I Did 5 Days Of The Internet's Most Extra Halloween Makeup — & Here Are The Results

Halloween is most makeup lovers' favorite holiday. Even for a relative beauty novice like me, the possibilities feel endless. From spooky skull-shaped products to pop culture-inspired looks so unsettlingly good we can't believe they're real, it's hard to choose just one persona for the big night. And, really, why shouldn't you get to go out as Arya Stark and Eleven all in the same year?
I got to live every Halloween superfan's dream for five days by experimenting with five of the most extravagantly gorgeous costume makeup looks I could find on YouTube. Following tutorials from the incredibly talented pros ahead, I transformed myself into a pop art character, a creepy skeleton, a unicorn, a classic black cat, and a mermaid. Trust me: Whether you're simply bored at home or planning an epic holiday bash, you won't be able to resist trying your hand at one or two (if a non-pro like me can pull it off, so can you). Honestly, that skeleton is still giving me chills.
Click ahead to catch all five of the sometimes adorable, sometimes terrifying beauty looks I copied and find out how to do them yourself for the 31st.
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Watch this video to see all five looks, then click ahead for a step-by-step tutorial on each, plus the key products I used in the transformations.
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Ben Nye Magicake Face Painting Palette, $28, available at Stage Makeup Online.
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Mehron Paradise Makeup AQ 30 Color Palette, $105, available at Mehron.
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Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner, $8.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Siren in Scarlet, $7.49, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Press play for all the details on this spooky skeleton look, courtesy of Roxxsaurus.
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Pinky Rose Cosmetics Earth Hue Eyeshadow Palette, $28.99, available at Pinky Rose Cosmetics.
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Handy Art Face Paint in Black and White, $14.99, available at JoAnn.
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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk," $4.49, available at Target.
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Watch this if you've ever wanted to know exactly how to become a unicorn, thanks to Charisma Star.
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NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in "Frostbite," $5.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in "Woodstock," $19, available at Nordstrom.
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Mehron Paradise Makeup Brilliant (Metallic) Eyeshadow Palette, $54.95, available at Mehron.
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Wet N Wild Color Icon Rainbow Highlighter, $5.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Eyelure London Definition 126 False Lashes, $5.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Violet Voss Cosmetics Golden Fairy Glitter, $9, available at Violet Voss Cosmetics.
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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in Koko K, $29.99, available at Kylie Cosmetics.
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Rimmel London Stay Matte Lip Colour in "Heartbeat," $5.29, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Watch this video to copy my classic cat look, courtesy of Melly Sanchez.
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Single in "Burnt Orange," $12, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Stick, $4.99, available at Walgreens.
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Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in "Bold Gold," $6.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Revlon Photo Ready Eye Art in "Burnished Bling," $9.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel, $16, available at Inglot.
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Press play for all the details on my mermaid makeup, which I learned from Monica Rose.
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Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow No. 114, $20, available at Inglot.
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MAC Cosmetics Pigment in "Pure White," $22, available at MAC Cosmetics.
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Netted Wig Cap, $1.42, available at Amazon.
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Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow No. 111, $20, available at Inglot.
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