TikTok’s #halloweenmakeup has received more than 1.9 billion views so far an will most probably climb at a frightening pace leading up to the celebration of Halloween on Saturday 31 October.
Halloween-inspired makeup is of course a must to add a touch of spooky to your costume.
Some TikTokers have pulled out all the stops and over-the-top makeup looks, while others have opted for a more simple routine that would not require too much time or effort.
From the classic skeleton to angelic Euphoria makeup looks, here are seven TikTok Halloween makeup trends to serve as some freaky inspiration next Saturday.
1. Clowning around
There are roughly 384 million different views and interpretations of clown makeup on TikTok, from scary Pennywise to cute jester makeup.
In this gruesome TikTok version of It, Pennywise slays the children with her sharp cheekbones.
A combination of face paint, red lipstick, black eyeliner, and temporary red hairspray will take this look to the next level.
2. ‘Euphoria’ makeup
If you are not interested in the scarier options, opt for this glamorous and angelic look inspired by characters from the teen drama television series Euphoria.
Whether you would like to channel Maddy or Jules costume makeup from the Euphoria Halloween episode, it is all about eyeshadow and glitter.
Become inspired and go “super meta” by stocking up and playing around with every eyeshadow and glitter colour under the sun before deciding on a final look.
This TikTok Halloween look shows us that there is nothing cooler than holographic eyeshadow and rhinestone decals.
3. Zombie makeup
Anyone can show up to a Halloween party with some fake blood, so why not up the level with some zombie makeup?
A makeup brush, cotton pieces, foundation, paint, and a dark eyeshadow pallet will have you looking super spooky – so much so that you will not need an elaborate costume.
This easy-to-follow TikTok zombie makeup tutorial might not look easy at first, but it is quite doable with some practise.
4. Mermaid makeup
Mermaid makeup has been popping off on TikTok for the past few months and is not going away anytime soon.
This mesmerizing Halloween look will have you adding shimmering scales, turquoise-hued eyeshadows, glittered highlighter, and gemstones for an ethereal glow.
There are various ways to interpret the look, whether you want to go super glam or more simplistic.
Even if this trend is not your normal go-to look in real life, Halloween is the perfect time of year to grab your mermaid crown and dive in.
5. ‘The Purge’ makeup
Put your favourite neon eye shadow palette to a “terrifyingly” new use by taking cues from a TikTok makeup tutorial inspired by American anthology horror series The Purge.
All you need for this illusion is a thin makeup brush, neon shadow or makeup crayon, foundation, and white eyeliner.
This creepy-cool look can be recreated by anyone!
6. Moonchild makeup
If you are looking for a perfect party look from a galaxy not so far away, then this one is for you.
The dark lipstick accompanied by the iridescent eyeshadow shades depicting the night sky may be a challenge, but serves as a mesmerising out-of-this-world look.
TikTok’s take on the “moonchild look” is one of the reasons we wish Halloween were a monthly thing.
7. Skeleton makeup
If you have spent hours researching Halloween makeup ideas on TikTok, you have probably come across one of the many skeleton makeup looks.
While there is a lot of intricacy involved in the detailing, TikTok has graced us with simplified black-and-white renditions of the look.
By applying an overexaggerated eyebrow and detailed mouth art on a white painted face, you too can look like the classic spooky skeleton for Halloween.