The Most Amazing Halloween Makeup Looks — & The Products You Need To Copy Them

Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Whether you're into faux flesh wounds or partial to a look with lots of glitter, a lot of effort and makeup goes into creating a killer Halloween costume. In the past, you might've watched YouTube tutorials and tried your best to recreate what was on the screen, but somehow, your red eyeshadow acting as dried blood turned patchy before the party. And it was likely because you didn't use the right products.
But this year, you won't mess up your makeup, because we've rounded up five impressive looks from Instagram and included the exact products that were used to create them. From a gold-foil skeleton that only takes paper and paint, to a cool take on a Ouija board that'll require a little more artistry, there's inspiration for a range of skill sets ahead.
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Face painter Laura Kalmakoff did a dark take on millennial pink. If you're not rocking pastel hair color currently, why not grab a wig?
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Kalmakoff used this $6 metallic crinkle paper as foil around the eyes.

Paper Farms Rose Gold Foil and Glitter, $6, available at The Creative Market.
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As for the rest of the dark shading around the eyes, she went with heavy-duty face and body paint that'll stay put.

Graftobian F/X Aire Airbrush Face & Body Make-Up in Black, $25, available at Graftobian.
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YouTube makeup vlogger Jodi Camp calls this look "pumpkin gutz" — and we're obsessed. And scared.
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Camp uses Morphe makeup brushes for heavy makeup application like this.

Morphe 7-Piece Brush Set, $20, available at Morphe.
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Jaclyn Hill's eyeshadow palette with Morphe created huge beauty buzz — and with 35 highly-pigmented shades, it's easy to see why. Camp used the shadows to build her base for the glitter on her lids and the pumpkin face shading.

Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, $38, available at Morphe.
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Camp uses these Lady Moss falsies for a super-long lash effect.

Lady Moss KoKo Lashes "Queen B", $7.99, available at Lady Moss.
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Part powder, part gel, this pencil keeps brows on point all night without a primer.

Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra Fine Shape & Define, $24, available at Sephora.
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If you have this cult-favorite foundation already, your pumpkin guts base is all set.

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, $43, available at Make Up For Ever.
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This tiger is not for the faint of heart or the makeup newbie. It takes a lot of time and a lot of product, but the result is wild. And you won't believe it's built almost entirely with everyday makeup.
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For the black eye detailing, grab a brushstroke liner. This one glides like a dream.

MAC Cosmetics Brushstroke Liner in Black, $21, available at MAC Cosmetics.
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This long-wear concealer is a great option for faking fur. You can paint it on with a brush and the pigment will hold up as well as face paint.

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Layin Low, $22, available at MAC Cosmetics.
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For a white-out effect around the eyes, Sasha Macinsky used this highly pigmented MAC pot.

MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Gesso, $16, available at MAC Cosmetics.
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This shadow worked hard all over the face.

MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Soft Brown, $16, available at MAC Cosmetics.
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To make the browns blend and look more dimensional, Macinsky used two different bronzers. This one's pressed and matte for buildable color.

MAC Cosmetics Matte Bronzing Powder in Bronze, $27, available at MAC Cosmetics.
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This powder's a bit lighter, used for dusting across the forehead and around the hairline.

MAC Cosmetics Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden, $27, available at MAC Cosmetics.
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Camouflage cream was used as full-coverage face paint alternative.

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream in Dark Beige, $34, available at Make Up For Ever.
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To make the white really stand out, Macinsky relied on Kryolan grease makeup. It's a bit pricey for a pot, but the pigment is unparalleled.

Kryolan SupraColor Clown White, $26.50, available at Kryolan.
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To define the lines, this liquid liner is the perfect pick. It's cheap, with a dummy-proof brush.

NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner, $6.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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This pink-and-white bunny by Veronica Rose is so much better than Regina George's rendition, if we may say so.
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The bottom lip was done with the white square in this beloved ABH lip palette.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette, $48, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Rose isn't the first one to recommend this $5 lip color for Halloween. Hot pink glitter is definitely one way to make a statement.

Tattoo Junkee Lip Color in Miss Popular, $5, available at Tattoo Junkee.
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For the sassy shadow, Rose took to the BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil pressed powder palette.

BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Color Pressed Pigment Palette, $16.99, available at BH Cosmetics.
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Can't forget the brows. And if you're wearing this much makeup, you might as well go for waterproof formulas as insurance.

BH Cosmetics Waterproof Brow Pomade in Brunette, $8.99, available at BH Cosmetics.
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We know better than to mess around with a Ouija board, but this look has us thinking about testing the universe...
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The sleek line around the eye was created by this smooth (and, um, $2) liner.

E.l.f. Cosmetics Expert Liquid Liner in Black, $2, available at E.l.f Cosmetics.
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An eyeshadow palette that leaves no color behind and costs $25? Have we died and gone to heaven? Use it to get the pale blue galaxy shading, then use it for every other look you ever need to do.

Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate Palette, $24.95, available at Coastal Scents.
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For the lettering, a potted eyeliner does the trick. Just remember not to use a mirror when etching the YES/NO on your cheeks...

Wet N' Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection On Edge Cream Eyeliner, $15.50, available at Amazon.
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This lash look is next-level. To get it yourself, add some killer falsies.

Dodo Lashes 309 3D Styles, $12, available at Dodo Lashes.
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