Halloween can get pretty expensive, and although there are fanatics who wouldn't mind investing their savings into amazing costumes and makeup, not everyone wants to splurge on a look. Partygoers on a budget can always count on cheap Halloween makeup to make their costume a head turner, without shelling out the big bucks.
After all, makeup is a crucial part of your Halloween look. A blonde wig and a "daddy's little monster" tee may make you a member of the Suicide Squad, but you couldn't do a Harley Quinn costume justice without the perfect smeared red and blue makeup to complete the aesthetic. Sure, you could just rock the right clothes, but the perfect lippie and a smidgen of eyeshadow in a throwback shade could really pull a '90s television Halloween costume together. It doesn't matter if your character of choice is real or fictional: A little makeup adds the finishing touches to ensure your costume is as authentic as possible.
Whether your look requires face paints or real deal makeup, It is possible to get the supplies you need without spending a fortune. Keep these 11 low cost Halloween makeup suppliers in mind as you shop for your costume's beauty element this year.
Walgreens is one of the best places to find drugstore makeup that won't cost you an arm and a leg — think of it as a Halloween makeup option that you can also use all year. It seems like there's one on nearly every corner, so finding cheap makeup at the last minute won't be a problem, either.
Super Makeup Art Kit, $9, Walmart
By the time October rolls around, Walmart's Halloween section gets pretty loaded. The super center is known for offering low prices on the daily, so you can expect to find costume makeup at affordable prices, too. If it so happens that regular makeup is what you need for your costume, you're still in luck: Walmart's cosmetics aisles include more selections than the average drugstore at the same competitive prices.
3. Spirit Halloween
All hail the megastore for all things Halloween. Spirit Halloween is a one stop shop for all of your costuming needs. Their selection is so huge, you're guaranteed to get what you want without having a heart attack at the checkout. The retailer has loads of makeup and FX transfers under $15 that'll get you one step closer to snagging "Best Costume."
4. Hot Topic
Hot Topic offers cosplay and spooky, alternative accessories, and the store was practically made for Halloween. From fake blood to black lipstick, Hot Topic supplies a variety of makeup items, and for low prices.
Wet n Wild Icon Glitter Eyeshadow, $1, CVS
Yet another drugstore makeup retailer, CVS is home to affordable brands like Revlon, Wet 'n Wild, and Milani. The store also features pop up Halloween sections, and you should be able to find reasonably priced face paints and costume makeup essentials there.
Wolf Fx Water Activated Skull Makeup Kit, $3, Target
Feel free to go on a shopping extravaganza by loading your cart with face paint, flesh makeup, and accessories at Target. The chances of spending a small fortune are slim — provided you don't buy anything else, which is nearly impossible.
At Michaels, you can find costume paints year round, but by October, the store's selection is even more impressive. They've got full kits of Halloween face paint to choose from, so you can create basically any look you want.
8. Party City
Zipper Makeup Kit, $13, Party City
Plan your trip to Party City carefully, because it's easy to get caught up in the Halloween spirit. Party City's grand selection of costumes and accessories can get overwhelming, especially when there's so much you can bag for a bargain.
As long as you steer clear of the prestige makeup aisles, you can actually make a modest makeup purchase at Ulta. This beauty destination is stocked with dozens of drugstore brands that often have BOGO deals you may not find at other retailers.
Glittery Halloween Lip Gloss Set, $7, Claires
Shopping at Claire's may bring you back to your Limited Too wearing, boy band-obsessed days, but it will also save you money on your Halloween makeup. Don't expect the products to be as quality as your typical adult eyeshadows and lippies — but the fact that you won't blow your entire budget makes up for it.
Amazon is a great place to search for Halloween stuff you can't find elsewhere. Plus, you have the luxury of finding a makeup kit at a price point you can afford without ever leaving your sofa.
Bringing your costume to life with the perfect touches of makeup and face paint doesn't have to cost you your soul this year. With all of the affordable options available, you won't have to scrape up nickels and dimes to set your look on fire — or maybe even add fire to your look — this Halloween.
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