7 Halloween Makeup Looks You Can Wear If You Love Highlighter

Updated 10/17/17

It's October 19—do you know what your Halloween costume is? This question has been looming over our heads for weeks while we try to demystify our impending look with Pinterest searches and Instagram scrolls. Our most fruitful inspiration gains seem to stem from past celeb costumes, but what's interesting is that some of our favorite spooky outfit and makeup combinations have one millennial-loved concept in common: sparkle—and lots of it.   

The highlighter craze is still at a consistently high level of enthusiasm, whether it's Halloween or not, so we're thrilled we can pull some of our favorite new creams and powders into our Halloweekend garb. Below, we've rounded up some seriously Instagram-worthy costumes celebs have previously worn that call for a heavy hand of highlighter. Go ahead—find your (potential) costume. 

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The unicorn craze may be on the verge of extinction, but Jenna Dewan-Tatum's sparkly costume is keeping the allure alive. To get that high-shine shimmer for your own variation this year, dust on some of Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector in Vanilla Quartz. Bonus: These highlighters now come in minis, so you can stow it discretely in your bag (or pocket) to touch up during the party.

@leonalewis

Leona Lewis was an IRL golden goddess Snapchat filter from head to toe in 2016 while dressed as a life-size statue. Her look was created with body paint, but why not put Fenty Beauty's Trophy Wife Highlighter to work and give your neck and face a dusting for the perfect gilded glow.

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Michelle Trachtenberg stunned as an ice queen, decked out in gems, feather lashes, and of course, a fitting crown. We love the idea of using Make Up For Ever's Star Lit Liquid in Silver Dust to "freeze" your skin.

@perrieedwards

Perrie Edwards's mermaid costume is Halloween done right, from the seashell bra to her green contour. A mossy highlighter may seem like it serves no wearable purpose, but Halloween is a different story. Try Jeffree Star's Skin Frost in Mint Condition for your own algae-like glow.

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While Hilary Duff let her bejeweled mask do all the heavy lifting for the facial part of her costume, a light dusting of highlighter on her shoulders, nose, and forehead bring her fairy aura to life. We love MAC's Pigment in Vanilla.

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We've never seen a robot look so glam. Claudia Schiffer covered her lids in silver and gave her face an all-over glow to match her futuristic suit. To beam like the supermodel, try mixing a few drops of Farsali Unicorn Essence in with your foundation.

@khloekardashian

The entire Kardashian movement is an insanely powerful force, so it's only fitting that Khloé channeled a superhero for her costume last year: X-men member Storm. To get her brightly pigmented silver makeup, we recommend Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter in Blinded by the Light.

What are you planning to wear this year? Please tell us below!

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