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3 Halloween Makeup Looks — And All the Products You’ll Need to Recreate Them

Get your makeup bag ready for the spooky season.
September 15, 2023

If you like to go all out with your makeup looks, Halloween is your time to shine. This holiday is the time to be creative with your makeup, and nothing is off limits, from faux blood to layers of glitter to masks and wigs. Truthfully, with all the choices at your fingertips, sometimes deciding on a look can be harder than actually completing it. 

If you need some makeup ideas, we’re here to spark your creativity with a cabaret theme of looks. All it takes is a little guidance, some imagination and a few products to transform your everyday visage into a totally new identity for the night. Check out three cabaret-inspired Halloween looks that are sure to gain compliments at your Halloween parties, plus all the makeup products you’ll need to complete them. 

What Makeup Is Best for Halloween?

Halloween is the time to reach for bold colors, full coverage formulas, face paint, black lipstick and sparkly, glittery finishes — AKA all the things you wouldn’t typically reach for in your everyday makeup routine. Just in time for the spooky season, L’Oréal Paris has actually launched a limited edition shade of its Infallible Matte Resistance Liquid Lipstick at CVS. Appropriately named Sour Treat, this inky black liquid lipstick is a must add to cart to elevate any Halloween makeup look you have in mind. 

3 Creative Halloween Makeup Looks to Try 

One theme we really like for this Halloween season is cabaret; it’s a night of theatrics, drinks and entertainment so the options for potential costumes include lots of drama, jewel-tones and old glamour. Cabaret makeup offers a great way to tell a story without sporting a costume that’s dripping fake blood or showcasing the more gory side of Halloween makeup. Check out these three cabaret-inspired looks. 

The Illusionist

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Are you the mysterious one in your friend group? If so, this illusionist Halloween makeup look is an extremely fitting costume. With blue eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in Turquoise, as the focal point, this makeup look is chic, over-the-top and highlights your best feature — your mysterious eyes. 


The Mime

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If black eyeliner wasn’t already the jack of all trades in your makeup bag, you can also use it to recreate this mime makeup look, which proves just how versatile it is. This iconic cabaret look can be yours in no time with just a simple gel eyeliner and a red lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Resistance Liquid Lipstick in French Kiss

The Showgirl 

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This show girl makeup look packs the flair, drama and panache. Paired with your favorite ensemble of sequins and feathers, you’re bound to be the star of the show. To recreate this look, white eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner in White, is a must. 

6 Makeup Products You’ll Need for Halloween Makeup 

Halloween is all about going over the top, so you may not have all the products you need in your everyday makeup bag. The nice thing about L’Oréal Paris makeup is that these products will help you perfect your Halloween makeup, and after the holiday, they can be used to elevate your everyday makeup, too. We have a feeling you’re going to love them for Halloween and onward, so here are all the products we recommend adding to cart. 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner

Whether it’s to draw shapes on your face or smoke out the lower lash line, this gel eyeliner is a must for everything from a smoky eye to Halloween makeup. The gel formula is buttery upon application and sets for a smudge-proof, long wearing finish. It comes in shades like blue, green, white, nude, black and more to help you carry out many different types of looks. 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner

If your makeup look includes a razor-sharp cat eye, this is the liquid eyeliner you want to have on hand for the job. Its pointed felt tip makes for precise and easy application. Plus, it has a waterproof, transfer-resistant finish which means it’s more than equipped to last through a night of trick or treating. 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Soft Matte Blush

A dramatic layer of blush brings any Halloween makeup look to the next level. This matte blush comes in four shades to suit a number of different looks and skin tones, from deep berry to bright pink. It boasts a long-wearing formula that resists transfer, water and sweat so your blush won’t fade away before the night is over.

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L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette

A collection of neutral eyeshadow will never not be useful. This peachy themed palette includes shades of peach, gold and brown to create a number of stunning looks from cut creases to dramatic smoky eyes. It’s great for finishing up all sorts of Halloween makeup looks, and we have a feeling it will keep a regular spot in your makeup bag once the holiday passes because it’s really that good. 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Resistance Liquid Lipstick

If you’re anything like us, the last thing you want to worry about on Halloween is reapplying your lipstick. This liquid lipstick can last through trick or treating, parties with friends and spooky haunted houses thanks to its 16-hour wear time and transfer proof formula. If you dread liquid lips because most tend to give that crackly feeling, know that this one is infused with hyaluronic acid to provide a comfortable, hydrating finish. 

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Instant Lift Washable Mascara

Halloween is not the time for a subtle lash, so you need a formula that can do it all: lift, lengthen and volumize. This viral mascara is our first choice because it instantly lifts and defines lashes without clumps or smudging. Choose a shade of classic black to complement your look, or go for a unique shade like purple or blue to give an unexpected touch. 

Next: 10 Beauty Tips to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

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