You HAVE To Try These 7 Easy To Follow Halloween Makeup Looks

It's a ghouls night out.

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Halloween is around the corner and while it might not be a major thing in South Africa just yet- it’s gaining spooky popularity. Just look at you fav bar or our very own Secret Sweats, and you’ll see that everyone is having a Halloween party. But if the thought of dressing up or having to get a costume together ASAP freaks you out, look no further than the makeup aisle. With some help from Youtube tutorials and a lot of imagination, Halloween is sure to become your fav dress-up holiday.


One of the most iconic antiheroines in the comic book world is Catwoman. This feline femme fatale look is easy to put together: slim-fitting black pants paired with a black top is your base, then add the extras such as a pair of headband cat ears and some long fake nails.

Beauty YouTuber, Jayde Mouton, took out her makeup kit for Cat Woman’s black mask and feline perfect winged eyeliner with Avon’s Whip Into Shape Tattoo Liquid Liner and Corrector and True Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Red Supreme.

Candy Land

If you’re looking for a costume that will get people drooling, then take your search over to the world of desserts. Looking good enough to eat, makeup YouTuber, Nuzah Jacobs, transformed herself into a melting ice cream cone, complete this sugar cone horn and all. For this look, let your creativity run wild with Neapolitan-inspired colours and multi-coloured sprinkle details.

Don’t be afraid to transform your face with bright shades, such as Avon’s True Color Glimmerstick Eyeliner in Aqua Shores and Mark Liquid Lip in TKO.


What do you get when you cross resting b*tch face with Halloween? Well, resting witch face of cause! Witches are basically the mascots of Halloween, so get your broom and cauldron for a totally on-brand costume. The key to this look is to look equal parts ghoul and glam.

You’d want to get yourself a pallet that has mystical jewel colours like emerald green and amethyst, so this pallet from JT One at Woolworths is perfect.  Don’t forget the gothic black lipstick to finish off the look, try this one from Smashbox, it’s long-wear and water-resistant.


The Egyptian queen is always a crowd-pleaser when it comes to dress-up parties, plus it’s a pretty simple costume to put together. For maximum effect, pair your white dress and tie up sandals with gold jewellery (get extra star power with gold hair accessories).

No Cleopatra look is complete without gorgeous winged eyeliner and a pop of gold eyeshadow. Makeup artist, Canada Fata,  pulled this look off to perfection with the help of Avon Mark Eyeshadow Inks in Savage Bronze and Gold Gleam and Avon True Glimmerstick Diamonds Eyeliner.


Grab a few blue and purple lipsticks and a pair of fishnet stockings for a mermaid Halloween look. As done by YouTuber, Sanesh Naidoo, pin a section of fishnet stockings over your forehead then use some blue lipstick on a brush to colour the open sections of the stocking to get a scally, underwater look.

Finish this look off with shimmery eye shadow, glitter and blue lipstick. Sanesh completed this look with Avon Mark Lipstick in Blue Suede, Mark Magix Fx Stick Star Struck, and 18hr Artist Ink eyeshadow pots in Gold Cream & Radical Aqua.


If you want to get your Halloween look done quickly, then one of the easier spooky characters to transform yourself into is a skull. Heavy contouring for skull-like definition on your cheekbones along with smoky eyes and some skull detail on your nose is all you really need to get this look to pop.

Makeup YouTuber, Cantara, created her last-minute beyond the grave look using Avon’s Mark Big Skinny Waterproof Kohl LinerTrue Colour Flawless Mattifying Pressed Powder in Neutral Deep, and Mark Big and Extreme Mascara.


The Joker

It seems like The Joker has been a favourite costume idea for a few years now but after the release of Joker in 2019, he might just be everyone’s fav villain. Achieve this look with some green hair spray, face paint in white, blue and red and to add some glam, a liquid liner and eyelashes. The Essence waterproof liquid eyeliner is great for this look (and every day looks) as it will last all night long and the precision tip allows for the perfect wing. And for lashes, try the Catrice instavolume lashes for added drama!

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