Using makeup can be a really effective and cost-effective way of creating a scary Halloween costume. However many of the looks showcased by popular beauty and special fx makeup artists use lots of different makeup that can be quite expensive if you end up buying all of it.
I noticed there are some really cool makeup sets around this year that have all you need to create some spooky and effective looks at a very reasonable price. Here are some of the best:
The Grudge Makeup Kit
The Japanese do horror films really well and a costume based off one of the scary ghosts in a movie like The Grudge is sure to freak people out and impress your friends this Halloween. This is one of the easiest Halloween fancy dress ideas out there – you can simply wrap yourself in a white sheet! If you don’t have long black hair then you’ll need a wig, but what really makes this look is the makeup.
This kit contains:
- Stargazer white liquid foundation
- Black Compact eyeshadow
- Laval Kohl eyeliner
- Scary white contact lenses
Glow in the Dark Skeleton Makeup Kit
A skeleton is another really easy costume to create. You can either paint bones onto a tight fitting black t-shirt and leggings or just buy a Halloween onesie with a skeleton theme if you’re feeling lazy.
This kit includes glow in the dark facepaint which makes your look even scarier, particularly if you jump out at somebody in the dark!
The set includes:
- Glow in the dark cream
- Black crayon
- 3 facepaints in black, white and green
- Sponge applicator
- White foundation
- Snazaroo grey facepaint
- Black lipstick
Killer Clown Makeup Kit
This one terrifies me because I have a real phobia of clowns! Never mind killer clowns, normal old clowns are scary enough! Clown makeup is pretty easy to do so this is a good choice of kit if you don’t find yourself very skilled in the application. The look is really made by the scary teeth and fake blood.
- Facepaint in black, white and red
- Liquid latex
- Fake blood
- Clown nose
- Horror teeth fangs
- Applicator sponge
Broken Doll Makeup Kit
A broken or creepy doll has become a very popular fancy dress theme for Halloween, probably because it looks a lot prettier and sexier than most Halloween costumes so you can look scary without sacrificing your attractiveness. There’s a great costume to go with this look on our list of Halloween costumes for women.
This set includes:
- Face paint palette with 4 shades of pink and white
- 2 pairs of false eyelashes and adhesive
- 2 tattoos (to create a cracked effect on your face)
- Black eyeliner pencil.
Halloween Joker Makeup Kit
The Joker has always been a popular outfit for Halloween and since Heath Ledger tragically died in the middle of filming his role of The Joker in the Batman film The Dark Knight, it has become even more so.
This kit includes:
- White liquid foundation
- Black eyeshadow pen
- Red lipstick
- Green hair mascara
Zipper Face Halloween Makeup Kit
The zipper face effect has become a very popular Halloween makeup look which looks really impressive and scary when done right. It’s also versatile and easy to personalise as you can makeup your face however you want under the zipper – zombie, vampire and werewolf are all popular options.
This kit includes all you need to complete the look:
- Fang putty base and catalyst
- Spirit gum
- Spirit gum remover
- White and red facepaint
- 2 sponge applicators