Best Beauty Tutorials for Halloween

If there's ever a time to turn to Youtube for a little beauty schooling, it's for those Halloween parties, that demand ghoulishly tricky next-level makeup application (a serious cut above our usual tinted moisturiser, lash and luminiser combo). It's all blood and guts come this 31st of October, from vixen vampires and zombie brides to sexy skeletons, it's time to work your most macabre makeup skills. 

beauticate loves...for love and lemons fall 2013. photo by zoey grossman.

beauticate loves...for love and lemons fall 2013. photo by zoey grossman.

We’ve collated our favourite frightening (but not nauseatingly scary) Halloween beauty tutorials so you can trick or cheat your way through the ghoulish, cobweb-laden parties. So fire up the cauldron and have your broomstick at the ready; double, double toil and trouble…


1. Chloe Morello’s Easy Seductive Vampire WITH BLOODY MOUTH

Thanks to the tween Twilight revolution, vampires have made an unexpected resurgence in the sexy department. Stick your fangs into Chloe’s surprisingly simple blood-sucking temptress, a sure-fire way to be both hot and hellish amongst the ghouls this Halloween; oozing blood obligatory. 

 
 

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2. Stephaniemaii's Plastic Surgery Barbie

This is a hilarious take on the plastic fantastic swell which is consuming the world currently. Channel, like, a Kardashian (or Jenner) and, like, amp up the tawdry and tasteless vibes with a glamorous yet surgically enhanced guise. In the er, wise words of Mean Girls' Miss Regina George, “Halloween is the one night of the year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it”.

 
 

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3. Madeyewlook’s ‘The Countess’ from American Horror Story

Referencing a scary, silver-screen siren is but a must on Halloween, and who better than Lady Gaga’s Countess Elizabeth in the upcoming season of American Horror Story. In true Gaga fashion, she is set to make a thrilling and twisted debut in the series, with hype burgeoning. Add a touch of avant-garde couture to this makeup and scare your way through Halloween like Pop’s First Lady.

 
 

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4. Miranda Hedman’s Maleficent 

Cast a spell upon an unwitting princess this Halloween, and channel Angelina Jolie’s evil Queen Fairy Maleficent. Bewitchingly beautiful, Maleficent’s maquillage is attainable and yet commanding. A spooky, stylised and sexy take on Disney’s original 'Mistress of All Evil' in Sleeping Beauty; remember "the evil queens are the princesses that were never saved".

 
 

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5. Michelle Phan’s Black Lady Sailor Moon

Anime crosses to the dark side, with Michelle Phan’s Black Sailor Moon. Tap into your childhood with a malevolent twist, donning dark crescent tattoos and purple-hued everything (even eye colour!). Sailor Moon’s Queen of Darkness is certain to impart a good (or bad) dose of wickedness when night falls this Halloween. 

 
 

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Story by Chrisanthi Kaliviotis. Layout by Amanda Chan.