All the Spooky, Scary and Stunning Halloween Beauty Inspiration the Runways Have to Offer
Anyone in search of Halloween beauty inspiration knows to check out Instagram. Or watch classic Halloween movies. But the runways are another great source of spooky inspo. After all, catwalks feature larger-than-life beauty looks that simply scream Halloween.
Halloween-appropriate runway looks are usually less gory and FX-heavy than the stuff on social media. Which is good if you’re at all squeamish. Halloween is still definitely different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go all out. Take a cue from recent runways and dress up as a historical figure. Or add a little shine to transform yourself into everything from a robot to a disco diva. Want to keep things simple? Apply some eye-catching eye makeup. From frosted lids to devilish horns, go ahead and have fun with it. It’s also great for Zoom gatherings since no one will see your full costume anyway.
Another bonus? Many runway beauty looks aren’t overly complicated. So you can recreate them fairly quickly. That way everyone can get to the (virtual) Halloween party on time. On the flip side, if you’re willing to invest some time you can go the extra mile a la Heidi Klum.
See the runway beauty looks that’ll help you win Halloween below.
There’s something otherworldly about sporting glitter on your ears, eyes and pretty much everywhere else.
Who needs a costume when you’ve got fierce eye makeup like this?
You can never go wrong with some strategically placed rhinestones and metallic studs.
Paint on some fluffy clouds around your eyes for a fresh-faced look.
This colorful eye makeup has mermaid written all over it.
A new and high fashion take on the bride of Frankenstein.
Instead of wings, try devil horns.
Transform yourself into a stunning robot with gold leaf and a golden turtleneck.
Between the red feathered hair, the muted green eye makeup and those two-tone lips, this look has Halloween written all over it.
Sparkling lips are all you need.
Gucci’s mascara tears are a definite 2020 mood.
Giving off serious goth bride vibes.
Marie Antoinette gets a much-needed makeover.
We’re calling this one ice princess.
Elevate your flapper look with silver-coated finger waves.
Highlight one eye with strips of shiny paper.
Why have we never thought to decorate our strands with paper clips before? It's a great Halloween hack, especially combined with those spiky lashes.
October 31 is one of the few days we can go all out with makeup so a face covered in glitter is perfectly acceptable.
This all-black makeup look is fierce AF with its feather-like eyebrows and lacquered lipstick.
There are countless animal makeup tutorials. This is a minimalist approach that allows you to brush up on your face painting skills. Pro tip: Use liquid liners for precise quills.
Halloween is a celebration that calls for confetti. This look takes glitter roots to the next level. Use sparkle in different colors and shapes for the most impact.
While we don't recommend bisecting your facial features with any sort of tight band, the same effect can be reached with extreme contouring. The brushed-up brows and glossy, blackened red lips are also must-tries.
Paint-drip hair is creative and low-effort. A high-contrast finish is most effective, especially if your eyeshadow coordinates with the wig or the drips.
This rave-meets-disco makeup was one of the most spellbinding beauty looks from the Spring 2020 shows. And it makes for an enchanting Halloween look. We encourage you to try the fiery orange hair color, too.
Halloween is prime time for windswept locks. Round out your angelic-doll-stuck-in-a-cyclone costume with a juicy orange lip stain.
Prefer to be more glam than ghoulish? Bedazzle your eyes with red rhinestones for a lit look. This makeup look will also jazz up any Euphoria costume.