No matter how you look at it, Halloween is fun! We get to see our kids and their friends in those cute costumes, having a blast trick or treating around the neighborhood. Plus, we get to eat tones of candies out of our kids’ loot when they aren’t looking. But this fun doesn’t come without effort – someone needs to get those kids all dressed up and ready, and it’s not always easy to pull off the perfect Halloween makeup. But fret not! We are here to help you. We’ll be going through eleven easy Halloween makeups you could apply on your kid’s face this upcoming holiday with no problem.
1. Deer Makeup
Deers are kindly animals, and they are some of the most popular animals when Halloween rolls around. If you too have bought a deer costume for your little one, you’ll have to do a deer makeup. And here’s how.
First off, highlight the forehead and nose bridge with white face paint. Then her chin, and her cheekbones. Then blend it out. Afterward, take some brown eyeshadow and sculpt the nose with two brown lines. Then, take the bronzer and then start bronzing her face. Then set the white areas with baby powder. Then paint a nose. Next is white dots all over her face, and then black face paint at the top of her lip.
2. Skull Makeup
There’s nothing more representative of the spirit of Halloween than a skeleton costume. If you have young boys, there’s a chance you’ll have to apply skull makeup at some point. It’s better if you learn it now.
First, apply lots of white face paint over the face. Then, apply huge blots of black face paint over each eye so that they look like eye holes in the skull— which they are. Make a tiny black splotch of black face paint on the nose too. For the mouth, draw a thin black line across it from edge to edge, and make tiny stitch marks on the line. And you’re good to go.
3. Scarecrow Makeup
Scarecrows are all the rave these days, and it seems like they’ve never left. If your child picks out a scarecrow costume, you’re going to have to cover them with a scarecrow makeup. You can’t just have them out there in Rags and a funny hat. They must look the part.
Thankfully, scarecrow Makeup is pretty simple. All you need is orange and white face paint, some lipstick, and an eye pencil. First off, apply a blot of orange to each cheek in the face. Then draw a small triangle on the nose with black paint and color it in with orange. Paint the upper area (just below the eyebrows) of the eyes white, and draw black streaks beneath the eyes with the eye pencil. Afterward, apply a little lipstick and make stitches at each edge of the lips.
4. Kitten Face Makeup
This kind of painting is excellent for sweet little children who have sweet Halloween costumes— like that of an angel or a Disney character.
All you need to do for this look is to sketch a simple triangles on the forehead above the eyebrows. Next, you add nose and some finish up with soft colors. And don’t forget the whiskers. Never forget the whiskers!
5. The Pirate makeup
If you have young boys, you’d know that they often go through a pirate stage. And if that pirate stage happens to coincide with Halloween, you’re going to have to do pirate makeup.
Now, the important thing about pirate makeup is the thin lines of curved mustache right above your little one’s mouth. Once you’ve got that and the beard down, you’re set to go. Oh, and make sure you dirty up the face with brown and black eyeshadows— pirates aren’t known for being neat. (And neither are young boys!)
6. Bunny Rabbit make-up
The bunny rabbit costume has been popular for years now, and it remains a great hit with young girls. If your daughter is going with this costume, you’re going to need a nice bunny rabbit make-up to go with those large ears.
Like the kitten makeup, the Bunny Rabbit make-up uses soft colors like pink and white. All you need to do is draw your outlines, color them out and add whiskers, a pink nose, and if you like add a rabbit tooth to the lower lip to complete the look.
7. Zombies Makeup
Have you ever had a Halloween without some kid turning up at your doorsteps in zombie make-up? The answer is probably no. This year, it may be your turn to do that Zombie makeup.
Zombie make-ups are ridiculously easy to do. All you have to do is use gelatine to add a few wounds, bite marks, bloody gashes, and broken noses. Add dark circles with eyeshadow, and add fake blood to give things a more realistic look.
8. Vampire Makeup
There are going to be at least ten vampire kids. And your kids may just be one of them. That’s why it’s essential to have some fake pointy teeth and a black Cape with high collars on hand!
For this look, make sure you aren’t stingy with your charcoal eyeshadow. Make sure the eyeshadow is smudged under the eyes for that dramatic look. Use black eyeliners to line the lower and upper eyelids, and sprinkle fake blood on the lips. Also, darken the eyebrows with eye pencils to make it even more dramatic.
Don’t forget the fake fangs, either.
9. Clown Halloween Makeup
This is a classic Halloween look that you should be able to apply in your sleep. And it’s pretty easy too. All you’ll need are red foam nose, craft brushes, and red lip liner.
The most critical parts of clown make-up are the eyes and mouth.
To make a clown mouth, use a red lip liner outside the moth and then use it to fill the mouth. Extend the edges, and then outline them with black liquid eyeliner. For the eyes, paint it with white paint and then enclose it with black eyeshadow. And you’ll have your perfect clown. And oh, don’t forget the nose and multicolored clown wig.
10. Joker Makeup
Since Heath Ledger played the iconic role of Joker, it’s become a popular choice for kids all over the place. Now, the Joker make-up is almost like clown make-up, but not quite.
First, you need white paint for the whole face. Then you’ll need red lipstick. You’ll apply the lipstick generously over the lips, extending the lines in a shabby yet elegant manner. Ensure that the paint extends way past the mouth. After that, make a big red dot on the nose. You can use red paint if you have it, or you can make use of red lipstick.
And now for the eyes. Draw an upside-down triangle beneath both eyes and color it in with blue paint. Draw a regular triangle just above the eyebrows and color it in with blue to complete the look.
11. Cobweb Eyes Makeup
Cobwebs are one of the spookiest things, and someone you know may just need a web or two to complete their look.
To apply cobwebs, all you need to do is choose any part of the face (the edge of the eyes is usually a smart place to choose) and draw a series of lines reaching out in different directions. These lines must be roughly unequal. To create the spider effect, cross-hatch the lines with curvy short lines and make them uniform across. And that’s it.
Here are eleven Halloween makeup styles that you can quickly apply over the faces of your children, nieces and nephews, wards, and anyone who wants it. You could even improve on the instructions and make more creative choices. It’s entirely up to you.