9 Halloween Makeup Tutorials to Take Your Kid's Costume to the Next Level

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With only two weeks left until Halloween, we bet you’ve purchased the candy, decorated the house and created some really incredible costumes for the kids. Or, maybe you’ve personally eaten your own bag of peanut-butter pumpkins, decided you might as well not dust the cobwebs until November and only just now started thinking about your kids’ costumes. Either way, we totally get it. Some years you’re on it; some years you just want to forget the whole thing.

But these adorable (and actually easy!) makeup tutorials are likely just what you need to give your kiddos the totally awesome Halloween of their dreams. So sit back, relax, and watch the magic unfold.

Lion

Lion Halloween Makeup 02:24

Makeup application tutorial for a lion Halloween costume.

Butterfly

Butterfly Halloween Makeup 02:10

Let your daughter flutter by this Halloween with this beautiful butterfly makeup. It is simple and takes less than 30 mins.

Dragon

Dragon Halloween Makeup How-To 02:26

This DIY tutorial will help you turn any child into a Halloween dragon.

Spider

Spider Halloween Makeup How-To 02:17

This tutorial shows how to create arachno-fabulous spider Halloween makeup.

Ghoulish Vampire

Vampire Halloween Makeup 01:42

Makeup application tutorial for a vampire Halloween costume.

Fairy Princess

Halloween Fairy Princess 01:46

Makeup application tutorial for a fairy princess Halloween costume.

Mummy

Mummy Halloween Makeup How-To 02:05

Our makeup tutorial will help you wrap up a scary mummy look for Halloween.

Puppy

Puppy Halloween Makeup How-To 02:25

Turn a cute kid into a cute puppy with our Halloween makeup tutorial.

Pirate

Pirate Halloween Makeup 01:39

Makeup application tutorial for a pirate Halloween costume.

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Adult Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Goth Rocker

Go Goth with a dark and mysterious look for Halloween. Follow our step-by-step instructions for creating this dramatic makeup look in less than 30 minutes.

Kid's Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Dragon

Turn your little one into a fantasy dragon — complete with scales — this Halloween. All you need is makeup and about 30 minutes to make the transformation.

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Mummy

Complement a mummy costume with an undead makeup treatment that only a mummy could love. Basic makeup and brushes plus a few tools of the trade are all you need.

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Zombie

This Halloween stop them dead in their tracks with this ghoulish zombie bride look using makeup you already have on hand plus a few extras from the costume shop.

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Pirate

This weathered Caribbean pirate look is easy to achieve in less than 30 minutes using basic makeup and a few specialty items from the costume shop.

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Skeleton

Realistically resemble the undead with this skeleton makeup treatment. Although the finished result looks hard, our how-to instructions will make creating a skeletal look easy and quick — you can transform yourself in under an hour.

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