Halloween makeup ideas you can do at home
The Addams Family’s deadpan daughter Wednesday is getting her own Netflix show, “Wednesday,” starring Jenna Ortega as the iconic goth teenager. With her famous braided pigtails, prim black costume and minimal makeup, the most difficult part of being Wednesday Addams for Halloween will be mastering her deadly stare. Wednesday isn’t the only popular Halloween look trending this year — here’s what you need to pull off her look and other Halloween favorites.
What you need for Halloween makeup looks
How do Wednesday Addams makeup
Wednesday’s look isn’t as dramatic as her equally iconic mother Morticia, but it’s high-impact and easy to create. Fill in your brows with black pomade or eyebrow pencil and use a mauve or gray eye shadow to accentuate your crease and under-eye area. Depending on how grim you want to go, you can wear either nude or black lipstick. Complete the look with a braided black costume wig.
Wednesday Addams makeup products
Available in 12 shades, including two black tones, this eyebrow pencil offers up to 12 hours of waterproof color and definition. It features a twist-up ultrafine-tipped pencil and an attached spoolie to distribute color evenly.
Long-lasting and budget-friendly, this black liquid lipstick goes on smoothly for thorough yet comfortable color coverage. It’s formulated with avocado oil to prevent drying and cracking.
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How to do vampire makeup
Create this spooky Halloween classic look by doing a smokey eye with shades of black and gray. Blend out a red eye shadow in your crease to add depth. Add a smear of red liquid lipstick “blood” near your mouth and two dots on your neck. Take this look up a level with red contacts and dramatic brows.
What you need for vampire makeup
This award-winning multipurpose cream can be blended out as part of a smoky eye or swept onto lips as classic true-red lipstick. It can even be used to create a sharp, dramatic red eyeliner wing. It’s long-wearing — up to 24 hours — and a little goes a long way.
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Your bloodthirsty makeup accents won’t budge thanks to the long-lasting staying power of this liquid lipstick. The arrowhead-shaped brush makes application easy and precise, and the vibrant shade of classic red will get plenty of use the rest of the year.
How to do black cat makeup
This look is classic for a reason: it’s easy to pull off, and you only need a couple of products. Fill in the underside of your nose with black liquid eyeliner, then use the same eyeliner to draw on whiskers or even tiger stripes. For extra realism, contour your nose and draw lines with softer black eyeliner to create the shape of a cat nose. Finish the look with a cat-eye wing and your favorite lipstick and you’re ready to prowl.
What you need for black cat makeup
Creamy and highly pigmented, this waterproof product can act as eyeliner, brow filler and eye shadow. For Halloween cat makeup, use this black shade to draw on a feline nose and whiskers.
This cult-favorite liquid eyeliner pen features a user-friendly felt tip for thin or bold lines. It comes in seven satin-finish shades. It’s waterproof, transfer-proof and smudge-proof. It’s also ophthalmologist-tested and safe for contact lens wearers.
How to do fairy makeup
If you’re feeling more magical than scary this Halloween, a fairy costume lets you play with the beautiful colors in your makeup drawer that may not get much use the rest of the year. Start with a sparkly cut crease and add a corresponding colorful lipstick. Add even more magical sparkle with a shimmery highlighter, feathery eyelashes, or face jewels.
What you need for fairy makeup
The bright rainbow hues in this palette offer vivid color payoff for a range of fairy-inspired looks. The palette includes 16 matte and metallic shades that easily blend into a rainbow of looks.
Transform your eyelashes from the everyday into the magical with this bright blue, waterproof mascara. Its large, fluffy brush helps lift and separate eyelashes with the buildable formula for dramatic, clump-free volume.
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How to do scarecrow makeup
With just one eyeliner pencil and your favorite fall eye shadow palette, it’s easy to create a Halloween scarecrow look. Use brown or orange eye shadow to create the illusion of fabric patches over your nose and one eye, then use a brown or black eye pencil to outline the patches with stitches. Draw smiling stitch lines on either side of your face and over your lips. Finish with your favorite fall lipstick.
What you need for scarecrow makeup
This creamy, matte brown pencil is easy to use to sketch on scarecrow stitches. The formula applies soft and smooth, but it won’t budge once it’s set. Moisturizing ingredients such as vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil make this eye pencil comfortable to wear.
Featuring a warm mix of 12 mattes and shimmers, this palette is perfect for all your Halloween and fall looks. Amazonian clay in the eye shadow formula makes each color smooth, creamy and long-wearing.
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