makeup looks 3 Trendy Halloween Makeup Looks to Try This Spooky Season

Halloween makeup doesn’t always have to involve faux blood.

September 12, 2022
Trendy Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Halloween makeup looks
are a different breed of outside-the-box. When you think of them, your mind probably wanders to SFX makeup looks with faux blood or spooky, clown makeup that’s gruesome and a little unsettling. 

Well, we’re here to say that Halloween makeup doesn’t always have to be bloody to make a festive statement. Softer looks that wear like a fantastical version of your everyday makeup are what’s trending this spooky season and the results are picture-perfect. 

Read on as we share three trendy Halloween makeup looks you can try this year, along with a step-by-step guide and video instruction for each.

Moonstruck Makeup Look

Moonstruck makeup meets graphic liner with a wash of shimmer to create a twinkle in your eye that is sure to bring compliments on Halloween night. This look focuses on the eyes so feel free to complete your face makeup before or after you finish the look depending on your preference.

1. Create the Double Wing

Create a double wing with the L’Oréal Paris Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner in Blue or Green. This colored eyeliner has a felt tip for precise application and up to 30-hour wear so you can trick-or-treat in style without having to worry about your eyeliner smudging. Once you like the shape of your double wing, go over it again to perfect the lines and make it a little thicker.

2. Apply Shimmer to the Lid

Next, fill the open space on the lid with a shimmer shadow like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in String of Pearls. This shimmery, liquid shadow is crease-proof, flake-resistant and adds the perfect dose of light-catching shine to your lids.

3. Apply Eyeliner to the Lower Lash Line 

Using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Charcoal Shimmer, line your lower lash line and the waterline.

4. Define Your Lashes

Ultra long lashes are the perfect finishing touch for this charming makeup look and there is no better mascara for the job than the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara in Blackest Black. Use it to coat your top lashes for intense length and separation.

5. Finish with Gloss  

Once your eyes are complete, finish with a juicy, plumping lip gloss like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Gloss Plump in Mauve Glow. 

Enchanted Makeup Look

This fantasy-inspired look is straight from the pages of a fairy tale. If you’re looking for something delicate, alluring and charming to sport this Halloween, this is definitely it. The eye makeup in this look extends past the eye area so make sure to perfect your base before you get started.

1. Create Your Eyeshadow Base

Reach for the Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Amber Sparkle, use the applicator to apply it all over your lids and extend it past your eyes in an upwards angle towards your hairline. Pat the shimmer in with your fingers.

2. Create Your Wings

Using the Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner in Brown, create two wings on the bottom lash line. If they look long or aren’t perfect — don’t worry — you’re going to feather the ends and add more texture to create a graphic liner look. Then, create a wing on the upper lash line, extend it outwards and connect it to your eyebrow. Continue to feather the wing by creating small strokes with the eyeliner.

3. Define Your Lashes

You’re going to need a mascara that is voluminous and lengthening to best complement your feathered eyeliner look. We love the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black, because one coat is all it takes to instantly lift and define your lashes. Apply it to your upper lashes and leave the lower lash line bare so you can fully see the intricate lines in your under-eye wings.

4. Finish With Lipstick

To let your eyes be the star of the show, a light pink, nude lipstick is the perfect way to finish off the look. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Fairest Nude. The soft, creamy finish leaves the lips soft and smooth but doesn’t smudge or feather.

Carnivale Makeup Look

This masquerade-inspired look marries Halloween drama with festive charm. Its equal parts eye-catching, mysterious and captivating, plus, the red lipstick is a stunning, bold addition. Since this look extends past the eyes, you’ll definitely want to apply your foundation first. Something matte like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte or the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder are great options as they will help keep the liner in place.

1. Line the Upper and Lower Lash Line

Use the aforementioned Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Charcoal Shimmer to line the upper lash line, the lower lash line and the waterline. Use your fingers or a brush to lightly smudge the liner for a blended look that appears less harsh and almost smokey.

2. Create Your Swirls

Use the Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner in Black to map out your lines and create your swirls. Start between the brows and move outwards. Once you have your swirls and lines in place, use the tip of the liner to line each section with dots.

3. Define Your Lashes

Long, defined lashes are a gorgeous complement to this swirly, carnivale makeup look. To achieve that, use the Telescopic Original Mascara in Blackest Black to coat your upper and lower lashes. 

4. Finish with Lipstick

This bold look deserves a bold lip and there’s nothing better than vibrant, red lipstick. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Reds Of Worth Satin Lipstick With Saturated Color in Successful Red. One swipe of this rich, satin lipstick is all it takes to create the perfect red lip.

Editor’s tip: Finish with a smudge-proof setting spray like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray to lock your makeup in place all night long.

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Written by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo credit: L’Oréal Paris USA, Design by: Crystal Simone