Aside from giving us good reason to cook up all sorts of spooky sweets and shop for totally impractical things like a plastic bow and arrow (stay tuned!), one of our favorite parts of Halloween is the makeup. All you really need to take any costume to the next level is the right makeup and face paint, and sometimes the makeup is so good that you can skip the costume all together.
Here are 15 of the hottest Halloween makeup looks from all over the web.
1. Modern Mermaid: Nothing says beauty like taking a cue from Daryl Hannah in Splash or good old Ariel. For the look on the left, be sure to check out our whole roundup of fun braids. And for the look the right, use netted material to get the scaly look! (via Anna Marie and Our Vanity)
13. Vampire Makeup: As the last installment of Twilight draws near, we’re sure all sorts of Twi-hards will be rocking their Cullen colors. This take is a slightly more traditional one that packs a punch. (via MissChievous)
15. Classic Cleopatra: Ok ok. We know this isn’t exactly a tutorial seeing as we’re showing a still from the actual movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, but honestly, there is no better Cleopatra look out there. (image via io9)
Any Halloween makeup looks you’re dying to try out this year? Favorites from the list above? Talk to us in the comments below.