Skeletons are very popular costume choices at Halloween. You can create so many different looks from scary to cute. To give you some makeup inspiration we have put together a list of 23 skeleton makeup ideas. Skeleton makeup designs are great to know to in case any last-minute occasions come around. You can create some skeleton designs with a few items and a small amount of time. Take a look at our top picks and find your favourite.
1. Fierce Skeleton
First up we have this spooky skeleton. The artist has created awesome skeleton makeup that goes onto the body and not just the face. She has finished off the look with contacts and a fierce floral headband. Makeup like this will look great at any party. There are tutorials available online to help you achieve the look.
2. Orange Tone Skeleton Makeup
This next skeleton makeup has used autumnal orange tones. Orange is a very popular color at this time of year and suits Halloween perfectly. You could recreate something like this or go for a simpler skeleton design. Try and add in the orange though for a bold and vibrant Halloween look.
3. Glam Skeleton
If you are looking for something more glam than scary, this pick may be for you. In this makeup idea, the artist has created the skeleton look with glitter and gems. The shimmering design is cool, creative and will look amazing at a party. There are tutorials online to help you achieve this design.
4. Rainbow Skeleton
Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and bold with makeup. This next skeleton features a vibrant rainbow design. Makeup like this creates a balance between creepy and cute. You could recreate the rainbow makeup or something like it. You can also add some glitter like this makeup artist has to create a fun stand out look.
5. Gypsy Skeleton
Our next pick combines two costumes together! It has half a skeleton design and half a gypsy/fortune teller design. This is a great idea and you could recreate a double look with a skull and lots of other characters. Makeup like this will take some practice it will be worth it.
6. Part Skeleton Makeup
If you like half skull makeup then you might like our next pick to. This artist has created a half a skull look in an unusual way. Instead of going nose up or down she has created a skeleton look on both sides. The design just starts below the eyes. We love this unique look and we have a feeling you’ll be looking for a tutorial! Clearly, Natascha is a very talented MUA but with her step-by-step YouTube tutorial, you can easily recreate this amazing skeleton makeup.
7. Scary Skeleton Makeup
Next, we have a skull makeup design that will give everyone a fright. The makeup is very dark and it is extra scary because of the contact lenses. There is a lot of detail and shading with this makeup. Need a tutorial? Isabel Bedoya made a quick but super useful Instagram tutorial that will help you transform in a scary skeleton in a hot minute.
8. Cobalt Skeleton
A way to make your skeleton look stand out from the others is to use different colors. This makeup artist has created a “Cobalt Skeleton”. The use of blue tones makes this a vibrant costume idea that will wow. This look was created with Gypsy Shrine Iridescent Face Jewels, NYX Cosmetics Gel Liner in Samantha, liquid eyeliner in Sapphire, Makeup Forever glitter in Crystal and Pigment in Blue. You could recreate this in any color.
9. Glitter Skeleton
Jazz up your skeleton makeup with glitter! As you can see from this idea, skeletons look good in glitter. Just create your skull makeup and then finish off with a dust of glitter in a color of your choice. You could choose any color glitter for this but gold gives it a party look.
10. Floral Skeleton Design
Our next makeup idea uses flowers to create a pretty skeleton design. The artist has created purple blooms and used the purple tones for the eyes and lips. Using flowers will make your skull makeup unique. You could use any flower, maybe add some drama to your look and uses roses. There are tutorials online to help you create makeup flowers.