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7 Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas For Last-Minute Costumes

For the beauty obsessed, Halloween provides the perfect opportunity to go all out with hair and makeup: No amount of face paint or glitter is deemed too much or unacceptable. And who better to find inspiration from than the myriad beauty gurus and bloggers on our Instagram feeds, who for the past month have been serving up striking, fantasy-fueled costume ideas to power your Hallow’s Eve get-up? From an ethereal mermaid to a spooky skeleton, scroll down for seven easy Halloween makeup ideas for a last-minute costume.

Zombie and Joker

Huda Kattan presents not one, but two fuss-free makeup ideas for the uninspired. Presenting: The split-second Zombie and The Joker.


According to Google, a mermaid is one of the most searched for Halloween costumes this year. This Dubai-based makeup and special effects artist’s quick tutorial will certainly make you stand out from the crowd.

Wonder Woman

Heading to a themed party? Rather than shop for clothes that you likely will never wear again, choose something you already have in your cosmetics bag.


Channel Cleopatra with her signature kohl-rimmed eyes, gold lids, and bold brows. Opt for bangs to really evoke the Egyptian queen.

Pop art

It’s tempting to put on a pair of vampire fangs and call it a day, but if you’re leaning towards a more artistic approach, throw on a blue wig and paint on red dots like a true artist.


Transform yourself into a creepy clown with a little help from inky black eyeliner and matte red lipstick. Remember, the more the better.


This Canadian-based beauty shows you how to create an easy-to-accomplish skeleton — and just as importantly, how to wash away the aftermath of the face-painting.

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