Seven Easy Halloween Makeup Looks

Halloween is just around the corner! We love this holiday because we can see just how creative people can be with their costumes. The makeup designs are especially impressive! If you want to amaze your friends with your Halloween makeup without taking hours to apply it, then we’ve got your guide. Here are seven super easy Halloween makeup looks to complete your costume!


The scarecrow has been a classic Halloween costume for many years now and it’s easy to see why it’s still around. All it takes is a few makeup steps along with a plaid shirt and overalls to complete this familiar look. The best part about this costume is that there are so many different ways to bring out your inner scarecrow. It all depends on you and how you want to wear this look. Maybe you just want to add that iconic triangle nose and a few stitching lines with a striking orange lipstick to finish. Whatever you decide, you’ll look great in this Halloween classic!

woman with scarecrow makeup


This mermaid look is a great choice for anyone who wants an intricate design without putting in a lot of time. Just use fishnet stockings with your eyeshadow to make your skin as scaly as a mermaid’s and you’ve got a makeup design that looks like it took hours to complete. Choose any color to decide which mermaid look goes best with your personal style. Don’t be afraid to throw on some glitter or other accessories to make you really stand out.

woman with mermaid makeup


Are you looking for a makeup design that really makes your eyes pop? Look no further than the deer costume. Just apply eyeliner around your eyes with plenty of mascara to give you those big doe eyes and you’ve got an easy go-to costume. Depending on how much time you have to finish your look, you can also use contour and highlight to define your features into a deer-like appearance. When you’re applying your makeup, don’t forget to apply white eyeliner in the corner of your eyes to bring attention to your eye color. Complete your look with a couple of spots and a cute black nose and you’re ready to go.

woman with deer makeup


If you want an easy monster costume that’s become a classic Halloween look, then a vampire could be the perfect option for you. Vampire legends have been around for a long time and even more recent adaptations have ensured that this undead’s popularity isn’t dying away anytime soon. Luckily for you, the vampire look only takes a few steps to complete. After you contour your face, all you need to do is apply face powder that’s a couple shades lighter than your skin to give you that iconic pale complexion. A dramatically bright purple eyeshadow with red accents and deep purple lipstick will contrast beautifully with your skin and give life to your blood-sucking design.

woman with dark lipstick and blush

Wednesday Addams

Here’s another look that only requires a pale base and striking features! Wednesday Addams has become a popular Halloween look and is the perfect costume for anyone who wants to be instantly recognizable without putting in a ton of effort. Just do what you did for the vampire look except swap out your eyeshadow and lipstick colors for something darker. You can’t be Wednesday without that dramatic black lipstick! Tie your hair into those classic two braids and you’re Wednesday in the flesh!

woman with black lipstick

Rainbow Snapchat Filter

Maybe you’re not really into the creepy vibes of Halloween, but you still want to get into the spirit of the holiday by dressing up. The rainbow Snapchat filter is the perfect light-hearted costume for those looking to add some color to your makeup design. Start out by applying foundation to even out your skin and make the rainbow design easier to apply later. Next, you’ll need to bring out your facial features by applying plenty of blush and eye makeup to help your eyes pop. All that’s left to do is paint on those rainbow stripes below your mouth. Make sure to start your rainbow from the opposite side of your dominant hand so you don’t accidentally smear what you’ve already done.

woman with a rainbow painted down her mouth

Pop Art

This super fun cartoon look is a great way to try a well-known makeup effect and bring in your own creative style. There are so many different ways you can express yourself with this makeup design. If you’re running late and you don’t have time to create an intricate makeup design that takes a lot of precision, then the pop art could be the perfect solution. All you need to do is paint on some of those classic comic book dots and add a couple lines to give you that cartoon Lichtenstein design. Finish this look with a bright red lipstick and you will look like you just stepped out of a comic book!

woman wearing pop art makeup and a purple wig

Want to Learn More About Makeup

Did you see a Halloween makeup look that you’re excited to try out this year? Are you interested in learning how to perform these and other makeup designs? An education at TONI&GUY could be a great start for your future in beauty! In our cosmetology program, students learn the latest techniques in makeup, hair care, business management, and so much more. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you start the application process!