The Best Halloween Makeup Ideas From Pinterest

by Stephanie Montes

Pinterest is the mecca for all things inspiration-inducing, and Halloween costumes are no exception. We scoured the idea hub for the coolest makeup looks you can recreate for all your spooky soirees next month. From a mermaid to an actual work of art, these are the faces you’ll want to wear.


Modern Art

The Makeup: Cover your face in geometric shapes to create a pattern. Use Halloween face paint or cream eye shadows to fill in and get the look.

The Outfit: What better to wear than a blank canvas? A white dress will let your face do the talking.


Ventriloquist Doll

The Makeup: Skip your go-to contour color and use a gray tinted powder to define your cheekbones. Create the illusion of big doll eyes by outlining them with white cream eye shadow, then trace with black eyeliner. Accentuate your brows and create the doll's mouth.

The Outfit: Pair your makeup with a top hat and a black cocktail dress.



The Makeup: Apply a metallic blue shadow and pair with a turquoise lipstick. Embellish with glitter, rhinestones, seashells, anything.

The Outfit: There's literally no more appropriate time to wear a mermaid skirt. Complete the look with a sequined top and costume jewels.



The Makeup: Trace every feature on your face with a red eyeliner or lip liner pencil. Break out a navy pencil and draw the same features in an offset position.

The Outfit: If you're feeling really creative, paint the same 3D effect on a white dress or T-shirt.


Optical Illusion

The Makeup: Do your makeup as usual—fill in brows, apply eye shadow and mascara and finish with lipstick. Now repeat the same routine underneath to create an optical illusion. Lastly, apply a pair of fake eyelashes for dimension.

The Outfit: The beauty of this costume is you can wear anything you want.