When it comes to Halloween, there are two types of people. The first encompasses those who like to go all out, planning everything down to a T (ahem—Heidi Klum, we’re looking at you). The second includes those who wait until the eleventh hour to throw together a costume (or perhaps opt out of dressing up altogether). If you find yourself in the latter of the two, there’s no doubt you’ll want to have a handful of easy Halloween makeup ideas up your sleeve.
Let’s be honest: Finding the right look for the festive night of October 31 is always a challenge, even when you’re wearing the simplest of costumes. To make your life easier and take away the stress of searching for the perfect ensemble, we’ve gathered the coolest Halloween looks that only require your makeup. The best part is, they’re just as Instagram-worthy as a head-to-toe costume. Scroll down to see them all below and then re-create your fave look for the big night.
Does it get any simpler than a cat's nose and whiskers? No matter what kind of cat you're going as, this will always be a classic look.
If you want to put together a simple costume, channel the sultry Jessica Rabbit with light purple eye shadow and fluttery lashes in addition to a red wig and dress.
Wanna be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this Halloween? All you need is matte, opaque eyeliner and deep red lipstick. To take the look to the next level, style your hair into a low bun with a middle part.
Valentino Couture Runway Model
For those who can't get enough of the fashion world (we get it, we can't either), create the whimsical makeup look from Valentino's Spring 2019 show, which featured unforgettable feathered lashes.
And if you want to feel like a golden goddess, you can't go wrong with a shimmering metallic highlighter and gold glitter gel.