Halloween make-up tutorials: From the super spooky to the super easy

Who doesn’t love Halloween make-up? If we could get away with a full face of make-up and glitter every day the we most certainly would. Sadly, our day job doesn’t allow for such extravagance, so when Halloween comes around we like to unleash our pent-up make-up frustrations and go all out.

Here are just a few of our favourite halloween makeup ideas and how you can re-create the look.

Bride of Frankenstein Halloween Makeup Tutorial


Killer Clown Halloween Makeup Tutorials

If you ever wanted to nail killer clown make-up then look no further. We’ve enlisted the help of Alice Bizarre a special FX make-up artist who had helped us to (as simply as possible) create an easy-to-follow but terrifying scary killer clown (loosely inspired by the one from American Horror Story: Freakshow) to freak all your mates out with.

Zombie Halloween Makeup Tutorial

A zombie is a brilliant look to have in your Halloween repertoire. You can take absolutely anything and add zombie as a prefix to it. Why not be a zombie bride? Or a zombie doctor? How about a zombie Lindsay Lohan? Ok, we know she’s not dead but it still sort of works?

If you are going to zombie yourself up this Halloween then make sure you adhere to the following; your zombie make-up must be accompanied by an upward eye roll to create an authentic zombie appeal. You have to practice and hone your zombie noises before the big day. And above all, make sure you practice the all-important zombie walk.

Pair the above with your awesome make-up and witty costume choices, and you’ll look pretty epic. Which, after all, is the point of Halloween fancy dress.

Go forth and be scary.

Sugar Skull Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Fancy standing out from a room full of witches and cats this year? Why not go from dull to skull in 15 minutes and nail that beautiful sugar skull look this halloween, with our easy-to-follow look that’s both scary and chic!

Vampire Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Why not merge scary with sexy and vamp up your look this Halloween? Not only will you look frightfully fantastic, but the vampire look is also a great last minute make-over option.

Illamasqua came to our rescue with this very look last year, when they popped by the Marie Claire HQ to give some very keen staffers a full Halloween makeover treat. That highlight! That glittery lip! Thank the make-up Gods (Illamasqua that is) for this vampy look.

Easy Halloween Makeup Tutorials

While we all love Halloween, getting your costume sorted in time can be more of a faff than fun. If you’re finding yourself without a costume this October 31st then fear not, all you need is your makeup bag.

Stuck for makeup inspiration? Well you’re in luck, the beauty team at Christian Louboutin have teamed up with make-up artist Laura Jenkinson to create three unique looks for you try at home. Each focusing on just the lips, the looks could not be easier to recreate, and we’ve got all the step-by-steps to make it even easier.

The only questions that remains is which one will you plump for this Saturday? The creepy blood-bitten vampire, the spooky spider, or the slightly terrifying hand?

Halloween ‘Hand On Face’ Look

Hand On Face Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Step 1. Apply the outline of the look onto cheek and lips using Christian Louboutin Lip Definers to get the correct placement on the face, and to ensure that you have a solid design to follow.

Step 2. Start filling in the ‘hole’ sections with a black face paint, tracing black liner to outline fingers and indentation marks. Then continue to fill in the fingers with a really light shade to shadow/highlight in correct places to give a 3D effect.

Step 3. Finally, add Christian Louboutin Lip Colour in his signature red shade Rouge Louboutin for the finger nails and matching lips for a beautiful Louboutin look!

Halloween Vampire Makeup Look

Vampire Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Step 1. Using Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour in Very Prive, apply colour liberally to lips

Step 2. Create two ‘fangs’ by folding white paper in to the shape of a triangle, this will hold in your mouth when tucked under lips!

Step 3. Finish by dribbling a touch of fake blood from the corner of your mouth and dab on to ‘fangs’ for a ‘just bitten’ look!

Halloween Spider Makeup Look

Spider Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Step 1. Trace the outline of the spider over lips and onto chin and cheek using Christian Louboutin Lip Definer

Step 2. Fill in the body of the spider with a black colour or dark lip colour such as Christian Louboutin’s Silky Satin Lip Colour in Sevillana

Step 3. Highlight the spider with splashes of white to create a 3D effect and, using a lip brush paint lips with Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour in Very Prive

Step 4. Draw the shadow of the spider underneath using Christian Louboutin Lip Definer for a 3D effect

If you still haven’t got your halloween costume ideas sorted, at least your makeup will slay for you. 

No Halloween look is complete without a blood red lip – find your perfect shade of red on Powder to see you through Halloween and beyond!



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