The Total Beauty Mom: Halloween Makeup Ideas (Minimal Costume Required!)

Between being a mom of twin toddlers and living in this little town of what’s currently known as HoBOOken, Halloween has quickly re-emerged as one of my all. time. favorite holidays. The excitement leading up to and surrounding Halloween, is undeniably contagious and makes me want to join in on the fun and get dressed up with my kids. I like to keep my costume simple usually dressing in head-to-toe black combined with a fun, statement, all-out makeup look.

Below I’ve shared three Halloween makeup ideas, plus my absolute FAVORITE Halloween look that I created a few years back.

You can achieve these looks by purchasing inexpensive Halloween makeup at CVS or Amazon, digging into your arsenal of personal makeup, and even using crafts from previous art projects. And again, minimal costume required. Pair any of these looks with some of the edgier pieces in your closet and viola! you have yourself an amazing (and inexpensive) costume.

Comment below and let me know which look is your favorite and let us know what you’re dressing up as for Halloween!

Look #1: Unicorn

Products Used

  • Unicorn horn purchased on Amazon

  • Jewels from a previous craft project applied with lash glue

  • Pink blush, eyeliners, lipstick, & highlighters that I currently own


Look #2: David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Products Used

  • Small Paintbrush

  • Eyeliners, hot pink blush, lipstick and highlighters that I currently own

  • Orange/Red face paint purchased on Amazon


Look #3: Leopard

Products Used

  • All personal makeup (jet black liquid and pencil eyeliner, gold eyeliner, gold highlight)


Look #4 {BONUS LOOK & my favorite look of all time}: NYC Club Kid x Clockwork Orange

Products Used

  • Silver Foil Leaf Sheets applied with eyelash glue

  • Fake Lashes + green and pink eye shadow purchased from CVS


Amanda is LH's Total Beauty Mama, wifey to her supportive hubs and a SAHM to twin boys. Amanda is a makeup artist (available for bridal & events!) and the secretary for Wish Upon a Wedding NY, a non-profit organization granting wedding "wishes" to couples facing terminal illness. For beauty questions or to book Amanda to look fab, email her at!