Halloween make-up: 15 scary-but-also-kinda-cute ideas

Halloween is on the horizon, which means you need to start thinking about your October 31st Instagram selfie (no, I can’t believe I said that either).

Gone are the days of a green wig and a black binbag – it’s all about taking your Halloween make-up to the next level with imaginative and intricate looks.

I’ve scoured Instagram for some of the best Halloween make-up selfies out there to bring you some creepy inspiration – though there’s nothing too gruesome… I’m squeamish and a wimp, so if you’re after demented clown and dead doll looks, this isn’t the right place.

1. Day of the Dead:

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This was my look for last year’s Halloween. It took a while, plus the help of my creative sister, but it was so fun! You need time, patience and a lot of face paint, but it’s reasonably easy while looking very intricate…

2. A sexy Joker:

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@nlis

 

This is an easy one, but very effective.

3. The Queen of Hearts

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@nicoleguerriero 

Look at all the pink – this look was made for Instagram!

3. Vampy:

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@desimakeup

Simple, but possibly as chic as Halloween make-up looks go. Requires a really good eye shadow blending brush.

4. Vampire:

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@nataliaissa

So easy, apart from the contacts bit, but if you can face putting them in, it makes all the difference!

5. Creepy doll:

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@heyimtiana

White eyeliner – and lots of it – is the trick for this look, it makes the eyes look huge.

6. Bambi:

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@adilenexoxo

More cute than creepy, but so cute!

7. Another Day of the Dead:

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@beautybylolita

A more colourful version than mine, though slightly harder to recreate – one for the pros!

8. Tigress: 

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@sonjdradeluxe

You’ll need expert contour skills for this one, but it’s a really beautiful look.

9. Half off:

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@barbieglitterpr

SUCH a cool effect – I love it! Plus, you only have to do one eye!! #lazygirlproblems

10. Upside down:

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@glamurface

Turn your face on its head with this fun look.

11. Gothic

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@nataschap

Dead doesn’t really get sexier than this! Creepy, but cute.

12. Skeleton

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@jillmariemua

Ah, the simple skeleton! If you’re going to go for a skeleton look, make sure you do it well. Take this version as a template.

13. Skeleton no. 2

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@jamiegenevieve

If the above was too testing, this is a more simple look that’s still effective.