Halloween always seems to sneak up on me, and before I know it, I’m scrambling to find that perfect costume idea. That’s why I like to plan out my Halloween costume in advance and save time in the end. One of the easiest ways to take your costume from ordinary to extraordinary? A little face paint! Here are some quick and easy face-paint ideas that will transform you into monsters, creatures, and other spooky characters—in just minutes!
Halloween is your chance to shine if you’re a makeup artist, especially if you get some aid from some face paint. With the transformational power of cosmetics, your face will win Halloween on its own and it won’t even really matter what costume you’re wearing. Additionally, face paint can be included without having to create a complex appearance. You can add a touch of glitz to your everyday look with a few simple items and painting brushes.
Prior to getting started, professional makeup artist Eve Jenkins, who you may recognize from Netflix’s “Glow Up,” advised that Mehron face paints are worthwhile to purchase since they are incredibly creamy and don’t dry out or crack. She also suggests the PLouise bases, which are available in a range of colors and don’t need water to start working. They are extremely pigmented, according to Jenkins, so a little goes a long way. “Use this as a base, and then set it with your favorite shadow,” she says.
If you’re prepared to get started, we’ve compiled a list of our top breathtaking makeup looks to attempt this year. There is something for everyone, regardless of skill level or ability, ranging from Disney-inspired costumes like Snow White’s evil queen and Ariel from “Little Mermaid” to more basic cosmetics like a cat or deer. We advise you to get ready right away. (And we’ll be impressed even if you manage to make yourself seem half as amazing as these photographs.)
“THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS” FACE PAINT
You’ll want to gather your essential face-paint colors: blue (for the base), black (for details), white (for mixing), and red (for the Sally look from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) (if you want to skip traditional lipstick). You can make the ideal stitches with the aid of a little paintbrush.
TE FITI, “MOANA” FACE PAINT
While the Te Fiti costume may appear difficult, it is actually very easy to make and only calls for the color green face paint on the entire body. Then, to add dimension, use a fluffy blush brush to lightly brush a luminizing powder highlighter along your cheeks, nose, and chin.
“THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE” FACE PAINT
Getting some purple face paint is the greatest way to channel Yzma from “The Emperor’s New Groove.” Use a variety of small art brushes for details instead of makeup brushes, and makeup sponges for bigger areas.
ZOMBIE-DEER FACE PAINT
You should use a lot of black paint for shading because this design is all about adding dimension. White polka dot swirls painted across the face further enhance the pop-art appearance.
EVIL QUEEN FACE PAINT
The Evil Queen is a far more interesting character to paint on, even though Snow White is a great outfit. A detailed brush should be used to highlight her particularly chiseled features, such as her arched eyebrows and pointed cheekbones.
SCHOOL-DOTS FACE PAINT
Wet your face paints in advance if you want extremely saturated pigment for a costume like this. Before applying the face paint, sprinkle some water into a spray bottle (or, according to Jenkins, you may also use a moisturizing setting spray).