With strict lockdown restrictions in place across the UK, going door to door in search of sweets is not advised, nor is throwing a ghoulish-themed bash. But there’s nothing stopping you from bringing a bit of Halloween fun into your home and marking the occasion with your household. If you’re keen to get into the spirit and still plan to dress up this year, here are a few easy Halloween make-up ideas you can try at home.
1. The Mask
Heavy black eye shadow, a sweep of red lipstick and green face paint will give the iconic look of The Mask. Complete your look with a yellow jacket, white shirt and tie, and a hat. Photo: New Line Cinema
2. The Joker
There have been several interpretations of the Joker over the years, so there’s a choice of which look to go for. The most recent depiction by Joaquin Phoenix requires white face paint (or pale foundation mixed with a bit of talcum powder), bright red lips, red eyebrows and a bit of blue eye shadow or face paint around the eyes. Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures
Channel your inner Angelina Jolie and opt for this simple look that just requires a strong contour to create those striking cheekbones, some red lipstick, and winged black eyeliner. Finish the look with Maleficent's iconic horns. Photo: Shutterstock
This spooky look can be created with black eyeliner, eyeshadow and foundation. Make your foundation pale by adding talc to it (or use white face paint, if you have it) then create the skull with heavy black eye shadow around the eyes and the tip of your nose. Add the intricate lines of the mouth using an eyeliner pencil. Photo: Shutterstock