• How you do your makeup on Halloween can instantly transform your costume.
  • Face paint can be a great addition for a more dramatic or pigmented makeup look.
  • See our favorite Halloween face-paint costume ideas here.

If you’re a whiz with a makeup brush, then Halloween is your time to shine – especially if you have the help of some face paint. With the transformative power of makeup, the costume you’re wearing basically doesn’t even matter – you’ll win Halloween thanks to your face alone. You don’t need to be creating an elaborate look to integrate face paint, either. With just a few key products and a couple of art brushes, you can make your everyday look just a little more glam.

Professional makeup artist Eve Jenkins, whom you may know from Netflix’s “Glow Up,” previously told POPSUGAR that it’s worth picking up Mehron face paints before getting started since they’re super creamy and don’t dry out or crack. She also recommends the PLouise bases, which come in a variety of colors and don’t require any water to get going. Jenkins says they’re highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. “Use this as a base, and then set it with your favorite shadow,” she says.

If you’re ready to get started, we’ve rounded up our favorite awe-inspiring makeup looks to try to nail this year. From Disney-inspired costumes like Snow White’s evil queen and Ariel from “Little Mermaid” to more general makeup like a cat or deer, there is an option for everyone no matter your skill level or abilities. We recommend you start practicing now. (And honestly, even if you make yourself look half as good as these photos, we’re going to be impressed.)