7 Halloween Makeup Tutorials for a Last-Minute Costume

September 19, 2022
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
6 Easy Halloween Makeup Tutorials 2021

Halloween always seems to creep up out of nowhere year after year. If you’re behind in planning a spooky look for your night, fear not — we’ve got you covered. Grab your makeup bag and keep reading because we’re rounding up easy Halloween makeup tutorials that will help you pull off a last-minute costume, below.

Forest Fairy Makeup Tutorial

Go green this Halloween with this forest fairy makeup look. Add a bit of Urban Decay 24/7 Moondust Eyeshadow in Space Cowboy on top of your green shadow for a truly ethereal, otherworldly look.

Vampire Makeup Tutorial

For an easy Halloween makeup look with a bite, try this at-home vampire look. Simple yet powerful, this classic Halloween costume can go a long way with some blood red lipstick and a sharp winged eye. We recommend the Valentino Beauty Valentino Rosso Lipstick in Etheral Red Satin and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Eyeliner in Black for a dramatic effect.

Glam Skull Makeup Tutorial


This skull makeup tutorial takes a little more time and patience to execute than some of the other looks on this list, but the results are well worth it. Face gems are a must for taking your costume from ghoulish to glam, as is a long-lasting black lipstick (NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick in Naughty Noir is perfect for the task).

Mermaid Makeup Tutorial


Once you apply your foundation, contour with a purple eyeshadow, using fishnet tights to achieve a scale pattern. Finish with iridescent eyeshadow (we love the shades from the Urban Decay Wild Greens Eyeshadow Palette) and a bold wing (we suggest the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liquid Eyeliner in Sapphire).

Evil Queen Makeup Tutorial


This makeup may look intricate, but it really only requires three products: black eyeshadow, red eyeshadow and a blood red lipstick. It’s the perfect mix of creepy and alluring.

1920s Flapper Turned Zombie Makeup Tutorial

For a truly unique look this Halloween, try this 1920s flapper zombie makeup by Taylor Anise. The haunted twist on the old-school look is sure to steal the show on October 31. To enhance the undead effect, apply a touch of the Maybelline New York SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Thrill Seeker.

5 Mini Makeup Tutorials


Still at a loss for what to be? We can’t get over Ashley Quiroz’s devil look in this compilation of five quick, easy Halloween makeup looks. No matter what look you choose, don’t forget to make it last all night with a powerful setting spray, like NYX Professional Makeup Matte Setting Spray.

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