Trying to figure out a costume? In a rush or at a loss? Don't stress! Here are some halloween makeup ideas you can use right away. These tutorials offer versatile, quick and (mostly) painless looks adaptable to a wide range of costumes.
I've taken the liberty of cataloguing the makeup ingredients for each tutorial, so you know if you already have what's listed. You probably don't need the exact same product, but a close match will help you get the desired look.
10. Dead Doll
The inimitable MissChievous gives us a guide to realistic––rather too realistic––corpse paint.
Possible Costumes: Dead anything––dead housewife (use red lipstick instead of plum), dead doll, dead cheerleader, dead goth girl (use––what else?––black lipstick), insurance claims adjuster.
Pixiwoo brings it home with this Edie Sedgwick-inspired tutorial. Beware––this type of look takes patience and practice! It is not for beginners, or the faint of heart!
Possible Costumes: Edie (of course), 60s go-go dancer, Socialite
Foundation - Chanel Mat Lumiere Foundation with Jemma Kidd Pro Foundation brush
Eyeshadow - MAC Vanilla (base)
Eyeshadow - MAC Typographic (socket)
Eyeliner - BB long-wear gel eyeliner in Black ink
Powder - MAC light blot powder
Jemma Kidd i-perfector to blank out lips.
Blush - MAC Cubic blush
2. Jayne Mansfield/Marilyn Monroe
Wow. If you don't believe in the transformative power of makeup, this tutorial will make you a believer. Pixi2woo transforms herself into a stunning, head-turning pin-up girl straight out of a 1950s movie. She also highlights the differences between Jayne's and Marilyn's makeup senses throughout the tutorial.
Although I love this tutorial, I sometimes find her accent difficult to understand, and she doesn't list all of the products she uses. This list is therefore incomplete.
Jeff Porkins from the Zombie reporting center gives us a "freshly dead, not so decayed" zombie look that's easy and fun to do. Add in some appropriately chipper string music and Mr. Porkins's deadpan delivery, and this tutorial will put you in a good mood about looking dead.
Possible Costumes: Zombie anything, Office Space employee