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.
17. Pop Art Makeup
I love the comic book or pop art look and it’s so easy to recreate. You can use black eyeliner, a few brightly colored eye shadows, red lipstick and foundation to create this look. It’s all about making yourself look like a comic book character, complete with the little dots or pixels on your face. This is a simple and really fast look to pull off and you can totally do this one with things that you already have on hand.
18. Queen Of Hearts Makeup Tutorial
If your little one loves Alice in Wonderland, this is a great makeup tutorial to check out. This also works really well if your entire family is planning to theme your Halloween costumes together. You could go as different characters and this Queen of Hearts is super easy to make. You’ll need a card for a template and then just a few makeup supplies to finish it off.
19. Last Minute Glam Skeleton
If you’re in a rush or maybe got a last minute invitation to a Halloween party, you can create this glam skeleton in just a few minutes. Seriously, all you need is about 15 minutes and a few basic makeup supplies and you’re all set. Black eyeliner and eye shadow, along with a really light foundation and white eye shadow will help you to create this look.
20. Scary Clown Makeup Tutorial
If you’re a fan of American Horror Story, you’re going to love the look of this freaky clown makeup. It’s scary and so easy to do. You just need lipstick along with white face paint or white makeup and a few other makeup supplies to create it. The wide mouth and fang like teeth are much easier to make than you would think and the entire look is really spooky.
21. Easy Giraffe Makeup
For a really fun costume, why not create a giraffe? This makeup tutorial makes it really easy to turn your face into an adorable giraffe. This is a great project for little ones, too. You just create the giraffe’s spots down the side of your face and then maybe create the head by putting your hair in tiny buns on top. This is really a great and creative look.
22. Easy DIY Owl Makeup
This owl is really creative and so adorable when it’s finished. To make this look, you’ll need brown and black eye shadow, brown and white cream makeup, black eyeliner, feathery lashes and a few feathers to make it look really authentic. The makeup part of this is really easy and won’t take you long to put together. Then just add some brown and white clothing and voila! You’re an owl.
23. Scary Vampire Makeup
Vampires are always going to be synonymous with Halloween. White foundation or face paint is your basis for creating this scary look for yourself this holiday. This is also great for little ones who want to go as Dracula for Halloween. Red lipstick and red, black or purple eye shadow really makes this look authentic. Then all you need are the fangs and cape.
24. Bruised And Stapled Nose Tutorial
This makeup really makes it look like you’ve cut your nose open and had it stapled back together. It’s a really great and spooky Halloween costume idea, particularly if you’re going as any sort of horror story victim. The makeup is actually pretty easy to do and if you add blue and black eye shadow under your eyes, it really looks like you have been in some sort of accident.
25. Unzipped Face Tutorial
I love this unzipped face makeup look. It’s creepy and really creative. This is really gruesome and spooky and so easy for you to recreate at home. You’ll need a few things before you begin and the tutorial makes it look really simple to do. You can move the zipper over your eye or over your mouth, however you feel is scarier.
26. Ventriloquist Dummy Makeup
Being a ventriloquist dummy is a great idea, particularly if you have someone to go as the ventriloquist. This is also a pretty creepy costume idea and it’s pretty simple to do with basic makeup supplies. The thin lips and lines really make you look like a wooden doll and this one doesn’t take long at all to complete.
27. Freaky Werewolf Makeup
If you don’t know quite what to go as for Halloween, why not just keep it classic and be a werewolf? This makeup tutorial makes it really easy to pull off the look and you can be as sultry as you want with this one. You’ll want to pick up the contacts at a costume store if you want to really go all out but the makeup part is pretty simple.
28. Easy Scratch Wound Tutorial
This creepy wound looks so real! I would seriously freak out if I saw someone with this on their face. And, it’s a really easy look to get. If you plan to go as a horror movie victim or something similar, this is a great way to do it. Or, you can just do this to scare your neighborhood kids when they come trick or treating, or freak out your coworkers on Halloween – if you have to work, that is.
29. Princess Jasmine Zombie Makeup
If you really want to get creative, combine two different costume themes…like this Princess Jasmine turned zombie look. You start by doing the makeup for Princess Jasmine from Disney’s Aladdin and then finish it off by making her a zombie. How creative is that? I love this look and it’s a pretty easy one to pull off. Combine it with a Princess Jasmine costume that you maybe put a few tears in and you’re all set.
30. Zombie Makeup Tutorial
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead or just zombies in general, this is a great Halloween makeup tutorial for you. You can turn yourself into one of the walkers and scare the living daylights out of everyone at your Halloween party. This is a really easy thing to do and your costume just consists of torn and/or dirty clothing. You’ll use loads of greys and blacks for this one and it doesn’t take long at all to get the look.