Pumpkin spice, candies and ghosts! Raise your hands if you, like us, have half your minds submerged in your makeup kits and the other half on Pinterest for Halloween makeup inspiration. This year, you can prepare yourself for many Cruella, Venom and Squid Game-inspired looks, but if pop-culture is not your scene, there are some stunning, out of this world looks on Instagram with fantasy figures, imaginative looks and inspiration dating back to the 1950s. All you need is some guidance from the coolest influencers who are already diving into their makeup kits and serving us all the inspiration we need to embrace the festive “spirit”. Scroll on and check out the most trending Halloween makeup trends and styles on Instagram this year.
Ale Rosell, Artist, Mexico
Travel (virtually) to a fantasy land with decorated skeletal patterns, stunning ways of creating textures and super cool face painting ideas with alerossellm. We’re crushing hard over her La Catrina (The Day of the Dead) and her Mystique looks.
Mrunal Panchal, MUA, India
Scroll through Indian artist Mrunal Panchal’s feed for fabulous Halloween ideas, whether you want to go all out, or just find inspiration to create your own look. We love her butterfly and skull art as well as her deadly eye look.
Aaron Stray, MUA, Australia
When in doubt, look towards Aaron. The maestro of faces, he has created a number of looks you can choose from, starting with heavy, skilful paint works to minimal art. We can’t get over how unreal his creature from Black Lagoon looks, and how detailed his thermal skull look is.
Shantanu Dhope, MUA, India
Why look far, when our very own Shantanu Dhope is giving us major Halloween goals with his ultimate face arts. His interesting inspiration and fusion of western and Indian mythology make it too hard for us not to try these looks. Our favourites? His Desi Halloween Skull and his own version of the Got Milk trend.
This team of two have some subtle and interesting ideas. You can instantly change your look from normal to ethereal with these easy-to-try looks. We’re definitely going to try their space hearts eye makeup and queen of hearts look.
This stunning makeup aficionado is making us swoon over her simple, easy and yet very quirky Halloween looks. From her cute ‘cats of Halloween’ look to a reimagined skull or another Egyptian goddess, her makeup ideas are doable and we’re getting inspired with every scroll.