Top 5 Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas

Here's a spooky thought: it's the night before Halloween (or the day of), and you have absolutely no idea what costume you'll wear. It's tempting to throw on a black t-shirt, draw some whiskers on your face with eyeliner, and consider it done. But with so many creative and easy alternatives, it's not too late to come up with a stellar Halloween look that is sure to wow.

The Camera Ready team scoured our collection of Halloween SFX Makeup to find easy, DIY makeup kits for this most ghoulish of holidays. Keep reading for our top five best selling Halloween makeup favorites that are perfect for those who still haven't decided on a look.

1) Pop Art Makeup Kit

Our Pop Art Gal makeup kit features all the products you need to create this iconic, head-turning Halloween look. Includes a visual step-by-step guide to walk you through the process from start to finish. 

Camera Ready Cosmetics, $65

Photo: Kelly Tull

2) Old Age Makeup Kit

The Ben Nye Old Age makeup kit is loved for its inexpensive price point, but also because it's easy for anyone to follow. Includes creme makeup and required SFX tools to create classic aging techniques. 

Camera Ready Cosmetics, $20

Photo: Sania Seyson

3) Sugar Skull Makeup Kit

Kryolan's bestselling Sugar Skull makeup kit  gives you everything you need to create a glam-yet-spooky skull face inspired by Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. 

Camera Ready Cosmetics, $65

Photo: Skin's Illusion

4) Zombie Makeup Kit

Produce a rotting version of yourself and scare everyone in sight with this easy-to-use Zombie Makeup kit. Includes tips on how to apply just like the pros, so you'll be the most frightening zombie of all. 

Camera Ready Cosmetics, $37

Photo: Paige SFX

5) Flaming Skull Makeup Kit

If glam sugar skulls aren't your thing, try an edgier Halloween look, like the Flaming Skull. This is another easy, step-by-step kit courtesy of Kryolan Professional Makeup.

Camera Ready Cosmetics, $65

Photo: Kristin Olsson


Which Halloween makeup kits are you loving? Comment below.

For more SFX makeup inspo, watch our Halloween tutorial series here.

Need something specific to create your SFX Halloween looks? Shop Camera Ready’s extensive collection of top special effects brands.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact our Customer Experience Team for a comparable alternative, or to see if we can order the exact product you need.


About Camera Ready Cosmetics 

Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude.

Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts.

If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.