Dressing up as a witch might not be the most inspired Halloween costume—yet there's a reason so many of us do it year to year. There's an endless number of ways to put your own spin on the quintessential witch and craft (so to speak) your own costume that gives your inner enchantress that magic touch. Possibly the best part about putting together a witch costume is the makeup, as we all know any witch—good or bad—needs a killer beauty look.
To spark some cosmetic creativity, we've served up a strong lineup of stunning witch makeup ideas from fashion forward to full blown costume contest worthy. Whether you're seeking a smoldering smoky eye, dark lips, or a lot of fake blood, you can channel your inner witch with these hauntingly beautiful beauty looks. Head below for 15 striking witch makeup ideas to bring to life this Halloween.
A black lip paired with spider eyelashes and dark talon-like nails gives instant witchy vibes that are just as glamorous as they are ghoulish.
Ditch the full face of green paint for this gorgeous version that adds just a touch of green to the forehead and cheekbones. Pair with highlighter and a skin tone shimmery eye for an ethereal look.
Play with color, bringing in reds for an unexpected pop in a charcoal eye or even a chartreuse highlight at the inner eye.
For even more drama, painted swipes of color balanced by a black lip can be an artful way to modernize a witch look.
Bright green eye shadow applied all the way up to the brow is a playful alternative to painting your entire face green. Finish off with a bright red lip for a theatrical effect.
Get creative with artful designs using a precise eyeliner. Draw on a pair of puckered lips, creative "cracks," or even spiderwebs for a look that will have everyone doing a double-take.
If your witch is more of the earthy set, working with forest tones like moss and rust can give an ethereal, natural vibe.
This gothic witch glam will bring out your dark side, along with deep purple shadows and black lipstick. The accents of gold and tiny dots tie the look together perfectly.
A romantic witch might cast a spell on you to find love. This color palette of red eyeshadow along with faux freckles really get's our creative juices flowing.
With stars for tears, this witch is the glam celestial being we can't wait to recreate. Use pale colors on the face for eyes, lips, and skin, while drawing in the details with black eyeliner.
Green with envy, this witch look is inspired by the land of Oz. The smoky eye and black lipstick are the perfect finishing touches.
This deep and dark purple smoky eye—paired with the same color lip—is pure magic. With a touch of highlighter on the cheek, it gives off the vibe that she could cast a magic spell at any second.
The blend of metallic two-toned eyeshadow and rich hues on the eyes is so spooky, we could scream. Brush up the eyebrows and finish with a lighter lip color to bring this witchy makeup look to life.
Not all witch makeup needs to be dark and stormy. This light, glitter-packed makeup look, along with the rainbow eyebrow, makes us want to be a fairy-witch with the power to leave behind sparkle anywhere we go.
Take your liquid eyeliner to the next level with this shape that resembles a bat wing. It's beautifully creepy: the perfect accent to wear if you're a witch of the night.
Want even more Halloween beauty inspiration? Here are 11 super-Instagrammable Halloween makeup looks to try this year.