Halloween is on its way, so you should be thinking about what makeup you are going to wear. If you haven’t decided already, then this is the blog post for you. We have rounded up 41 of the most unique Halloween makeup ideas from Instagram. So you don’t have to spend hours searching – all the coolest looks are here! We have something for everyone including leopards, broken dolls, zombies and more.
1. Glitter Clown Unique Halloween Makeup
First up we have this glitter circus clown makeup idea. The artist has used the classic clown design with the eyes and lips but glammed it up with green glitter and red sequins. She has also created an awesome stripe design in body paint. Makeup like this would look amazing at a party. You can change the glitter colors to for your own design and swap the sequins for red lipstick.
2. Colorful Skeleton Makeup
Next, we have a colorful skeleton idea. The face has a half skeleton look and the design continues onto the upper body. Behind the bones is a background of vibrant colors. This is a fun and spooky idea that allows you to wear a Halloween costume without being too scary. Either recreate a similar look or just try the face design if you don’t want to paint your body.
3. Halloween Scarecrow Costume Idea
We couldn’t create a Halloween makeup ideas list without mentioning the classic scarecrow. Scarecrows have been terrifying people for many years and will continue to do so. With that said, here is an awesome example of scarecrow makeup. It has all the classic features and spooky contacts. This would be quite simple to recreate at home.
4. Glam Leopard Makeup
Let our your wild side this Halloween with leopard makeup like this! The design features glittering gold spots with super glam makeup. Makeup like this is perfect for when you want to wear something for Halloween but want to look gorgeous too. You can check out the tutorial on the artist’s page to find out how to create the leopard look yourself.
5. Pop Art & Pin-Up Zombie
Pop art inspired makeup is very popular at Halloween. Makeup like this usually involves bright colors and designs that look cartoonish or comic book like. Here is a brilliant example of using pop art to create a zombie look. She has used striking blue and purple with a skeletal look. The artist has added a vintage pin-up twist but you can stick to gory zombie if that is what your prefer.
If you want to recreate this look for Halloween, we recommend you follow the steps from the YouTube tutorial below.
6. Cracked Doll Halloween Makeup
Our next idea features a cracked doll face which is a Halloween favorite. We love this one because the eye makeup is amazing as well as the cracked feature. There are tutorials online to help you recreate the broken look. You can also check out the products used on the artist’s page. Try a similar look to this one or use the cracks on your own makeup design.
7. Scary Pink Clown Makeup Look
Next, we have another clown idea. This one is quite unique when compared to the many other designs because it is bright pink. We love this vibrant clown makeup because it is fun but scary. You can recreate the pink look or use a different bold color. Keep your contacts striking though to keep your makeup looking spooky.
8. Half Pumpkin Makeup
Half and half makeup designs are so popular at Halloween because you get two looks in one. This one features a pumpkin design with a normal face. We love this one because it actually looks like the skin is peeling off. You can recreate something similar to this, use different Halloween makeup or even wear darker makeup on the normal side of your face.
Here is a YouTube tutorial for the look!
9. Pretty White Skeleton Makeup
Want to join in with the Halloween fun but want to look pretty too? Then this makeup idea is for you. Here we have a skull design that uses white makeup instead of the classic black and dark grey. By using white you get a more delicate line which gives it an almost elegant look. Recreate similar makeup to this or create your own design.
10. Cute Wolf Makeup Idea
Our next idea features another Halloween classic. Here we have a werewolf design. We love this look because it is scary but cute. It would also be quite simple to recreate at home. You can use this as inspiration for your own wolf look or you can use elements of this to create a feline design too.
11. Sugar Skull Halloween Makeup
Next, we have a sugar skull makeup idea. Sugar skulls are a Halloween favorite because they look amazing and keep in with the spooky occasion too. Here is a brilliant example of a sugar skull. You can use this image as inspiration or you can create your own intricate patterns.
12. Creepy Clown Halloween Makeup
There are so many different ways to create clown makeup. We have covered glittery and vibrant, now is the time for creepy. This artist has created the illusion that she is wearing a clown mask and the mask features scary black and white makeup. Makeup like this will freak everyone at a Halloween party.
13. Steampunk Halloween Makeup Idea
Looking for a unique makeup idea or maybe are you a sci-fi fan? If so, this idea is for you. Here we have a steampunk makeup design. Steampunk is a part of the sci-fi genre and usually involves old fashioned machinery from the 19th century. Think Victorian fashion that has a technological twist. This makeup is perfect for anyone who loves steampunk or who wants a different costume idea.
