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:
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:
This is an easy one, but very effective.
3. The Queen of Hearts
Look at all the pink – this look was made for Instagram!
Simple, but possibly as chic as Halloween make-up looks go. Requires a really good eye shadow blending brush.
So easy, apart from the contacts bit, but if you can face putting them in, it makes all the difference!
5. Creepy doll:
White eyeliner – and lots of it – is the trick for this look, it makes the eyes look huge.
More cute than creepy, but so cute!
7. Another Day of the Dead:
A more colourful version than mine, though slightly harder to recreate – one for the pros!
You’ll need expert contour skills for this one, but it’s a really beautiful look.
9. Half off:
SUCH a cool effect – I love it! Plus, you only have to do one eye!! #lazygirlproblems
10. Upside down:
Turn your face on its head with this fun look.
Dead doesn’t really get sexier than this! Creepy, but cute.
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
If the above was too testing, this is a more simple look that’s still effective.