Makeup is an integral part of a complete Halloween costume. It's the finishing touch that really takes your look to the next level, therefore it should never be taken lightly. And though everyone may not be a makeup expert, the spooked-out holiday is one time of year that even the newest of beginners may be willing to try something a bit above their skill level.
So it's for that reason that we often rely on YouTube for not only inspiration but also for a bit of how-to. Ahead, check out five elaborate looks that are broken down step-by-step.
Split Nose Tutorial
If you're really trying to give people a fright this year and want to try your hand at some special effects makeup, then this one is for you. This split nose look, created using soft putty, is the perfect look for someone who wants to go all the way creepy this year.
While it may seem like Wonder Woman is simple to channel, it's not so simple if you want to do it the right way. In this tutorial, Bri Hall masters a fierce look that includes intense eyebrows, a strong contour, and of course a bold red lip.
Phantom of Makeup Mask
"For DAY 3 of Halloweek, I wanted to revisit my Power of Makeup video, inspired by Shawn Mendes’ album cover! I’m left with this optical-illusion makeup look that almost looks like a glam Phantom of the Opera … And I AM LOVING IT!!!" Nikkie Tutorials wrote this time last year of the Mendes-inspired look.
Dark Vampire Makeup
With a glossed-out smoky eye and a lip that looks as if she drank a goblet full of blood, this elevated vampire look is sure to both mesmerize and spook out everyone at that same time.
The Little Mermaid
It's only right that we include an Ariel tutorial given that the reboot has had arguably the most buzz of any film all year. This incredible artist completely transformed both her face and body using a slew of makeup.