When it comes to Halloween, there are two types of people. The first encompasses those who like to go all out, planning everything down to a T (ahem—Heidi Klum, we’re looking at you). The second includes those who wait until the eleventh hour to throw together a costume (or perhaps opt out of dressing up altogether). If you find yourself in the latter of the two, there’s no doubt you’ll want to have a handful of easy Halloween makeup ideas up your sleeve.
Let’s be honest: Finding the right look for the festive night of October 31 is always a challenge, even when you’re wearing the simplest of costumes. To make your life easier and take away the stress of searching for the perfect ensemble, we’ve gathered the coolest Halloween looks that only require your makeup. The best part is, they’re just as Instagram-worthy as a head-to-toe costume. Scroll down to see them all below and then re-create your fave look for the big night.
Does it get any simpler than a cat’s nose and whiskers? No matter what kind of cat you’re going as, this will always be a classic look.
If you want a quick and easy makeup look you can put together in literal minutes, channel the late singer with exaggerated eyeliner.
Re-create this iconic Harley Quinn look with red and blue eye shadow. If you want, use some black eyeliner for the extra details.
If you want to put together a simple costume, channel the sultry Jessica Rabbit with light purple eye shadow and fluttery lashes in addition to a red wig and dress.
If you want to spend Halloween as a strong and inspirational woman, go as Frida Kahlo and create her look with bold brows and a bright lip.
Wanna be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this Halloween? All you need is matte, opaque eyeliner and deep red lipstick. To take the look to the next level, style your hair into a low bun with a middle part.
One of the most iconic (and theatrical) performers to date was David Bowie, and if you want to create the ultimate Halloween look with your makeup, you can’t go wrong as Ziggy Stardust.
For those who can’t get enough of the fashion world (we get it, we can’t either), create the whimsical makeup look from Valentino’s Spring 2019 show, which featured unforgettable feathered lashes.
And if you want to feel like a golden goddess, you can’t go wrong with a shimmering metallic highlighter and gold glitter gel.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.