7 Last Minute Classic Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Halloween is here, and while creativity might win you the crown at the costume contest, the classics are always a hit. Here's a roundup of easy, last minute classic Halloween makeup tutorials you can do this week.

Well, first, let's talk about what defines "classic." Inspired by vintage horror films and ancient tales, these costumes have been used over and over again. They're the classic characters: a vampire, a ghost, Frankenstein, and a black cat. A version of at least one of these is bound to appear in any haunted tale. We love these tropes so much, we can't stay away every Halloween.

While the characters haven't changed, the makeup has certainly improved. Now, you likely have a ton of tools and makeup at your disposal to create any look you can possibly imagine, and you can make each look your own with just a few tweaks. Gel liner becomes adorable kitten whiskers, angry veins, or dripping blood. A smoky eye palette is all you need to create hallowed out, haunted cheek bones or a walking dead, zombie-like look. The possibilities are endless.

If you're ready to be classically scary this Halloween, these easy makeup tutorials can help you create a character, quick.

1. Zombie

Walking Dead fans, eat your hearts out. Or brains. Or whatever.

2. Vampire

Are you going as a sexy, Edward seducing vampire or a scary one? This tutorial is a little bit of both.

3. Black Cat

This black cat is a little vampy, but why not? Black cats are spooky critters seen to be omens of bad luck.

4. Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein is easy to pull off with drugstore makeup (and probably makeup you already have). Opt for the lightest foundation and use gel liner to create stitches.

5. Skeletons

Skeletons are usually harmless looking decorations, but this tutorial will turn you truly frightening.

6. Witch

If you're ready to scare every kid in the neighborhood, drop an apple in their jack-o-lanterns and watch them run screaming into the night. This witch is the nastiest of them all.

7. Pumpkin

Pumpkins might seem childish, but they're all sorts of scary, thanks to this tutorial.

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