These Halloween makeup looks are here to take your costume to the next level

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Let these spooky makeup looks inspire your 2021 Halloween costume.

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Given that a Halloween party might not be on the schedule list this year, it may seem like a waste of time or money to invest in a costume. That may be the case, but it doesn't mean you can't still dress up and have fun.

Whether you choose to go for a sweet and sassy costume or something straight of a horror movie, no outfit would be complete without an accompanying beauty look. In many cases, a full face of makeup can even replace an elaborate getup, letting you keep the rest of your look simple and comfortable. 

If you're still on the hunt for some last-minute costume inspiration, we've gathered nine of the coolest Halloween makeup looks you can try at home this year.

Fancy Skull Look

Halloween skull inspiration look. Image via Ardell.
Halloween skull inspiration look. Image via Ardell.

An easy look for beginners, with the key face products here being pearl stickers and face paint. Add a pearl necklace and white hair wig to complete the outfit. False eyelashes are another addition to make your makeup pop.

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Joker Inspired Look

Joker inspired look. Image via Harman Awal Pinterest.
Joker inspired look. Image via Harman Awal Pinterest.

A simple take on the iconic Joker character, yet still a fun beauty look. Here, all you need is purple eyeshadow, green hair paint, red lipstick, and some face paint for the details. If you can find a green wig instead, that'll save you lots of time and you can focus on your makeup.

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Batman Inspired Look

Easy batman makeup. Image via Pinterest.
Easy batman makeup. Image via Pinterest.

If you don't want to buy or carry a Batman or Catwoman mask, try painting it on this Halloween. It's easy and it'll save you money. Try using a gel eyeliner to create the bat outline then fill it in with face paint, and don't forget to leave room for the golden eye makeup.

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Gilded Skull Look

Gilded Skull Look. Image via Ardell.
Gilded Skull Look. Image via Ardell.

Gold and black face paint are essential for this dramatic and eye-catching look. Fill in the black eyes before proceeding with the rest of the face, or follow this video tutorial to get the exact look.

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Scarecrow Look

Scarecrow makeup. Image via Pinterest.
Scarecrow makeup. Image via Pinterest.

If cute and simple is what you are looking for, try this scarecrow look. Grab a multi use face stick for your cheeks and nose, and use black eye pencil for your lips. Put on a plaid shirt, big hat, and your costume is ready.

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Spooky Pumpkin Look

Scary pumpkin makeup. Image via Pinterest.
Scary pumpkin makeup. Image via Pinterest.

With just orange and black face paint, you can recreate this scary pumpkin look within minutes. You can use face paint or eye pencils to create it.

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Mime

Mime makeup look. Image via Pinterest.
Mime makeup look. Image via Pinterest.

To recreate this mime look, paint your entire face white except for the eye area. Use a black eye pencil or gel eye liner to fill in the brows and add the tear and heart details on the face. Finish off with some bold red lipstick, a striped shirt and beret to complete your look.

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Angel and Devil Eye Look

Angel and devil makeup look. Image via Pinterest.
Angel and devil makeup look. Image via Pinterest.

The focus for this look is the bold eye makeup that you can easily recreate with this palette. Finish off with coloured eye pencils to draw the details like the devil ears and angel halo.

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Pop Art Look

Pop art Look. Image via Pinterest.
Pop art Look. Image via Pinterest.

A face paint palette is all you need to create this cool pop art look. White face paint is a key player here to create the 3D effect.

Recreate the look:

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