Okay, so, Halloween is going to be a little different this year: way smaller parties to go to, if you're going to any at all. Trick-or-treating with surgical masks in addition to spooky ones. Maybe even fewer decorations around the house.

But let's be real. The best part about Halloween is 100 percent putting on your costume... especially the makeup. And you don't need to be around a single other human to do that. If you're still looking for a costume (or two, or ten), get inspired by our round-up of the coolest, creepiest, and most culturally relevant looks of the year.

Vampire costume


  1. After you apply your face makeup—foundation, concealer, blush, and highlighter—create a red smokey eye and pack on the liquid eyeliner.

  2. Apply several coats of a buildable mascara, like FlexLash.

  3. Paint on a vampy, deep red lipstick, like Lip Velvet in Sangria. (Optional: add a few drips of blood with the same shade around your mouth.)

  4. Pop in fake fangs and rock a long, glamorous wig.

Cabin Fever Costume



  1. After slipping into your favorite flannel, use a brown shadow to create "dirt" smudges all over your face and neck. (Try the chocolate shade in our Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette.)

  2. Use dry shampoo and/or texturizing spray to make your hair look messy.

  3. Carry a roll of toilet paper and pop some hand sanitizer into your flannel's pocket.

Elle Fanning in The Great
Elle Fanning in "The Great"


  1. Apply a demi-matte foundation, like Liquid Skin Tint, all over your face. Skip the concealer and eye makeup.

  2. Dot a nude pink lipstick, like Lip Velvet in Darling, on the apples of your cheeks and blend. (The more dramatic the flush, the better!)

  3. Use the same shade on just the center of your lips and blend.

  4. Twist small sections of hair back into a bun.

Sarah Sanderson Halloween Costume


  1. After you've applied your face makeup, use black eyeshadow to create a smokey eye. Line top and bottom lids and pack on the mascara.

  2. Use your eyeliner to dot a "mole" on your chin, just beneath your bottom lip.

  3. Swipe on a deep red lip color, like Lip Velvet in Sangria.

Carole Baskin in "Tiger King"
Carole Baskin in "Tiger King"


  1. After applying your face makeup, it's time for eyes. Focus on the outer halves: Blend silver shadow into the outer creases, then paint on liquid eyeliner in a V-shape on the outer corners of your eyes. Finish with mascara.

  2. Put on a cool-toned pink lipstick, like Lip Crème in Sugared Plum.

  3. Top hair with a flower crown and add big, colorful earrings.


  1. Apply yellow or gold eyeshadow—like the gold shade in our Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette—to top lids and bottom waterlines.

  2. Swipe on a cat-eye and apply several layers of mascara.

  3. Use liquid liner to paint a thick, vertical line above one eye toward the center of your forehead, and another below the same eye.

  4. Apply an orange-red lip color, like Lip Velvet in Fiesta. Create the same vertical lines with the liquid lipstick on your mouth as you did on your eyes.

  5. Complete the look with a wig and horns.

Animal Crossing Halloween Costume
Animal Crossing Characters


  1. Use an orange-toned liquid lipstick, like Lip Velvet in Fever, to paint a triangle on your nose.

  2. Use black liquid liner to draw dramatic "lashes" on on your bottom lids.

  3. Carry a prop from the game, like a net, parasol, or fishing pole.

Catherine O'Hara in "Schitt's Creek"
Catherine O'Hara in "Schitt's Creek"


  1. After applying your face makeup—heavily—rim the eyes with a black pencil liner and smudge. Top with mascara.

  2. Coat your lips in a creamy red lipstick, like Lip Crème in Damsel.

  3. Add literally any wig you like (Moira loves them all!) and rock the craziest all-black outfit you can find.

Goth Witch Halloween Costume


  1. Apply foundation, concealer, blush, and an out-of-this-world amount of highlighter.

  2. Create a gold smokey eye by applying the gold shade in our Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette to top and bottom lids. Blend the chocolate shade into creases and bottom lashes.

  3. Put on FlexLash Mascara or false lashes.

Taylor Swift in "Folklore"
Taylor Swift in "Folklore"


  1. Mix a dollop of Liquid Skin Tint with a few drops of The Everything Oil for a chill, natural glow.

  2. Blend a dusty rose lip color, like Lip Velvet in Darling, on lips, cheeks, and eyelids.

  3. Use texturizing spray to scrunch hair into messy, outdoorsy waves.

  4. Top a plaid dress with a long trench coat in a different plaid pattern.