44 Times Halloween Face Paint Basically Blew Our Minds
This year, there is no better way to up your Halloween game than with the help of two of our fave things — face paint and Pinterest. From Sugar Skulls to Corpse Brides, face paint is the longest lasting and most vivid way to bring your ghastly and ghoulish dream looks into reality. While makeup artists create some incredible styles using traditional makeup, we’ve started to appreciate the added drama that face paint brings. Trust us, it looks way more complicated than it is, but once you get the hang of it, you might even sport a style for your next festival look. Scroll down for some of the most eye-catching looks you can sport on Halloween night.
1.Zombie Pinup: Take it from our beauty editor, for solid green coverage like this, you’ll need to rely on something like Wolfe FX’s Hydrocolor 12 Color Paint ($30). Simply dab a damp sponge into the palette and pat it across your body to bring your sexy-meets-scary Halloween look to life.
2. Half Sugar Skull: Go halfsies on your DIY sugar skull so you don’t have to worry about keeping it symmetrical. Add your favorite lip color and a creative costume for a memorable look. (via Brit + Co)
3. Clown: A creepy clown has always been a go-to Halloween costume, but this year, why not put a creative, colorful spin on it? Featuring pops of bright blue, lime green, and hot pink, makeup artist Fernanda Machado’s original creation achieves those spooky, artistic vibes you’re longing to channel. (via Brit + Co)
4.Painted Pumpkin: No time to carve a pumpkin? No worries! This face paint look will let you make your favorite jack-o-lantern look a reality.
5. Robot: You don’t have to wear a spooky costume for Halloween shenanigans; there are getups that can be pretty and a little creepy, too. Take this colorful robot, for example. It blends equal parts artsy beauty with the futuristic fierceness that is sure to get the party talking. (via Brit + Co)
6.Pop Art Zombie: This look is EVERYTHING. From the insanely bright hues to the gross details, you can be sure that this look will be making the rounds this Halloween.
7. Wonder Woman: It’s your turn to become the feminist-friendly box-office sensation that we all need.(via Brit + Co)
8. Andy Warhol’s Marilyn: Head to your local beauty store and grab all the pink face paint you can to get ready to rock your inner pop self.(via Brit + Co)
9. Zombie: As much as we love channeling our inner Wonder Woman, pulling off a slightly gorier zombie costume presents the Halloween makeup challenge we crave. Here we’ve created an approachable zombie makeup tutorial so you can still feel like a babe while staying true to the holiday’s spooky vibe. (via Brit + Co)
10.Cheshire Cat: We’ve seen so many cheshire cat makeup styles, and this one is totally one of our faves. Rather than going with a low-key eye and lip look, our beauty editor goes all out with a full face #MOTD.
11. Snapchat Bee Filter: Dramatic lashes and yellow cream makeup go a long way when it comes to pulling off this popular — or should we say buzzy — Snap filter. (via Brit + Co)
12. Ursula: Even if you’re not a makeup artist, you can easily recreate this look by capturing the shape of her face. Look at each part before you start painting yourself, and do each step in order. (via Brit + Co)
13.Technicolor Zombie: This technicolored skull is amazingly creepy courtesy of her blacked out eyes and paint-splattered tears. This is one of the coolest looks we’ve seen this year.
14. Great Waves: Bring one of the world’s most popular paintings to life on the best canvas of all — your body!
15. Snapchat Puppy: The trick here is to take a screenshot of yourself in the makeup filter of your choice and then use that as your makeup inspiration photo. (via Brit + Co)
16. Orange Zombie: Part Pop Zombie, part comic book skeleton, all of this look is absolutely amazing. Using face paint allows you greater control and more intense pigments to create a costume like no other.
17.Darling Darla: Halloween is the perfect excuse to become your favorite Disney/Pixar character. All you’ll need is a little face paint and a plastic bag filled with water and everyone’s favorite clown fish.
18. Watercolor: Of course, you don’t have to go the scary route this Halloween. If you’re considering going as a work of art, use this watercolor face paint for inspiration.
