This Halloween, why not try something a little different and be inspired by witches? Witches have been a part of folklore and popular culture for centuries, and their looks can be used to create some truly stunning makeup looks. From classic gothic glam to modern and edgy, these nine witch-inspired makeup looks will give you plenty of ideas for your Halloween costume. From dark and smoky eyes to bold and witchy lips, you'll be sure to find something you love. So, get ready to explore the magic of witches and get creative with your look this Halloween.
Are you looking to re-vamp the classic witch costume for Halloween? Oh, have we got some makeup inspiration for you!
Get creative and go for an alternative twist on one of the staple Halloween costumes this year. Check out our top picks of modern-day witch makeup looks from Instagram beauty influencers and makeup artists below!
The first several pictures are from Eleanor Barnes, whose Instagram username is "snitchery." She took influence from the seven deadly sins and turned the concept into seven deadly witches. Here are a few that she's come up with so far!
This look is based on the sin, "lust". My favorite thing about this look is how El did her lipstick, a pop of color in the center of the lip, faded out to black in the corners of the lips. Customize this look by wearing a bright-colored wig, and match your eyeshadow to the center lip color.
This look is based on "gluttony," or habitual greed. This look can be done simply with a single eyeshadow shade and small round gems. Scatter the gems in a symmetrical pattern on each side of your face, and add them to the skin with false eyelash glue.
The "greed" look in this series is my favorite- while the black-covered fingers aren't the most practical thing, they add a lot to the costume and overall look, with pastel vibes giving an air of pagan easter festivals. Pair the dark black hues with a softer, pastel color within your eyeshadow, lip, or hair color for an unexpected combination.
The "envy" look is based on greens and blues. One of my favorite things about this look is the space buns and glitter near the eyebrows- it adds an extraterrestrial feel to the makeup look.
The next artist we love is Veronika Meier, whose Instagram username is "_geheimnisvoll." Her looks have a gothic aesthetic, interspersed with bright pops of color for a dramatic effect.
I love this combination of the gray wig with colorful eyeshadow. Keep this look pale by using super- light foundation and a washed-out color for your lips with cool undertones. Use contrasting colors, like purple and yellow, as your eyeshadow colors. If you want to add an extra pop, go for colored contacts!
You can probably tell by now that the hair is a big part of the costume! I love this deep-colored eyeshadow look- you can go a bit darker by wearing purple or black lipstick instead of a nude lip. Go for a gothic-infused look by rocking your piercings, or wear fake piercings!
I've been following Samantha Ravndahl for a few years now, and I have to say that both her creativity and her day-to-day makeup looks are absolutely amazing! Check out this "Oujia Witch" inspired makeup.
The best thing about Halloween is you can literally be whatever you want and just put a title to it. This is one of my favorite Halloween looks of all time, and I love that there isn't any particular character it's modeled after. Take aspects of the classic Ouija board to base your makeup look on, and play around with your favorite colors for a unique eyeshadow look. And hey, draw an extra eye on your forehead if you're into that, too.
The next MUA is Natascha Pedersen. She's a super cool artist out of Nuuk, Greenland, who posts a variety of colorful and costumey makeup looks.
This romantic warrior witch-inspired look is perfect for a last-minute idea (and would be a great look for the festival season too). All you need is some pink and red eyeshadow, false lashes, and gold glitter to pull this off. Be sure to blend out your eyeshadow for a slightly messy look and tousle/ tease your hair to give it a rugged look.
The next look is perfect for those of you going for an "Elsa, but creepier" type of costume.
This "frozen witch" style makeup is perfectly tied together with platinum hair and stick-on sparkles. While this stunning Halloween makeup is pretty intense, you don't need many products to achieve it. Pick up a thick white eyeliner pencil, deep-colored blue eyeshadow, false lashes, and some craft store sequins or glitter. You can add some detail to this makeup by applying glitter on top of your eyeshadow or your top lip. Directly above your contour, add white hash marks for a frost-bitten effect!
Which is your favorite witch-inspired makeup look? Let us know in the comments below!
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