This year, there is no better way聽to up your聽Halloween game than with the help of two of our fave things 鈥 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.聽While makeup artists create聽some incredible styles聽using traditional makeup, we鈥檝e 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聽festival look. Scroll down for some of聽the most eye-catching looks you can sport on Halloween night.

Corpse Bride Halloween Face Paint

1. Corpse Bride: Looking at this recreation of the Tim Burton鈥檚 Corpse Bride gives us the serious creeps. Still, we can鈥檛 turn away 鈥斅爏he鈥檚 even got the worm coming out of her eye! (Photo via Tumblr/聽Creep Face Art)

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2. 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.

Zombie Pinup Halloween Face Paint

3. Zombie Pinup: For solid green coverage like this, you鈥檒l need聽to rely on something like face paint. This is a clever and artistic take on a Frankenstein-inspired聽Zombie with major pin-up appeal.聽(Photo via Holidappy)

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4. Technicolor Zombie: This technicolored skull is amazingly creepy courtesy of her blacked out eyes and paint-splattered tears.聽This is one of the coolest looks we鈥檝e seen this year.

Owl Facepaint Halloween Face Paint

5. Owl Facepaint: This is next level face paint magic.聽No need to wear a full costume when you dare rock this amazing look. (Photo via Deviant Art )

6.聽Orange Zombie: Part Pop Zombie, part comic book skeleton, all of this look is absolutely amazing.聽Using face paint allows you greater control and more intense pigments to create a costume like no other.

7.聽Ursula: Ursula has never looked quite so real! The shade of purple and dramatic style聽is achieved using a lot of face paint and even more epic talent.

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8.聽Sadness from聽Inside Out: Of course, anyone feeling inspired by the film聽Inside Out will need to rely on face paint to get the type of coverage required for this straight up stunning costume.聽What commitment!

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9. Envy from Inside Out: This look takes being 鈥済reen with envy鈥 to a whole new level. Recreate all of your favorite Pixar characters using this makeup tool.

10.聽Green Corpse Bride: This look has us completely transfixed. The pale green skin contrasts with the deep scarlet lip for an absolutely spellbinding costume.

11.聽Watercolor: Of course, you don鈥檛聽have聽to go the scary route this Halloween. If you鈥檙e considering going as a work of art, use this Watercolor face paint for inspiration.

12.聽Your Dog: If it鈥檚 laughs you鈥檙e after, this costume is the way to go. Use face paint to snag the look of your very best friend and dress up as your own pup for Halloween!

13.聽Beetlejuice: The pale white base and opaque black lip sets the stage for a dramatic look. But it鈥檚 the green and purple accents that truly conjure up the likes of聽Beetlejuice!

14.聽Corpse Bride: We鈥檙e so crazy about this Corpse Bride look! The shade of blue face paint coordinates with her eyes and hair, but it鈥檚 the hot pink lip that makes our eyes pop. The putrid green spots on her skin help give off just the right undead vibe.

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15.聽Scary Jester:聽We aren鈥檛 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.

16.聽Artful Beauty: Here鈥檚 a look that could be very versatile this Halloween! Instead of using black to create your ghoulish sunken eye, try a deep plum or the darkest purple you can find for a look that feels聽like it came straight from an impressionist painting.

17.聽Tin Man: Wow! What a unique take on the Tin Man! This look takes contouring to a new level.

Maleficent Halloween Face Paint

18. Maleficent: This artist did a phenomenal job of recreating the classic villain we all remember from Disney鈥檚 original Sleeping Beauty. This look is a great option for those of us who may be intimidated by the seemingly intense application of face paint.聽(Photo via YasMany)

19. Cosmic Inspired: The cosmos are seriously trending right now! If you don鈥檛 already have a pair of cosmic-themed tights, it would be so amazing to paint the design on your skin instead.

20. Dripping Skull: This Dripping Skull look is absolutely beyond. We are in聽love聽with the glistening sparkles in the white and purple face paint 鈥 what a colorful take on a creepy Halloween staple.

21. Queen of Hearts:聽Between the pearls, pale lips and elaborate eye paint, we don鈥檛 know which detail is more impressive. Let鈥檚 all take a moment to marvel at the eyelashes.


22.聽Bedazzled Sugar Skulls: These bedazzled sugar skulls are among the best we鈥檝e ever聽seen. And paired with the hot pink hair? It鈥檚 love!聽(Photo via Ella Hoy)

23. Skeleton: Meet the聽chicestskeleton face paint you鈥檒l likely ever see. The artist did a phenomenal job and it coordinates with the trend-right grombr茅 hair聽beautifully.


24.聽Dragon聽Facepaint: If you aren鈥檛 planning on聽dressing up like the Mother of Dragons, you can draw inspiration from this dragon-inspired look. Put your Manic Panic lip colors to good use with this artistic Halloween look.聽(Photo via聽Girly Design Blog)

25.聽Pop Art: Of course, you can never go wrong with Pop Art-inspired makeup. This face paint is聽so聽convincing you鈥檒l literally look like a cartoon!

