30 Shockingly Beautiful Halloween Face Paint Ideas

Updated 08/03/19
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Festive makeup is always fun, and 'tis the season to be extra. Everyone's obsessed with natural makeup, which is totally fine, but Halloween gives you the perfect excuse to live out your wildest makeup fantasies IRL. Fond childhood memories of getting your face painted at birthday parties might come to mind, but even though you're a grown-up, you can still paint your face.

Instagram is like a gold mine when it comes to finding Halloween makeup inspiration. Some of these looks require lots of skill while others are rather easy, but the fun part is in experimenting. Ahead, find our favorite Halloween face paint glam. Then carve out some one-on-one time with your mirror so you can practice your winning costume makeup look this year. 

Rainbow Half-Skull

You can never go wrong with a half-skull glammed up with fun colors. Vlogger SydMarie depended on Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Eye Liner ($24) to create these sharp, jet-black shapes. 

Sugar Skull

How gorgeous is this screenshot-worthy look? All eyes will definitely be on you if you model your makeup after this. Wondering where those sparkly gemstones are from? Makeup artist Hope Phillips got them from The Gypsy Shrine

Botched Smile

This look is half-SFX, half-glam, and we're into the juxtaposition. It's hard to choose where our eyes go first—the wicked smile or the rainbow eye shadow. Makeup influencer Manny MUA's Lunar Beauty Life's a Drag Palette ($45) was used on her eyes. 

Queen of Hearts

Wow, who wouldn't want to pull this card? (Sorry, had to.) Those spooky-colored contacts are from Ttdeye. Use her code Sydmarie for 10% off your purchase. 

Under the Sea

This all-blue-everything vibe is seriously next-level. This makeup artist, Carrie, used Ruby Kisses Cosmetics Forever Matte Lipstick in Azure ($5) for that vibrant blue and Nyx White Liquid Liner ($7) for that pop of ice white. 

Girly Clown

How cute is this clown makeup? Makeup vlogger SydMarie used Inglot Duraline ($14), which is a clear liquid formula that intensifies the look of powder colors and keeps your makeup water-resistant and locked in place.

Glitter Tears

We've seen glitter tears everywhere—from New York Fashion Week runways to a cool-girl Halloween makeup look. This simple trick can be jazzed up with colorful eye shadow. The gorgeous blue shade from the KKW X Mario Palette ($45) was used for this eye. 

Classic Half-Skull

If you're trying to re-create this look for less, Nyx Cosmetics seems to be a popular pick among beauty vloggers. Makeup artist Rose Mallen used Nyx's SFX Creme Colours ($10) in shades white and black to execute this look. 

Green Goddess

We've arguably never seen green look better on a Halloween makeup look. Makeup YouTuber Shania Parris killed this look. The left green contact sets this entire look off—so fire. 

Sun Dawn

This is a literal day-to-night look, and her highlight is so good it's practically blinding. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter ($28) is responsible for the effervescent glow—you're welcome. 

Blank Canvas

Avant-garde face paint for the win. The white paint used to create this artsy look is @officialsnazaroo.

Glamorous Kitty

How amazing is this vibrant pink look? This Sigma Beauty Power Crayon in Ode to Pink ($11) is the shade this artist used for that fuchsia-kissed lip. 

Fire Sign Aries

Take the simple route and rep your horoscope sign this year. This sunset orange eye is everything courtesy of Juvia's Place The Magic Palette ($25). 

Lavender Dreams

These lavender-hued clouds have us daydreaming about Halloween, with an icy shimmer finish and sparkly lips to boot, your head will certainly be in the clouds after creating this look. ColourPop Cosmetics along with Anastasia Beverly Hills are two brands mentioned that contributed to creating this look.

Free as a Bird

If nature inspires you, this bird makeup look is perfect. Sleek Makeup Eyeshadow Palette Ultra Mattes v1 730 is what helped bring this eyeshadow look to life.

Monochrome Makeup

This monochrome makeup look transitions from black and white to full color, and is a beauty inspiration all-around. Elisaveta Polonik gives credit to Morphe Brushes Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette for bringing color into the equation.

Hurricane Heart

If you're wanting to create the perfect storm, this natural disaster hurricane inspired look is just right. Fantasy makeup artist Salla Finlow-Bates credits Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette in "Acid Brights" along with Squad Goals Beauty Cosmetic Glitter for this Halloween makeup idea.

Blue Leopard

Half woman, half leopard, this look really shows the transformative power of makeup. MUA Krista Lure used Mehron Makeup Paradise Paint to masterfully pull this look off.

Galaxy Blush

This intergalactic blush look is literally out of this world! The Sugarpill Velocity and Morphe 35B eyeshadows are what created this mesmerizing masterpiece.

Queen Nala

If you're a fan of the Lion King, this look will definitely remain in your top Halloween makeup looks of all time, Queen Nala is brought to life using The Crayon Case "Box of Crayons Palette", along with Lux Glamm Cosmetics Zodiac Collection Chunky Glitter in "Leo".

Jessie from Toy Story

An ode to many people's favorite Pixar film Toy Story, this re-creation of Jessie the cowgirl makes us wonder who would dress up as Andy to complete the dynamic duo. Fenty Beauty foundation and concealer, along with Wet 'n' Wild Beauty Megaglo Looks Highlighter are what help perfect the doll-like complexion.

Neon Face Frame

Reminiscent of a light-up neon sign, this face framing makeup will surely turn heads and the bright pink pigment is insanely good. This makeup artist credits Makeup a Murder Neon Pink Pigment, for the bold color.

Seeing Quadruple

At times we wish we could have two sets of eyes, but this look takes seeing double to the next level with four sets of eyes that come equipped with their own eyeshadow look. For this mega-creative makeup look, use NYX Cosmetics Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette, and Mehron Makeup Paradise Paints in colors white, black, and grey.

The Jawbreaker

Sweet like a candy jawbreaker, this confetti paint-splattered look is super fun to re-create, due to all of the colors you can use. Snazaroo Fantasy Face Paint Kit is responsible for the perfectly detailed painted dots.

Don't Speak

It's hard to keep our mouths closed with it comes to this laced-shut lip look, the illusion of lips being laced together, with the bold colored pout is mesmerizing. Makeup artist Mimi Choi is responsible for creating this look in a collaboration with Glamcor.

Tall Glass of Rosé

This brilliant creation of what looks like a glass of rosé, was masterfully created with Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance and Norvina Eyeshadow Palettes.

Ice Cream Drip

Looking like a snack, this delicious ice cream cone-inspired makeup is so realistic, you'll do a double-take. The electric blue eyes were created with Morphe 35V Eyeshadow Palette.

Face Painted

This look brings a whole new meaning to face painting. With a vibe that looks like something out of a Roy Lichtenstein painting, NikkieTutorials killed it.

Blood Bath

Tears of blood paired with a glossy eye are certain to make quite a splash on Halloween. This look only needs three products to recreate: a red lipstick and gloss of your choice, along with false eyelashes.

Fizzy Pop

Sweet and bubbly like your favorite soda, this look certainly packs a colorful punch. The makeup artist here credits Lunar Beauty's "Life's a Drag" Eyeshadow Palette for the eye look and yellow face hue.

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