Halloween has to be the coolest festival of the year on which, you get to unleash your creative juices to the fullest and transform yourself into just any character that your imaginative powers can summon!
So whether you want to be a popular character from a particular Hollywood horror movie released in 2018 or a classic Halloween character from the 80s/90s, you can achieve just any spooky, gothic or doll-like Halloween makeup look with the right costume and makeup products! But of course, picking a new and unique Halloween makeup look every year can be a confusing task with so many inspirations out there. Let me help you to ease your confusion for this year with these 15 best Halloween makeup ideas for 2018 that are going to be in the buzz this time. I would also suggest you some exciting makeup products as we go that will help you to do your Halloween makeup by yourself better. Let’s get started!
15 Best Halloween Makeup Ideas For 2018
I will start off the list with some of the sweet and subtle halloween makeup looks that you know, you could wear if you are planning to attend just a small get together on Halloween with your close ones. And all you Gothic Halloween makeup lovers, don’t get disappointed with me just yet! There will be inspirations for you people as well, keep on scrolling!
Easy + Simple Halloween Makeup Looks :-
Garden Fairy Makeup Look For Halloween
This one is absolutely the sweetest and cutest Halloween makeup look that I came across on Instagram! It is totes making me want to grab my makeup brushes and palettes to create this magic on my face, even though I don’t have anywhere to go on Halloween! With some paper flowers, iridescent eyeshadow shades and glitters, you can easily recreate this makeup look by yourself!
Mother Nature Halloween Makeup Look
If the garden fairy makeup look was not sweet enough, here is another fairy-like inspiration for you from instagrammer @meesharia. With this look, you get to play around with some fun hair accessories and butterfly elements! If fairies were real, I am sure they would have looked as beautiful as this woman!
Crying Baby Doll Makeup For Halloween
The best part of Halloween festival is that one can try out extremely crazy contact lenses.. Without being judged by the public or creeping them out! Well, the fake lenses in this crying baby doll makeup look for Halloween are not as creepy, but they are not something that one would wear on a regular day, right? Just take out your colourful eyeshadow palette, buy a pair of spidery-long lashes and create fake (yet glam!) tears with your liquid highlighter, your crying baby doll look will be ready!
Adorable Scarecrow Makeup Look For Halloween
Scarecrows in the fields are usually adorable, but not in certain Halloween makeup looks! But well, this one is an exception it seems! This cute Halloween scarecrow makeup look would make everyone go “Aww” instead of spooking them out! This is also a great last minute Halloween makeup idea as it would not take you long to draw those lines with an eyeliner and pop some orange-ish blush and eye makeup. Easy peasy!
Violet from Willy Wonka Makeup Look
This classic Halloween makeup look will never go out of trends! It is cute, effortless yet unique! It is more of an editorial makeup look than a Halloween one. But nonetheless, a great one if you cannot think of any other look at the last minute!
Mean Girls Inspired Burn Book Halloween Makeup Look
On Halloween.. We wear pink!
I could have never imagined a mean girl inspired Halloween makeup look, but everything is possible as long as there is so much creativity out there across the world! Right now, this burn book makeup look is a trending one for Halloween 2018. By now, I have already seen about 5 people with this makeup look inspired by Regina George’s “burn book” from the movie Mean Girls. It is super girly and fun, mean girls fans would definitely want to create this look for Halloween 2018.
Oh and here is a spooky idea, if you are planning to go out with this look, you can carry a diary with burn book cover and write other people’s names on it and paste their picture right in front of their eyes. Would be so scary, right? No?
….OK then, I take my idea back….
Frida Kahlo Makeup Look For Halloween
Frida Kahlo is an inspiration for so many people! Her signature look with a braid and beautiful flowers on the top of the head can be a perfect Halloween makeup if you want to go the subtle way on this Halloween. We cannot match her beauty, but at least we can try!
Unicorn Makeup Idea For Halloween
Whoever has told you that unicorns don’t exist, shoo them away with this ethereal unicorn inspired makeup look that would definitely make you feel like a living unicorn! Well, the horn part is a bit scary and gore, but this look would not seem to be Halloween-like without it. You can totally skip that part if you don’t like it or you don’t know how to create that bloodied effect.
