Spook in style: Rock with these Halloween make-up ideas

  • Arpita Kala, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014 20:21 IST

Can't decide on your costume to celebrate All Hallows' Day? Here's help at hand.

A day dedicated to remembering the dearly departed, Halloween celebrations are characterised by dressing up in your spookiest best. Be it broken or haunted dolls, evil fairies a la Angelina Jolie in Maleficent, grumpy felines or dressing up as a skeletal zombie with the love of your life. We got you covered to rock the party.

Stock up on the lightest foundation shade and the darkest eyeliners to ace your spooky look. From YouTube tutorials to our very own take on the scariest Halloween makeup, get inspired to dress up in your eeriest best.

Fairy with a twist
Take inspiration from Hollywood flick Maleficent to flaunt your take on the evil fairy played by actor Angelina Jolie. Just even out your complexion with concealer and foundation. Apply a coat of black liquid liner to outline your eyes. Then, smudge black eyeshadow on that outline. Top off with red lipstick. For the horns, we suggest YouTube channel Pins and Things for a quick DIY project!


Till death do us part
Spooky couple costumes are a fun way to go about it! We attempted Lady Gaga and Rick Genest's skeletal couple look: Start off by applying foundation/concealer to even out your face. Now sketch the eye socket, jaw and teeth using a kohl pencil. Achieve the shaded effect by smudging the lines with a sponge.


Porcelain doll
Haven't figured out your look yet? Well, just turn into a broken porcelain doll! Apply foundation evenly on one side of your face and do your usual makeup. Mark the cracks with liquid liner. Use baby powder to whiten the rest of the face and you are set!


Get grumpy scary
Play on everyone's fear of the sourpuss! Set the base on your face and apply dark brown eyeshadow in circular style, making it bigger and lighter as you go out. Dot whiskers with white eye pencil, put on kitty ears and you are set!


Channel the world's spookiest doll with pigtail braids and big eyes. We loved the makeup tutorial by Hannah Leigh on YouTube, so go ahead, get some handy pointers and get spooky!


A poster art for the dearly departed
Make your face a poster to pay tribute to your favourite celebrity this Halloween. Generously apply the lightest hued liquid foundation and set it with talcum powder. Using kohl pencil, outline and shade your entire face.


Get the shadow effect by smudging liquid liner with a sponge. We loved this poster art take on actor Marilyn Monroe.

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