Halloween Makeup Tutorials for a Last-Minute Costume

October 28, 2020
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Easy Halloween Makeup Tutorials for When You Forget a Costume

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


Broken Doll Tutorial

Using the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Sticks, you can follow this step-by-step tutorial and create the illusion that the lower half of your face is a broken doll. While most of this look consists of shading sections of your face with a black pencil, you’ll also need a bold red or pink lip liner and lipstick to execute the broken mouth part of the costume.

Witch Makeup Tutorial

This witch makeup is more stunning than scary. And while you may not have a witch’s cauldron, we bet you can find a red lip and some green eyeshadow in your collection to recreate this look. Want to go the extra step? Draw a spider web on the side of one eye.

Deer Makeup Tutorial

With a big focus on the eyes, this deer-inspired makeup tutorial is super cute, quick and easy to pull off last minute. Apply a light brown, neutral smoky eye and then line it with black and white eyeliner. After that, all you need is a black nose and white spots around your eyes and cheeks.

Mermaid Makeup Tutorial

Once you apply a full face of makeup as a base, use a purple eyeshadow to contour your face. Use a pair of fishnet tights to help you achieve a scaly pattern. Finish the look with metallic eye makeup and pearl embellishments.

Clown Makeup Tutorial

If you only have a few products at your disposal, this clown makeup tutorial is your best bet. All you need is a dark smoky eyeshadow palette, black eyeliner and a deep red lip to pull it off. The contacts and false eyelashes are totally optional, but will definitely score you extra style points.

Angel Makeup Tutorial

You’ll look angelic on Halloween with this speedy angel makeup tutorial. The focal point of the look is a shimmery white eye and rhinestones applied under your brow bone. Finish it off with a light pink lip and — you guessed it — more glitter.

Scarecrow Makeup Tutorial

If you have a flannel and a straw hat in your closet, you have yourself a last-minute look. Step things up by pairing your costume with scarecrow makeup. This look involves brown and gold eye makeup, intense blush and detailing with black liner. The stitching around your mouth, eyes and nose are a must.

Cat Makeup Tutorial

A cat costume is a go-to every Halloween — it really doesn’t get any easier. This makeup tutorial shows you how to do a dramatic cat-eye, a black nose, bold red lip and whiskers. Just don’t forget your cat ears!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of NYX Professional Makeup

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