If your friends love to drag you to Halloween parties at the last minute, that means you’re going to need an impromptu costume stat. But in case costume stores have cleared out of good ideas, we have a simple solution for you: makeup.
You already have everything you need on your vanity to create the ultimate Halloween statement, which is why we’ve rounded up 10 clever makeup tutorials to watch to create an epic last-minute Halloween costume.
Halloween is the unofficial holiday for makeup junkies, after all.
1. Half Machine, Half Human
Be the talk of the party with this chilling half machine, half human costume. For this look, Toronto-based YouTuber Jaclyn Forbes uses plaster and special effects makeup to create the very realistic removable mask portion of this outfit.
But if you don’t have any experience using prosthetics, no worries! You can skip this step and move on to the makeup application. On her face, she uses the NYX SFX Créme Colour Face and Body Paint in silver and black. To take the metal-like skin effect to the next level, she finishes the look with the NYX Shimmer Down Pigment and the lips with NYX Slide On Pencil, both in platinum.
2. Meghan Markle
Want to dress up with your S.O. this Halloween? We say look to this stylish royal couple for inspo. This tutorial shows you how to transform yourself into Meghan Markle on her wedding day. All you have to do is master the natural makeup look, but don’t forget about the duchess’ stunning freckles! Use NYX Eyebrow Pencil to strategically draw beauty marks around the centre of your face. And if you really want to nail the duchess’ look, you can also shape your nose with a little Ben Nye Nose and Scar Wax.
3. Cheshire Cat
Show off your makeup skills by creating this creepy yet glamorous Cheshire Cat look. Using only makeup, YouTuber Amanda Ensing draws on the cat’s iconic smile with Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in black and Urban Decay Razor Sharp Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in white.
4. Glitter Melting Face
Go full-out glam with this melting glitter makeup look. In this tutorial, Katie Snooks uses the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette to create a sparkly smoky eye, and the Too Faced Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer to even out the skin.