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Halloween Clown Makeup Ideas

Halloween Clown Makeup Ideas:

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.

1Clown Eye Makeup

Not sure you want to go all out with your clown costume? Try something more lowkey, like this cute eye makeup look. The best part: You can def recreate this one with makeup you already own (all it requires are a few basics, like black eyeliner, a bright eyeshadow palette, and lip gloss).

2Blue Clown Makeup

Don’t you just love the blue tones in this clown makeup look? Grab some face paint (blue and white should do the trick), a couple detailing brushes, and blue lipstick to make this costume your own. P.S. Temporary hair dye spray is never a bad idea for Halloween.

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3Abstract Clown Makeup

Don’t be afraid to get super creative with your clown makeup—sometimes, the more abstract, the better. This face paint look is a super cute (and relatively easy!) option for Halloween. Kinda obsessed with the single fake eyelash, NGL.

4Party Clown Makeup

IDK about you, but this look just screams “birthday party clown” to me. I mean, the oversized bowtie and collar face paint are so spot on. Look closely and you’ll notice some super-pretty details too—like soft, feathered eyebrows, a deep-red lip, and winged eyeliner.

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5Creepy Yet Cute Clown Makeup

If you can’t decide between going the scary Halloween costume route or the cute one, go with a look that has elements of both, like this clown costume. Who knew faux blood paired so nicely with fluffy fake eyelashes?

6Pennywise Clown Makeup

Half-face Halloween makeup is always a good idea—and this cute Pennywise clown makeup is proof. Deck out one side of your face with red and white face paint and the leave the other side super glam and pretty. Genius, right?

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7Colorful Clown Makeup

Like, clowns don’t usually make me happy, but something about this look is so fun and cheery. Probably has everything to do with the perfectly blended neon eyeshadow, pinky-purple lipstick, and cute glitter dot on the nose (just sayin’).

8Clown Face Paint

What do you get when you combine a little face paint, eyeliner, and red lipstick? This cute clown makeup, obvs. You’ll need a steady hand and a bit of patience to recreate the heart on the nose and the teardrop under the eyes, but the payoff will be worth it.

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9Glam Clown Makeup

Glam clowns are a thing, right? Well, if they weren’t already, they are now, because this bedazzled clown makeup is exactly that. The only nonnegotiable for this look? Tons of purple highlighter, which you’ll want to place right on your cheeks.

10Splattered Clown Makeup

This clown makeup might look pretty simple upon first glance, but look a little closer and you’ll notice the epic paint splatters all over her face. Also, can we just take a quick sec to admire the green and pink color palette?!

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11Clown Smokey Eye

Clown makeup doesn’t have to be super colorful and graphic, FYI. This green and black look is the perfect excuse to wear a pretty little smokey eye and a touch of black face paint without looking too over the top. Black lipstick is optional but highly encouraged.

12Rainbow Clown Makeup

And if you do want to wear every color of the rainbow for your clown makeup, look no further than this stunning design. This one obviously requires a decent amount of artistry (I mean, that face paint detailing is seriously next-level), but it’s guaranteed to turn heads at your Halloween party.

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13Tonal Clown Makeup

The soft, muted tones in this clown makeup are so subtle but so good. My favorite detail? The two-toned eyebrows and coordinating eyeshadow. Like, who knew green and pink could look so seamless together? Such a smart pairing.

14Happy-Sad Clown Makeup

Everything about this clown makeup for Halloween is so effing cool, but I’m personally obsessed with the exaggerated lips and itty-bitty tear mark. Pro tip: Grab yourself a face-paint palette before you give this look a go.

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15Lowkey Clown Makeup

Don’t feel like going super extra with your Halloween makeup this year? Take a softer approach to your clown costume with this cute makeup idea—all you’ll need is a pinky-red eyeshadow palettered lipstick, and a little bit of gold face paint.

16Rainbow Clown Makeup

If you’re in need of something bright and bold, you’ll love this rainbow clown makeup for Halloween. A combination of face paintpurple lipstickstar decals, and temporary hair dye will really take this look to the next level.

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17Colorful Clown Makeup

Speaking of color! If you’ve drawn your black points around your eyes and corners of your lips but feel like your look needs a little somethin’ else, use colorful eyeliner to add a few more points below your eyes.

18Circus Clown Makeup

For this cute clown makeup look worthy of a circus performer, start off with a colorful cut crease before adding dramatic black triangles above your brows and on your cheeks. Throw some red glitter lipstick on to finish the look.

