Halloween makeup: tips and tutorials

Need inspiration for Halloween makeup that's gloriously ghoulish? You've come to the right place. No matter how dark your imagination, MorphCostumes has plenty of makeup ideas to help turn your face into a morbid masterpiece.

From high-quality face and body paint to prosthetics, tattoos and more, we have all the supplies you'll need to make your creepiest costume even more horrifying – if you dare. Click the link below for our full range of makeup products:

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The best Halloween makeup looks are truly terrifying, but take a bit of skill. Want tips on how to apply that face paint and fake blood like a pro? We've asked some of YouTube's top makeup and special effects artists to create easy-to-follow Halloween makeup tutorials to help you recreate their grisliest looks.

Scroll down to find out how to do realistically gory zombie makeup, or morph into a ghastly vampire, werewolf or skeleton for your next fancy dress party. But beware – these videos are not for the faint of heart…

Zombie makeup tutorial

This skeletal zombie look is the creation of Laura Wirth, the self-taught makeup and special effects artist behind Armageddon Painted, who specialises in colourful and eerily realistic combinations of prosthetics, face and body paints. Learn how you too can morph into this purple-hued monster, and check out her other work on Facebook and Instagram.

Fake wounds and scars

Want to make your zombie costume even gorier? Freak out your friends with these disturbingly realistic fake scars, wounds and stitches by self-taught special effects makeup artist Superfyve. Then have a look at her impressively gruesome prosthetics on Instagram and Facebook.

Selection of imagery and short videos: https://www.instagram.com/kellwx/

Demon skeleton makeup look with prosthetics

Another of Armageddon Painted's gruesome creations, this gaunt demon face in shades of black, white and grey is the perfect way to put a spooktacular twist on a standard skeleton costume.

Half skeleton makeup look

Looking for something more pretty than scary? Fashion and beauty blogger/YouTuber Polly-anne Burston has designed a dramatic half-face skeleton Halloween makeup look – for just the right dose of creepiness. You can browse her other work on her blog and Instagram.

Werewolf makeup tutorial

Feel like howling at the moon? This eerie werewolf makeup tutorial by makeup artist and YouTuber Alex Faction will help you unleash your inner beast this Halloween. Check out the technique in the video, then explore Alex's other creations on his website and Instagram.

Vampire Halloween makeup

Vampires are a Halloween classic. Alex Faction demonstrates several variations of a dark, sexy vampire makeup look in the video below, so you can go as subtle or as shocking as you please with your bloodthirsty ensemble.


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