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16 Must-Haves For Perfect Halloween Makeup

A Halloween look without the perfect makeup just doesn’t hit the right spot. One might say that Halloween makeup is as important as the outfit itself! We bet you already have your costume ready, but what about the makeup essentials for a ghoulish look?

Worry not; we’ve compiled a list of the 16 must-have tools and treats (okay, makeup essentials!) to ensure your Halloween transformation is a monstrous success. From enchanting eyeshadow palettes to eerie scar putty that’ll have you looking double toil and trouble fantastic, our lineup of products will bring your spooky vision to life. So grab your broomstick (or makeup brushes), and let’s brew some enchanting magic.

But beware, it’s not just about the makeup; it’s about the creativity that flows like a witch’s brew! So, unleash your inner artist and let your imagination run wild. Whether you’re going for a classic Dracula or a trendy galaxy ghoul, these must-haves are your ticket to a spooktacular masterpiece. This Halloween, it’s all about the boo-tiful details that will leave everyone spellbound and mesmerized!

Must-Haves For Halloween Makeup

Choosing the right makeup for Halloween highly depends on the look you’re going for! However, there definitely are some common types of products you can use for a multitude of looks:

Face Paint — face paint comes in a variety of colors, but bear in mind that your chosen palette is non-toxic and skin-friendly. Face paint is ideal for creating characters like animals, zombies, vampires, ghouls, and so on. 

Eyeshadow — a staple in any kind of makeup look! It allows you to create anything from glamorous to spooky to magical. 

Lipstick — while it’s a great product to tie your look together, it can also be used as a part of your SFX makeup. Metallic, glow in the dark, or dark tones might do just the trick. 

Fake Blood — no vampire and no wound would be complete without a generous splash of fake blood!

Eyeliner and Mascara — besides using them in your usual way, you can use these products to create bold graphic looks. 

Glitter — everybody loves face glitter and if your costume calls for it, don’t hold it back!

Special FX Makeup — this includes scar putty, liquid latex, prosthetics, and so on. However, using SFX makeup might be a little bit tricky, so practice beforehand. 

Hair Colors — if your costume calls for a change in your natural hair color, you can look for temporary or semi-temporary hair dyes to complete your look. 

But most importantly, have fun while creating your boo-tiful Halloween makeup!

Every year we see Halloween costume trends emerging and taking over all the rest. And if you’re interested in going with the trends (or to avoid them!), here are our guesses of what will be the most popular Halloween costumes this year: 

  • Barbie, from the Barbie movie. Especially the Cowboy Barbie outfit!
  • The Joker (the Joaquin Phoenix’s one, of course) 
  • Wednesday Addams
  • Super Mario Bros. movie characters
  • Pilot from Top Gun: Maverick
  • Characters from Oppenheimer
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Elvis and Priscilla Presley

Notable mentions also go to Ted Lasso, Succession, White Lotus, and M3GAN. So, if you’re looking for Halloween costume ideas that are the trendiest right now, choose from this list!

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