It's no surprise that Halloween is every makeup obsessive's favorite holiday. From bone-chilling skulls and cute animals to unforgettable pop culture icons, the holiday's glam possibilities feel endless. But if you're like us — and left this year's look till the very last minute — there's no need to worry. As any beauty pro would confirm, makeup can be a costume in itself — no elaborate purchases or planning required.
So regardless of whether you're feeling sweet or spooky, we've got you covered. Click ahead to check out our 30 favorite Halloween makeup ideas that'll save you so much time and $$. The only drawback? It's going to be super hard to choose just one.
This galaxy look will be one of the most popular costumes this year, according to Pinterest
. But you can customize it all your own depending on the shadows and glitter you use.
Got some time to spare? The three looks here (a tropical bird, a black swan, and a cracked doll) aren't exactly easy, but they're worth the investment.
Next, tag along with Lucie Fink
for 5 Days Of Halloween Makeup. She'll recreate the Internet's most extra beauty ideas, including a unicorn, a half-skull, a comic book girl, a mermaid, and a classic cat.
Watch as we journey through 100 years of movie history, recreating all the creepiest horror icons from old-school Dracula to the terrifying Pennywise.
Looking for an even spookier vibe? Check out YouTuber Chloe Morello
's simple tutorial for a glossy skull.
Press play to catch YouTuber Kathryn Bedell
's adorably quirky comic book girl look.
When in doubt, glitter is always a costume.
We basically want to be Rihanna
every day, but here are 3 ways to transform into the icon for Halloween. Grab a wineglass, and you'll be ready to go.
Searching for even more Rihanna inspiration? Watch YouTube's Patrick Starr
turn this model into Rihanna (no seriously, she looks just
like her) using Fenty products.
Because we can't get enough of HBO's smash-hit series, Insecure, we turned ourselves into Issa Rae.
While Daenerys Targaryen's hair might seem dauntingly complicated on Game Of Thrones, her braids, twists, and buns are actually pretty simple to copy. We asked a Mother of Dragons super-fan to do them herself just to prove it. Hit play to follow along.
3 ways to become Kim K. — spoiler: This one's for the contouring queens.
Group costume? Make sure someone else in your squad catches this Kylie tutorial.
Halloween is a perfect time for an early Millennium throw-back — watch here to recreate three of Gwen Stefani's most unforgettable looks.
When in doubt, just turn yourself into a disco ball.
YouTube's Bri Hall
shares a super-scary alternative to It
's Pennywise with this evil jester costume.
And if you're looking to get the most
out of your all-makeup look, Hall
can also walk you through the head-to-toe step's of X-Men
YouTuber Emma Cervin
shows us how to recreate another spine-tinglingly creepy clown that isn't
the one everyone else will be wearing.
And if you're into the sweeter side of Halloween, Emma Cervin
is also breaking down this adorable deer look.
Click play to watch us experiment with wearable goth makeup perfect for every day or for just this one night.
Check out YouTuber Chrisspy
's hair-raising tutorial for becoming a werewolf.
Not all Halloween makeup has to be scary — and YouTuber Miss Purdy
's dreamy peacock makeup proves just that.
Check out our guide for three of fearless beauty icon Nicki Minaj
's all-time greatest moments.
If Battle Of The Sexes
was your favorite movie of 2017 so far, consider copying one of these gorgeous Emma Stone makeup looks.
And since celebrating Halloween is just an excuse to eat candy anyways, why not play with it as a makeup while we're at it?
How to copy Zendaya's gorgeous makeup looks — using (bonus!) only drugstore products.
shows us how to style three of the most over-the-top Snapchat filters using only makeup.
Miley Cyrus's signature beauty looks, made easy.
But in the end, is there any costume more classic than a vampire? Check out Youtuber Ellarie
's update on this elementary school go-to — that doesn't involve drippy fake blood or plastic teeth.