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50 Pretty Halloween-Makeup Ideas – Minimal Costume Required

StyleCaster | Lauren Caruso and Augusta Falletta

You know what is super scary about Halloween? How much money some people are willing to drop on their costume. Don’t get us wrong, we’re so down to go all out on our Halloween style. However, blowing our savings just isn’t all that enticing. But when you dig into your makeup arsenal, it’s totally easy to let the creativity flow. Coming up with a beautiful look is simple – not to mention, practically free.

To help you find a pretty Halloween makeup idea you’ll love, we’ve pulled together 50 of our favorite inspirations below – no actual costume really needed. Take a look!

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Bird-Like Eyes

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Get Creative with Edging

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New Age Medusa

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Dynamic Galaxy Print

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Be Bold with Black

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Spooky Hollow Cheeks

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Sparkle Like an Ice Queen

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Freckles for Added Effect

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Blinding-White Contacts

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Blood That Looks Almost Too Real

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Virtually Painted Skin

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Colors for Inner Fall Fairy

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Scales That Sparkle

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Powerful Pinks and Oranges

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Mother Nature’s Shine

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Dazzling Golds

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Barely-There Bones

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Red Contacts for the True Demon in You

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Never Too Much Glitter

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A Rainbow Color Palette

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Feminine Wildlife

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Tear-Dripping Eyes

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Green with Envy

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White Eyeliner for Extra-Big Eyes

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Paint-Splattered Lips

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Channel Your Third Eye

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Commanding White

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Appliqué Is Not Only for Clothing

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Go for Sad Spooky

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Daring Blues

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Detailing with Pearls and Sequins

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Get the Whole Body Involved

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Mix Nature and Death

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Embrace the Halloween Colors

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Add a Little Retro

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Lifelike Insects

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Striking Lines

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Powerful Design

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Perfectly Placed Cracks

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Wild Colors

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Update the Black Cat

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Simple Lines and Definition

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Playful Pattern

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Master the Illusion

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Good Kind of Two-Faced

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Pink Is Always Pretty

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Simple and Seductive

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Bad-Girl Inspo

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Intense and Dangerous

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Decorative Candy

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