If you hate fancy dress, here are 4 ways to look subtly spooky this Halloween

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Spooky Halloween Makeup

Halloween is just around the corner, but if you’re into the idea of full-on fancy dress, experimenting with a new beauty look is a simple way of getting into the spirit. 

We get it. With a fancy dress party round the corner, you want to get into the Halloween spirit and at least attempt to look the part.

The only problem? You hate fancy dress. We know because we feel exactly the same, but that’s exactly where these subtle Halloween-inspired beauty looks can come in. 

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So, rather than going all-out with a full head-to-toe outfit, quick and easy beauty swaps will give off the impression you’ve made an effort. These are simple Halloween make-up ideas that will nod to the festivities going on around you but also don’t require much time or money. Crucially, they aren’t a nightmare to remove at the end of the night, either.

From mega lashes to star-shaped stamps, below you’ll find four Halloween beauty ideas that are super easy to achieve.

The best easy Halloween make-up ideas

  • The Gypsy Shrine Biodegradable Glitter


    Go full-on glittery for Halloween. Apply glitter glue to your lids or around your eyes and use your finger to pat this chunky biodegradable glitter on. Just make sure you have an oil-based eye make-up remover on hand to get rid of it at the end of the day (or night).

    The Gypsy Shrine Biodegradable Glitter, £6.50

  • Rimmel Ink Me Star Stamp Tattoo


    There are two ways to use this: either go all out and stamp it all around your eyes for a celestial look, or opt for something a little more understated and place a single star below one or both eyes. If you want to get really creative, the stamps come in moon, diamond or heart shapes too. Couldn’t be easier.

    Rimmel Ink Me Star Stamp Tattoo, £4.99 

  • Pinky Goat Halloween Special False Eyelashes


    Apply these purple lashes as the last step in your usual make-up routine and you have an instant Halloween look with zero effort required. Lightweight and fluttery, they’ll add some serious definition while still making it look like you did something.

    Pinky Goat Halloween Special False Eyelashes, £3.99

  • Urban Decay Holographic Disco Stick


    With a slightly green, iridescent finish, you can mix this with your foundation or apply straight to your cheekbones, cupid’s bow and the bridge of your nose for an illuminating and ever-so slightly witchy glow.

    Urban Decay Holographic Disco Stick, £22

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Lucy Partington

Lucy Partington is Stylist’s beauty editor. She’s obsessed with all things skincare, collecting eyeshadow palettes that she’ll probably never use, and is constantly on the hunt for the ultimate glowy foundation.

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