14. Glam and Glitter Skeleton Makeup
Our next idea features a glamorous glitter skull design. The artist has created a skeletal look with makeup and then has added glitter and gems. We love the placement of the gems because they look like teeth. Take inspiration from this and create your own sparkly skull design.
Aurora’s YouTube tutorial for the look is down below. Enjoy!
15. Vibrant Half Pop Art Zombie
Earlier in the post we shared a pop art zombie. Here we have another pop art inspired zombie but this one uses bold green. It is also more cartoony than the one we previously featured. This design shows that there are other awesome ways to use the pop art style to create fun makeup for Halloween.
16. Deer Halloween Makeup
Another popular makeup choice for Halloween is a cute deer design like the one featured. The artist has created white spots and a black nose and mouth for the deer look. She has paired it with glam eye makeup. This is an easy and pretty Halloween makeup idea. You can check out the products used on the artist’s page.
17. Skeletal Clown
Next, we have an idea that combines two Halloween classics – the clown and the skeleton. This artist has used classic clown features like the red lips and nose. She has combined this with a skeletal look. Makeup like this is perfect for anyone who wants a unique look or can’t decided what design they would like. You can combine two other creatures too.
18. Pretty Floral Makeup
Looking for beautiful Halloween makeup? Then this next pick is for you. Here we have a stunning makeup idea with gorgeous 3D flowers. Makeup like this would be perfect for fairy costumes or if you just want to look unique. You can recreate a similar design or use different colors and flowers.
19. Bride of Frankenstein
Our next idea features makeup inspired by Frankenstein’s Bride. The artist has created stitches and has the classic hair. This would be awesome for a Halloween party. There are plenty of tutorials online to help you make stitches so you can create different looks to this one. Maybe less red or maybe more gory. You can create 3D stitches too.
20. Half Skull Makeup
Love skull makeup? Then this idea could be what you are looking for. Here we have half a skull design. We love this skull makeup because it is glittery with gems. You can recreate something similar or use darker makeup on the other side of your face to make the look scarier for Halloween.
21. Stitches Halloween Makeup
Next on our list is this stitches makeup idea. We featured this because it is an awesome way to create a stitched look. You can recreate something similar to the image or use the stitches for other ides such as Frankenstein, ghosts, zombies and more.
22. Chucky Inspired Makeup
Are you a fan of the movie Chucky? If so, this idea could be perfect for you. Here we have a Chucky inspired makeup look. The makeup artist has created the version of Chucky with stitches and she has completed the costume with a red hair, a stripe top and knife. This is a scary and creepy makeup idea that anyone who has watched the movie will recognize. There are Chucky makeup tutorials online and if you don’t have red hair, then you can buy a wig online.
23. Colorful Pop Art Zombie
This next idea is so unique and it is perfect for those who love zombies! The makeup artist has created a pop art zombie look. This version is different to the zombie makeup that we usually see because instead of being dark and bloody, it is bright, fun and colorful. It still does have the creepy elements (brain and teeth design). Makeup like this will make you stand out and it will be perfect for a party. You can find tutorials for makeup like this online.
24. Spooky Frankenstein Makeup
Next, we have a spooky idea inspired by Frankenstein. She has the classic stitches complete with pretty eye and lip makeup. This is a fun makeup idea that is perfect for Halloween. You can check out what makeup products were used to create the look on the page below. There are makeup tutorials online for stitches too.
25. Demon Illusion Makeup Idea
Love illusion makeup? If so, you need to check out this next Halloween look. Here we have demon makeup. The makeup artist has created the illusion that her skin has been peeled back to reveal the demon underneath. It is a scary makeup idea that everyone will find amazing and creepy. You can check out a tutorial for this makeup and view the products used on the page below.
26. Gory Makeup for Halloween
The next idea is perfect for those who love gory and scary makeup. For this look, the makeup artist has created the illusion that most of her skin is missing to reveal blood and gore underneath. It is a very creepy idea and it will give everyone a fright, especially when it is dark. You can take a look at what products were used on the page below and you can find tutorials for this type of makeup online.
27. Unique Halloween Makeup with a Flower Crown
Looking for unique makeup that is pretty too? If so, this could be perfect for you. Here we have spooky makeup with veins. She also has bright eye makeup and lip color too. The costume is finished off with a flower crown. You could recreate this or add other features to turn into a different character. Maybe some fangs for a vampire or maybe some blood for a zombie.
