25 Genius 2018 Halloween Makeup Ideas From YouTube That Anyone Can Do
It's officially October, which means it's *basically* Halloween, right?! Besides, it's never too early to start prepping for an awesome costume that'll blow all of your friends away (not literally, though). When it comes to creating an out-of-this-world look, nobody likes to spend hours of their time and effort on hair and makeup. Alas, we've been #blessed with plenty of genius Halloween makeup ideas from YouTube that are simple enough and easy to follow, but still give that "wow" factor we're all looking for to stand out.
Luckily, there's tutorials for any and all types of costumes, no matter your preference. Super villain? Check. '90s cartoon character? There's even Starbucks-themed costumes.
But even if you have no clue what you want to be for Halloween, look no further than YouTube (and here!) for some inspo. Besides if you're anything like me, you'll be anything: As long as it's Insta-worthy (a necessary requirement), easy to follow, and requires little to no time to do, because makeup can be hard.
It's hard to not look cliche on Oct. 31, and it's always a struggle to come up with something out of the box enough. However, YouTube tutorials from across the globe have made it easier (and more fun, too!). So, why not take the stress out of coming up with the perfect look, and just have fun with it!
1. Magical Mermaid
This look is insanely chic, extremely elegant, and totally mystifying. Give it a try. I promise, it's easier than you think.
2. Glittery Pumpkin
Show off your love of all things fall (and glitter) with this unique makeup look.
Clowns don't necessarily have to be scary (but who am I kidding, they really are).
The only thing better than a unicorn itself? You as a unicorn.
5. Galaxy Makeup
This look is ~out of this world~ (sorry, not sorry).
6. Poison Ivy
Because green is just oh, so, chic this time of year.
Being wrong never felt so right (get it?).
8. Neon Skull
The only thing more fierce than a regular skull is a bright blue one. #DoItForTheGram
Wishing I could wear this everyday. Just look at that contour!
The mummy look gets a glamorous makeover.
11. Pop Art Comic Book
Straight outta Roy Lichtenstein's illustrations.
Take a scarecrow, but make it *sexy*.
13. Sexy Leopard
Show off your wild side.
Not your basic cat costume. Meow.
In case you're feeling extra spooky this Halloween.
16. Morticia Addams
Channel your inner dark side.
"Dance, dance, dance 'til you're dead." - Michael Jackson, but also you on Halloween.
Bite the candy, not the people.
Remember when Elle Woods was a bunny? Now you can be one, too... so you're basically Elle Woods.
Never have I seen a bat look more chic, and I am living for it.
What about the lions and bears?
24. Decaying Porcelain Doll
Because why not?
Let's hope Halloween doesn't fall on a full moon this year.
Trick or treat, ladies!
Editor's Note: This piece has been updated from its original version