Ahead of Halloween and all the frightening fun that will soon ensue, we gathered a few of our favorite dramatic Halloween makeup looks for inspiration. No doubt they will garner more likes on Instagram than your roommate the "sexy cat" or your neighbor the "sexy pumpkin."
Click, get inspired, and bookmark this page for next year too. We've got you covered.
Inspired by Jane Forth in the '70s, this high-shine lip and warm rose gold eye (courtesy of makeup artist Robin Black) is exactly what you need to bring up images of Warhol during his prime.
Dress up like surrealist photographer Man Ray's iconic lips in "The Lovers." All you need is Nars's Powermatte Lip Pigment in Starwoman ($26)—and maybe a ring light for selfies.
Using Milk Makeup's Blur Liquid Matte Foundation ($40), Ubame Mascara ($24), and Eye Pigment in Mermaid Parade ($24), @thebeautifuldaughter created a look she calls "alien whose human mask tore."
Makeup artist Robin Black is known for her well-lit, high shine, unbelievably pigmented makeup looks. Gather inspiration from this one and take Halloween by storm as a VIP at Studio 54.
Take it down a notch (but stay groovy) à la beauty blogger Ingrid Nilsen with this flower-child daisy look.
Or take it up a notch and dress as everyone's favorite dance partner—a disco ball. Extra points if you cover your face in glitter like makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes.
If you're into makeup but you're much more minimalist, decorate your face with It-girl brand Glossier's dewy highlighters and watercolor Cloud Paint ($18). When people ask, the answer is simple: You're a Glossier girl.
Model @slickwoods looks cool every single day, not just on Halloween. Inspired by her feather-adorned shot, try a peacock costume—but make it fashion.
Chriselle Lim knows how to make a product hoarder laugh and did just that last Halloween when she dressed up as a beauty junkie. Well played, Chriselle.
Who doesn't want to dress up for mother? Do like the supermodels do backstage during fashion month and paint your face using Pat McGrath Labs' newest confections. You won't be sorry (and your Instagram followers are sure to double-tap).
If you're really trying to go for it, opt to sculpt, apply, and blot like Bowie did. For this look, it's all about the cheekbones.