19. Sadness from Inside Out: Of course, anyone feeling inspired by the film Inside Out will need to rely on face paint to get the type of coverage required for this straight up stunning costume. What commitment!
20. Envy from Inside Out: This look takes being “green with envy” to a whole new level. Recreate all of your favorite Pixar characters using this makeup tool.
21. Beetlejuice: The pale white base and opaque black lip sets the stage for a dramatic look. But it’s the green and purple accents that truly conjure up the likes of Beetlejuice!
22.Corpse Bride: We’re so crazy about this Corpse Bride look! The shade of blue face paint coordinates with her eyes and hair, but it’s the hot pink lip that makes our eyes pop. The putrid green spots on her skin help give off just the right undead vibe.
23.Scary Jester: We aren’t laughing at the serious skills used to make such an epic jester costume. The key here is the smear the edges of each application to achieve the best balance of creepy and cool.
24. Tin Man: Wow! What a unique take on the Tin Man! This look takes contouring to a new level.
25.Pizza My Heart: Let your love of Halloween and pizza join forces for your most delicious-looking costume yet.
26. Dripping Skull: This Dripping Skull look is absolutely beyond. We are in love with the glistening sparkles in the white and purple face paint — what a colorful take on a creepy Halloween staple.
27. Queen of Hearts: Between the pearls, pale lips and elaborate eye paint, we don’t know which detail is more impressive. Let’s all take a moment to marvel at the eyelashes.
28. Skeleton: Meet the chicest skeleton face paint you’ll likely ever see. The artist did a phenomenal job and it coordinates with the trend-right grombré hair beautifully.
29.Dragon Egg: If you aren’t planning on dressing up like the Mother of Dragons, you can draw inspiration from this dragon egg-inspired look.
30. Pop Art: Of course, you can never go wrong with Pop Art-inspired makeup. This face paint is so convincing you’ll literally look like a cartoon!
31. Glitter Clown: Yes, there is a glitter-theme occurring. We just can’t help ourselves when it makes for such pretty makeup. Play up the contrast between the royal blue and pink with richly pigmented face paint.
32. Pastel Clown: This look alone is reason enough to be a clown this Halloween. Skip the scary facial expressions in favor of a pretty pink makeup look that draws the attention front and centers on eyes and lips.
33.Bejeweled Day of the Dead: In all honesty, getting to bedazzle your own face for Halloween sounds like it’d be pretty fun. We absolutely love everything about this over-the-top look.
34.Pixelated Face: This is one of the most impressive makeup jobs we’ve ever seen of a pixelated face! Recreating the look might not be simple, but it’ll definitely be worth it.
35. Creepy Scarecrow: This look lets you be the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz with a special scary twist for Halloween. Bonus points for the button eyes.
36. Tim Burton’s Queen of Hearts: Here’s another nod to the King of All Things Creepy, Tim Burton. This is an impressive take on the Queen of Hearts!
37. Pop Art: She looks like she’s straight from the pages of a comic book. Its simplicity is impressive, too! Even without shading, she manages to make herself look 2-D!
38. Lady Liberty: Instead of covering yourself in green paint and stone-like wrinkles, why not get imaginative with your own rendition of the Statue of Liberty?
39. Carp Creation: Want to turn yourself into a piece of art? This imaginative carp and bubble skull face paint is sure to be a showstopper.
40.Zombie Love: If you can’t make up your mind for what to be this Halloween, why not rock a two-sided face paint look? This ’till death do us part-” inspired makeup has us head over heels.
41. Scream Queen: Halloween is all about scare tactics. Instead of wearing a store-bought mask, why not have fun painting on a terrifying monster look instead?
42. Magical Mermaid: As much as we all love Ariel, sometimes it’s worth exploring other areas of the sea. Case in point, this starfish-adorned stunner.
43. Lisa Frank Love: If you miss the colorful ’90s stationery brand as much as we do, you’ll swoon over this hand-painted rainbow leopard Halloween costumer.
44. The Joker: Ugh, it’s just so sexy-creepy, we can’t. (via Brit + Co)
Do you have any other amazing facepaint inspo for Halloween? Show us on Pinterest!