26.聽Glitter Clown: Yes, there聽is聽a glitter-theme occurring. We just can鈥檛 help ourselves when it makes for such pretty makeup. Play up the聽contrast between the royal blue and pink with richly pigmented face paint.

Rainbow Clown Halloween Face Paint

27.聽Rainbow Clown: This look alone is reason enough to be a clown this Halloween. Her rainbow hair, adorned with vibrant cloth flowers, coordinates with the striking colors of her face paint. We just cant look away. (Photo via聽Dehsonae)

28.聽Cheshire Cat: We鈥檝e seen so many cheshire cat makeup styles, and this one is totally聽one of our faves. Rather than going with a technicolored approach, she sticks with teal 鈥 applying聽it to her eyes, face, hair聽and聽neck.


29.聽Bejeweled Day of the Dead: In all honesty, getting to bedazzle your own face for Halloween sounds like it鈥檇 be pretty fun. We absolutely love everything about this whimsical look. (Photo via聽Cos Couture)

30.聽Pixelated Face: This is one of the most impressive makeup jobs we鈥檝e聽ever聽seen of a pixelated face! Recreating the look might not be simple, but it鈥檒l definitely be worth it.

31.聽Creepy Scarecrow: This look聽lets you be the Scarecrow from聽The Wizard of Oz聽with a special scary聽twist for Halloween. Bonus points for the button eyes.

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32.聽Tim Burton鈥檚 Queen of Hearts: Here鈥檚 another nod to the King of聽All Things Creepy, Tim Burton. This is an impressive take on the Queen of Hearts!

33.聽Pop Art: She looks like she鈥檚 straight from the pages of a comic book. Its simplicity is impressive, too! Even聽without shading, she manages to make herself look 2-D!

Corpse Bride Halloween Face Paint

34.聽Corpse Bride: Being dead never looked so good.聽Make Tim Burton proud by channeling one of his most popular characters this Halloween. This look will have you feeling blue in all the right ways. (Photo via聽AWSM Blog)

35.聽Zombie Bridesmaids: We know all about the back-from-the-dead bride, but what about her badass bridesmaids? Forget the聽couples costume.聽Here鈥檚 a fun look for you and your favorite group of ladies. (Photo via聽Costume Prize)

36.聽Rockabilly Bride of Frankenstein: If you want to put your own spin on the costume, here鈥檚 the perfect way to do so. Transport the bride of Frankenstein from Switzerland to the local sock hop with this 鈥50s interpretation. (Photo via聽Halloween Forum)

37.聽Dia de los Muertos Bride: Here is a great option if you want to play dead, but still incorporate some color. If you鈥檙e not sure where to start on the face makeup, check out our tutorial on聽how to paint a candy skull. (Photo via聽Michele Butler Events)

38.聽Dead Flapper: The flapper girl costume has been done to death. And so what better way to go about it than to become a 鈥20s bride, hungry for brains? This look is super fun and would be much more moveable than strutting around in a giant gown all night long. (Photo via聽The Uptown Bride)


39.聽Burton鈥檚 Doll: We gotta give it up for Tim Burton and his out-of-this-world imagination. This one will require really taking those聽false lashes聽to the next聽level. (Photo via聽Ruby Tanjerine)


40.聽The Corpse Bride: Talk about the perfect ratio of gore and gorge!聽Plus the聽blue hair聽is totally on trend. (Photo via聽Olivia Emily)

41.聽The Half-Dead Girl: Half-scary and half-stunningly beautiful, this聽look could prove to be the perfect challenge for any聽makeup聽lover. (Video聽via聽Kayla Hagey)


42.聽Female Joker: Why so serious?聽There鈥檚 no reason girls can鈥檛 get in on the fun of聽an amazing Joker costume. (Photo via聽HydraEvil)

43.聽One Bad Bride: Those eyes 鈥 so good and so scary at the same time. Love this sort of modern take on the bride of Frankenstein. (Photo via

44.聽Frankie Stein: Speaking of old Frankenstein, you don鈥檛 have to drive a metal bar through your head to channel your inner monster this Halloween. Green makeup, a stitch or two, and you鈥檙e good to go. (Photo via Unique-Design)

45.聽Serious Skeleton: Going for a skeleton? Let this beautiful pictorial serve as inspiration, and be sure to buy lots and lots of white and black face paint. (Photo via My Modern Met)


46.聽Festival Makeup: DIY this adorable festival-ready look. Get creative with your Coachella聽vibes this Halloween 鈥 that crystal necklace is perfect. (Photo via Brit + Co)


47.聽DIY Sugar Skull: And last, but certainly not least, is Brit + Co鈥檚 Sugar Skull hack! Believe it or not, you鈥檒l actually be able to DIY this super-hot and totally trending look come Halloween night. (Photo via Brit + Co)

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