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19Pastel Clown Makeup

Down to recreate this look? First, grab a pastel eyeshadow palettewhite face paint, and false lashes. Then, paint the center of your face with the face paint to create your base. Once dry, use the shades from your palette and fluffy makeup brushes to blend the colors on your brow bones and cheeks. Use liquid liner to create a new dramatic eye shape and apply falsies to both your top and bottom lashes.

20Pretty Clown Makeup

For this pretty clown look, you only need three things: silver glitterwhite eyeliner, and a peach lip and cheek pencil. Start by drawing the points above your brows and below your eyes with the white eyeliner. Then, use the peach pencil to fill in your lips and trace around the white shapes, and blend out the lines with your finger. Finish with the glitter eyeshadow inside the white shapes.

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21Half-Face Pennywise Makeup

This clown makeup counts as cute because one side is scary, yes, but the other half is pretty, everyday makeup. Start by doing your regular makeup on one side of your face, then use a makeup remover to carve out the section that you want to create your clown makeup on. Trace the line with black eyeliner to set the two sections apart, then use white face paint and red lip liner to complete the clown look.

22Clown Lipstick Look

Clowns are all about illusions, and this look is all about creating the illusion of shiny, glossy makeup with the use of white eyeliner. The eyes and nose are pretty straightforward—add a little white mark along the curves of the lines—but to nail this clown lip look, start by applying red lipstick as normal. Then, apply black pencil liner to the outer corners of your lips. To enhance and change the shape of your smile, extend the line of the outer corners of your lips. Then, use your finger to blend the black into the red and create a gradient. To finish, use the white liner to draw small marks along the curves of your lips to create the shine marks.

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23Smokey Clown Makeup

No cheesy clown colors needed for this sultry clown look. Instead, round up your deep red lipsticksmokey eyeshadow palette, and black eyeliner. You know the drill: Start with your eye makeup look of choice, use the liner to draw the points above your brows and below your eyes, and finish with overdrawn lips.

24Simple Clown Makeup

Add a little heart detail and heavy blush on your cheeks and nose to give your clown makeup some E-girl vibes. For this played-down version of a clown, draw the points on your upper and lower eyelids (instead of above your brows or on your cheeks), and extend the corners of your lips only slightly.

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25Pastel Rainbow Clown Makeup

Clowns are known for a lot of different things (like eating children in street gutters, obvs) but they’re also known for their use of fun colors, so incorporate that into your look! Use rainbow eyeshadow shades to create a colorful smoky eye. Then, use coral lip liner to draw lines from the outside corners of your lips, through your eyes, and ending above your brows.

26Cute Pennywise Makeup

This clown makeup follows the same design idea of the creepy Pennywise style, but instead of using black and red shades, this look features cuter colors, like yellow, green, and pink. Don’t forget the false eyelashes to make it extra cute.

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27Easy Clown Makeup

When all you’ve got is eyeliner and red lipstick, use it to create a simple clown makeup look. Points above the brows and below your eyes? Check. Red dot on the nose? Check. Dramatic, elongated lips? Check.

28Trendy Joker Makeup

If you’re looking for a clown makeup look that you can wear with your regular clothes because you don’t have a clown costume, this look somehow goes perfectly with chunky gold jewelry and the trendy wet hair look. To copy the makeup, you could apply red, white, and blue face paint and then wait for the inevitable sweating and smudging, or you can use a small brush to create the look of running makeup yourself.

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29Clown Collar Makeup

While this clown makeup is perfectly good on its own (hi, glitter brows!), it’s made complete by the ruffle clown collar. As long as you have the makeup (for this you need red, white, and black costume makeup) and the time, you can create a costume without having to buy one.

30Classic Clown Makeup

This clown makeup features the classic exaggerated lip area that you probably remember seeing as a kid. But this look, which includes a yellow smokey eye, is much cooler than the one the amateur clown wore at your first-grade birthday party. The key here is to add little details, like glitter tears and a white heart on the nose.

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31Artsy Clown Makeup

Not your typical clown makeup, this one involves a little freehand detailing around your mouth area and your cheeks too. Use a liner brush and a pot of waterproof gel liner to create symmetrical decorative shapes around your face.

32Cute Arthur Fleck Makeup

When it comes to the Joker, you’ve got plenty of options to go with, but for this Arthur Fleck version of clown makeup, you need blue diamonds around your eyes with tears, a red nose, and of course, green hair. Use temporary dye to get the hair look and face paint for the rest.

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