Halloween 2020 makeup ideas inspired by Euphoria, Avatar, & more
By Samia Abbasi & Renuka Garg
Going to party it up on Zoom or have a small hang out with family? Use your face as a canvas this Halloween with 5 easy makeup tutorials by BIPOC YouTubers, featuring some of our favorite TV shows like Euphoria & Avatar and makeup trends that we’re seeing all over TikTok. Best of all, some of these eyeshadow looks are fantastic when paired with a mask.
1. This trendy Euphoria look is great for a chill Halloween day
With a mix of amethyst, royal blue, and gemstones that reminds us of a crystal ball, Rowi Singh shows us how to get that Euphoria look we’ve been saving all over Instagram. Some notable products from her tutorial: 1. Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions Palette, 2. Too Faced Pretty Rich Palette, 3. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter, and 4. Crystal face gemstones.
2. Time travel to the 1920’s with this timeless, Great Gatsby look
Throwing it back to 2013 — Michelle Phan creates a deep smokey eye and sharpens her cupid’s bow to get that 1920’s flapper look. Since many products she uses aren’t available anymore, here are four alternatives: 1. Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette, 2. MAC Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, 3. MAC Lipstick Lustre in Plumful, and 4. an angled lip brush.
3. Want to master the 4 elements at home? Here are some amazing Avatar: The Last Airbender makeup looks
Tioluwalani Sowemimo shows us how to create makeup looks based on some of our favorite Avatar characters: gradient blue eyeshadow for Katara, a green eye look for Toph, Zuko’s scar, and Aang’s iconic blue arrow. Three makeup products she uses in this tutorial are: 1. Morphe x James Charles palette, 2. Makeup Obsession In The Neon Jungle palette, and 3. Ben Nye Clown White Makeup.
4. This deer makeup is ethereal yet almost effortless
Keke J. creates dimension with shades of tan and brown to transform herself into a deer. We’ve been seeing this fun look on TikTok, paired with a deer headband or DIY deer antlers with tree branches. Here are a few products she uses: 1. e.l.f. Crème Contour palette, 2. NYX Matte Black Liquid Eyeliner, and 3. NYX White Liquid Eyeliner.
5. A star-flecked, purple galaxy with no face paint required
Jennifer Chang uses white eyeliner and purple eyeshadow to create this dreamy sky splashed across her face. Some notable products to get this look are: 1. Beauty Creations Cosmetics Elsa palette, 2. Coloured Raine Vivid Pigments & Shadows palette, and 3. NYX White Liquid Eyeliner.
Cover photo credit: Rowi Singh, @rowisingh