6 Halloween make-up looks that will prove very useful for last-minute costume ideas

Easy Halloween make-up looks, courtesy of the A-list.

Lizzo wearing black lipstick at MTV VMA awards 2022
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We get it, finding quick and easy Halloween make-up ideas is no mean feat. The internet is full of tutorials that claim to be easy but, in reality, take hours to execute and require a professional kit. But fear not, if you're the sort of person who leaves Halloween plans (and costumes) right to the last minute, we've got you. 

Instead of attempting (and failing) to create an artistic skull with eyeliner or spending a fortune on face paint to transform yourself into a vampire, we've got some inspiration that won't require you spending a penny. All you have to do is take a look at some of this year's most iconic celebrity looks to get all of the easy (and chic) Halloween make-up inspiration you need.

Forget unsustainable glitters and face gems, these super-easy, celebrity-inspired looks require nothing more than the products you already have in your make-up bag, from black liner to red lipstick. Inspired by some of the most iconic celebrity looks of 2022 so far, here are 6 easy Halloween make-up looks that are perfect for last-minute costume ideas. And if the idea of Halloween make-up is still too much for you, why not pay tribute to spooky season subtly with some nail art, instead?

1. Lizzo at the MTV Video Music Awards

Lizzo wearing black lipstick at the MTV VMAs

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You'll have to use your imagination when it comes to recreating this all-black fashion look from Lizzo, but the make-up itself couldn't be easier to do—a smokey eye and a black lip is all it takes. If you don't already have a black lipstick in your bag (granted, it's not a popular shade), use a black eyeliner to line and fill your lips, and layer with a hydrating balm. Be sure to have an oil-based cleanser on hand for end-of-night removal, though.

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2. Julia Fox at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Julia Fox with statement black eyeliner at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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"I actually did it myself, yeah." Perhaps one of the most iconic celebrity moments of 2022 was Julia Fox declaring she did her thick, winged-liner look herself for the Vanity Fair Oscar's Party. Her now iconic mega-winged liner has become instantly recognisable, making it the ultimate easy Halloween make-up look. Just scribble on some black liner into a curly shape and blend out with your finger—the more DIY the result, the better.

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3. Doja Cat at the Paris Fashion Week Balenciaga party

Doja Cat wearing smudged red lipstick at the Balenciaga Paris Fashion Week party

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Bleached brows are having a real moment. We know that beauty experts have been teasing the prospect of bleached brows becoming a thing for some time now, but this year it's actually happening. If you're feeling brave, you could use Halloween as the perfect time to give the trend a go, as per Doja Cat at the Paris Fashion Week Balenciaga party. Alternatively, stick to the smudged red lip and your look will still be every bit as recognisable.

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4. Kylie Jenner at The Met Gala

Kylie Jenner wearing pink makeup and a veil at the Met Gala 2022

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We'll admit, make-up alone might not be enough to fully execute Kylie Jenner's veiled Met Gala look. However, it should still be a pretty easy costume to throw together last-minute. The good news is, the make-up doesn't require anything drastic. A very pale pink lipstick that you can swipe over lips and dab onto cheeks will do the job perfectly.

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5. Zoë Kravitz at Catwoman

Zoe Kravitz on set as Catwoman

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We're yet to have any major sneak peaks of Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman in the upcoming film, The Batman. However, we do have this one sneak-peak snap—and the look has become iconic. What's better, the make-up couldn't be easier. Team a simple, nude, lined lip and a subtle, smoked-out wing with a leather coat for an easy, last-minute costume.

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6. Margot Robbie as Barbie

Margot Robbie wearing neon on the set of the new Barbie film

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We're anticipating this to be a particularly popular look this Halloween, mostly because of its relative ease. A retro swimsuit, some cycling shorts, a visor and some suitably sun-kissed cheeks is all to takes to transform into Margot Robbie as Roller Barbie in her upcoming film with Ryan Gosling.

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Shannon Lawlor
Executive Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is the Executive Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. With nearly a decade of experience working for some of the beauty industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear, Glamour UK, Stylist and Refinery29, Shannon’s aim is to make the conversation around beauty as open, relatable and honest as possible. As a self-confessed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for hard-working perfumes, fool-proof make-up products and does-it-all skincare.