10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes


Halloween is coming up, and you still don’t have any idea what you want to do for a costume! Next thing you know, your scrambling last minute to pull something together out of old bedsheets and costume paint sets. If you’re the type of person that tends to leave these jobs until the last minute, or you’re just not very good at the whole Halloween makeup get-up, why not try out some of these super easy and Halloween makeup tutorials. For most of these tutorials what you’ll need is just a little costume paint and your usual makeup set. Oh, and they can all be completed at lightning speed! Do yourself a favor for Halloween 2019 and give them a try!

1. Pennywise

The long-anticipated IT Chapter Two lands in cinemas on the 6th September this year, and I’m already wetting myself just watching the trailer. And what better way to celebrate the return of Pennywise than smacking on your best clown mug? This tutorial is less creepy than Skarsgård’s rendition, that’s for sure and opts for a more sweet/sinister look. Apart from recommended white face paint, you won’t need any other costume makeup beside your own pallet. Just make sure you have lots of red. Lots of red.

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

2. Wednesday Addams

The Addams Family has touched the hearts of all lovers of Halloween since they stepped onto the creep-scene. Whether it’s 1990s movie, the TV series way back from 1964, or even the new Addams family movie coming out this Halloween. That’s right. 2019 is the year The Addams Family goes Claymation! This Halloween makeup tutorial for Wednesday Addams is the perfect way to welcome this new generation of Addams family madness. So, put on the most depressed and morbid expression you can muster and tie your hair in pigtails. It’s time to get spooky!

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

3. Cheshire Cat

Let’s take a little step away from your run-of-the-mill black cat look and add a little crazier to the color palette. And when I say crazy, I’m taking Wonderland level crazy. The Cheshire Cat is a great way to put a spin on the usual witch’s cat costume and use more fun shades of purple and pink. And don’t forget to wear that Cheshire Cat grin. There are various Cheshire Cat Halloween makeup tutorials that litter YouTube that scale from beginner to ultra-expert level. For this list, I picked Clemakeupart’s look for its simplicity and speed. Lenses are optional, but highly recommended for how cool they look!

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

4. Glam Vampire

A Halloween makeup tutorial list wouldn’t be complete without at least one vampire look. Try this one out if you want to look like the bell of the undead-ball, pointy teeth, blood and all. For this look, I’ve chosen the quick and easy glam-vampire look done by Abby Roberts. It holds true to the original vampire aesthetics of pale skin, dark eye makeup, and scarlet red lips. You could try matching this look with a little black dress for a fantastic new-wave, modern vampire apparel that’ll be the envy of all your ghoulish friends.

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

5. Scarecrow

Scarecrows have gone in and out of Halloween fashion over the decades but have always been considered a creepy staple. The rise and fall in scarecrow popularity is probably owing to the lack of recent popular horror films featuring scarecrows as villains. I think it’s time for a well overdue revival of scarecrow culture. To start it off, how about being a scarecrow for Halloween!

This Halloween makeup tutorial, however, falls more under the ‘cute’ category of costuming than ‘creepy’. But Shaaanxo’s tutorial is a great quickie’s that’s also extremely easy, and won’t disappoint. You won’t be needing any extra paints or latex equipment. Just you and your makeup. Pair this look with an old pair of dungarees, gingham shirt and a straw hat for the perfect cute scarecrow look this Halloween.

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

6. Sadako (From The Ring)

Japanese horror is all the rage this year since Sadako, a follow-up film of the original Ringu (The Ring) film dropped in May 2019 in Japan. Nothing excites me more than the prospects of getting more Japanese horror action with Sadako. And this look, based on the monster from the movie The Grudge, another American horror based on a Japanese film, is the perfect way to mark this time.

This tutorial is one for Kayako from The Grudge, but the look is very transferrable. The best thing about most Japanese ghosts and monsters is that they all share the same classic ghost features. Pale skin, dead eyes, long black hair, and a white dress. This makes dressing up as Sadako for Halloween one of the breeziest costumes decision you’ll ever make.

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

7. Sugar Skull

Why not impress your friends with your skills and get a little cultured this Halloween at the same time, by painting your face in the deliciously miraculous style of a Calaverato (or sugar skull) to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Sugar skull makeup has the great combination of being impressive to look at, but are actually not all that difficult to paint on. With Beautification By Marta’s easy tutorial, you’ll be looking like you belong in the Land of the Dead in no time at all.

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

8. Creepy Ghost

What kind of ghosts are you into this Halloween? Beautiful Victorian-styled specters? Or terrifying wraiths with malicious intent! This creepy ghost look falls into the latter category with pale skin, dark smudged eyes and a wide jet-black grin that’ll swallow you whole. The main trick to this Halloween tutorial, which is otherwise very simple and easy, is the mouth. Silviaquirosmakeup does a good job of walking you step by step of what you need to do to really pull off this creepy look.

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

9. Corpse Bride

When Corpse Bride dropped in 2005, I wonder if Tim Burton was aware he was creating an instant classic Halloween look. The corpse bride Halloween makeup tutorial is a look that has been done over and over again through the years and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be stopped this year either. Her blue skin, sunken doe eyes, tiny lips, and exposed rib cage is a timeless image that sends so many makeup artists on YouTube into a spiral of latex covered gore tutorials. But if you’re looking for a look that’s not so time-consuming and challenging, then try out Madeyewlook’s gorgeous take on the corpse bride.

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

10. Spider freckles

Aren’t freckles cute? Sweet little sun-kissed dots scattered across your nose and cheeks. Now, how about we add a little Halloween spirit to that image and turn those freckles into spiders! Spider freckles are probably the most simplistic Halloween makeup tutorial on this list, while at the same time being the most original and creative. This is a great look for people who aren’t stressed about putting too much effort into their costume ideas and are more interested in accenting their overall look with cute little additions.

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10 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Under 5 Minutes

Which of these quick and easy Halloween Makeup Tutorials are you going to try out for Halloween? Let me know in the comments!

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