Alright, if you had asked me last year what I was planning on wearing for Halloween, I definitely wouldn't have gone into a rant about my obsession with half-face makeup looks. This year, though, everything has changed—'cause I've discovered the coolest makeup idea for Halloween, and I can't stop thinking about it: half-face makeup. Ahead, I rounded up 21 half-face Halloween makeup looks that'll definitely get you on my level, including the prettiest lil' pumpkin you've ever seen and a spooky-scary skeleton you'll definitely want to copy.
1. This Magic Half-Face Halloween Makeup
The combination of rainbow eyeshadow and crazy-cool detailing (is that lightning?!) makes this half-face Halloween costume so incredibly inspo-worthy. Who cares what outfit you even pair it with—the makeup totally carries this look.
2. This Spider Man Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Sure, you could totally just run to the costume store and pick up a Spider Man outfit, but you could also just perfect this insanely cute half-face Halloween makeup instead. I vote the latter.
3. This Black-and-White Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Who needs that black-and-white Insta filter when you've got this sick half-face makeup look? Finish off your costume with some full, beachy waves and an all-black outfit.
4. This Lion Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Skip the cat ears this year and show up to your Halloween party wearing this half-face lion makeup. Even though most of the action is on the left-hand side of your face, I love the idea of evening out the opposite side with brushed-up brows and a dramatic cat eye.
5. This Chrome Half-Face Halloween Makeup
You probably never thought you'd have a non-gothic excuse to wear black lipstick, right? This super-pretty half-face Halloween makeup will prove you wrong.
6. This Pumpkin Half-Face Halloween Makeup
This half-face Halloween makeup is equal parts pretty and spooky—the creepy Jack-o'-lantern grin will definitely freak people out at your friend's party, but the cute smokey eye evens things out a bit.
7. This Unique Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Halloween doesn't have to be obvious, folks, as proven by this unique half-face makeup. Feel free to play around with the vibrant eyeshadow palettes and intense highlighters you usually push to the back of your makeup bag.
8. This Wicked Half-Face Halloween Makeup
I'm obsessed with this creative interpretation of Elphaba from Wicked—it's a totally fresh take on the classic costume, thanks to the thoughtful half-face makeup design.
9. This Galaxy Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Okay, yes, this half-face Halloween makeup requires some serious talent, but if you (or a friend!) are willing to start practicing a little early, it definitely isn't off limits.
10. This Spooky Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Lean into the Halloween spirit with this spooky-as-hell makeup look. Half of your face will look bloody and scary, but at least you've got some kickass gold eyeshadow to balance it all out.
11. This Alien Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Would this even be a 2019 Halloween roundup if there weren't at least one Area 51 mention? Def not. This cute half-face makeup look is super on theme but still fairly creative (aka its a win-win).
12. This Colorful Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Skip out on the blood and gore, and instead opt for this super-colorful makeup look for Halloween. Again, this look will definitely require some artistry, but if you've got a little face paint and a lot of patience, it's totally worth a try.
13. This Skeleton Half-Face Halloween Makeup
It doesn't get more classic than a skeleton costume for Halloween, so switch things up by only painting half of your face. Pair your look with (half of) a red lip for just a touch of color.
14. This Funny Half-Face Halloween Makeup
15. This Butterfly Half-Face Halloween Makeup
16. This Subtle Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Half-face makeup doesn't mean you have to go all out. Take inspo from this subtle look, which features a cute spider detail on one cheek and a red smokey eye.
17. This Mermaid Half-Face Halloween Makeup
18. This Pop-Art Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Want to take things to the next level this Halloween? Try out this freakishly cool, pop-art inspired makeup look. It's the perfect excuse to wear that black-and-white wig you've been holding on to! (JK, but really, you should buy a black-and-white wig.)
19. This Bird Half-Face Halloween Makeup
This pretty and whimsical half-face makeup look is perfect for anyone taking a softer approach to Halloween. Just picture how pretty it'll look with an earthy, garden fairy-worthy costume.
20. This Skeleton Mouth Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Give some special attention to the lower half of your face with this cool skeleton makeup. You can finish off the rest of your face with any damn look you please, but I'm especially into this combo of brushed brows, falsies, and silver eyeshadow.
21. This Spider Half-Face Halloween Makeup
Go extra as all hell this Halloween with this cool and intense spider makeup. Yet another reason to invest in an inky-black lipstick!
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