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Top 10 Easy YouTube Halloween Makeup Tutorials

By Ellie Child - 2 years ago | Updated
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Every year, the gang at Cosmetify leave prepping for Halloween until the last minute, and every year we end up as the same non-scary, half-arsed vampire (and by vampire, I mean we literally just do our ‘going out’ makeup and dot a little fake blood onto our neck – yeah, that vampire).

But this year, things are going to change. This year, we've actually done our research and have found some of the best Halloween tutorials for us lazy guys and girls. So if you’re struggling for inspiration, simply scroll through these super easy Halloween makeup tutorials to get you feeling a little more Halloween-y. Oh, and we’ve even included some hero products along the way to help you really nail the look – you’re welcome. If you're ready to browse our spookily awesome edit of Halloween makeup products, then go ahead, but if you're needing so inspo, read on!

1. Scary Clown

Pretty much everyone is scared of clowns, making this look an easy winner. Copy Hayley Bui’s look by befriending some scary contact lenses and that all-important gel eyeliner.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Micro Tip Intense Black

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Micro Tip


You’re going to want a super precise brush to nail those sharp and detailed lines. The micro brush gives you the expert control and precision you need for an easy application.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick Plumeria

Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick

£11.39 £20.00 (44% off)

This smudge-proof but hydrating matte lipstick from makeup gods Anastasia Beverly Hills adds the perfect feminine touch to your creepy look. Just use a lip brush to make a giant Joker-esque smile like the one Hayley Bui's got here.

2. Maleficent

Disney villains will never go out of fashion, just ask Miranda Hedman and her easy-to-create look.

Sigma Beauty Sculpt Highlight & Contour Palette

Sigma Beauty Sculpt Highlight & Contour Palette

£35.99 £39.15 (9% off)

Contouring is everything with this style. Luckily, this powder palette boasts multiple shades for the perfect contoured cheekbone.

Maybelline SuperStay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick Unrivaled

Maybelline SuperStay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick


Emphasise your lips as much as possible to get that Angelina Jolie pout. This amazingly glossy but smudge-proof lipstick is the way to go to withstand all your Halloween snacks and cocktails.

3. Mystic Mermaid

Okay, mermaids aren’t the scariest thing in the world, but it’s the effort that counts!

Morphe 18a Blue Ya Away Artistry Palette 20.6g

Morphe 18a Blue Ya Away Artistry Palette

£19.42 £20.00 (3% off)

Instead of your basic contouring, use blue eyeshadows around the forehead and cheekbones and even the chin like Alyshia Jones does here for that otherworldly effect.

Stila Glitter & Glow Highlighter Queen

Stila Glitter & Glow Highlighter


Pat this pearly, glittery liquid highlighter all over, and don't be stingy with the face gems!

4. Scary Spider Illusion

This one requires a steady hand and a sharp liquid eyeliner pen. Follow Tina Halada’s walk-through to achieve this creepy look.

Maybelline Hyper Precise Liquid Eyeliner Black

Maybelline Hyper Precise Liquid Eyeliner


This eyeliner boasts an ultra-fine nib which is ideal for perfecting those tiny, intricate details.

SUVA Beauty Hydra Liner Space Panda - Matte White

SUVA Beauty Hydra Liner

£12.00 £15.00 (20% off)

Give your spider legs extra dimension like Tina wears in this video with a white liner like this opaque, smudge-proof one from Suva Beauty.

5. Glam Halloween Skull

Super scary, but also super sexy. This one is for those of us who want to make an effort but still look pretty rockin’ underneath all that makeup.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

£30.70 £46.00 (34% off)

Amy Coombes makes this Halloween skull look pretty darn sexy by using warm hues as well as bold blacks. Add a pop of warmth with this iconic eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Stila Smudge Pot Black

Stila Smudge Pot


You'll also want this versatile smudge pot for both creating the precise stitches around your mouth and blending out for the eye sockets.

6. Gothic Vampire

This attainable look has taught us one valuable lesson: liquid lipstick is a MUCH better alternative to fake blood. Take Rhiannon Claire’s top tip on board for long-lasting bloody results.

Illamasqua Loaded Lip Polish Full-Size: Bite

Illamasqua Loaded Lip Polish

£5.33 £16.00 (67% off)

This blood red liquid lipstick makes the perfect tool for that fake blood look that lasts all. night. long (I mean, this shade's even called Bite - how perfect is that?). If a dark vampy lip is your jam, take a look at our edit of the best Halloween lipsticks to create the ultimate vampy look.

ICONIC London Desk To Dance Eyeshadow Palette

ICONIC London Desk To Dance Eyeshadow Palette


Mix and match the matte and shimmery shades in this palette for a bloody glamorous eye look.

7. Cute Deer

If you’re looking for something that is more ‘cute’ than scary for Halloween, Sinead Cady has provided just that.

Jane Iredale Eye Pencil Basic Black

Jane Iredale Eye Pencil

£13.95 £21.00 (34% off)

Replicate that cute button nose with this brown eyeliner from Jane Iredale.

Benefit Hoola Toasted

Benefit Hoola Toasted


Lots and lots of bronzer will be your best friend when creating this look. Contour like you're 13 years old again and go a bit crazy around the forehead and cheeks. Unlike back then, it's going to look adorable this time.

8. Scarecrow

We’ve never seen orange hues like this look so damn good.

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Colour Carbon

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Colour


This almost-black violet shade is made more wearable than pitch black with its subtle warm undertones and light shimmer.

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Blush Pink Sand

Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Blush


The sunset gradient in this blush compact are perfect for a fiery orange look like the one Tracie Lynn wears. No one's saying you can't use it on your nose and eyes too to make sure the shade matches perfectly all over.

9. Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Addams has been the star of every adaptation of the Addams Family there's ever been - so much so she's getting her own show now! If you're just as excited about Netflix's Wednesday as we are, we know you'll be breaking out the Peter Pan collar LBDs and braiding your hair this Halloween as you dress as up as everyone's favourite Addams.

Benefit Roller Eye Bright Pencil

Benefit Roller Eye Bright Pencil


Line your lower waterline like Kayla Hagey does in this tutorial to make you look more wide-eyed and childish/creepy like Wednesday.

SOSU by SJ Let Them Talk Matte Lipstick Birthday Suit

SOSU by SJ Let Them Talk Matte Lipstick

£8.81 £8.95 (2% off)

The TV and film Wednesdays usually don't have much makeup on, but we love Kayla's taupe-y greige-y lip colour that ages the look up a bit.

10. Princess Jasmine

We’ve had a Disney villain, so it’s only right that we feature a true princess. Follow your childhood dreams of becoming a Disney princess with Maryam Maquillage’s princess Jasmine YouTube tutorial.

L.A. Girl Fanatic Eyeshadow Palette Wanderlust

L.A. Girl Fanatic Eyeshadow Palette


Compliment your outfit with some blue eyeshadow.

Eylure Fluttery Intense No. 141

Eylure Fluttery Intense No. 141

£4.94 £7.10 (31% off)

And don't forget big fluttery eyelashes to make your eyes pop. Disney princesses are known for their wide-eyed look, after all.

We hope you’re feeling a little more inspired than before with these truly terrifying and somewhat, well, cutesy Halloween makeup tutorials. Remember, get your blending brushes at the ready to slay your way towards the perfect Halloween look. If you're still needing some inspiration, head to our Top 10 Halloween Makeup Looks post, and if you're ready to complete the look with nails, head over to our scary Halloween Nails Looks.

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Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child

With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.

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