Fear no more, here’s some last-minute Halloween make-up inspiration

Fear no more, here’s some last-minute Halloween make-up inspiration

By Aura McMenamin

If you’re in need of a last-minute Halloween look, fear no more: creating a spooky and DIY look is easier than you might think.

When it comes to painting your face for the evening, it can be a bit daunting trying to recreate the amazing looks you see on Instagram.


However, according to students the VanityX Makeup Academy in Dublin, all you need are your basic eyeshadow palettes, fake blood and a little YouTube magic.

Students at the VanityX have been buckling down and creating their own spooky zombie and creepy clown looks for Halloween.

For class, students use professional make up like Supracolor and Aquacolor and latex to create the wounds.

However, Sophie Kennedy from Tallaght explained that anybody can become an MUA on Halloween night using low-price paints and make up brushes and a little YouTube magic.

Professional make up is expensive, but low-cost and accessible drugstore supplies can surprisingly go a long way.

Sophie says: “You can honestly just use a regular eyeshadow palette with brown colours. You can get cheap paint palettes from the euro shop that work just as well.

“You can get fake blood in Penney’s or any joke shop and, if you don’t want to ruin your brushes, Penney’s do cheap brush sets that cost €2 and have a Halloween range now.

She added: “YouTube videos are the best way to learn. Look up tutorials.”

Check out the looks they made for themselves or their models and follow them on Instagram for more:


Sinead Jones @sineadjonesmakeup



Kirstin McKenna @kirstin_mcx



Nicole Kelly @nicolekellymakeup


Ella ODowd


kelly monahan

Kelly Monahan @kellymonahanmua

sophies look

Sophie Kennedy @sophieskmakeup


Shannon Byrne @shanbyrnmua


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