Halloween Looks For All Skill Levels
By now, you've probably scrolled through your timeline and seen all sorts of Halloween makeup looks. It can be really inspiring to see what other people have come up with, but let's face it. For those of us that aren't so artistically gifted, some of those makeup looks created by professionals are too intimidating to even look at, let alone try. Still, the day is only a few weeks away and you don't want to be that person who shows up to a costume party without a costume. Well we're here to help you narrow down your choice. You can never go wrong with the classics so we picked some classic Halloween looks and found all sorts of inspiration for you. Whether you've never touched a makeup brush or you're a bona fide professional, we've included inspiration for every level of expertise.
This is known as the Bambi look and has become a classic in the last few years because of how truly easy and cute it is to do. Even the advanced version is easy enough to accomplish.
Next up is the Vampire. The great thing about this design is that you don't have to go all out to get the point across. Apply a tiny bit of fake blood around your mouth, grab some fake fangs and boom, you got the look. Of course if you're feeling the festive mood, you can always amp up the look by adding more blood or being more intricate with your overall makeup. If you really know what you're doing, you could step it up by adding some prosthetics and really playing up the monster aspect of the vampire look.
The Skull goes with Halloween almost as well as pumpkins go with all of fall. There are so many directions you can take the look which is why it's such a popular costume choice. You can go with more simple linework, choose between glam and traditional, or you can completely transform yourself into a walking piece of skull art.
Halloween is all about celebrating the dark and scary so nothing could be more fitting than the Demon look. Sticking to reds and blacks is a good guideline for acing the look, especially if you want to go for something more minimal. Letting red and/or black paint drip down your eyes and neck is a very easy trick with a lot of payoff. Or you can go all out and just make yourself a full-on demon, red skin and all.
Demons are scary but what's creepier than clowns? Clown makeup is great because it allows so much versatility. Going with a scarier version can be a good option if you're not super skilled because the sloppiness is actually part of what makes it so terrifying. If you want to go for a more glam, artistic look, it can still be easily accomplished with some simple makeup around your eyes, nose, and mouth. From there, it's up to you how much more you want to add to the look.
This look is most often recognized as the Fortune Teller look. Because fortune tellers read the "signs from the universe", you'll see a lot of purples, pink, and blues to embody that "cosmic" connection. Whether you stick to a more minimal look or go all out, make sure your makeup emphasizes your eyes to symbolize their power to "see" your future.
If the cosmic aspect of the Fortune Teller look spoke to you, maybe going full alien is the choice for you. Some green makeup can help you accomplish the look since that's probably the most popular color associated with aliens. Don't want to go traditional? You can always go for a more modern abstract alien design or you can really step it up with some prosthetics to really capture the "creature from another world" vibe.
You might be too old to go trick or treating but you're never too old to dress up. And now we've shown you that you don't have to be an art professional to participate either. The point of Halloween is just to have fun and let your imagination run wild. And maybe get in a scare or two!
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