These Are the Most Requested Halloween Makeup Looks at MAC

In a perfect world, we'd have our Halloween costume artfully planned out well ahead of time with all supplies purchased and ready to go. But if you're anything like me, before you know it, Halloween week rolls around and you're sitting in front of your computer screen at 3 a.m. browsing Pinterest costumes like a zombie (which, honestly, is a proactive measure if you decide to dress like the walking dead). So to help you, dear readers, finally nail down the perfect attire, we decided to go to the ultimate Halloween makeup authority: MAC Cosmetics and its director of makeup artistry, Gregory Arlt. He's shared with us some of the most customer-requested Halloween looks and step-by-step instructions for how to create them (but if you don't want to follow the crowd, they'll still serve as a great starting point).

Need some more costume inspiration? Take a look at these terrifyingly beautiful makeup looks.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.