Once again, Halloween is getting closer, and you have put off making a costume. And if you're really pressed for time, you can always delegate the laborious tasks to your makeup. Makeup does not need to be difficult. In fact, the Halloween makeup suggestions we've compiled here are simple enough that even newcomers could execute them.

1. What is the history of Halloween makeup?

history of halloween makeup

Even if Halloween makeup gets scarier every year, the genuine spirit of the eerie night can only be understood by looking into Halloween's ancient roots. Halloween's "makeup" was more of a survival camouflage for the ancient Celts.

history of halloween makeup

To avoid being harmed by the bad spirits who came to their realm that night, they makeup to resemble the wandering spirits exactly. The wall separating the worlds of the living and the dead was said to become porous during a Calan night, allowing the spirits of the dead to reenter this one. Some ghosts caused mayhem, terrorized people, and even threatened to harm the living.

history of halloween makeup

The Puritans held a number of very extreme beliefs, one of which was that women used cosmetics to seduce men into marrying them. They held make-up artists with the same contempt as witches. They also thought it was bad to carry mirrors because ladies would see the devil in them.

history of halloween makeup

The film and artistic industries presented Halloween decorations, costumes, and cosmetics with even another formidable opponent in the 20th century. Frankenstein, Wolfman, Dracula, and the Mummy are now well-known characters, and they continue to have an impact on current makeup and costume trends

2. Top 5 Halloween makeup 2022

2.1. Clown Halloween makeup

Sometimes it’s easier to pull together your Halloween makeup at the last minute. When in doubt, this easy Clown makeup is a very cute option that you can definitely recreate with makeup you already own.

Clown Halloween makeup

Step 1: Using a high-density face sponge, start by painting the entire face white. Use our brush pens or a lip/eye pencil to trace the drawing lines.

Clown Halloween makeup

Step 2: Use white and black paint to outline the necklines. Apply turquoise and vivid orange colors around the eyes with a little sponge, and if necessary, add shimmering makeup.

Clown Halloween makeup

Step 3: Apply black with a little brush to define the eyebrows and add the clown markings to the chin, lips, nose, and eyes. Apply gentle strokes on the lips using orange face paint and a sponge.

2.2. Avatar Halloween makeup

If you just want a basic, cute, somewhat-easy avatar makeup tutorial, definitely check this one out. 

Avatar Halloween makeup

Covering the whole face with royal blue, makes it easier and more smooth with water. 

Avatar Halloween makeup

Then use the pale blue to highlight the face, just like how to use concealer. Apply pale blue on your cheek, chin and middle forehead then blend it with water. Use glow spray to make everything blend nicely

Avatar Halloween makeup

Use a sponge to blend everything together

Avatar Halloween makeup

Then use white to brighter the center of the face. Using the dark shade to contour and light shade to lighter the nose. Apply transition powder.

Avatar Halloween makeup

Use the blue colour in palette to create lines on the forehead, cheek.

Avatar Halloween makeup

Then shade 2 sides of the nose with dark blue to make it as white as possible

Avatar Halloween makeup

Brush brows with dark blue shade

Avatar Halloween makeup

Highlighter centre face with glitter

Avatar Halloween makeup

Use white pencil and mascara to make eyes look bigger

Avatar Halloween makeup

Use white liner to apply white dots everywhere over the face

Avatar Halloween makeup

Finish the Avatar makeup with lipstick

2.3. Witch Halloween makeup

Witch has never been boring for Halloween, this witch is the perfect excuse to get super creative with your Halloween makeup.

Witch Halloween makeup

Apply black shadow over lid and draw eyes brow. Buffing out the edges 

    Witch Halloween makeup

    Blend the black a little with another lighter green shade.

      Witch Halloween makeup

      Clean up the blotchiness on 2 sides 

       

      Witch Halloween makeup

      Mixing the green with a little bit of white. Cover all over the face with green using a sponge

        Witch Halloween makeup

        Mix the shade of green with a little bit of black and make dark green contour. Blend out contour.

          Witch Halloween makeup

          Highlight it with more white colour. Set it with a clear translucent powder.

            Witch Halloween makeup

            Use back gel liner to have black lips 

              Witch Halloween makeup

              Finish this witch makeup with witch hat

              2.4. Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

              This half-face Halloween look is perfect if you're seeking for a more subtle take on skeleton makeup.

              Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

              Create lines under the eyes.

                Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                Filling in whole face with white cream makeup.

                  Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                  Outline the shape of the nose. Apply black cream makeup to underline the white edges and into the inside of the lips.

                    Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                    Carefully draw outward where the teeth will be.

                      Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                      Outline the cheekbone.

                        Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                        Outline Jawline and teeth.

                          Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                          Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                          Tiny brush to draw in teeth, start from the middle of the lips then outward to 2 sides and draw teeth one by one.

                            Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                            Adding depth to the lines by using dark shadow to areas between teeth.

                              Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                              Adding imperfections to the teeth by drawing little cracks.

                                Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                                Shade cheekbones and jawline with a flat brush.

                                  Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                                  Create little tiny cracks on chin and shade the bottom area.

                                    Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                                    Shading between the cracks and repaint them for a darker shade.

                                      Half-face Skeleton Halloween makeup

                                      Eye contacts with yellow lens 7 to finish this skeleton face.

                                        2.5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                        Want to get even ~wilder~ with your Halloween makeup? This “Nightmare before Christmas” look should do the trick. 

                                        The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                        Mix the blue and the white and cover the whole face and neck with the mix

                                          The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                          Use dark blue to shade centre of the face including nose, lids and lips

                                            The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                            Highlight the chin, forehead and nose

                                              The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                              Shadow the nose, cheek, lids and lips with dark blue

                                                The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                                Draw eyebrows 

                                                  The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                                  Blue smokey eyes 

                                                    The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                                    Draw eyeliner 

                                                    The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                                    Use a white eyeliner to draw lines

                                                    The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                                    Repaint these lines with black eyeliner

                                                      The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                                      Add white stiches with white liquid liner

                                                        The Nightmare Before Christmas

                                                        Add red lipstick to finish this Nightmare Before Christmas face

                                                        3. How to keep Halloween makeup long-lasting

                                                        The last thing you want on Halloween night, whether you're trick-or-treating or drinking potions, is for your makeup to disappear while you're out having fun! Prepare to have a bonkers time with your fellow ghosts without worrying about melting and smearing your makeup!

                                                        • Primer

                                                        Primer

                                                        Make sure you've primed all of those areas before applying your face paint, eyeshadow, or Halloween lipstick so your makeup has something to grip onto and won't slide around. Never forget to wait for your primer to dry completely before applying makeup!

                                                        • Waterproof lash glue

                                                        Waterproof lash glue

                                                        The nice thing about waterproof lash glue is that you can use it to attach additional items to your skin for Halloween, such as extra google eyes, glitter, or rhinestones.

                                                        • Setting powder

                                                        Setting powder

                                                        Setting powder is essential for preventing your Halloween makeup from rubbing off, just like it does with everyday makeup. In addition to offering you more endurance, it can also give you more coverage.

                                                        • Setting spray

                                                        Setting spray

                                                        This will assist establish a seal over your makeup, preventing it from sliding around, and melt the powders into your face paint. Choose a waterproof setting spray to ensure that your makeup lasts through sweating!

                                                        Above are top 5 ideas for this Halloween makeup that save your life if you are short on time. Hope these easy makeup ideas help you enjoy Halloween much better. Don't forget to check out Tatkuink for more Halloween skeleton makeup ideas!