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These 20 Cool Halloween Makeup Ideas Are All You Need for a Kickass Costume

Chloe Metzger is the Beauty Editor at STYLECASTER.

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Halloween Makeup Ideas

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Halloween Makeup Ideas

Sometimes Halloween really blows. Yup, we said it. Don't get us wrong, we love Halloween, but settling on the perfect costume is just stressful. Everyone always seems to look so pro, and the fear of looking like a total Halloween amateur is real. So money is spent, and hours are burned searching for the ultimate costume.

More: 18 Halloween Outfit Ideas for People Who Can’t Deal with Costumes

But rather than spend a bajillion dollars on a costume that someone else will inevitably be wearing, why not let your face be the main attraction to your costume? We scrolled (and scrolled) through Instagram to find the coolest, most-inspiring Halloween makeup ideas that are almost totally do-able on yourself at home. Provided you already have an arsenal of beauty products like we do. But no matter what you do, we can guarantee it’ll be a more interesting than buying another sexy nurse costume. 

Originally posted on StyleCaster.com. Updated September 2017.

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Coy mouse

@newbiemakeup/instagram
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Coy mouse

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Egyptian queen

@thesmartista/instagram
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Egyptian queen

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Futuristic sparkle

@jazzy_glitter_shop/instagram
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Futuristic sparkle

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Oh, deer

@dynamicdiana/instagram
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Oh, deer

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Queen Bee

@beautebydom/instagram
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Queen Bee

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Scarlet fairy

@cynthiakoning/instagram
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Scarlet fairy

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Vamping

@ladyshipg/instagram
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Vamping

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Mermaid chic

@mombie_makeup/instagram
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Mermaid chic

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Gilded cheetah

@jenm3/instagram
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Gilded cheetah

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Cracked doll

@fleur_deesse/instagram
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Cracked doll

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Lioness

@aluhndruhh/instagram
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Lioness

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Deathly stare

@beautifywithalina/instagram
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Deathly stare

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Harley Quinn

@laura_makeup/instagram
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Harley Quinn

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Off with her head

@sabrinawarnickmakeup/instagram
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Off with her head

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Skull face

@glamcely/instagram
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Skull face

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Card shark

@uniklylovedmua/instagram
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Card shark

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Joker's daughter

@fernxallysa/instagram
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Joker's daughter

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Pop art Wonder Woman

@missbellabeauty/instagram
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Pop art Wonder Woman

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Ice cream sundae

@elynnmakeup/instagram
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Ice cream sundae

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