Believe it or not, Halloween night is right around the corner, which, we might add, is significantly more frightening than any of the looks in our roundup. Wasn't it just Labor Day? That isn't to say we're not excited—because we are. Not only is Halloween the perfect excuse to binge-watch The Shining, Hocus Pocus, and childhood guilty pleasures (personally, I'm a Little Vampire girl, but I digress), but it's also a memory-making opportunity to pull out some utterly lust-worthy makeup. We're talking the saturated pigments, over-the-top highlighters, and blindingly luminous glitter that would make even the most vetted kindergarten teacher step back in trepidation.
If you're a makeup lover, Halloween night (and probably the days leading up to it) can feel like an anticipatory combination of the Super Bowl, Olympics, and Quidditch World Cup: After committing to a super-stellar costume idea, the last thing you want to do is drop the ball when it comes to your makeup look. To lend a helping hand, we did the research and cross-checked the data to supply you with 19 Halloween makeup ideas the internet says will be the most popular in 2018. In need of some inspiration? Keep reading to see which Halloween makeup ideas Pinterest users are saving most thus far.
Upgrading your look with glitter, metallic face paint and temporary hair color is a definite do this Halloween. According to our data, both celestial and alien-themed costumes will be popular this year, so why not combine them as the ultimate makeup idea? (Pinterest search for everything "celestial" is up a whopping 158%!)
Sally From The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jenna Dewan nails trending Halloween costumes year after year. And while her 2016 unicorn costume went virtually viral last year, this year, it's her persona as Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas garnering an uptick in searches.
According to Pinterest's Pinfrights report for 2018, eerie makeup looks featuring head-turning (literally!) optical illusions are up 75% for 2018. Going out? Prepare yourself. Things might get trippy.
The Dark Fairy
Fairies are a classic, quintessential Halloween go-to, but this year, pinners seem to be searching for darker, more gothic takes on the otherwise innocent costume idea.
Hmm, does this have anything to do with Shawn Mendes? We're not sure. We do know for a fact that "stitch nails" has overtaken 2018 Pinterest search, and we plan on capitalizing on the trend ASAP this Halloween.
Go ahead and embrace your inner Jessica Drew. According to Pinterest, this eye-catching makeup idea is taking over the social media site's search bar. The key? Spiderweb-adorned lids and under eyes.
Honestly, we always associated pumpkin costumes with trick-or-treaters two feet and under, but considering this year's plethora of pumpkin-inspired makeup looks, well, we're inspired.
In lieu of the fox and deer that have been taking over our Instagram feeds on Halloween nights past, Pinterest data says animal-print makeup—especially giraffe and leopard—will be big this year. For the giraffe's signature long lashes, we happen to know which false lashes are red carpet–approved.
Here's a fun fact: The character of Wednesday Friday Addams first appeared as a cartoon character in The New Yorker back in 1938. Almost 80 years later, she's still going strong as one of the most pinned Halloween makeup ideas this year.
Beauty and the Beast
It's no secret that some of the most popular Halloween trends come from the year's biggest blockbusters. Remember the 50 Harley Quinns you saw in 2017? Last year's, Beauty and the Beast made an impression as the ultimate makeup inspiration.
Gal Gadot rocked the world last year as the most recent Wonder Woman, and with thousands of saves on Pinterest this year, the iconic character is sure to inspire plenty of makeup looks this Halloween.
It's official: Pinterest is sending in the clowns. According to the site's Pinfrights report for 2017, this is one of the most popular makeup looks last year, and the trend is running straight into Halloween 2018 as well. Clowns not your cup of tea? Prepare yourself.
All things galactic, alien, and star-studded are trending this year, so do like model Jourdan Dunn and pull out your chunkiest glitter and most prismatic highlighter. If you love all that glitters, this Halloween will be your time to shine.
Yep, everything Game of Thrones is still going strong, and we're honestly not complaining. Since the shock of platinum-blonde hair will do most of the talking, makeup can be beautiful but to the point. Think statement brows and glowing skin. Looking for a how-to? Check out Carli Bybel's viral Khaleesi makeup tutorial.
We already consider Jenna Dewan a real-life unicorn, so when she made it official with her epic Halloween transformation last year, we couldn't stop swooning. Confession: We've been counting down the days until we could re-create the look for our own selfish purposes. Lucky for us, unicorns are still very much trending this year.
Wood nymph? Butterfly? Magical spirit of the forest? We're not quite sure, but we're very much into this whimsical look. If you love the woodland creature theme, check out our senior editor's take on the infamous Snapchat filter.
This Halloween could be the only time you'll be able to wear some inarguably cool pixels on our face.
The hit Netflix show The Crown continued to do well this year, and Claire Foy (aka Queen Elizabeth II) has proven her ability to shine on and off screen. Anyway, we're inspired and love model Jasmine Tookes's royal look here. Try complementing your crown and jewels with a Renaissance-esque stained lip and a dramatic cat eye. We swear by this liquid liner for last-all-night coverage.
Opening Images: @jennadewan