10 Pretty Halloween Makeup Ideas

Halloween makeup is easily one of the most creative, innovative ways to play with cosmetics. Whether it's zombie makeup or vampire fangs, the options are endless thanks to the multitude of talented makeup artists on YouTube. Sometimes though, you want to be more glam than gore so these pretty Halloween makeup ideas are going to be perfect for the person who isn't wanting to break out the liquid latex during the holiday. No matter what your makeup style, the talented makeup artists over on YouTube have something for you that you're sure to wow the crowd in.

While makeup may be an everyday occurrence for some — ahem, me — it's not until Halloween that cosmetics become something that everyone is interested in. Whether people are searching for a specific way to achieve the perfect Walking Dead zombie look or going for the sexy vampire costume, makeup is integral to achieving the prize wedding costume at your Halloween party. Plus, there's a huge variety when it comes to the looks you can try out. Obviously, there are some really intense looks out there for the cosmetics pro, but there are equally as many easy, totally attainable options for the novice. While Halloween may conjure ideas of gore-ridden monsters and terrifying ghosts, there are tons of pretty Halloween makeup looks for when you're trying to be more glam than scary.

So what are the makeup options to consider for a pretty look during your All Hallow's Eve celebrations?

Barbie Doll

Kandee Johnson's tutorial went totally viral when it first appeared on YouTube, and it totally deserves the attention.

Gorgeous Vampire

This Vampire Diaries-inspired look from YouTube guru Carli Bybel is stunning.

Sexy Cat

Come on, you knew a sexy cat was going to be on this list, right?

Pop Art Character

This gorgeous makeup tutorial is exaggerated, making it perfect for the makeup loving girl.

Sailor + Pin-Up Girl

What's better for a glamorous Halloween makeup than a sailor costume complete with red-lipped pin-up makeup?


How pretty and whimsical is this perfect look? Plus you can contour until your heart is content.

Snow White

All Disney princesses are excellent choices for pretty Halloween makeup, but I love the wearability of this look.


I love the pinched lip of this look. It's perfect for the era, and a flapper costume allows you to pair a bold lip with a bold eye, which is typically a no-go.

'90s Grunge

The '90s makeup trend of yesterday are totally back in, so why not up the ante with this gorgeous, sexy grunge look from the uber-talented — and my personal favorite makeup artist — Jaclyn Hill.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

This stunning look from Lancome creative director Lisa Eldridge is a beautiful makeup look for Halloween but learning the tips means you can also work this stunning Audrey Hepburn inspired look for New Years Eve parties.

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