Grab your makeup bag and get creative on October 31.

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A great Halloween costume doesn’t have to be expensive or require professional makeup training. Grab your makeup bag and get creative with what you already have. These five Halloween makeup tricks can be pulled off at the last minute with cosmetics you already own.

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Key tools—bronzer, concealer, eyeliner, mascaraTrick it out–Mastering the look requires two things, creating both the doe-eyed effect, and bambi-worthy white spots. After you’ve done your makeup as usual, exaggerate your eyes with false lashes and cat-eye liner, making sure to go heavy in the corners. Next, layer on the bronzer, to give that golden deer color. Now, it’s time to dab on those adorable white spots. Use concealer on top of your bronzed complexion. Use a cue tip to help you achieve small dots on your cheeks and forehead.

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Key tools—Black EyelinerTrick it out–Definitely the simplest on our list, and arguably the cutest, the cat only requires one thing—black eyeliner. Start by making a black dot on the tip of your nose. Then draw three black lines on each check in a fan-like arrangement. It’s the purr-fect easy costume.


Key tools—Fishnet Stockings, metallic green and blue eyeshadow, HairsprayTrick it out–Getting realistic scales is actually ultra-simple with help of fishnet stocking and metallic green and blue eyeshadow. Pull the stockings (carefully!) over your face, then begin to layer on the metallic shadow. Close your eyes, and give your face a light spritz of hairspray to keep the shadow in place. Carefully remove the stockings and voila! You will be transformed into a sparkling sea creature!

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Key tools—Red Lipstick, Black EyelinerTrick it out–First comes the patchwork, then come the stitches. Start with two half-dollar sized circles of orangey-red lipstick on the apples of your cheeks and a triangle on the bridge of your nose. Then use black eyeliner to outline them and create hash marks on the outline. Next, starting at the corner of your mouth and ending about an inch from your jawline draw black lines on each side. Finally, give those lines vertical hash marks. Throw on a hat and some overalls, and you’re bonafide scarecrow.

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Flower Child

Key tools—Eyeliner, Colorful EyeshadowTrick it out–This look is as simple as doodling, so get creative! Use colorful eyeliner and shadows to draw flowers and other psychedelic shapes around your eyes. You can do anything you like, but for a little more direction we recommend doing an asymmetrical motif and creating a crescent shape with flowers around one eyes. It’s groovy!