Last Minute Halloween Makeup!

We officially have one week until Halloween and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s been a while since I last dressed up, but that is all changing this year! My big thing is I want something to wear that is fun, creative, and I won’t have to spend money on. So of course, I went to Pinterest and searched for Halloween makeup and tested out a few of my favorite looks.

I love Halloween looks with intricate makeup because beyond that, your costume itself doesn’t really matter. You can dress cute and comfy and people are still able to tell what you are. Throw on a few relevant accessories and bam – you’ve got yourself a costume worth of ‘best dressed’ at your Halloween Party.

I put the looks in order building up to my favorite and I’ve got a few tips and tricks under each!

Halloween Makeup!

Creepy Doll Makeup.


So as far as Halloween Makeup goes, this one was definitely really easy! I just put on some pale foundation, painted on doll like lips, and exaggerated the size of my eyes. This one was lacking a bit of the ‘creep’ factor I was going for, and I really think that could be reconciled with some creepily light contacts. (I tried to achieve this in Lightroom, but I failed and had to settle with somewhat blue eyes.) I also took another step to step up the creep factor but you will find that further down the list!

What you’ll need:

  • Light Foundation
  • Red Lipstick
  • Black Eyeliner
  • White Face Paint

This would be great paired with a dress, white tights, and some mary-jane shoes. (You will quickly find out that my main priority is warmth here!)

Cute Cat.

Long gone are the ‘Mean Girls’ days of adding a pair of cat ears to a corset and calling it a costume because this is so much cooler. Some strategic eyeliner completely transformed my face and I felt very cool and feline-like. This was definitely the easiest of all the looks, and even though this is second to last on my ranking, I’m still obsessed. (Plus, I only shared the best looks. Two didn’t even make the cut!)

What you’ll need:

  • Black Eyeliner
  • Any extra makeup you want to add!

If I were wearing this out I would wear black jeggings, a black sweater, and a pair of cat ears. If you want to be a bit fancier, a black dress with tights and boots would look great, too!

Broken Porcelain Doll.


Here we’ve got the Porcelain Doll 2.0 and I think it’s a million times cooler. It’s creepier, looks a way more intricate, and I’m crazy about it. I thought about playing around with my fake blood, and I still think that would be an awesome look!

What you’ll need:

  • Light Foundation
  • Red Lipstick
  • Black Eyeliner
  • White Face Paint

Again, I would pair this with the dress, tights, and shoes! But again, it would be really cool to play around with the fake blood! Maybe find a cheap dress at Goodwill, add a few tears, and splatter some fake all over it!

Deer in the Headlights.


So I might be biased because I’m a sucker for deer, but I think that this is so cool! And it was super easy! I threw on way more bronzer than anyone should ever wear and then some signature fawn spots. Again, I exaggerated my eye size and then tried to play with their shape a bit. I think it turned out even better with better makeup at my disposal!

What you’ll need:

  • Bronzer or a Darker Foundation
  • Concealer for you Lips
  • Black Eyeliner
  • White Face Paint

This is another look that I could stay warm in. Throw on some skinny jeans, brown booties, and a brown turtleneck and you’ve got yourself the cutest deer in town! Bonus points if you can find some festive antlers in your Christmas stash!

Fierce Cat.


I love this. I love this so much. This has the same base as the cute cat makeup, but with a bit of extra work. I painted my nose brown, added some (shimmery!) cheetah spots, and felt fierce doing it. This is my favorite, and while I’m going as something a bit gorier this year, I’m keeping this cheetah up my sleeve.

What you’ll need:

  • Black Eyeliner
  • Bronzer
  • White Face Paint
  • Shimmery Eyeshadow

Again, I would love to wear all black with this! If it were really chilly, I think it’d be super cute to wear this with cheetah gloves!

Happy Halloween!

There we have it – my top five favorite Halloween Makeup looks! All of them were super easy and I was able to use makeup I already owned (plus some white face paint that I found for a dollar!) Now tell me two things – which was your favorite and what are you going for as Halloween?

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  • Ali Lowery

    Such great ideas! Makeup is a great, cheap way to vamp up your costume. Maybe I’m biased as well, because I’m also a sucker for deer, but I think the deer in the headlights is the cutest! It’s also super creative. I never would have thought to be a deer for halloween! Which one are you actually being for halloween??

    • Aw, thank you! I think it’s adorable, too! I love deer! And I was going to go just gored up and bloody, but I think I’m actually going to go as a cheetah and have my boyfriend be gored up and bloody in a twisted sort of couples costume, haha!

  • Ana Valentin

    Girlie you are FIERCE, FABULOUS & GORGEOUS!!! I love the last cheetah look and I was a deer last year for Halloween! Great ideas

    • You are the best! You make me smile so big 🙂 Thank you!! I think I’m changing my mind on what to be and I’ll be going as the cheetah! I bet you were the cutest deer ever!

  • These are impressive! That creepy doll makeup though…

  • I love, love, love the deer in headlights and fierce cat makeup! So cute and fun! The creepy doll makeup is a little too creepy for my taste, but you are ROCKING it! Thanks for linking up!

    Xo, Rach

  • awesome makeup looks! love how simple they are 🙂

  • Ooh I love your deer Makeup, that is so pretty!. Lauren Conrad just did a great tutorial on antlers. Hrrmm I think I’ve found my work costume! Thanks for sharing these.


  • Sydney S

    These are so scary realistic, you are an amazing makeup artist!
    xo, Syd

  • Ashleigh

    you’re super talented! i love all of these looks! 🙂

  • WestCoastWives

    Love these looks and such simple tutorials! Fabulous job. My personal favorite is the Ben nye kabuki white powder for the dear and leopard look.

  • These are stunning! I’m saving these for any costume parties, not just halloween! My friend hunts all the time and I’m definitely making him go as a hunter so I can do the deer look.

    Carly June |