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15 Halloween make-up looks from Instagram’s top MUAs

by Grace McGettigan
28th Oct 2019

Halloween make-up looks - Keilidh Cashell, Ciara McKeown, Ailsa Dickson

Halloween make-up looks - Keilidh Cashell, Ciara McKeown, Ailsa Dickson

Looking for Halloween make-up inspiration? Here are some of our favourite spooky looks on Instagram right now

Halloween is fast approaching, which means Instagram’s leading make-up artists are incredibly busy.

Stepping away from natural eyeshadow tones and go-to nude lipsticks, MUAs are digging out their body paints, colourful palettes and scary contact lenses (why not throw in some fake blood for good measure?).

Some of their Halloween make-up looks are downright creepy, others are reimagined takes on their favourite film characters. And, in the case of Irish make-up artist Keilidh Cashell, inspiration has been taken from her gorgeous dog George.

Whether you’re spending Halloween 2019 at a party, or greeting trick-or-treaters at the door, why not do so in style? Here are 15 of our favourite Halloween make-up looks to experiment with this month:

Stitched-up nurse

Maylen Borgeteien @makeupmaylenMaylen Borgeteien @makeupmaylen

Pennywise from ‘It’

Halloween make-up looks Keilidh Cashell @keilidhmua

George… and another George

Halloween make-up looks Keilidh Cashell @keilidhmua

Edward Scissorhands

Halloween make-up looks Sarah McGonagall @sarahmcgonagall

Winifred from Hocus Pocus

Halloween make-up looks Ciara McKeown @ciaciaxo

Cruella de Vil

Halloween make-up looks Ciara McKeown @ciaciaxo

Aladdin’s Genie

Halloween make-up looks Jade Mullett @jademullettmua

Eye’m watching you

Halloween make-up looks Ailsa Dickson @ailsa_dickson


Halloween make-up looks Lisa Marie Murphy @lisamarie_murphy

Pennywise from ‘It’

Halloween make-up looks Lisa Marie Murphy @lisamarie_murphy

Sultry witch

Halloween make-up looks Jeorgia Blythin @jeorgiablythinmakeup

Pennywise meets the Grudge

Halloween make-up looks Hollie Rose @hollierose.mua

Dead nun

Halloween make-up looks Hollie Rose @hollierose.mua

Green with envy

Halloween make-up looks Jodie Hulme @jodiehulme


Halloween make-up looks Jodie Hulme @jodiehulme

Feature photo (left to right): Keilidh Cashell, Ciara McKeown, Ailsa Dickson

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