Do you realize that it’s nearly Halloween? I know – there are so many things to do! One of the things on my to do list is finding the perfect costume, which normally means learning how to do a specific type of makeup. I’m not really one for masks. I would much rather have my makeup done to match my costume, which is why I was searching recently for makeup tutorials. What I found are 30 amazing DIY Halloween makeup tutorials that you are sure to love. Not only are these all easy to do, many of them can be done with makeup that you have in your bathroom!
From a cute little bat mask to a gory zombie, you’re going to find the perfect complement to your Halloween costume. There are even a few that would be great for family themed costumes. And, if you haven’t already, you should be sure to check out these 35 creative family themed Halloween costumes. There is something in here for every family. Even if you don’t need something for the entire family, there is sure to be a Halloween makeup tutorial in here that you will love. From Disney characters to comic book heroes and so much more, these tutorials are all you need to create a unique costume.
Whether you are planning to attend a Halloween party or you just want to look spooky when handing out trick or treat candy, or perhaps you’re planning to host your own haunted house, there is a makeup tutorial in here for you. If you are planning to host a haunted house, be sure to check out these 25 DIY haunted house props to make your Halloween house even spookier. If you’re ready, we will get right into the Halloween makeup tutorials that are bound to make you the hit of any Halloween party.
1. DIY Bat Mask Tutorial
Whether you’re planning to attend your Halloween party as Bat Girl or you just want a little something to add some festive to your attire, this DIY bat mask is easy to create. You use liquid or gel eyeliner to draw the outline and then just fill it in with eyeliner in black or smoky grey, depending on the color that you want to create.
2. Easy Cat Mask Tutorial
Create an alluring cat mask with makeup…and it’s really easy. You can do this for a kitty cat or a leopard – the makeup is the same. With a variety of lipsticks, fake eyelashes, hair extensions and other makeup, you can be the most alluring cat on the block and you can seal the entire thing in with pressed powder or setting spray to make it last all night.
3. Creepy Porcelain Doll Makeup Tutorial
Scare your friends and neighbors with this creepy porcelain doll makeup. This is so easy and such an awesome tutorial. The best thing about this is you can create the makeup and then pair it with any dress that you have in your closet for a cheap and easy Halloween costume. You’ll definitely want to give this one a try if you want something unique.
4. Scary Witch Makeup
Turn yourself into a spooky witch with just a few key supplies. This witch makeup tutorial is super easy to follow and makes you the scariest witch in your neighborhood. This one uses makeup that is featured in professional films, but you can totally recreate the look with a blend of greens and yellows – just mix eye shadow with a bit of translucent or light foundation to create the colors that you need.
5. Emily Corpse Bride Tutorial
My daughter absolutely loves the Nightmare Before Christmas. If you do too or you have a child that does, you can recreate Emily’s look by following this really simple tutorial. Complete with huge eyes and a few scars, this is the perfect look if you want something easy to do that creates a huge impact.
6. Gory Ghoul Makeup Tutorial
Make yourself the goriest of ghouls with this tutorial. Zombies and ghouls are so popular this year and you can recreate the look with just Karo corn syrup, unflavored gelatin and some bread crumbs (these make torn skin). This is a great look for a scary party or if you’re planning to host a haunted house this Halloween.
7. Woodland Creatures Makeup
If you are planning to create a fox or a deer, this tutorial will show you how. The concept is the same for both animals and this is a really easy look to create. Using makeup, you draw on the lines of your face and then you can top it off with ears that you can easily make from felt. This is a really simple and fun Halloween costume idea.
8. Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Gamora
Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of my favorite movies, which is why I was really stoked when I saw this tutorial for creating the Gamora look. This one is super easy and looks so real. Top it off with a deep red wig and people will swear you walked right off the movie set. To create the look, you will need a glue stick, colorless powder, and green paint.
9. Classic Ghost Makeup Tutorial
Forget about those lame sheets and create a ghost look that is as authentic as it is realistic. If you really want that spooky factor, there’s no better way than to paint your face all white and look like you’ve come back from the beyond. This one is super easy and uses makeup that you probably already have in your vanity. You can even add glittery silver eyelashes to bring the look home.
10. Gothic Lolita Doll Tutorial
This gothic Lolita doll tutorial is really easy and creates such a great costume. You just add a white wig and clothing and you’re all set. You can make this with makeup that you likely have on hand or head to the Dollar Store if you need to and buy the cheap stuff that’s around a dollar or so.
11. Easy DIY Sugar Skull Makeup
Sugar skulls are also really popular this year and you can create the look easily with a few makeup supplies that you may already have at home. You’ll need a black eyeliner pencil and a few other things like eye shadows in an array of colors and various other colors of eyeliner, depending on how detailed you want to make it.
12. Infected Zombie Bite Makeup
You can go to your Halloween party as a zombie or a victim, and this makeup tutorial for an infected zombie bite will help you to play the victim really well. I think it’s fascinating to create a scar with makeup and I never knew how easy it was to do so! You’ll need quite a few supplies for this one but it looks all the world like you’ve been bitten, right down to the teeth marks.
13. Zombie Bride Makeup
As far as zombies go, there are so many different ways that you can create a great zombie look. Take this zombie bride for instance. This is a really easy makeup look to create and it’s super scary. For the costume, you just need some dark clothing and that’s about it. You’ll use a number of makeup types like concealer, foundation and lipstick.
14. Wonder Woman Makeup Tutorial
All women are Wonder Women, right? Well, now you can dress up like the Amazonian, complete with the perfect makeup look. This is one of the easiest Halloween makeup tutorials that I have seen and it’s a really quick look to put together. You need gold eye shadow to create the headband and a few other colors for the toned down makeup look.
15. Maleficent Makeup Tutorial
Disney’s Maleficent is a really popular character, particularly since she was played by Angelina Jolie. You can recreate the look and thrill neighborhood kids or make this look for your little one who wants to be the evil queen for Halloween. The makeup is actually really easy since the queen didn’t wear much to begin with. It’s mostly about red lipstick and really dark eyes.
16. Harley Quinn Makeup
If you’ve watched Suicide Squad then you know just how popular Harley Quinn has become. If you loved the movie as much as I did – it’s one of my favorites – then this Harley Quinn makeup tutorial is for you. Create the look and head off to your Halloween party looking the part…you can even carry around a big bat if you want. This is an easy tutorial and uses just the makeup that you have in your vanity.