28. Creative Stained Glass Makeup
This next makeup idea is one of our favorites! It is just so creative and unique. This makeup artist has created illusion makeup that has a stained glass effect. Her skin and face have been painted and she also has a pop art vibe too. It is an amazing makeup look and it will take a while but as you can see, the end result is worth it. This makeup will definitely make you stand out this Halloween! Recreate it or you can give it a Halloween twist. Maybe use darker, spookier colors or you could also wear scary contact lenses.
29. Game of Thrones Inspired Makeup Idea
Next, we have a makeup look inspired by Game of Thrones. Her face is split in half and one half looks like the Night King and the other side has a Daenerys Targaryen vibe. It is a very creative and unusual idea and it is a must-have for anyone who is a fan of the show. You can check out what products were used on the page below and you can find Night King makeup tutorials online.
30. Half Tiger and Half Jasmine
If you are a fan of Disney, then this idea is for you! Here we have a half makeup design inspired by Aladdin. One half of her face looks like Jasmine and the other half looks her tiger Rajah. It is such an artistic idea and the detail is amazing. Recreate this or try a half design with two other Disney characters.
31. Freddy Krueger Makeup
Freddy Krueger is one of the most popular Halloween costumes and next we have makeup inspired by the scary character. For this, she is wearing the hat and sweater like in the movies and she has painted her face so it looks burnt. This is a creepy makeup and costume idea. You can find Freddy Krueger makeup tutorials online.
32. Christina Aguilera Inspired Makeup
This next makeup idea is one of our favorites! Here we have a makeup artist that has transformed herself into pop star Christina Aguilera. She has created a similar look to the one that Christina wore in the music video Dirrty. It is fun and unique costume. You can recreate this or you can turn yourself into any celebrity for the Halloween celebrations.
33. Half Red Riding Hood and Half Wolf
Next, we have another half makeup idea. Half of her looks like Little Red Riding Hood and the other side looks the wolf. It is a cool and unusual idea and it is perfect for Halloween. You also get the best of both worlds because one side looks glam and the other is scary. You can find wolf makeup tutorials online.
34. Mystique Makeup
If you are a fan of X-Men, then you will love this next makeup idea. Here we have makeup inspired by Mystique. Makeup like this would be amazing for a party as a lot of people will love your costume because the movies are popular. There are lots of Mystique makeup tutorials online and you can can recreate this look or use the blue design all over your face.
35. Bright and Bold Pop Art Zombie
Earlier in the post we shared pop art zombie makeup. If you loved that makeup, then you need to take a look at this idea too. Here we have another version of a pop art zombie. This makeup artist has created a blue zombie complete with a brain design and scary contact lenses. A section of her face looks human. It is a vibrant, creepy and fun look. You can recreate this or use any bright colors for your zombie makeup.
36. Daenerys Targaryen Inspired Makeup
Next, we have another makeup idea inspired by Daenerys Targaryen. This time most of the makeup looks like Daenerys but one eye has a Night King design. It is a very creative and artistic Game of Thrones makeup look. You can check out a short tutorial for this makeup on the page below.
37. Green Demon Makeup with Horns
This next makeup idea is another one of our favorites. The makeup artist has created a green demon look. She has painted her face green and has completed the costume with horns. We love this because it looks creepy and it also could symbolize Envy which is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. You can recreate this or choose a different demon inspired by one of the other six sins.
38. Vintage Style Zombie Makeup
Love vintage fashion and beauty? If so, this makeup idea is perfect for you. Here we have pin-up girl makeup with a zombie twist. We love this because you get the best of both worlds. You can look glam and creepy. It is a fun and unique idea and you can view a tutorial on the makeup artist’s YouTube channel.
39. Unique Half Grey Makeup
Next, we have another illusion makeup idea. For this look, the makeup artist has created the illusion that her face is grey and that color is dripping over it. It is such a cool, creative and artistic idea. You can recreate this look or choose any eye makeup for the colorful section. There is a short tutorial for this makeup on the Instagram page below.
40. Spooky Makeup for Halloween
If you want to look spooky and mystical this Halloween, then this makeup could be perfect for you. Here we have grey and black makeup that is worn with a red cape. She is also wearing creepy contact lenses. We love this because it has witchy vibe. Makeup like this looks beautiful but it will also give people a fright. You can see what makeup products were used on the makeup artist’s page.
41. Creative Frankenstein Inspired Makeup
This next idea is another Frankenstein inspired look. For this, the makeup artist has created the classic green makeup with stitches. The rest of the makeup is unique and bright because she has pink and blue eye makeup with pink lip color. We love the combination of cute and creepy. It is fun version of the iconic Halloween costume.
We hope you have found some unique Halloween makeup ideas! We know we did.