5 Halloween Makeup Tutorials That'll Make Your Costume an Afterthought

Put your best foot – err, face – forward this Halloween.
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Put your best foot – err, face – forward this Halloween.
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It’s October, and Halloween is right around the corner! If you’re like me, the dread sinks in when the questions start coming: “So, what are you going to be?”

Fear not, dear readers. I have a solution.

Nix the complicated costume in favor of mind-blowing Halloween makeup "costumes." Don’t worry – these tutorials are accessible for beauty gurus and newbies alike. 

Keep reading to catch tips, tricks, and all-out spooktacular transformations from these talented Youtubers.

#1: @CharismaStar – “Inside Out – Disgust Makeup”

Smile, sparkle, and shine your way into character as the dour-faced – but fabulous – Disgust.

#2: @JCharlesBeauty – “Easy Burn Special FX Halloween Makeup”

Play to both sides of your personality with this Harvey Dent / Two Face-inspired look.

#3: @Glam&Gore – “Harley Quinn Makeup Tutorial”

Love it or hate it, Suicide Squad featured the deliriously weird Harley Quinn, complete with cotton-candy pigtails and face tattoos. She's sure to be a popular costume this year.

#4: @Chrisspy – “Werewolf Makeup Halloween Tutorial”

Emerge as a savage, beautiful creature of the night, and pretend like you’re the coolest wolf from Twilight (or, you know, not).

#5: @KandeeJohnson – “Cartoon Makeup Half-Man Half-Woman”

Trick people into thinking you’ve just jumped from the pages of a digital world with this unique cartoon look. 

Readers, sound off: 

What are you going to be for Halloween? Which do you prefer more: the costume, or the makeup? What’s your favorite Halloween costume makeup of all time? Of the looks above?