halloween face painting: There’s nothing wrong with deciding to go as your favorite pet for Halloween — then October 31 rolls around so you simply draw on some whiskers and a cat nose with black eyeliner at the very last minute.
Whether Halloween is your favorite holiday or you can’t wait until the fake cobwebs and Jack-o’-lanterns are packed up for the season, there’s something undeniably special about going all out on the 31st — especially when it comes to costumes. Your kids probably have the idea, the costume, and the props all set, but if you really want to take things to the next level, finish off that look with some easy Halloween face paint ideas. (Don’t worry: We didn’t forget about you. We have some Halloween makeup ideas for adults too.)
Whether your kids want to look like cute, fuzzy animals or one of their favorite characters from movies and TV — or whether your makeup application skills are beginner, intermediate, or expert — we have a look that will inspire you. Just add face paint! If you’re looking for costume ideas from scratch, we can help with that too. These last-minute ideas are useful in a pinch. Or check out these ideas for Halloween costumes for kids, Halloween costumes for toddlers, or Halloween costumes for babies. Also, why not get the whole family together and dress in a group costume? Happy Halloween!
With just a simple drawn-on nose, ears, and an orange outfit, you’ve found the perfect halloween costume for school.
Another super easy last minute Halloween face painting idea. To take it a step further, add red circles on the cheeks.
Going as a cat is the go-to easy Halloween costume for both kids and adults — so it only makes since that this tutorial works for both trick-or-treaters and grown-ups.
Add as many, or as little, spots as you’d like. To go the extra mile, add two loops on top of your head for a really convincing giraffe transformation.
Oh deer — only have make-up to use as face paint? With brown and white eye shadows and a black eye-liner pen, you can pull of this convincing deer makeup.
Your tween-ager will look like he just stepped off the set of The Nightmare Before Christmas with this Jack Skellington face paint, which comes together surprisingly fast.
The wolf may have gotten a swipe in, but he’s no match for this Halloween-ified version of Little Red Riding Hood.
An Incredibles-inspired mask is a great way to add some extra dimension to their Mr. Incredible or Elastigirl costume.
Here’s another way to make a big impact without much makeup — this time using red, yellow and black to create a look that’s sure to light things up.
If your little one isn’t into wearing mouse ears, this cute Minnie Mouse-inspired face paint makes an adorable alternative.
Move over kittens and bunnies, this adorable butterfly will steal the show this Halloween — and you can easily sub in whatever color matches her favorite dress and wings.
Who says your little one has to decide between being cute and saving the world? With this adorable “super bunny” face paint, he can be both.
Switch up the color of the mask to match his favorite Ninja Turtle — and then add some green and black paint to finish off the look, no nun chucks required.
Kids will love the glitter and parents will love how easy these “sparkle swirls” are to create.
A favorite jersey paired with this helmet-themed face paint (in team colors, of course!) will definitely score you a big W with your little athlete.
A few well-placed petals and a flower — topped off with a jewel in the middle — can add that touch of something special to a sweet fairy costume.