Halloween is one of my favourite spectator sports.I love watching the costumes roll in on Instagram, and last year the celebs pulled out all the stops. This year there weren’t as many makeup related costumes so I have included a few civilians that did a great job with Halloween makeup.
First up, a great Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) costume by Padma Lakshmi and Susan Sarandon.
These skulls are a very popular makeup look on Halloween, but Padma and Susan also went all out with traditional Day of the Dead costumes. It looked very cool.
Amber Rose’s birthday is near Halloween so she often has a joint birthday/halloween party that a lot of celebs attend, and she loves costumes that involve face-changing makeup. This is her as a zombie bride this year:
The blood is a really nice touch.
Attending her party was Carmen Electra dressed as a chola
As you know I’ve done this look before, it is a lot of fun to recreate. I particularly like the tattoos.
As expected, my favourite drag queen Sharon Needles looked gore-ific this year:
She dressed as a chic Julia from Hellraiser. Terrifying.
A triple whammy from Demi Lovato, J Lo and Iggy Azalea:
Demi payed homage to one of comedy’s greats, Lucille Ball. J Lo just looked hot, and Iggy shot back at the haters by dressing as one of the White Chicks to which she is often compared. No better way to stop people laughing at you than by laughing at yourself. I admire her sense of humour.
I hoped somebody would be Maleficent because it is a great makeup look, and Giuliana Rancic did not disappoint:
Those cheekbones though.
At first I was a bit disappointed by Rihanna’s costume, I expected something outrageous, but her Ninja Turtle was actually pretty cool:
She looks good in green!
And finally, the person whose costume the world always looks forward to, Heidi Klum:
Dressed, in amazing detail, as a butterfly. The makeup on this is insane! Truly transformative. It must have been a fun job to have.
And now some civilians.
Nail Artist @Kandiyamz did some very cute cat makeup:
Nail art must translate pretty well into Makeup art. My favourite part about this look is the ombre lip, and the leopard dots of course.
This makeup look from instagram account @missasheed made me do a double take:
Gross, but brilliant.
And this girl @katturnerwashere won the whole of Halloween for me, dressed as Laura Palmer:
Amazing. So morbid. So good.
And even though this costume didn’t involve makeup, I have to mention the amazing likeness of this man who dressed as Buster Bluth from Arrested Development:
Who did I dress as? Why, Buffy of course!