31 Halloween Makeup Ideas to Try This Year


How I Began Painting My Face

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Our family has adopted the "31 Days of Halloween" tradition every October, where we do an autumn or spooky-themed project every day until the 31rst. 

Makeup art became a creative outlet during my battle against Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2013. It helped me redefine beauty beyond the browless, lashless, and bald face. I originally went to school for journalism, learned how to design magazine page layouts, and studied color theory. I did photography as a hobby and modeled briefly, walking in local runway shows for companies like Sears. 

I was at the height of my photography career after working extremely hard for 13 years to build a portfolio, run a model photography network, get published, and collaborate with companies to help amplify their marketing.    

When diagnosed with cancer, my life dramatically changed. There were numerous appointments a week, 6-hour infusions, tests, traveling, and the side effects from treatments. I was slowly losing myself amid this disease and didn't have a support system to help me get through it. Then I wandered into Sephora one day and felt that curiosity and passion for learning again.

Getting into makeup art helped ignite my creative side and embrace what this disease took from me. I began combining my photography, wardrobe styling, and color theory with beautiful artistry and self-portraits. Through that, I learned to love myself and become confident in sharing my journey against the horror I faced with the world. I wanted to inspire other women to share their scars and create a community to survive during a storm. 

I don't consider myself a professional makeup artist, just someone who enjoys creating and has done looks inspired by other artists across the internet. Would you please help credit them by commenting with their names and social media handles? Also, I'd love to see your art too! Don't be shy; share your links too. Here are 31 painted faces I've done throughout the years using Snazaroo water-activated face paint and biodegradable glitter

1. Pop-Art Comic Book Halloween Makeup


2. Half Beauty and Half Skull Halloween Makeup


3. Scary and Cute Scarecrow Halloween Makeup


4. Frozen Disney Princess Anna


5. Easy and Pretty Halloween Makeup
 

6. Miss Argentina from Beetlejuice Halloween Look


7. The Devil We Know Halloween Makeup


8. Beauty and the Beast Halloween Makeup


9. Simple Vampire Halloween Makeup


10. Half Floral Skull Face Halloween Makeup 


10. Alien Space Girl Halloween Makeup


11: Half Beauty and Half Mermaid Skull Face 


12: Fortune Teller Gypsy Makeup


13. Simple Halloween Barbie Makeup


14. Half Skull and Half Butterfly Halloween Makeup


15. Glitter Skull Halloween Makeup


16. Frankenstein Halloween Makeup


17. Eerie Pumpkin Witch Makeup


18. Tim Burton Inspired Halloween Makeup


19. Little Red Riding Hood Halloween Makeup


20. Pretty Mermaid Skeleton Halloween Makeup


21. Outlined Neon Skull Makeup


22. Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired Makeup


23. Pumpkin Punk Halloween Makeup


24. Rainbow Clown Halloween Makeup


25. Dark Skeleton Halloween Makeup


26. Colorful Galaxy Skull Halloween Makeup


27. Wooden Doll Halloween Makeup


28. Colorful Cartoon Zombie Halloween Makeup


29. Awareness Skull Halloween Makeup


30. Pretty Sunflower Inspired Makeup


Creative hobbyist inspired by the beauty community.

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