Halloween Make Up

Hey, what’s up peeps?!

Halloween is coming up and people are preparing for the upcoming Halloween party or scary night at home. That’s why I wanted to share my Halloween makeup guide with you guys (or rather how-NOT-to-do-your-makeup-guide πŸ˜› ) for those of you that are still planning to go to a party. For those that would rather stay home and watch scary movies, I put together a list of the top 5 scariest movies to watch on Halloween πŸ™‚

Alright, so I always wanted to dress up as messed up as possible for Halloween. We all know that there’s always two kind of girls – the ones that like to be sexy or cute and the ones that like to be gross. Well, you can obviously see which category I belong to lol! I was supposed to look like some kind of possessed demon but instead I ended up looking like some kind of zombie with a decayed beard?! Uhm, what? –Β  I can explain, I promise πŸ˜›

A couple of days ago, I went to buy all the things I needed for my big Halloween party on Friday night – fake blood, contact lenses, liquid latex etc. I really wanted to go all-in this year. After I bought the things, I was really excited and already planned out everything in my head and agreed with my friend Mille to get ready together. I got to her place just to find out that I’m an idiot. πŸ˜€

Let me walk you through my makeup fails and you’ll understand more, so here we go.


STEP 1: Foundation

foundation make up halloween



The first thing you want to do is to add your foundation and set it with some powder afterwards. I could have used a lighter shade of foundation to look more pale but I didn’t really think that through πŸ˜›


STEP 2: The beard

using lash glue adding cotton wool

halloween make up cotton wool glue

– the moment I realized I fucked up


Pad liquid latex on your face and put cotton wool on top of the latex. Afterwards, you can paste some more latex on the cotton to make it look gross.


The plan was to use liquid latex for the face and cotton wool to make an authentic-looking wound around my mouth. Howeveeeer, the liquid latex I bought was NOT for the face but for repairing plastic figures for board games πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I almost pasted that toxic cream on my face?! Good thing, that I remembered to readΒ the package description on the back of the bottle where it said: “rinse immediately when it comes in contact with skin” .Β I got suspicious after reading that and was thinking of a way to explain that to myself? πŸ˜€ Mille knew right away that it was probably a bad idea to put that on my face but I kept on trying to convince myself and her that it was what other people were using as well πŸ˜› In the end, I got Mille to call the store I bought it from and ask if that what I bought could be used for the face and – surprise, surprise – it couldn’t! I was so annoyed, you guys, I thought I messed up my Halloween night. But luckily, we thought of a plan B! So, we went to a drug store last-minute to buy eye lash glue and use that to stick the cotton wool to my face. It’s obviously not the optimal solution, but I made it work somehow πŸ˜›

So learn from my mistakes and make sure you read the package description before you buy something you don’t know about πŸ™‚


STEP 3: More foundation

cotton wool foundation beard zombie halloween

Alright, I know this looks like some weird form of Santa Claus ok? But what was I supposed to do? I wasn’t ready to give up my Halloween night just yet πŸ˜›

After I finished adding the cotton to my face, I put some foundation on top of it to make it stick to my face.


STEP 5: Veins and bruises

adding veins halloween make up

adding veins halloween make up

Here I used eye shadow to add some bruises and veins on my face. There’s no right way to do this, just smudge some color on your face, it will do the job πŸ˜›


STEP 6: Fake blood

finished halloween make up disgusting zombie disease

no eyes blind lenses halloween make up


Next, I added fake blood all over my “beard” to make it look a little bit more realistic and a trace of bloody tears. Make sure you do this step above a sink or in the shower so you don’t mess up your furniture! Either way, this was the finished look for that evening.

Oopsy-#3: I also bought red contact lenses but – again – did not read the small print on the back of the package. I was supposed to put them into a salt water solution for 4 hours before the first use. Obviously, I did not do that, which meant that I couldn’t put them in my eyes. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

I managed to scare some people on the way to the party. People were staring at me and I could tell that they didn’t know whether I had some kind of disease or I was dressed up for Halloween. So, I guess I was a little successful after all πŸ˜€

If you guys enjoyed this post, let me know in the comment section πŸ™‚


Until next time!

Love, M.


Top 5 scary movies:

halloween scary horror movies


Split | The Crucifixion | Hush | Don’t breathe | Jigsaw


These 5 scary movies are a must-watch on Halloween! I linked the trailers above πŸ™‚




  • Ithfifi says:

    Your Halloween makeup looks epic, great job! I am so glad that you read the instructions and didn’t use the toxic product – you would have had your own Halloween horror! I hope you had a fantastic time at the Halloween party, so cool!

    • Melisa says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it πŸ˜€ Yeah exactly, it probably would have made a pretty good Halloween story but I’m glad I didn’t go through it πŸ˜›

  • Ankit says:

    perfect halloween make up i would say..looking so real

  • OMG this makeup looks so so scary! so spooky! and how perfect for halloween! but might be quite some work too. I wish I was talented enough to do something like that on me!

    • Melisa says:

      Thanks πŸ˜€ actually, it wasn’t as much work as expected. You can probably finish this look in 20 min if you don’t go through all the complications like me πŸ˜› And I’m sure you can make it work, just give it a try – there’s no real talent required for Halloween anyway πŸ˜€

  • This looks so fantastic and really amazing though I haven’t tried scary makeup since kids don’t like but would love to try it.

  • Preet says:

    This is totally amazing work, I like the breakdown of the steps and the pictures, they are so helpful to create one myself. Right time for the post, I was looking for ideas. Btw you are so pretty πŸ™‚

  • I don’t think I can ever do that myself without a helpful tutorial like this! Thanks for sharing how it’s done! It’s pretty scary, totally convincing and perfect for the season!

  • Helene says:

    Ha that’s amazing! I just saw another one the other day on clicknetwork ( I think so?) on youtube. She did pretty much the same thing as you did now just that it was an open arm wound. These things always look so realistic no? Awesome job, I feel inspired! =D

  • Shubhada Bhide says:

    Oh this is so cool and amazing Halloween makeup. looks so creepy and real, very creative and smart idea.

  • This looks so frighteningly good! And super simple. I love seeing your posts on putting together these looks for Halloween. I would love to replicate them for my cosplay adventures!

  • Meghna says:

    Even after all the oppsies, your Halloween makeup is amazing. Scary!!

  • Frank says:

    This makeup looks scary and awesome, this would be great to prank people with and they will freak out when they see it xp!

    • Melisa says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ That was also the plan but you know with all the oopsies, I wasn’t sure if I could handle any more of those πŸ˜›

  • Jagriti Roy says:

    Your Halloween make up is looking so real. And the use of extra eye shadow and fake blood to flavour up the spooky feeling in your look is much appreciable..

  • Spooky as hell! you have made a great impression for Halloween, will pass on to some of my frineds who are searching such scary makeup

  • Paige Flamm says:

    You totally nailed this!

  • Elizabeth O says:

    That was an easy and quick Halloween makeup tutorial. You look so creepy in your eyes. I love it.

  • Travel tips says:

    They look so great! I would have loved to see the last effect with light…

  • Tiffany Yong says:

    I tried once doing Halloween makeup, just pure makeup and I had so many oopsie moments that I removed them in frustration and gave up. I’m glad you’ve tried out and attempt this look. It’s still considered a partial success given that you’ve managed to scare people!

    • Melisa says:

      Thanks a lot for your kind comment, Tiffany! πŸ™‚ But yeah I guess, we can all learn from our oopsy moments and do better next year πŸ˜€

  • Jenn says:

    This is a great an easy idea for scary halloween make up! I will have to show my siblings who celebrate it.

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