Halloween Makeup Ideas That Are Spooky, Sexy, and Fun

The best part? You can achieve most of them with what’s already in your makeup bag, plus a few small additions.


Wild Cat

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You’ll be the pick of the litter with our wild cat how-to makeup video. What you’ll need: red lipstick, black eyeliner, and a broomstick (check the garage) for the most purrrfect-looking whiskers ever.

Get the video how-to: Halloween Cat Makeup


Queen of the Nile

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Have all eyes on you with this sexy (not scary) easy makeup look. Grab a short black wig with straight bangs to take this costume to the next level.

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On the hunt for a hit couple’s costume? This feminine twist on The Joker pairs perfectly with Batman (cute for your partner or your kid). Pull out red lip liner and purple eyeshadow to ace this artsy villain look.

Get the video how-to: Joker Makeup


Futuristic Cyborg 

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Friends and strangers alike will geek out over this intricate yet easy futuristic face. The secret to pulling it off: a few clock gears you can pick up at a craft store (or from etsy.com).

Get the video how-to: Futuristic Cyborg Makeup


Dark Fairy

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An edgier version of last year’s Elsa, this dark fairy comes together quickly (you know, for when you totally forgot your kid’s parade is today). Throw on black clothes and toss your hair into a bun then follow these simple steps to nail the grunge makeup #goals.

Get the video how-to: Dark Fairy Makeup