Dressing up as a witch might not be the most original Halloween costume, but there's a reason why so many of us do it every year. There are so many ways to get imaginative with the quintessential witch look and craft a costume that gives your inner enchantress that magic touch. Possibly the best part about putting together a witch costume is the makeup, because, 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 the hauntingly beautiful beauty looks below.
1. Smoke Bound
Kick your smokey eye up a notch by taking a cue from this makeup artist. Simply use a black eyeliner to create horizontal lines across the lid and above the crease. Pop a witch-esque symbol under the eye and you're ready to cast a spell.
2. Gothic Glam
We can't stop staring at this spooky-good makeup look. What really ties the #MOTN together is how the all-black contacts complement the tiny black freckles and stars dotting her cheeks, as well as the glossy black lipstick on her pout.
3. Blazing Beauty
Want to look dark and witchy without painting yourself green? This blazing cut crease and ombré lip combo is worth testing out.
4. Dark Magic
This gothic witch glam will bring out your dark side with the help of deep purple shadows and black lipstick. The accents of gold and tiny dots tie the look together perfectly.
5. Romantic Reds
A romantic witch might cast a spell on you to find love. This color palette of red eyeshadow, along with faux freckles, really gets our creative juices flowing.
6. Star Tears
With shooting stars for tears, this witch is the glam celestial being we can't wait to recreate.
To get a galaxy witch look that is out of this world, use pale colors on the eyes, lips, and skin, and draw in the details with black eyeliner.
7. Gorgeously Green
Green with envy, this witch look is inspired by the land of Oz. The smoky eye and black lipstick are the perfect finishing touches.
8. Dark Delight
This deep smoky eye paired with rhinestones is pure magic. With a touch of red contour and a nude glossy lip, it gives off the vibe that she could cast a magic spell at any second.
9. All in the Eyes
This perfectly-blended two-toned metallic eyeshadow is so spooky, we could scream. Sculpt the eyebrows and finish with a nude lip color to bring this witchy makeup look to life.
10. Fairy Witch
Not all witch makeup needs to be dark and stormy. This ethereal glitter-packed makeup look makes us want to be a fairy-witch with the power to leave behind sparkle anywhere we go.
11. Batty Baddie
Take your liquid eyeliner to the next level with this shape that resembles a batwing. It's beautifully creepy—the perfect accent to wear if you're a witch of the night.
12. Two-Faced Terror
Looking to show off your SFX makeup skills? This two-faced witch look will inspire you to go above and beyond.
13. Golden Witch
Looking for a dark makeup look that doesn't go full-goth, check out this gold-laden statement eye. Paired with a glossy black lip and Euphoria-approved gemstone tears, you simply can't go wrong.
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