Popular Halloween Makeup How-to Videos

[ 3 ] September 30, 2010 |

Have you decided what you want to dress up as for Halloween? Last year, I was Cleopatra. And the year before that, I was a corpse bride. And not to brag or anything, but I won Best Female Costume at FS both years, hehe!  I can’t take all the credit though; YouTube really helped with its Halloween makeup tutorials created by some seriously talented people.

To help you win best costume this year, I’ve compiled a list of popular Halloween makeup ideas and tutorials that you can use to finish off your look. Although some artists use high-end makeup brands, you can just use similar colors from home. Follow instructions to get a professional look without the price tag! Hey, maybe you can charge your friends to do theirs once you become a pro.

Here are my picks for the best Halloween makeup tutorials on YouTube:

Seducive Vampire by Michelle Phan

With the hype of Twilight still fresh, I see this look being a popular one this year. To make this look a little more dramatic, consider picking up hazel contact lenses – ’cause you know how light Edward’s eyes are after he’s eaten a good meal.

Half Dead Zombie by MakeupByRenRen

I gotta say: this look is pretty freaky. And for me, it’s not the hole in the head that makes the look; it’s the dirty teeth – grooooss!

Skull Mask by eRaness

I’m totally impressed by this video. When I think skeleton, I think drawn-in teeth over the lips and hollow-looking eyes. But this is taken to a whole new place. Half her face is already done, so she’ll show you how she did it. I so wanna try this one.

Cleopatra by kandeejohnson

That gold head piece really brings the look together. I used gold beads that we hang on the Christmas tree to make my own. Following this tutorial is pretty easy. And don’t worry about having the precise colors; something similar will do.

1920s Flapper by MissChievous

My favorite part about this look is how big your eyes look. I wouldn’t wear makeup like this every day, so for me, Halloween’s an excuse to go all out. For a costume party, your best prop is a martini glass – how convenient!

Captain Jack Sparrow by kandeejohnson

Guys, time to practice your crude jokes. For this look, you’ll be using makeup that’s slightly darker than your skin tone to make it look like you’re dirty. Hey, that means you don’t have to be super precise with the blending – bonus.

Corpse Bride by MissChievous

This is my favorite look. This makeup is inspired by Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride – hence the heart-shaped lips – I love that look! It may seem a little complicated, but the tutorial’s pretty easy to follow.

So, now that you’ve got the tools for a spooktacular look at your fingertips, which of these looks would you try?

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