Hey, Fed and Fab friends! Is anyone else having a hard time believing it’s already October?? I feel like the summer just flew by, and here we are, almost at Halloween. Luckily I LOVE Halloween, so I’m pumped it’s almost here.
I don’t know about you, though, but I never can get my act together early enough to pull together an awesome costume. I’m always running around at the last minute, either hitting every pop-up Halloween store I can find, or rummaging through Goodwill bins and vintage stores. One year, I did manage to throw together a pretty amazeballs Dolly Parton costume only two days before my costume party. I was pretty proud of that one. (In case you’re wondering how I achieved Dolly’s … ahem …. ample assets: I bought the largest bra I could find at Walmart, stuffed two sheer trouser socks with pillow stuffing, and used those to fill out the bra.)
But, most years, I usually end up buying a pre-packaged costume and hoping I don’t see another girl out and about wearing the same thing – and, let’s be honest, I’ll probably do the same exact thing again this year. But this year, I’m planning to make my costume a little more unique by getting creative with makeup. I’ve been scouring YouTube and Pinterest for some fun ideas, and I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you … just in case you end up in the same boat as me!
There are some absolutely AMAZING makeup artists out there who produce incredible Halloween looks. But I can guarantee I’d never be able to replicate their work. So, I’ve been looking for ideas that are easy to recreate and don’t require me to purchase special effects or stage makeup.
With that said, here’s a few super fun, (relatively) easy ideas for Halloween makeup. I’ve chosen to showcase only YouTube tutorials, because I feel like they’re easier to follow along with as you’re doing the makeup.
Vampire (by YouTuber Angela Lanter)
This is a totally doable look, and a seriously easy costume, on top of it. The vampire teeth are a must, though!
Wednesday Adams (by YouTuber Madeyewlook Twice)
I’ve often considered going the Wednesday Adams route for my costume. All you’d need is a black wig, black sweater and skirt and crisp, white collared shirt – most of which you may already have in your closet!
Morticia Adams (by YouTuber Madeyewlook Twice)
If Morticia is more your style, I had to include this look too. I love the contouring she did to make those super-chiseled cheekbones!
Jigsaw Saw Puppet (by YouTuber Mary Erika)
My friend Jessie and I used to watch the Saw movies at my apartment at night, fully in the dark. Needless to say, we got super creeped out. This could be a totally doable costume and the makeup isn’t terribly difficult. She uses a toothpick to draw on the cheek spirals, but a very fine brush should work too!
Barbie (by YouTuber Jackie Wyers)
I was absolutely obsessed with Barbies as a kid. I had easily 60 dolls, plus two Dream Houses and several pink Corvettes — and I’d spend hours playing with them. A few years ago, I actually did an 80s Barbie look for a costume party, so dressing up as Barbie isn’t necessarily new to me. But, I love this totally over-the-top eye makeup look she created. She really does look like a Barbie! With a blonde wig and a pink girly outfit, this is a winner in my book!
Snapchat Puking Rainbows (by YouTuber GettingPretty)
Ok, this is probably the most involved and least realistic look I’m sharing, since you’d need to have the right products to make that rainbow last. But I couldn’t NOT include it – it’s just too creative! Sure, non-Snapchatters won’t get it. But those who snap will totally dig it! My only worry with this look is that any eating and drinking you do at your Halloween event could ruin the rainbow. But perhaps with a few spritzes of makeup setting spray it could work! (P.S. You’re welcome to follow me on Snapchat. My user name is sara_irene7. I don’t snap a ton, but I always love new followers!)
Deer Makeup (by YouTuber Fresh Blush)
This look, and other similar “deer” looks I’ve found, are actually what inspired me to do this post in the first place. I love the fact that it’s really pretty makeup, but you’re still in character. You could do a simple tan dress for a really minimalist costume, as this makeup is what really makes the look!
Cat Makeup (by YouTuber Beauty By Gabby)
I couldn’t do this post without featuring a cat look, since it’s like the easiest costume in the world to put together. What I love about this look–besides the cat-eye contacts, which I totally couldn’t wear myself, since I have prescription contacts—is that she added a little bit of white shading around her nose area. That adds a little extra something, in my opinion. I looked at about a dozen cat looks and this was by far my favorite.
If you didn’t get inspired by any of those ideas, a few vloggers have entire Halloween playlists on their YouTube channels, where they’ve posted a ton of Halloween makeup looks. Check these three amazing ladies out!
I haven’t decided on my costume, or my makeup, for that matter. But some of these definitely have me inspired! I’ll share with you what I decide to do later this month!
Do you have a killer Halloween costume idea? Share it in the comments below!