12 D.I.Y. Halloween makeup ideas to try this year

Marriska Fernandes
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When it comes to Halloween, putting together an over-the top beauty look is part of what makes the holiday season so fun. Whether your preferred style is gory or glam, there are several makeup looks to steal this year. And the best part? You don’t even have to be particularly gifted in the DIY makeup department.

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Thanks to YouTube and social media, makeup artists often share DIY videos so you can recreate these popular looks from the comfort of your home. While some are intense and require a commitment of a few hours to go all out (which is totally worth it, if you ask me), others are easier to recreate.

Ahead, we’ve curated a selection of the best best Halloween beauty looks that won’t require an art degree to recreate.

Rue in Euphoria

Zendaya in Euphoria, Revlon Photo ready eye art. Images via Instagram/donni.davy, Amazon
Zendaya in Euphoria, Revlon Photo ready eye art. Images via Instagram/donni.davy, Amazon

The makeup on Euphoria has been quite a stand-out, even earning an Emmy nod this year. The show's head makeup artist, Doniella Davy revealed that her favourite glitter product is Revlon’s Photo Ready Eye Art, which can be used to recreate Rue's glitter tears.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $16

Cassie in Euphoria

Sydney Sweeney in Euphoria, Rhinestone Stickers. Images via Instagram.com/donni.davy, Amazon
Sydney Sweeney in Euphoria, Rhinestone Stickers. Images via Instagram.com/donni.davy, Amazon

Another standout Euphoria look that’s also easy to recreate is this glittering beauty inspiration. Just like Cassie’s on-screen look, all you need is a set of rhinestone stickers to emulate this elaborate eye look.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $20

Prima Ballerina

NYX Cosmetics. Images via NYX
NYX Cosmetics. Images via NYX

Canadian makeup artist Mimi Choi created a special look for the NYX Cosmetics Halloween campaign. This shattered doll look uses cracked illusion and might take a little longer to recreate, but sure packs a punch. All you need is the NYX SFX Face & Body Paint, and you can follow along for her tutorial.

SHOP IT: NYX, $20

Morticia Adams

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lipstick. Images via Instagram/sophiet, Sephora
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lipstick. Images via Instagram/sophiet, Sephora

If Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas could pull this Morticia and Gomez Addams look off, you can too. For Morticia, simply opt for a deep matte red lip and use a liquid black eye liner for an elongated eye shape.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $31

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande in Rain on Me, Sephora Collection Colorful Wink-It Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner. Images via Instagram.com/manthony783, Sephora
Ariana Grande in Rain on Me, Sephora Collection Colorful Wink-It Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner. Images via Instagram.com/manthony783, Sephora

The hottest summer anthem was Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga’s new duet “Rain on Me.” You can recreate Grande’s iconic makeup look from the song’s music video, which was created by makeup artist Michael Anthony with a white liquid or gel eyeliner for that futuristic feel.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $14

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sabrina, Beron 14" Women Short Wavy Wig with Side. Images via Netflix, Amazon
Sabrina, Beron 14" Women Short Wavy Wig with Side. Images via Netflix, Amazon

Sabrina, from the Netflix show “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”, is an easy look to recreate. You just need a white wig and a solid black liquid matte lip.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $22

Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, Wednesday Makeup Kit Accessory. Image via Paramount Pictures, Party City
Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, Wednesday Makeup Kit Accessory. Image via Paramount Pictures, Party City

This one is a no-brainer — just rock a set of braids and a dash of ghastly makeup.

SHOP IT: Fun.com, $17

Black Swan

Black Swan, Costume Cream Makeup, White. Images via Fox Searchlight Pictures, Amazon
Black Swan, Costume Cream Makeup, White. Images via Fox Searchlight Pictures, Amazon

Natalie Portman’s “Black Swan” character fits the bill when it comes to Halloween, and the look isn’t too difficult to recreate. Dab some white cream paint on your face, and fill in the eyes with a liquid liner. Complete the look with a burgundy lip.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $7

Deer

Fawn Headband. Image via HalloweenCostumes.ca
Fawn Headband. Image via HalloweenCostumes.ca

Adorable deer looks have been a go-to for a while now. It’s easy to sport, and just needs a few dabs of spotted white makeup along with a doe headband for a “fawn” time.

SHOP IT: Halloweencostumes.ca, $33

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn Wig - Birds of Prey. Image via Spirit Halloween.
Harley Quinn Wig - Birds of Prey. Image via Spirit Halloween.

Once you have the wig, it’s fairly simple to create this look by drawing a black heart and “Rotten” on your cheek with eyeliner. Finish up by adding some glam blue and red eye makeup.

SHOP IT: Spirit Halloween, $25

Shuri in Black Panther

Shuri in Black Panther, Fenty Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner. Images via Disney Studios, Sephora
Shuri in Black Panther, Fenty Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner. Images via Disney Studios, Sephora

Shuri’s tribal-inspired look from “Black Panther” is an easy go-to that’s instantly recognizable thanks to its intricate dotted pattern.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $29

Dracula

Dracula on Netflix, Small Blood Tip Vampire Fangs. Images via Netflix, eBAY
Dracula on Netflix, Small Blood Tip Vampire Fangs. Images via Netflix, eBAY

Vampires are always in season, no? To sink your teeth into this “Dracula” look, all you need is a set of fake teeth and a splattering of fake blood for extra gore.

SHOP IT: eBay, $28

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