Regardless of if you love scary or pretty costumes, Halloween is arguably the best opportunity to be creative and have fun with makeup, and this year, beauty YouTubers have done just that! I have rounded up four of my most favorite Halloween makeup tutorials created by my favorite YouTubers, providing tips on how to recreate them and recommendations for drugstore products to use!
- Cruella de Vil Makeup Tutorial by Jaclyn Hill: This is the Halloween makeup tutorial that I was most excited and obssesed with this year! With the black, white, and red glamor, Cruella is my favorite Disney villain! Jaclyn totally slayed this tutorial (just like she slays everything) and her introduction was incredible; she went all-out! To start the look, you will need a highly pigmented, matte white eyeshadow to help create a cut crease, so the NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow in “Whipped Cream” would be a great option! Jaclyn and I both love the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, and it would be perfect to carve out that intense wing and graphic lower lashline drama that completely made the Cruella look pop! This look is very glamorous, so for a full-coverage look, the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation is great because it is matte for photos and crazy long-lasting. Both Cruella and Jaclyn are always perfectly contoured. To get that sharp definition, the L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer in a dark, more neutral or cool-toned shade contours really well. For those bright cherry red lips, Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade “10” is ideal because it will last a long time and is a little bit more glossy rather than matte. This costume look is insanely gorgeous, glamorous, and fun to recreate, and Jaclyn did such an incredible job!
- Breakfast At Tiffany’s Makeup Tutorial by Jackie Wyers: Jackie Wyers has so many amazing makeup tutorials recreating looks from popular TV show characters and celebrities, and all of them could be used for Halloween, but you simply cannot beat an Audrey Hepburn costume! She did a great job of adding her own spin on the classic icon’s look and really made it more modern and fresh. To get Audrey and Jackie’s beautiful thick and structured brows, you can use something like the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer. For eyeshadow, the Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in “Chai Latte” (Yes, I know, again!) is absolutely perfect because it includes a cool-toned matte beige shade and a pale shadow with a nice sheen just like Jackie used. To define the eyes and create Audrey and Jackie’s big, round eyes, Almay Liquid Eyeliner in “Black” will work beautifully. Both used blush that is very fresh and pink, so NYX’s Cream Blush in “Natural” is so pretty. To recreate the doll-like lashes, the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara is wonderful for length and curl. For the iconic soft pinky-peach lips, I am totally copying Jackie and using Revlon’s “Pink in the Afternoon” Super Lustrous Lipstick. Would you like me to do a full Audrey Hepburn makeup tutorial on my blog?
- Melting Skull Tutorial by Desi Perkins: Desi Perkins is so talented and artistic, and this crazy awesome Halloween tutorial completely reflects that. I have always loved those costume looks, where one side of the face is flawless and dramatic makeup, while the other side is melted and ruined, but for this look, Desi just takes it to the next level. To be honest, this tutorial is definitely more challenging to recreate, but if you are very talented and artistic or know someone who is, then it would be so fun and unique to do for Halloween! The right side of Desi’s face was flawless and dramatic makeup, so you could use very similar shadows and liners to the ones that Jaclyn Hill used. For the warm, matte orangey-brown shade that Desi used for her crease, NYX’s “LOL” eyeshadow would be gorgeous. To mimic her smoked out lower lashline, I would recommend using the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterprood Kohl Eyeliner in “Black” to create the black and white skull, which is very high quality. You could also use the white version to help outline the skull, so it can easily be fixed. Not only will you need a foundation that will stay put like the one I mentioned for the Cruella look, but you will most likely need some makeup remover wipes to fix your mistakes; I love the Neutrogena ones! Desi used a face paint palette that costs nearly $100, but since most people do not want to pay that much money for something they will rarely use, any face paint that blends nicely and stays in place will do, or if you are super desparate, you could always use a creamy Kohl eyeliner. Good luck!
- Pretty Mermaid Makeup Tutorial by Shaaanxo: To create her fun lavender eyeshadow, the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in “Painted Purple” would be stunning, and you could even mix it with “Inked in Pink!” To create the shimmery scales, you will need to place fishnet over your face and simply blend eyeshadow of your preffered color around your cheeks, forehead, and chin, just like Shaaanxo did! The L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in “Violet Amour” has a beautiful shimmery purple shades, while the Sonia Kashuk “Fair and Square” or “Prima Ballerina” Eye Quad also have girly pinky pinky-coral sparkly shadows that would be great for the scales! However, if you only own neutral eyeshadows and want to get some colorful shades for at a very low price, Wet n’ Wild has so many amazing palettes and trios with vibrant shimmery shadows that are increible quality. Their “Petal Pusher” Color Icon Palette or “To In-Di O I Go Go”Color Icon Trio all have very similar shimmery pink, purple, blue, and champagne shades to the ones used in the video! You could also incorporate any blushes or highlighters into the look as well! Now, all you need is some stick on gems and pearls (and maybe a tail, too)!
Which one of these makeup looks is your favorite?
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This is such a cool post Makena! Whenever I watch costume makeup tutorials they used such expensive makeup which I’m not willing to spend on for Halloween! I’m so happy you wrote this, it was so interesting to read!
I completely agree! Thanks so much! Are you dressing up for Halloween? xoxo
I dressed up as a beanie baby with a few friends, I definitely had some fun makeup for that! Metallic baby blue eyeliner and prismatic lip gloss were so much fun to play with!
Oh my gosh! That’s so cute! I saw that on Pinterest with the cute tags! That makeup sounds amazing! xoxo
It was so fun! Did you dress up for Halloween??
I’ve already rocked the cat costume a few times, so my friend and I dressed up as the 4 seasons and I was summer, so I did a bronzey look! xoxo