A great Halloween costume is not complete without makeup. Here are 10 Halloween makeup ideas to complement your costume, or to inspire a completely new look.
Spider-web makeup is perfect for a black widow costume, but also a good addition to witch garb. Add red lipstick—or your color of choice—and black lip liner to up the spookiness.
Go full pumpkin, of just half pumpkin, with orange and black face paint.
It doesn’t get simpler than just painting your whole head green. Become the Wicked Witch or Frankenstein’s Monster without having to be a makeup technician,
Bleeding eyes will up the creepy factor for vampire (it’s very True Blood) and zombie costumes, but it has other applications as well. Get a tube of fake blood—and avoid pouring it in your eyeballs!
Become a work of art. Just a little makeup from one side of your neck to the opposite ear makes for a big effect. And it leaves the rest of your face free for more accessories to your Halloween outfit.
Is that Tony the Tiger? Earn your stripes with tubes of white, orange and black costume makeup. Have a friend do the pumpkin makeup (see above) and share the tubes!
Creating bite marks and other injuries is actually easier than it looks. The Walking Dead zombie makers recommend using—believe it or not—Jello.
Calaveras makeup is a hallmark of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead. Wear this makeup with a traditional costume, or mix-and-match it with a modern Halloween idea.
A skull face can go with many costumes, from a skeleton to the Grim Reaper.
Go halfsies! Some makeup ideas look spectacular when covering your whole face, but can also work to great effect when split down the middle.