Our Favourite Clown Halloween Makeup Looks

By Ellie Child -
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It’s that time of year again – where those neglected black, green, red, and purple hues in your fave eyeshadow palette finally get their moment in the spotlight.

Previously, you’ve rocked that classic Halloween cat look, attempted sugar skull makeup, and have most definitely turned up at a party as a half-arsed-looking vampire (we’ve all been there, don’t worry). This year, it’s time to try something that can be spruced up or down to your personal taste, all the while looking super cute…or super scary.

Whether you’re a Harley Quinn kinda gal or a die-hard Pennywise fan, we’ve got something for you. And, if the fandom world isn’t really your thing, we’ve got plenty of cute clown makeup looks to choose from, as well as easy clown makeup that is actually pretty scary.

1. Pennywise makeup:

This Pennywise tutorial is ideal for those that want to nail the balance between scary yet sexy. With this look, you get to rock a classic red lip whilst styling out a super smoky eye – what’s not to love?!

Get the look:

Ardell Mega Volume False Lashes

Natasha Denona Love Palette

2. Traditional circus clown makeup:

An iconic and unmistakable style. @aaliyahjay combines high-shine shimmers with bold shapes to create a simple yet effective look that will have you taking selfies all night long; bonus points if you dedicate yourself to painting your neck and chest, too.

Get the look:

Revolution Pressed Glitter Palette Diva

Clarins Khol Eyeliner Pencil

3. Candy clown makeup:

Halloween meets Katy Perry’s California Gurls music video. If you’re a girlie-girl and have some serious time and patience on your hands, this is for you. While we have you sorted for all of the pink and purple eyeshadow shades, you may want to pop down to your local Walmart for those sprinkles…and we wish you all the best in removing it once you’re done!

Get the look:

Maybelline Superstay 24 Matte Ink Lipstick - 100 Philosopher

Maybelline Superstay 24 Matte Ink Lipstick


Shrine Neon Pigment

4. Easy clown makeup:

Eyeliner? Check. Red lipstick? Double check. You’re all good to go!

Get the look:

Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Eyeliner

5. Harley Quinn makeup:

We know, this look has been done to death – but there’s a pretty good reason for that. Harley Quinn (aka Margot Robbie) is a bit of an icon, and if we can recreate her legendary look whilst going IN with the pink and blue hair dye, then of course we’re going to obsess over such a look.

Get the look:

Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Tint

Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Tint

6. Scary clown makeup:

Sick of the cutesy, sweeter-than-sweet Halloween tutorials? Well, this one’s for you. If you’re actually wanting to scare people this year, then be prepared to dedicate a lot of time and effort into creating this masterpiece. It may take you all afternoon (and multiple YouTube videos) but trust us, the result is worth it.

Get the look:

Maybelline Colourshow Shaping Lip Liner

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

7. Psychedelic clown makeup:

Taking inspiration from the Jigsaw doll, this trippy look will require a steady hand and a lot of white face paint. But hey, at least the hair is easy to do!

Get the look:

ZOEVA 109 Luxe Face Paint Brush

Revolution Halloween SFX Ultimate Face Paint Face Palette

8. Cute clown makeup:

Not a fan of the heavy black and purple shades that Halloween usually brings out? Make your clown Halloween makeup a little girlier by using mainly white and pink hues. Pink is the new black, after all…

Get the look:

Ciaté London x Miss Piggy The Pig-Ment Palette

SUVA Beauty Hydra FX - Scrunchie - neon pink

SUVA Beauty Hydra FX

$9.69 $16.14 (40% off)

9. The Joker makeup:

Loved by both men and women alike, Jared Leto’s take on the Joker has us reaching for the fake tattoos and ultra-fine liquid eyeliners. Temporary green hair dye is a must for this look.

Get the look:

I Heart Revolution UV Neon Hair Makeup

Uoma Beauty Afro.Dis.Iac Liquid Eyeliner

10. Sad clown makeup:

Finally, a look that sums up 2020. Paint on those tears on (if you've run out of the real things) like @indigorusnak and splash on a bit of color for the ultimate sad-chic look.

Get the look:

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Jawbreaker Palette

Florence by Mills Cheek Me Later Cream Blush

Florence by Mills Cheek Me Later Cream Blush


11. Colourful clown makeup:

Not all Halloween looks have to be dark and dreary, not where Wesley Benjamin Carter is concerned at least. Go wild with the face paints and hair dye to discover a new type of clown makeup that we guarantee will be taking over Instagram.

Get the look:

Revolution Rainbow Drops

NYX Professional Makeup Modern Dreamer Eyeshadow Palette

12. Glam clown makeup:

Hands up if you shamelessly love glitter? Yeah, us too. Luckily, Pinterest has not failed us when it comes to delivering a range of glitter-inspired clown makeup tutorials. This pink and black look is to die for, literally.

Get the look:

NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Glitter

Shrine Biodegradable Glitter

Looking for even more Halloween inspo? Head on over to our Halloween page for the best (and spookiest) product picks as well as other Halloween makeup tutorials!

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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