Instagram is a great place to find Halloween’s best makeup ideas. Artists and celebrities can show you cutting edge ways to do up some red lips, smoky eyes and all kinds of amazing uses of contouring you might have never imagined. You’ll also find new takes on what will surely be popular costumes, letting you add a different touch to characters like ‘Suicide Squad’s’ Harley Quinn, The Joker, Edward Scissorhands or even a classic skull face.
Makeup lets you be whomever you want to be with the ease of a few brush strokes. Now I’m not saying you can sit down and whip it up in even as little as an hour or two, but if you’ve got the time and desire to be a showstopper this Halloween, the potential is definitely there.
One of the cooler makeup jobs I’ve seen this season is a softer Harley Quinn. This image found on Marie Claire’s web site shows a less cartoonish figure, with smokey eyes, gradient approach to the lips and slightly less scary approach. If you want to add a touch of class to a potentially trashy costume, follow this lead.
Another costume that can be made with makeup is a 20’s era flapper. Paint some superskinny brows, dark pout, cupid’s bow on the lip and some smoky eyes to take you back in time to the roaring 20’s. This is the perfect outfit for a prohibition-themed party that surely makes you the talk of the town.
For something a little more creepy you can take a shot at Edward Scissorhands or The Joker. Some cool takes on Instagram with scars and eyelash glue to paste tissue on your face to recreate the classic Johnny Depp character, while accessories like a tight choker and black wig complete the look. Black diamond eyes, a bright red pout and big banging lashes keep a slick rendition of The Joker on point.
If you want some originality points you can illustrate a lunar eclipse across your upper chest and face. Black lips, a cat eye and the various stages of the moon moving across your neck can let people know what time it is.
Sometimes there’s a little too much blood, guts and spooky stuff on display at the end of October and it’s nice to escape it. If you’re looking for a way to be positive and add a little extra color to the season, a #LoveisLove rainbow might be the perfect way to do it. Paint the rainbow from your neck to your hairline with red, orange, green, blue and purple to show every