Easy Last Minute Halloween Makeup You’ll Love

halloween ghost makeup
Photo: Lauren Kelp
Easy last minute halloween makeup you can apply yourself.

With Halloween just days away, those of us without costumes are starting to stress a little over what to dress up as. Whether you don't want to spend your hard earned cash on a costume, or maybe got invited to a party last minute, here are 3 Halloween makeup tutorials that can be done in under an hour!

The Perfect Black Cat Makeup

black cat makeup

Cat makeup is a classic Halloween style which can easily be done in just a few minutes. Chances are you already have every product you need in your cosmetics bag!

Step 1) Prep your face as usual with foundation, bronzer/ blush, brows, etc. Take a white eyeliner and apply to the inner corners of your eyes and along your bottom lashes.


Step 2) Apply your cat eye skills and create a dramatic winged effect with black eye liner of choice.

winged eyeliner

Step 3) Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes. For a more dramatic effect, add in some false eyelashes.


Step 4) Draw on your nose and whisker spots with eyeliner. Make sure not to wipe your face while partying!


Step 5) Add a colored gloss, rough up your hair a bit and slip into your favorite black dress!



flapper makeup

Bold lips, dark eyes, and messy finger waves will have you looking like you just stepped out of a speak-easy this Halloween! Dressing as a 1920's Flapper is a fun way to pull out all those bold pigmented makeup products you've been dying to use!

Step 1) Prep your face as usual with moisturizer and foundation. When filling in your brows, go for a more rounded look rather than arched, and elongate the tail of your brow a bit longer than usual.


Step 2) Sweep a bright blush on the tops of your cheekbones up into the hair line. Avoid the apples of your cheeks!


Step 3) Taking a darker eyeshadow, apply all over your eyelid, focusing on the inner crease. Basically the opposite of how you apply your shadow now.

eye shadow

Step 4) Sweep your eyeshadow on your bottom lids, apply mascara, and false eyelashes.


Step 5) Curl your hair and brush out. Next, shape your hair into waves, one by one, using bobby pins or clips. Use a ton of hairspray, and let it set for about 15 minutes until dry. Remove the pins and loosely comb with your fingers.


Step 6) Apply lip color in a heart shape avoiding the corners of your mouth. Think Betty Boop! Add a sparkly headband, some pearls and a midi dress for a complete Flapper look!



ghost makeup

Keep the Halloween Spirit alive by doing your makeup as a spooky – yet sexy – ghost! All you'll need is some white and black face paint.

Step 1) Apply your eye and brow makeup from the flapper tutorial. Next, smooth white paint all over the rest of your face.

plain face

Step 2) Using the black paint, contour along your cheek bones and temples and blend in. Tease your hair into a funky, messy style away from your face.

dark eyes

Step 3) Spread the white paint back into your hair and top with baby powder for a dusted look. Pair with a white dress and white jewelry for a great haunting effect!

ghost hair

Planning on using any of these makeup tutorials? Tag @laurenkelp in your photos and use the hashtag #LKbeauty so we can check out your magnificent work!

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