It’s September, which means that Halloween is creeping up on us very soon! Now’s the time to start thinking about your costume, whether it be scary, cute, funny or a mix of all three! Of course, when you’re organising what to wear, it’s important to think about your makeup, too. It’s the perfect time for those amateur (and not-so amateur) MUAs and SFX artists to show off their skills and really go all out.
When looking for Halloween makeup inspo, our first point of call is always the blogger community. These guys are insanely talented, possess unmatched creativity, and aren’t afraid to really go for it. We’re always constantly floored by the cool looks they come up with, including everything from Shaaanxo’s rainbow zipper face tutorial (4.4 million views and counting!) to James Charles‘ Insta-famous Mad Hatter.
Our Fave Blogger Looks From Halloween 2016
Last year’s Halloween was no exception when it comes to wacky, weird and wonderful blogger looks. We’ve rounded up last year’s smash hits for your consideration this Halloween season–whether you’re planning on rejigging an old fave, or looking for something new to bring to the party, these stellar attempts are sure to give you the inspiration you need to do so.
Nicole Guerriero — Demented Fortune Teller
Albeit quite low-key for Nicole, this demented fortune teller look from last year’s Halloween is a total stand out for us! It’s the perfect creepy costume for those who love makeup, but aren’t feelin’ a full SFX-heavy look on the night. A little face painting, some gold lips and cold contouring helps to give her a possessed vibe without requiring you to spend hours creating a face using latex or heavy-duty paints.
Use a grey-based shadow to carve out the cheekbones for a little sunken definition in the face. A red liner, lipstick or shadow can be dragged down from the lower lash line in vein-like strokes with a thin brush, creating the illusion of extremely bloodshot eyes. Top everything off with coloured contacts and a complementary lip of your choice–go for bold or unusual colours for that odd, mismatched vibe.