If you have yet to lock down your look for Halloween, look no further than the scary movies from a simpler time—the '90s. The beloved decade boasts a bounty of beauty looks to steal from the films that were basically made for Halloween.
Bring new life to a time-honored Tim Burton character or channel your inner moody high schooler with some darker sensibilities inspired by a '90s cult classic. Everyone knows that makeup can make the costume, so focus less on how you'll be dressing up and more on how you'll playing the part with a perfectly made-up visage everyone at the party will be talking about. And you don't even have to go the way of Heidi Klum to make a statement.
These iconic Halloween movies of yesteryear are packed full of equally iconic beauty looks, so revisit them this weekend for a timely dose of inspiration. Steal screen siren makeup looks that are every bit spooky as they are striking. Follow in the footsteps of these female leads for a Halloween beauty look that's sure to impress.
See below to get a scary serving of inspiration with these iconic beauty looks from our favorite '90s Halloween movies.
The Movie: Hocus Pocus (1993)
Whether you're more of a Sarah, Winifred, or Mary, everyone knows the Sanderson sisters can't be beat. Remake their iconic beauty looks yourself and step out with your friends to be the baddest witches on the block.
The Movie: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Winona Ryder as Kim Boggs is the perfect suburban princess with a golden blowout and pastel makeup. Play around with Buxom's Pastel Persuasion Eyeshadow Palette ($28) to achieve the look.
The Movie: Scream (1996)
Drew Barrymore's entire look from the '90s slasher hit has become iconic. The blond cropped hair, ivory sweater, and decade-appropriate dark lip (Mac Lip Pencil in Spice, $18, anyone?).
The Movie: The Craft (1996)
This cult classic offered up a liberal dose of beauty and fashion inspiration for the teenage girl set. Even today you can still find a whole lineup of Nancy Downs makeup tutorials on YouTube. Try one out this Halloween for a look that will not disappoint.
The Movie: Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Christina Ricci channels utterly haunting beauty in this late '90s Tim Burton creation with ghostly porcelain skin and a berry pout. Try Lipstick Queen's Berry Sinner ($24).
Tell us which scary movie beauty is your pick for Halloween.