Thank God for the internet because without it we’d be fresh out of ideas for Halloween costumes. If you’ve done the whole risque nurse/cop/firefighter thing and you want to spice things up a bit, consider trying out one of these insane makeup looks. An added bonus is that you don’t even have to buy a costume since literally everyone will be staring at only your face.
Check out these makeup and special effects artists who are doing the absolute most for spooky season. These are a little bigger than your basic blood splatters and horns.
Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, Tell Me How This Wizard Lady Did This
This look is for anyone who’s favorite song is “Reflection” from Mulan and who can’t resist doing several final touch-ups before they leave the house. This lady absolutely killed this mirror makeup look and it’d be a mirror-cle if I could recreate it.
Literally A Pin-Up Look
Next time someone tells you there’s a 50s pin-up theme to their party, arrive in this insane and literally pinned up look. She even made her face a slightly different shade to make the illusion look more plasticky and I respect her being a stickler for the rules.
Inverted Makeup For All Of Us Who Are Tired Of Being Ghosted And Want To Be The Ghost
This look is crazy and the perfect thing for anyone who wants to mix up their routine a little. If you’re tired being led on and ghosted by men who don’t know what they want, then this Halloween be the ghost they see on their home security cam. In makeup. Only in makeup.
This Look Is Called “3 AM When People Try And Talk To Me In The Bar” Vision
Give all of your friends cataracts and more blurred vision than they already have this Halloween by attempting this look. Sporting this illusion is a good way to never be allowed access into any bar and have people introduce themselves three times in a row to you.
This One Just Gave Me A Fear Of Paper Shredders
This look is great for anyone who likes to create a character behind their outfits. This girl is the ghost of an office worker who got a little too close for comfort to a paper shredder and took to Insta stories to tell her tale.
This One Physically Hurts To Look At
This makeup artist really outdid herself by causing me to run to the bathroom after just ten seconds of looking at this. The more I stare the more I feel myself sinking into the floor and that’s definitely a spooky mood.
Bow Down To The Makeup And Eye-Spy Master
This illusion is for anyone who’s looked at their face and thought it would make a great city-scape. Maybe this is how urban planners and architects see the world and everyone around them. Actually, I really hope not.
Neon Makeup Because We All Binge-Watched Euphoria
This makeup is actually so cool and so trendy right now thanks to Netflix’s Euphoria. We all can be the cool girls in the show with this look, and an added bonus is that you don’t have to spend hours in hair and makeup in a hot television studio to do it.
How I Feel When People Touch My Face Without Warning
This look is actually the craziest thing I’ve seen all day. It’s pure genius the way that she framed all the fingers around her face and even painted the nails red on one hand near her lips. Everyone, give this wizard a hand!
Who Said Spooky Season And Christmas Season Had To Stay Separate?
Halloween and Christmas are basically two of the greatest times of the year and they can finally meet thanks to Nikkie. Just do some amazing Grinch makeup for Halloween and you can merge your passions flawlessly. Just don’t try and steal Halloween from me because I’m not okay with that.
Coraline Ruined All Of Our Childhoods So Get Ready To Bring up Some Trauma With This Look
Remember when we all watched this movie and acted like seeing someone get buttons sewn over their eyes wasn’t the creepiest thing ever? Well, get ready to keep acting with this really cool makeup look. People will be smiling and trying to treat you normally all day without visibly shivering thinking about the movie.
I Officially Can’t Do This Tutorial Because I Can’t Follow Instructions And Stay Within The Lines
James Charles is here to remind me again why I did so poorly in kindergarten. This makeup is super cool but definitely brings back memories of all the projects I failed and coloring books I trashed because I can’t stay in the lines.
Just A Minor Samurai Sword Accident
Whatever you do, don’t mention Kill Bill or any other movie featuring samurai swords around this girl. She’s just barely holding it together after the accident and would prefer you not bringing it up. Literally…hold it together.
The Finding Nemo Girl Was Terrifying And this Just Cemented It
This amazing illusion makeup is great for anyone who just wants to keep swimming and not cause any problems in life. Except, this girl from the Finding Nemo movie who hung out in the dentist’s office caused me a bunch of nightmares and this makeup just reminded me of that. Thanks.
Being The Snack >> Looking Like A Snack
Though, this girl does both because this ice cream look is straight-up gorgeous. This illusion makeup is great for anyone who doesn’t want to buy any fake blood but still wants to make people do a double-take. Oh, and who wants to look like a literal snack.
Pennywise, Hold On Honey Because Your Wig Has Been Snatched
I’m honestly sick of Pennywise taking center stage in the clown world because clearly there are much scarier makeup looks out there. What’s more terrifying than a gorgeous face being ripped off to reveal a killer clown? Nothing, that’s the answer.
Your Optometrist Will Hate You For This One
If you’ve got an optometry appointment on Halloween why would you let that stop you from living your best spooky life? Just do this mind-bending makeup look and act like it’s normal. Trust me, the optometrist won’t notice a thing. Just say it all looks like an “E” facing right.
If You’re Afraid Of Spiders Then You Should Conquer That Fear By Drawing Several On Your Body
This makeup artist is serving me spider corpse realness and I am so here for it. Who knew the undead could make me feel so alive? Actually I did because I have a fear of spiders and seeing them makes my brain pump out so much adrenaline that I want to throw up.
The Inner Goth Inside Of Us Can Finally Come Out
Spooky season is the time of year when you can finally let out all this gothic spookiness that you’ve been pretending not to have inside of you out. Summer is a major VSCO girl season, but fall belongs to us spooky ladies.
Satan? More Like SatIN
The lord of darkness is absolutely shook by this makeup artist’s smooth blending and very pigmented values. She really came for his pitchfork and we highly enjoy seeing this GOAT flaunt her skills.