If I you want to do it, but don’t know how to, just get yourself some scar wax and fake blood, after that, just follow any YouTube tutorial. You would become an SFX makeup expert in no time! This look was a popular Halloween makeup idea 2017 and it still is one!
Gothic Goddess Makeup Look For Halloween
I didn’t know what to call this makeup look so I just went with “Gothic Goddess”, seeing the colour black on her face and those roses. This Halloween makeup look is somewhere between being sweet and gothic, isn’t it? It is a good idea to do this look with just a black eyeshadow and a gel eyeliner as they are easily blendable, but if you have black body paint, you can use that as well.
Update: Check out this year’s trending Halloween looks in our latest post – 15 Cute Halloween Makeup Looks To Try In 2019
The Spilled Ice Cream Cone Makeup Look
I don’t know what to call this makeup look either so let’s call it the spilled ice cream look for now!
The best part about this Halloween 2018 makeup look is that it has some edible elements, like those colorful sprinkles and that cone. You can surely eat them once you are back from your Halloween party! ?
Jokes apart, this look is also easily achievable with body paints in different shades. To stick the sprinkles and cone, you can use eyelash glue or spirit gum which is used in SFX makeup – although I would not suggest using spirit gum on or around your lips.
Pizza Clown Makeup Idea For Halloween
If you know me even 0.01%, you would know that I am the biggest pizza lover ever! I can eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, snack time, dinner, basically at any point of the day! And now that I have come across this ultra cool pizza clown makeup look, it is nearly impossible for me to not share with you all! It is such a fun look, if I was to attend a Halloween party, I would have totally gone with this look. It is not just me though, all the pizza lovers who would be reading this post would surely want to try out this makeup look for Halloween! Heya pizza lovers, show your solidarity for this look in the comments section! #PizzaLoversUnite
Goth / Creepy Halloween Makeup Looks :-
Infected By Darkness Makeup Look For Halloween
Buckle up.. gothic Halloween makeup looks are about to begin!
This is the kind of makeup art that I like! With just the colour black and some golden accents, Instagrammer @lccbeauty has created this stunning “infected by darkness” makeup look which is so apt for Halloween 2018! It is quite easy to do, all you will need is some black body paint/eyeshadow and gold leaf for the accents. You can find gold leaves easily on Amazon.
The Nun – Creepy Makeup Look For Halloween 2018
Whenever a horror movie gets released, we can surely expect to see its spooky characters in the Halloween trends for that year. This time, it is going to be The Nun. A scary nun character has been a part of all the conjuring movies released previously, but this is a whole new movie about a nun’s demon. People’s The Nun transformation videos started surfacing on Instagram as soon as this movie’s poster was launched. It has been trending on the ‘gram since then.
Above, you can see an amazing recreation of The Nun poster by instagrammer @bella_monsoon. She has drawn the right part of her face as demon nun, the left part is normal with just subtle eye makeup and bold lips. What are your thoughts about this look?
Here is a tutorial for the full faced nun makeup look!
Murder On The Dance Floor Creepy Halloween Makeup Look
The creativity levels are extreme with this one!
If you know how to create SFX scars, then you must definitely try out this murder on the dance floor makeup look on this Halloween festival, inspired by instagrammer @rebeccaxdonovan. It may look like a complicated look, but it is quite easy if you already have a prop that sort of resembles a disco ball which you can just stick on your forehead and create scar effects around it to make it look scary. Do overline your lips slightly to get a grungier look.
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Creepy Pumpkin Makeup Look For Halloween
From pumpkin themed decors to pumpkin pies and pumpkin spice latte.. The festival of Halloween is incomplete without pumpkins!
This creepy pumpkin makeup look by @mila_mua is the most apt Halloween makeup idea out of all the ones I have shared above! What do you all think about it?
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That’s all for this list of Halloween makeup ideas that I liked the best! Let me know which one left you fascinated! For me, it is the garden fairy look with holds the #1 position in my Halloween makeup looks list. Share your favourites from the list in the comments below.
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