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Easy Halloween Looks

Halloween may be quite a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have some fun and dress up! Instead of going over the top like you might if you had some fun parties to attend, you can keep it simple by creating some easy looks with makeup you already have at home!

Check out these easy costume ideas below and have some fun putting your own spin on them!


This look is a little more involved when it comes to time it takes to do it, but it’s still pretty simple! To get your basic lion look, go heavy on the contouring and do a really dark cat-eye. Using eyeliner, draw on a nose and put on a dark lip. Then to make yourself into Scar, add a scar across one eye with some liquid lipstick! If you have the time and want to put in the effort, you can easily fluff up your hair a little to look more like a lion’s mane. I didn’t have a lion ear headband, so I just did my hair in little buns to act as my ears.

Harry Potter

This is by far the easiest look on the list and is perfect for something last-minute or when you just don’t want to put in a lot of effort. Throw on any Harry Potter accessories you may have, draw a lightning bolt scar on your forehead (I used a matte lip stain so it wouldn’t smudge) & some round glasses, and you’re set!

Spiderweb Eye

This look is another easy one, all you need is some eyeliner! DO a regular smoky-eye, then using the corner of your eye as a starting point, draw the web up your temples and down onto your cheek. You can make it as big or small as you want to!

Creepy Joker

This look has the highest creepy potential depending how you style the rest of your outfit and hair, but is still easily created with makeup you probably have sitting in your drawer. Do a normal smoky eye look, then using an eyeliner pencil, draw triangles on the top and bottom of your eye and fill them in (extra brownie points if you can get them even :P). Then over-draw your lips and extend the sides of your mouth just a little and curl it up. I went over the triangles with black eyeshadow to really darken it up and set the eyeliner. I then used a liquid lipstick to draw on the little dots.


This look is a fun one to create, but also takes some time. I used black eyeliner & black eyeshadow to create the jack-o-lantern face, and did a little orange eyeshadow along the edges to give it more of a pumpkin feel. You can obviously make it even more extreme by painting your whole face orange, but if you don’t want to fully commit this is enough to get your point across! You can also make any kind of jack-o-lantern face you want, and can make it creepy or cute depending on your mood and audience.

I hope these looks help inspire you with a costume idea if you’re in a pinch for time and supplies! You can also check out last year’s costume ideas here for even more ideas.

Happy Halloween!


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