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Just a quick scroll through your feed and it’s obvious: Instagram has become an
for beauty inspo. And in the weeks leading up to
, it’s a whole different ball game with elaborate, out-of-the-box makeup ideas that are amazingly creative. Whether it’s super spooky, crazy beautiful, or a political statement in and of itself, we’re mesmerised. To kick your costume game up a few notches, check out the looks we couldn’t help but double tap.
1 INK SPOTS
2 POP-ART WONDER WOMAN
4 A FAIRY
5 THE JOKER
We know the Heath Ledger Joker is still the most popular variation to portray for Halloween, but we’re still partial to the comic book version of the baddie, since it means donning and over the top wig and larger-than-life lips.
7 THE MAD HATTER
A bright red wig, brilliant white lashes, and a red lip are an easy entrée into Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter. Try at a hand at the rosy contouring for a ghastly upgrade to your look.
9 GLITTER CLOWN
Put on a new spin on the sad clown trope this Halloween with some neon accents: blue hair and disco glitter everywhere.
10 POP ART MARILYN
11 HARLEY QUINN
For a less clownish approach to Harley Quinn, we’re loving Jamie Genevieve’s smoky eyes and on-trend gradient lip approach.
12 UNATTAINABLE WOMAN
A tribute to Amber Rose’s
#unattainablewoman initiative, you can make a political statement by wearing the misogynist labels that are all too often thrust upon women in society.
13 KOAN FROM SAILOR MOON
Take on the youngest Ayakashi sister with a crescent moon, magenta on the waterlines, and a dark plum pout.
If you, too, are wondering if we’ve
reached peak contour, this is one way to *silently* comment on the matter.
There’s no Halloween like the present to celebrate that #LoveisLove.
16 LUNAR ECLIPSE
If you’re inspired by recent lunar activity, try this eclipsing look: a cat eye, black lips, and stages of the moon across etched across the décolletage.
17 OIL-SLICK RAINBOW
This look may require a
sand art hair dye job to match, but what could be cooler than a neon-bright, oil-slicked rainbow face?
18 AMERICAN HORROR STORY HOTEL MATTRESS LADY
If you’re a freak for
American Horror Story Hotel, try your hand at becoming the scary mattress lady with a key.
19 SNAPCHAT RAINBOW VOMIT
Taste the rainbow à la Snapchat.
20 SKULL FACE
If you’re out for scares, throw on your favorite LBD and meticulously paint on this hyper-real skull makeup.
21 MOSAIC NECKPIECE
If you’re not a makeup wiz per se, try creating a mosaic neckpiece made from magazine cut-out fragments.
Transform yourself into a Roaring Twenties siren with pearlescent smoky eyes, ultra-skinny brows, and a dark violet pout with a prominent cupid’s bow.
23 BLUE SLIME
If you’re planning on hopping out of character, go for something abstract but still visually appealing. We’re loving the glossy lips and bold brows especially.
24 EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
Get into character with a tousled black wig, an on-trend belt as choker, and eyelash glue plus tissue as scars all over your face (FWIW, she used third degree silicone). Check out our tutorial on how to fake a
bleached brow to complete the look.
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