No idea what to be for the half-blessing, half-curse that is Halloween? Coming up with a cute, easy-to-execute costume takes a certain amount of mental bandwidth (and dough) that we're not always willing to spare, which is why we so often rely on classic costume ideas, like the tried-and-true devil. All it takes is a little makeup, some horns, a red shirt, and you're good to go. But easy Halloween makeup doesn't have to be lame, and these highly Instagrammable devil makeup looks prove it.
We poked around the internet to find examples of how to do devil makeup for Halloween in a way that's creative and compliment-worthy but not actually that hard. From colorful examples to classic creations, devil inspired makeup has never looked so chic . Keep scrolling to get all the devilish inspiration you need this Halloween season.
This look shows how classic red eyeshadow and lipstick can be chic yet evil all in one. Top the look off with some black devil horns ($8), and we promise, everyone will love it.
This glittery and dimensional devil makeup is prettier than it is scary but still perfect for Halloween. Tarte Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner helped create the dots around the eyes, and Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Lipstick in "Witches" gives the perfect black matte lip.
Dressed Up Devil
With eyeliner corners so sharp they could cut, this devil inspired makeup look pairs a glossy abstract eye and outlined lip together for a modern feel. Want to switch things up? Try it in black as an alternative. Looking for a great eye, cheek and lip gloss in one? Try this one here from Beauty Blender.
If you look closely it looks as if there are tiny horns on each eyelid, giving total devilish vibes to this makeup look. Finished off with a pale grey-ish blue lip, it's just as spooky as it is chilling. Need a lip suggestion? Try this Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in "Medusa".
Add some sparkle to your devil makeup by using eyeliner and red glitter as the finishing touch. The contrast between the matte texture eyeshadow and glitter is purely (evil) genius. For the glitter, try Morphe Eye Kandy Glitter in '29 Cherry Bomb".
A clever take on devil makeup, this showcases how dressing up as a devil can look just as beautiful as it does evil. Contoured red tones on the face paired with a beautiful red lip and vibrant eyeshadow are all the beautiful details we need. This Flash Palette from Make Up For Ever is a great product to use for creating the variation in red and pink colors.
The red neon accents in this eyeshadow confirm that the devil is in the details. With a touch of neon blue and silver, this look has us buzzing to see more. Create the neon accents with this Electra Eyeshadow Palette.
A smoky eye and muted red lip with pale skin makes us think that this look is perfect for any gothic princess. Make the eye as smoky as you'd like using this eyeshadow palette, the darker it is, the better.
And when all else fails, keep things ultra simple with devil detailed eyebrow that will take little to no time at all. Feeling extra evil? Pop in some red contact lenses for maximum creepiness.
Want more easy Halloween makeup ideas? Here are five pretty looks that only require eyeliner.