CountryLiving article by Jill Gleeson
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If you’ve decided to forgo the mask route on your quest for a killer Halloween costume this October 31, why not trade up to makeup? After all, since you probably already have most of what you need to re-create the following simple Halloween makeup designs, you can save serious money. And even if you’re not sure at all what kind of look you want to sport this year, we’ve collected enough stunning designs here you’re sure to find one you love.
Whether you want to go scary, sexy, or sweet, whether you’re looking for you, Halloween costumes for the kids, or even DIY men’s Halloween costumes, we’ve got you covered. From superheroes like Wonder Woman, to supervillains like The Joker, plus monsters, ghouls, and even a Disney princess (Brave’s Merida is in the house!), we have the greatest Halloween makeup. These designs are so striking you should be a shoo-in for an award at your costume contest (even if it’s virtual this year!), and so simple even someone who’s never picked up a contour sponge can achieve the looks.
So pick your favorite (hey pink skeleton, yeah, we’re looking at you!), get your eye liner and lipstick in hand, and get ready to rule Halloween 2020!
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This surprisingly simply makeup tutorial not only gives you smokey eyes, but a vampirific pair of neck bites, too.
Not all zombies have to be quite so gory or terrifying as the ones that typically populate pop culture. This Halloween makeup tutorial is perfect for the little ones.
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9) Frankenstein’s Monster
Halloween makeup isn’t just for women—men can get in on the fun with this easy Frankenstein’s Monster how-to. If you’re looking for a classic couple’s costume pair this with the Bride of Frankenstein makeup and hair tutorial.
10) Bride of Frankenstein
No Bride of Frankenstein would be complete without the legendary cone of white-streaked hair, and this quickie lesson includes instructions on how to create it.
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12) Valak from “The Nun”
One of the most terrifying film creatures in recent memory isn’t difficult to re-create thanks to this short lesson, which only uses a few basic makeup products.
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15) Sugar Skull
Sugar skulls continue to get all the love on Halloween, so why not jump on the bandwagon with this tutorial that (be)dazzles!
16) Merida from “Brave”
Just grab a bow and a curly red wig, check out this makeup how-to, and you’ll be ready to replicate one of Disney’s fiercest princesses this Halloween.
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18) Heath Ledger’s The Joker
If your sweetie still prefers Heath Ledger’s Joker to more recent takes by Joaquin Phoenix or Jared Leto, this look is the one for him.
To view how you can duplicate each of these looks, click below: