We know this upcoming spooky holiday is usually all about the outfits (see our favorite jaw-dropping celebrity Halloween costumes), but—being beauty devotees—we prefer getting into the spirit with face makeup and otherworldly hair choices. There are unicorns, skeletons, movie characters, and creepy undead dolls to get into, all of which require different, and equally exciting, makeup and hair prep.
Whether you’re looking for some Halloween inspiration or are just in the mood for some jaw-dropping makeup talent, keep scrolling to see 30 terrifyingly beautiful Halloween makeup looks from a few of your favorite celebrities.
The lasting power of the unicorn trend is what’s truly scary. But even if you’re so over it, you can’t help but admit that Jenna Dewan's take on the magical creature makes for a mesmerizing look.
We may have no clue what to call this artistic look, but we'd like to assume it belongs in some fancy art gallery in New York City.
Channeling one of the most powerful X-Men makes for a killer Halloween costume. Khloé Kardashian is the perfect Storm with her icy, glazed-over eyes and hair to match.
Okay, this look may be extremely intricate, but trust us, it's well worth it. You're guaranteed to be the best looking leopard in town.
Whoever said clown makeup had to be silly is dead wrong.
While this may not be realistic for most of us to pull off for a Halloween soiree, we sure do love swooning over oceanic-Avatar look.
Kim Kardashian West made skeletons chic when she debuted this spooky look. Lucky for us, there's an easy-to-follow tutorial for re-creating her intricate makeup.
This colorful rendition of a skeleton is perfect when you want to stay traditionally festive, but not too dark. Yep, we've all been there.
Comic Book Pop Art
We’re totally into DIY’ing a comic book character, as seen here on Hailey Baldwin's friend Marianne Fonseca, because it pretty much means you won’t need to buy a costume.
Between the purple lids and platinum pixie cut, this elf makeup screams trick-or-treat...but make it fashion.
Inspired by the 90's film, Fifth Element, this orange-haired character is a super unique take on the traditional skeleton costume.
Dressing up like a female icon isn't such a bad deal? This version of Frida Kahlo is easy enough to recreate at home and is sure to wow.
For better or for worse, right? Have fun creating this happily-never-after look, and don’t worry about your makeup melting off. After all, we’ve got some tips for making your Halloween makeup last all night long.
This might be the only time it's actually acceptable to be two-faced.
Will we ever grow old of obsessing over Beetlejuice? Nope, I don't think so.
The Tin Man
Since movies are a go-to for Halloween inspo, we couldn't forget this old-time classic.
Ice Cream Cone & Sprinkles
If scary looks aren't your thing, opt for a sweet, eye-catching makeup look like this one.
Complete opposite of the above, this look is completely terrifying, but hey...no judgement if it's what you choose. Just stay far away from the kiddos.
We love a good skeleton look like the one seen here on Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez back in 2015. So what if you're craving something creative but hesitant about a full-on makeup look? Simply stretch your smile and do your eye makeup as usual. Vlogger Kayla Hagey has the full tutorial.
This Team Rocket girl looks so realistic, your friends will think you stepped right out of a Pokémon movie.
Wonder Woman Comic
Skip the $50 costume at the Halloween story and make your look more realistic by drawing on the details with makeup.
This look would give us nightmares if it weren’t so jaw-droppingly beautiful.
Alice Meets Barbie
Don't let the double-eyed look scare you away, but expect your friends to talk about your stellar makeup skills all night long.
We can nearly guarantee this majestic doe escaped from an enchanted forest. Enough said.
Dia De Los Muertos
If you're looking to go incognito this trick-or-treat, this Day of the Dead full-face look is for you.
This is nigh-impossible to recreate at home unless you're an undercover professional artist, but it sure is fun to look at.
We love the simplicity of this look. All you need is red body paint and eyeliners and the look is complete.
Looking for a look that's completely customizable? This black and white clown look can be transformed however you please.
Yet another movie-inspo done right. Though this lightning face makeup can be paired with a plethora of costumes.
We’re not sure what to call this look from Ashley Benson, but whatever it is, we’re blown away by the intense lashes.