Halloween is quickly approaching, which means tons of costume inspiration from celebrities obsessed with the holiday like Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian West and more. (Vanessa Hudgens recently told us she already knows what she plans on dressing up as at her N.Y.C. American Horror Story themed party this year, and it involves a lot of latex.)
But if makeup is more your thing than shopping around for the perfect costume, YouTube has you covered. Every year, thousands of beauty gurus post their over-the-top Halloween makeup creations that just keep getting better and better.
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Whether you plan on recreating the looks or not, these interpretations are too amazing to be missed. Below, the mesmerizing makeup tutorials we’ll be watching on repeat until Halloween night.
Follow these steps for an ultra-glam interpretation of your favorite villains from classic Disney films.
Follow Covergirl brand ambassador James Charles’ simple steps to recreate this neon blue glow-in-the-dark skull face that’s the perfect balance between beautiful and spooky.
This glamorous take on a gold-adorned Medusa is the perfect Halloween look for anyone who wants to find the balance between sexy and scary.
Grab your face paint! This one will take some time — but on the bright side, to complete the rest of your look, you only need a black or orange dress to be ready to go.
This tutorial doesn’t require much work for the eyes (just define the crease with some neutral shades and do a simple winged liner), but will take a bit of paint and precision to perfect the intricate robotic mouth.
Glam & Glowy Skull
If you’re looking for a more simple and straightforward approach to the classic skull face, try this look by beauty guru Chloe Morello, which features dewy skin and a black smoky eye.
A girl can never go wrong being a cat for Halloween — just toss on a pair of inexpensive cat ears and follow this simple tutorial.
Daenerys from Game of Thrones
Play off of the recent revival of Stephen King’s It with this girl-inspired version of the classic It clown Pennywise. And spoiler alert! According to the makeup artist in this video, this tutorial actually isn’t as hard to recreate as you might expect.
Pull out all your unicorn, glitter and holographic makeup to create a playful unicorn look that will have you jumping over the rainbow.
Do you crave a scary costume, but don’t want it to be super scary? Then this jeweled skull look is the perfect balance between the two.
Rock a look fit for a galaxy far, far away by mixing together and dabbing on a little face paint to transform yourself into a glamorous girl from outer space.
The Old Taylor Swift
What do you plan on dressing up as for Halloween? Tell us below!