in "Vamptress". Wig I cut and styled myself(some crusty wig I found laying around so I had no problem cutting it) @prawn_star @prawn_star @prawn_star
The chicest (and meanest?) Joker of all time.
Fabulous and deadly.
A perfect combo, in my opinion.
Wait, is that real or nah?
Claws of a Halloween diva queen.
This slays me.View this post on Instagram
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Take your Alice in Wonderland idea to the next level.View this post on Instagram
Tryout number three (???) from a few days ago. Not my favourite (thanks to missing brow block and uneven lines!) but at least learned how to make lines straight and finally buried the hatchet between me and the white (patchy) face paint.. #halloweenmakeup #mimic #sadclown
Or it’s off with your head.
Why stick to white? Go green.View this post on Instagram
My green monster Frankenstein girl☠ I wish I had a dark wig with no bangssss! It would really bring the look together. Do you know how hard and annoying it is to contour and highlight with Halloween paint!! #halloweenglam #makeup #halloweenmakeup #motd #mua #maccosmetics #nyxcosmetics #anastasiabeverlyhills #makeupforever #undiscovered_muas #morphebrushes #morphegirl
Or any color that tickles your frightening fancy.