I know it doesn’t sound like the most exciting idea for Halloween, but clown makeup actually looks pretty cute. It’s true: clowns don’t have to mean gore, blood, or creepy face paint–you can actually be super creative with eyeshadow, fluffy eyelashes, and lots of glitter. And the best part? This is a v customizable look, whether you want something bold and over-the-top (like this artistic option) or lowkey and easy (like this quick and easy idea). So to get you on my level, I compiled the 35 best clown makeup ideas, all of which will be sure to impress this Halloween.\
How do you do cute clown makeup?
To create a clown makeup look, you simply need three basic elements: points above and below the brows, dramatic lips, and a dot on the tip of the nose. There are roughly one million different interpretations of clown makeup (see: Krusty the Clown vs. Pennywise) that incorporate one or all of those elements, but to make your version extra cute, swap out the fake blood with glitter and add some pretty Halloween eye makeup. As soon as you figure that out, you’ll have to choose which cute clown you want to channel this year, since you have lots of options. How about this…
Once again, the neglected black, green, red, and purple shades in your favorite eyeshadow palette are finally given their due.
Before, you’ve probably donned the classic Halloween cat look, done sugar skull makeup, and turned up at a party as a half-arsed vampire (we’ve all been there, don’t worry). Now is the time to find something that you can dress up or down according to your personal taste, all while looking super cute…or super scary.
Whether you’re a Harley Quinn fan or a Pennywise fanatic, we’ve got something for you. Even if the fandom world isn’t really your thing, we’ve got a lot of cute clown makeup looks to choose from, as well as easy clown makeup looks that are actually quite scary.