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20 Halloween Makeup Looks to Inspire Your 2020 Costume

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As Halloween approaches, you may be wondering how to actually celebrate the holiday. Even if you’re just staying home and giving out candy (if your local authorities haven’t cancelled trick or treating), dressing up can still be fun! With these looks, you don’t need a full costume—just some makeup and a little body paint. Here are 20 Halloween makeup ideas to help inspire your look.

A Pumpkin Surprise

Why carve a pumpkin when you can be a jack-o-lantern yourself? This look from @carlycosmetics_ lets you go full Halloween with one side of your face and full glam with the other.

Angel vs Devil

When you can’t pick between and an angel and a devil costume, just go with both! @heatherlippmakeupartistry’s work on this look perfectly showcases two different moods, and we are here for it.

Powerful Paint

Another iconic makeup moment you can recreate this Halloween is @jodiehulme’s Wonder Woman face paint. The linework and small details will have you looking straight out of a comic book.

Modern Mummy

@desiperkins’ take on a mummy costume is unique, eerie and alluring. Her dark makeup pairs perfectly with the subtle webs over her face, and we’re obsessed.

Classic Orange & Black

For a more toned down look, go with this Halloween inspired glam from @nikkietutorials. While it may not be part of a typical costume, the bat winged liner and orange shadow are still iconic.

All Eyes on You

This unique look will have all eyes on you—literally. Thanks to makeup artist @heatherlippmakeupartistry, this face paint is perfect for those wanting to creep some people out!

Shades of Blue

Inspired by the Gross Sisters from Disney’s The Proud Family, this look is everything! Makeup artist @itszaybaybay knows how to slay a character costume, and we are here for it.

Fendi Face

Another intense look you can recreate this Halloween is this branded paint from @beautybybb_. If Fendi isn’t your style, go for another high-end brand like Chanel or Gucci.

Werewolf Woman

@itskaijasmine’s werewolf moment is the perfect amount of spookiness and glam. All this look takes is a little face paint and some detailed contour (along with those creepy eye contacts), and you’re all set!


A Painted Sally

Another classic Halloween costume is Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas. @itszaybaybay slays this look, which includes detailed body paint and gorgeous glam. This one might be our fave!

Artistic Avatar

@cakedbykelsey‘s Avatar makeup is everything. The detailed contour paired with white freckles and undereye will have people doing a double take when they see your recreation.

Our 2020 Reality

Get meta with @katieholmesmakeup and go for this 2020 inspired makeup. The hand sanitizer bottle and bloody accents perfectly sum up the way we’re feeling about this year. P.S. adding a face mask will really take this look to another level!

Clownin’ Around

A clown look that’s cute but still creepy in its own right! Thanks to beauty guru @tennille__, this rainbow paint takes a playful approach to clown makeup but still might give us nightmares.

The Grinch But Make it Art

Another popular Halloween costume everyone will appreciate is this Grinch glam from @abbeystrohmeyer. Paired with a green wig and body paint, this look is guaranteed to impress.

Two Faced

This incredible makeup from @paintedmina is everything! It’s a gorgeous glam moment, and the illusion of the mask will have everyone doing a double take. 


A Melting Moment

Bring winter into your Halloween makeup by recreating @makeupbyellaj‘s melted snowman glam. It’s fun, unique and kids will love the Olaf vibes. 

The Season for Skulls

Another iconic look to rock this year is this skull makeup from @rubygraham.mua. The detailed lines and dark shades look incredible with her glam, and she’s serving serious chic skeleton vibes.

Crafty Cat

Take a classic cat look but make it more fun with @mollyiles_makeupartist‘s superhero inspired makeup. Adding the painted mask will elevate your Halloween glam from basic to supreme.

Vibrant Van Gogh

@meyloetta‘s Starry Night makeup is perfect for those wanting to showcase their love for art this Halloween. The different colors give you much to play with, and the skull details are a great addition that is sure to surprise.

Wickedly Green

Last but not least, @brimonetxo‘s witchy makeup is iconic. The green paint is reminiscent of Wicked, but her highlight and purple shadow add a gorgeous component that we’re obsessed with.

Which look would you recreate this Halloween? Let us know in the comments!