Makeup Ideas for Halloween That I’d Love to Try
How do you celebrate Halloween? Do you dress up in costumes and go to Halloween parties? Personally, I’ve only done that a few times. Most years, I do what most of the Philippine population does—on Oct 31st and on November 1st, with my family, cousins, aunts and uncles, I go to the cemetery to visit the graves of relatives who have passed away, to gather and have a sort of family reunion in honor of our departed one. I don’t mind the traffic, the heat outdoors, or the way the cemetery is crowded with people. I like that I’m with family and paying my respects to my grandmother. Who says we can’t do Halloween makeup while we’re there? I think it’d be a fun activity to put on makeup on yourself and others, you can scare some kids with it if you want to, or if you don’t want anyone else to see it, just take some pictures of your work, then wipe it right off. It’s a great opportunity to play with cosmetics. I wanted to share some makeup ideas for Halloween that I’d love to try.
- Barbie. Seemingly so generic, but have you actually tried following any makeup tutorials to make you look like Barbie? It seems like loads of fun. Plus I think it’d be interesting to see how I look like as an Asian Barbie, or if my face can really be made up to look similar to Barbie’s.
- Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas. This is such a cute, quirky movie, and Sally? She’s so cool. Perfect for Halloween!
- A Zombie. Because I love zombie movies! Can’t get enough of ‘em. For just one night, I’d sure enjoy trying to look as ugly and disgusting as I can, for a change.
- A Goth. Specifically, 90s goth. Deep inside there’s a little bit of goth in me leftover from my younger years. I never dared to put on black lipstick, though I absolutely would have loved to. Here’s my chance. I can add on rough black eyeshadow and thick liner too.
- Black Swan. I’ll be a Natalie Portman fan forever. I love Star Wars and I like her a whole lot—I even watch her rom coms! I thought her makeup in Black Swan was interesting and cool, although I didn’t like the movie itself. This would be my tribute to Natalie Portman.
- Drag Queen. What other Halloween costume would let you play with cosmetics, glitter, and over-dramatic false lashes more than this? Would be so great to be able to do this look properly.
- Cleopatra. How could I not include Cleopatra in this list? She’s the epitome of femme fatale. Her eye makeup is gorgeous.
- Broken Doll. One of my favorite Halloween looks that I’ve seen from beauty bloggers this year. By Makeup your Jangsara (photo from her site). Creepy and cute at the same time. This is great and I think would be fun to recreate.
For achieving these looks, there’s always youtube for tutorials. This is my list so far. What makeup and costumes would you like to wear for Halloween?