Unique last-minute Halloween makeup looks


Nati Duron

This year, makeup artists inspire other makeup wearers with creative, unique makeup that looks spooky and beautiful on anyone.

Nati Duron, Photographer

Halloween makeup throughout the years typically consists of the traditional witches, vampires, and zombies. This year, makeup artists inspire other makeup wearers with creative, unique makeup that looks spooky and beautiful on anyone. Of all the Halloween trends, these six makeup looks control the makeup world. Weirdness and uniqueness became the best look for this year, with makeup artists teaching their audience to embrace their individuality through creative looks.

Popular Halloween makeup looks this year include Wednesday Addams, pop art, pulled skin, scratches, two-faces, and constellations. Simple to create, these looks come with cheap prices for makeup products.

Wednesday Addams – The iconic maniac resorts to pale makeup, which makes her vibe even more spooky. You will need a tiny blending eyeshadow brush, black or dark eyeshadow, light setting powder, and a lipstick color of your choice. To complete Addams’ look, take the brush and place black eyeshadow under the eye, enough to resemble dark circles. Apply only a faint amount of eyebrow product and no blush. Even though Addams has short eyelashes, add a light layer of mascara if you desire. Despite Addams colorless lips, add a red lipstick or black lipstick to channel a more kooky look. Achieve Addams’ fair skin tone by using light setting powder rather than using light foundation.

Pop Art – Channel Andy Warhol vibes with this unique trend to become a real-life comic. To accomplish this look, use black liquid eyeliner, red lipstick, and an eyeshadow of your choice. Taking the liquid eyeliner, apply lines on the places where you would typically contour. Next, take the red lipstick and apply dots on the places where you would highlight, such as your cheekbone or nose. Add any eyeshadow you want. Then, take the liquid eyeliner and draw on the edge of your lips as you would do with lip liner. Finally, apply your lipstick.

Scratches – Easy to recreate, makeup artists love this frightening Halloween look. Use red lipstick, maroon eyeshadow, and concealer to create this look. First, take the red lipstick and draw out the shape of the cuts on your face. Make sure to form a realistic cut, rather than just a straight line. Then, fill in the cut with the red lipstick. Next, take the maroon eyeshadow and use a flat brush to darken the edge of the cut. Blend out the eyeshadow and then apply concealer around the edges. Finally, on the top of the cut, apply a dab of concealer inside to resemble cut skin and to add dimension.

Two Faced Witch –  Witch makeup still remains as the classic Halloween look. This year, makeup artist altered the traditional standards for witch makeup and created this half-human, half-witch look. You will need foundation, dark and light eyeshadows, eyebrow pencils, red and black lipstick, mascara, and blush. On the human side, start by applying your foundation. Then, fill in your eyebrows how you normally would. Next, add light eyeshadows (white or gold) on the lid using a blending brush. Then, apply mascara to finish off the eyes. Apply a soft, red blush on the cheeks to accentuate your cheekbones. To finish off the human side, apply red lipstick only on the human half of the lips. For the witch side, use a slightly lighter foundation. Then, fill in your eyebrows with a dark eyebrow pencil. Try to exaggerate the arch and tail of the eyebrow. Add a dark eyeshadow onto the eyelid using a blending brush. Apply a thick coat of mascara to darken the eye area even more, and feel free to line your waterline with a dark pencil. The witch side goes well without blush. To finish off the look, add black lipstick onto the witch half of the lips.

Constellations –  This makeup look gives unique, colorful vibes. For this astral makeup look, you will need pink and navy blue eyeshadows, any colored liquid eyeliner, and pink lip gloss. Add eyebrow product and mascara if you desire. First, take pink eyeshadow and use an eyeshadow brush to apply the color all over the lid. Then, take the navy blue eyeshadow and use a flat eyeshadow brush to apply on your lower lash line. Next, use a constellation map to choose the constellations you would like to use for this look. Then, take the liquid eyeliner and start by drawing out dots to form the constellation. Then, connect the dots. The constellations look best on different areas around your eyes such as the nose, temples, and under the eye.

This Halloween, if you cannot choose a costume, try picking out the makeup first. Although Halloween makeup may seem difficult, practice makes perfect and it can look amazing in the end.