With Halloween around the corner, ideas are buzzing in the air! Are you searching for unique make-up ideas to stand out in parties? Follow our detailed tips, complete with a product search-up to help you look the scariest you can be!

1. Go Gray-Scale

While everyone goes gory, you can keep it stark and dark with a gray-scale look. Get ready to haunt from the past by using the gray-scale idea!


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  • Face: Apply your everyday talc over your face and neck to whiten it considerably. Don’t smother it, let it rub in and look natural.
  • Eyes: Use white eye shadow and a thick line of black eyeliner for your eyes. Line the lower waterline with kohl. You can take a bolder step by purchasing grey contact lenses too!
  • Lips: Use dark grey eye shadow if you don’t have grey eyeliner. You can also use some clear gloss on top of it for some oldie shine.
  • Hair: Dye your hair black or go with a wig! Tie it up in a side bun and crimp your bangs.

Products to Use:

  • Thee.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eye shadow Palette is a great buy for your Halloween makeup.
  • Maybelline’s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner can help you create that thick line.
  • Maybelline’s Line Express Eyeliner in ebony black.


2. Stitched lips

Instead of cliched eye makeup, go unique with some outstanding lip ideas!

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  • Line your lips with pale pink lipstick.
  • Use kohl or a jet black liquid liner to draw vertical lines from your upper lip to the bottom one.
  • Make dots as well on both ends to make it look sewn in.
  • Using a Q-tip, line the dots with white eyeliner and a hint of pink blush-on.

Products to Use:

  • MAC’s Pretty Please lipstick
  • MAC’s Dame powder blush
  • Thee.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eye shadow Palette
  • Maybelline ‘s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner


3. Blood -tipped nails

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Follow these simple steps!

  • This is exactly like doing a French manicure with a pale pink base, except that you will have to paint the white tips red.
  • For a true Dracula effect, take some red nail polish in a dropper used for medicines, hold your finger vertically, pointing upwards, and drop some polish down the edges. It will create a real effect after drying.
  • On the nail tips, dab some black nail polish with a sponge to complete the look.

Products to Use:

Essie’s Allure shade nail polish for the pale base

Essie’s Tiny Wine-eye shade for the red blood effect

OPI Black Satin for the finish


4. Scary Forest Makeup

For the perfect midnight scare, use this halloween makeup idea!


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  • Face: Apply a thick foundation base, or go with talc to create a pale face. Do not use a shiny base at all.
  • Eyes: Line the outer edge of your lower waterline with black eyeliner. Use a thick cat-eye line for your eye-lid. Shade in black eye shadow on the outer portion of your eyelids. Use dark gray eye shadow slightly to line your eye sockets.  Use fake eyelashes for your eyelashes.
  • Design: Use a black eye pencil to draw the forest design.
  • Lips: Use dark burgundy tones to highlight your lips. Smudge the lipstick around the edges to finish the look.

Products to Use:

  • Maybelline’s Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation in Porcelain 110
  • Thee.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette
  • Maybelline ‘s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
  • Maybelline’s Line Express Eyeliner
  • MAC’s Heart Aflame and Lingering Kiss shades for the lips

5. The Medusa look

 Scare everyone out as soon as you step in! Accentuate your hair and eyes for the ultimate scare and here is how:


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  • Hair: Make about 8-10 braids and pin them up so that your hair is all pinned up. Don’t let bangs show at all.
  • Buy a number of plastic snakes and using bobby pins, pin them to your hair from their bellies. Let them dangle down your ears as well.
  • Eyes: Use bold purple eye shadow to highlight your eyes. Use purple eyeliner for your eyelids. Line below the waterline too for a complete effect. Be inventive and add a touch of metallic green on the eyelid’s centre.
  • Lips: Add purple here as well! It should be a dark matte violet for the villainous look

Products to Use:

  • L’Oreal
  • Color Riche eyeliner in purple
  • Maybelline’s Tuscan Lavender in Expert Wear Eye shadow Singles
  • MAC Golden Olive Pigment for the eyes
  • MAC’s Rebel lipstick


 Can you add any of your inventions to the above looks? Share how!