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Easy Halloween Makeup

By Ellen Roberts-James -
Simple and Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner now, and the time has come to make that all-important decision: which makeup look to go for?

It’s not always an easy choice – you don’t want to repeat what you did last year, and you want a simple Halloween makeup look that won’t take hours to create.

That’s why we’ve put together a collection of super easy makeup ideas here at Cosmetify so that you can transform in a matter of minutes.

1. Devil

You don’t have to paint your entire face red to go as Lucifer this year! A simple red smoky eyeshadow will do the trick for an air of devilish mystery. Team with a dark red lipstick, some serious contouring and a pair of horns and you’ll be ready to go in no time.

Pair with some spooky nail art and you'll be looking devilish from head to toe.

Stila Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadow

£6.93 £24.00 (72% off)

Stila's Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadow has got you covered. Sweep and blend the chrome pigments across the eyelids for a bold rouge look.

2. Pop Art

It looks tricky, but trust us, this pop art Halloween makeup look is actually super easy to create! You need a good liquid eyeliner, and preferably a decent makeup palette, plus some enormous false lashes. Draw a few bold lines on the jaw, cheekbones, collarbones, and around the eyes, nose and mouth. Highlight these with a few white dashes, and know that Roy Lichtenstein would be proud.

Sleek MakeUP Lucid Dreams Eyeshadow Palette

£12.95 £12.99 (1% off)

This eyeshadow palette has all the pops of colour you need to bring your Halloween masterpiece to life.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner


Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is the perfect brush shape to getting those sweeping bold lines. Better yet, this waterproof liner won't run and is sure to stay put all night long.

3. Spider Eyes

Simple yet effective, these quick Halloween eyes are so easy – great if you're strapped for time! Start by creating some statement smoky eyes and applying some huge spidery lashes, then grab yourself a good black eyeliner and carefully sketch out eight bendy legs come out from each eye.

L.A. Girl Gel Eyeliner


Gel eyeliner is just the thing to create a deep smoky eye with those spindly legs crawling out. This L.A Girl eyeliner is perfect for not smudging or fading, so your spider eyes aren't going anywhere!

4. Leopard

Impressive Halloween makeup starts here, and it's so simple to achieve this Halloween go-to. Grab your eyeliner and fix some feline flicks, a little kitty nose and a few whisker dots. A big glossy mane will polish off the look perfectly.

You can really mix things up with the cat look. A leopard look is easy to achieve with a few black spots filled in with darker brown pigments to give the effect of leopard-print spots. But, if you prefer, a tiger or panther would be equally fabulous.

Stila Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadow

£21.61 £25.49 (16% off)

Get those leopard-print spots just right with Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. This metallic hue is great for getting those brown and gold pigments. Partner with black crescent shapes and watch those spots come to life.

5. Harley Quinn

Take a tip from the girl who literally knows how to slay. A simple pink and blue eyeshadow combo, some black eyeliner and a red liquid lipstick are all you need for this easy Halloween makeup look. Use your eyeliner to add the love heart eye detailing, and then make sure your brows are big and bold to frame your masterpiece shadow. Add a splash of temporary colour to some pigtails and you’re good to go!

Scott Barnes Colour Bomb Eyeshadow Palette

£74.34 £76.50 (3% off)

Scott Barnes Colour Bomb Eyeshadow Palette has all the pinks, blues and purples to help you nail this look. With one eye smeared in blue and the other pink, you'll be summoning your inner Margot Robbie in no time at all.

6. The Joker

On the other hand, we also love this simple Joker look. Why not rock Harley Quinn and The Joker as the ultimate Halloween couples costume? All you'll need is a purple eyeshadow and a liquid liner to create the big winged eye look and the classic face tattoos. Of course, green hair spray will also help pull the look together.

ICONIC London Desk To Dance Eyeshadow Palette


The ICONIC London Desk To Dance Eyeshadow Palette has the perfect mixture of green and purples to help you rock the classic Joker colours. This luxury option makes the perfect addition to any glam makeup kit even after Halloween is over.

Crazy Color Semi Permanent Hair Colour Cream

£3.90 £8.45 (54% off)

Go all out and complete the look with some semi-permanent green hair dye.

7. Witch

It's an all-time classic: the witch is a Halloween costume favourite, but it’s not always so appealing to have to slather on a face-load of green paint – and now you don’t need to! This simple makeup look couldn’t be easier to achieve, all you need is a small pot of green face paint or a green eyeshadow and start dabbing it on to the bones of your face. If you want to add a bit of the mystical to your makeup look, try some glitter and super fluttery lashes.

Finish off with some spooky green smoky eyes and dark purple lips and you’re ready for the witching hour.

Morphe 18b Makin' Bank Artistry Palette

£19.42 £20.00 (3% off)

The Tasty Avocado Palette is your best friend for this look. Simply apply the matte green shades to the contours of your face and blend with some green glitter if you like too. A cute witch's hat is all you'll need to top this look off. It doesn't get much simpler than that!

8. Werewolf

The werewolf is yet another super simple Halloween makeup look to achieve at home with not much more than your trusty brow products, a smokey eyeshadow look and some heavy contour. Plus, it's the perfect excuse to leave your bedhead hair looking wild and free all day long.

Benefit Brow Styler Eyebrow Pencil & Powder Duo


This one is all about the brows, so make sure you pick up an eyebrow pencil and brow powder like this duo from Benefit. This tool is great for achieving the fluffy and hairy brow look with a few simple flicks. Pair the pencil and powder formulas to channel your inner werewolf brows!

So there you have it – a few ways to get yourself Halloween-ready in no time at all, without having to spend a small fortune. If you’re still stuck for inspiration, or think you might want to go for something a bit more extravagant, why not check out our Top 10 Halloween Makeup Looks? Happy Halloween!

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