Gone are the days of simply drawing on a pair of whiskers and saying you’re a cat for Halloween.

Since the rise of beauty bloggers and makeup artists sharing their looks to social media, people have been inspired to up their costume game.

TikTok is the perfect place to start to get ideas for the spooky holiday, with creations ranging from unique twists of the classic pumpkin face to takes on horrifying film characters.


And seeing as last year’s lockdown restrictions put a stop to the festivities, there’s never been a better time to go all out with your Halloween makeup.

So whether you're going to an event in town, attending a Halloween house party or are trick-or-treating, here are some of the top Halloween makeup tutorials on the video platform right now to give you some ideas for next weekend:

1. Jack Skellington

Self-taught makeup artist - 'foreverbeemakeup' - has done a step-by-step tutorial on how to create the look of Jack Skellington, the main protagonist of the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas.

She told followers the look took her two hours to complete.

One TikTok user commented: "This is incredible. Phenomenal job."

2. Cheshire Cat

Instead of a classic black cat for Halloween, you could mix it up by dressing up as the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

Tmdmakeup's tutorial has gone viral on TikTok, which shows her lip-syncing to a scene from the film.

"This is one of the best Cheshire Cat makeups I've seen on here," said one user.

3. Bat skull

Another self-taught makeup artist 'mcdrew' has wowed TikTok users with this creation.

She uses special contact lenses and extra long white false eyelashes to enhance the look.

One user commented: "Wow so talented".

4. Chucky

Makeup artist 'vivid_lids' has done a take on Chucky but made it glamorous, which is true to her bio that says: "Turning your horror characters glam".

She flattened staples and decorated them with red gemstones for added texture.

A fan commented: "Finally some inspiration!! I was getting costume block lol".

5. Ghostface

Makeup artist 'lenkalul' uploaded this video tutorial over a snippet from horror film Scream, which just added to the suspense of waiting to see the final outcome.

This is a great look for those only wanting to paint a small segment of their face to create contrast.

The clip, which shows a step-by-step guide, has been liked over 1.7 million times.

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