Scary but stunning - Halloween is one of the best days of the year for beauty lovers.

Getting creative with hair, nails, makeup and costumes is the highlight of our October. While searching through Pinterest can be addictive, we'd like to save you some time by bringing you the best beauty looks to try this scary season. With the help of our resident makeup artist Vy Le, we've created three stunning makeup looks to get you looking supernatural in no time! Pair with our polish recommendations for your most spook-tacular Halloween yet! 

Leopard Halloween Makeup

Feline Fatale 


Time to get wildly impressive! This fierce cheetah look is feminine with just a hint of frightening. Start with a base layer that lightens and evens out your complexion. A bold black lip, whiskers and spots make this look pop! However, the real magic behind this look lies in the eyes! The trick to creating such mezmerizing eyes? Grey contact lenses! This subtle yet striking colour of contacts gives you the feline feel without looking gaudy or distracting from the look as a whole. Vy suggests going heavy on the smokey eye to really attract the attention to your goulish grey eyes and to create the illusion of larger eyelids. Incorporate a mix of black, white and grey eye shadow tones to mimic Vy's cat-shaped eyes. Add a little contrast and lovely leading lines using white eyeliner such as Runway Room's White Eye Definer Pencil. Finish the eyes with a little, no wait, A LOT of lashes! We recommend Ardell's Magnetic Lashes for length and volume that lock into place for a full night of fright-fillled fun.

Pro Tip: Get the spots right with strategic placement. "In order to achieve more of a natural cheetah print, you need work well with the contouring, as you can see I only place the spots within the darker contour." 

Polish Pairing: Top this look off with a matte black nail fit for a fierce feline! We suggest OPI's bold Black Onyx Gel Polish , locked in with a layer of OPI's Matte Gel Top Coat. 

Clown Halloween Makeup

Crush-Worthy Clown


Creepy or cute? The jury is still out on clowns. While some kids adore them, others consider them to be nightmare-inducing. Whichever side you choose, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to bring out your inner joker! A girly-girl at heart, Vy opted for touches of pink to keep her clown look feminine and frightening. If you're less of a pink-lover, Vy suggests choosing red or blue for an equally cute clown colour palette. 

Pro Tip: If you don't have pink face paint at home, you can swap in your favourite bright pink lipstick (the pink dots and hearts in the above look were created with lipstick)! We suggest a fun fuchsia shade such as Runway Room Lipstick in The Governor.

"I wouldn't recommend using a glossy lipstick for the eyeshadow colours as it won't stay in place," says Vy. "As for the lips, opt for a true black lipstick, eye liner can sometimes be used in Halloween lip looks, but in this case it would be too dry to create an entire black lip." 

Polish Pairing: We suggest going multi-coloured for a playful polish pairing. Mix up to five shades per hand for a multi-coloured manicure fit for a crush-worthy clown. 

Sugar Skull Day of the Dead Halloween Makeup

A Sugar Skull to Rule Them All


Halloween is the perfect occasion to channel your inner Día de los Muertos diva! The major symbol for this traditional Mexican holiday. the Sugar Skull is a haunting look perfect for Halloween makeup lovers! While some Day of the Dead looks opt for pops of bright colour, Vy's take offers mega drama with a full monochrome makeup palette. Create a blanched palette using white face paint. Next draw on your dramatic eye circles with a black eye pencil such as Runway Room's Eye Definer Pencil in Black. Next, fill in the circles using black facepaint or a palette of dark grey and black eyeshadows.

Pro Tip: At first glance, you might assume a small makeup brush would make the best bet to create the small dots in Vy's look, however after a little trial and error she found an even better option! "I thought the dots would be simple with my tiny brush but I just couldn't make them perfectly round! Then I tried the cotton tips and found out they create a perfect dot! I literally just used the cotton tip with my eye liner cream as a stamp!" 

Polish Pairing: Keep your look cohesive with a monochrome manicure. We love bright white with a matte finish for a Dia de los Muertos manicure! Try out our staple white gel polish, Gelish's Arctic Freeze. 

Happy Haunting!