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9 Halloween Makeup Ideas That Are Frightfully Fashionable


There’s no shortage of spooky-good Halloween makeup ideas for women — but with so many cool Halloween makeup looks out there, how do you choose? Adding makeup to your Halloween costume can make the holiday a lot more exciting, and there’s no need to be intimidated. If you’re just dying (haha) to put your best face forward on this spooky holiday, keep scrolling to check out some of our favorite Halloween makeup ideas for inspiration.

The Best Halloween Makeup Ideas for Women

From cute Halloween makeup to flat-out terrifying makeovers, the best Halloween makeup ideas for women are eye-catching by nature. After all, this is the one night of the year when you can pretend to be someone you’re not. So, why not go a little wild and don a lipstick color you’d normally never wear? Or perhaps even undergo a complete transformation into your favorite cartoon character? If you’re feeling bold enough, some creative makeup ideas can take your look to the next level.

Even if your makeup is just one aspect of your entire getup, it’s worth your time to make sure your cosmetics fit the theme. After all, a Twiggy Halloween costume wouldn’t be complete without the model’s signature eye makeup. And what would a Marilyn Monroe costume possibly be without the icon’s famous mole and red lipstick? 

Remember: If you’re having a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween when you go trick-or-treating with the kiddos, keep in mind that your costume doesn’t have to be scary. There are plenty of pretty, not spooky, Halloween makeup ideas for women out there. And if you feel like simply glamming it up, go ahead and do just that. But if you want to give your neighbors a fashionable fright, well, fear not: There are plenty of cute-but-scary Halloween makeup options out there as well. Let this list be a guide to inspire you, even if you end up picking a Halloween costume at the last minute. (Hey, we’ve all been there!)

Keep scrolling to see some of the best Halloween makeup ideas for women. Then click on the buttons below your favorite images to share them instantly with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!

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