3 Easy, Affordable Halloween Make-Up Looks

Dressing up for Halloween is honestly one of my favourite things to do so I’ve come up with three looks that are fairly easy to recreate and don’t require you to break the bank in order to achieve them. These are really great if you’re a student or struggling for money and still want to look like you’ve made some creative efforts. They’re also really good last minute ideas because you can pretty much use resources that you’ve already got or that are easily accessible.

Wednesday Addams from ‘The Addams Family’

Wednesday is such a simple look to achieve yet I had so many compliments when I dressed up as her last year for Halloween. For make-up I just created a pale face using white face paint and dabbing it on with a sponge. Then you can pretty much do whatever make-up you think looks best, I went with black lipstick and winged eyeliner but you could do a smokey eye or a different dark coloured lipstick just as couple of other examples.

Products used:
Snazaroo Classic Face Paint in ‘White’
NYX Professional Makeup Smokey Eye Palette
Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner in ‘Black’
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Makeup Revolution Highlighter in ‘Peach Lights’
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in ‘Pitch Black’

The next thing is Wednesday’s signature braids which are two braids either side of your head. Wednesday has black hair but as a decent wig can get quite pricey, I just kept to my own brown hair. Even if you’re blonde I think it’s still easy to recognise who you’re dressed as but if you want an authentic look, shops such as Superdrug and Poundland do non-permanent sprays for your hair so you could always spray it black. As for the outfit, Wednesday wears a black dress with a white collar which you can find fairly cheaply on Boohoo, eBay or Amazon. Pair this with some black tights and any black boots or shoes and you’re ready to go.

Sarah Shirt Collar Tailored Dress – Boohoo, £20
Black Lace Up Patent Ankle Boots – eBay, £16.99

Morticia Addams from ‘The Addams Family’


Morticia is another really simple look that is still eye-catching and recognisable. As with Wednesday, you need a really pale face so I dabbed white face paint on with a sponge again. I also used black powder again for the eyebrows. Morticia has really defined cheekbones which you can achieve by using any black powder such as an eyeshadow and applying it into the hollows of your cheeks with a contour brush. For eye-makeup, I created a smokey eye using grey and black eyeshadows and teamed it with a really dark red lip. I also added black winged eyeliner to finish the look.

Products used:
Snazaroo Classic Face Paint in ‘White’
NYX Professional Makeup Smokey Eye Palette
Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner in ‘Black’
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in ‘Plum This Show’

Morticia has really sleek, straight hair so all I do for this look is straighten my hair and do a middle parting. As for clothes, she wears a long black dress with long sleeves so if you have any sort of black maxi dress or skirt, this would be perfect. You can pair this with any black heels or flats. Again, you can find these at reasonable prices on websites such as Boohoo and eBay.

Arianna Slinky Wrap Top Maxi Dress – Boohoo, £20
Sofia Pointed Court Heel – Boohoo, £22

Jigsaw from ‘Saw’


I’ve done this look a few times for fancy dress competitions or Halloween events and everybody always loves it. I started by painting my whole face white, you can add this on a lot heavier than with the previous looks as Jigsaw is strikingly white rather than just pale. Then I used black eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows. I basically improvised with the eye make-up and did a red winged eyeliner with smokey black eyes just to add something extra to the look. I used red face paint to draw spirals on the apples of my cheeks and a bright red lipstick for my lips. I also drew two black lines coming down either side of my mouth onto my chin to look like the puppet.

Products used:
Snazaroo Classic Face Paint in ‘White’
Snazaroo Classic Face Paint in ‘Red’
Snazaroo Classic Face Paint in ‘Black’
NYX Professional Makeup Smokey Eye Palette
NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eyeliner in ‘Fire’
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in ‘107’

For hair, messy curls would look best with backcombed roots to give it that dishevelled look. The outfit for this is actually pretty simple to recreate, any white shirt or blouse will do and then you just need a red bow tie. You can get these from eBay and they don’t cost any more than a few quid. Then you need a black blazer and black trousers or leggings with black canvas shoes or Converse if you have any. You can find all of these on Amazon and Boohoo – Primark is another good shout as well.

Petite Alana High Waisted Split Front Crop Trouser – Boohoo, £15
Dark Red Pre-Tied Satin Bow Tie – eBay, £2.49
Black Casual Canvas Shoes – eBay, £11.98
Scarlett Scallop Collar Shirt – Boohoo, £10
Blythe Ruched Sleeve Blazer – Boohoo, £25

I hope I’ve given you a bit of inspiration if you were stuck for costume ideas! Will you be dressing up for Halloween this year and if so, who/what are you going to be? Let me know in the comments below and tell me which look is your favourite.

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26 Comments

  1. October 25, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Addams Family and Addams Family Values are two of my favourite Halloween movies, and I’ve been so excited to see these looks! They look absolutely amazing, and so recognisable.. 😍 I’m super excited for your ‘actual’, full Halloween costume! 🙊

    • October 25, 2017 / 9:38 am

      I’m so glad you like them! Thank you so much. I’m not actually sure if I’m doing anything this Halloween but I think I’d definitely go for the Morticia idea if I were dressing up, she’s so sassy and cool xx

  2. October 25, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Loving these looks SO much girl, your take on Jigsaw is so fab and different aswell, I absolutely love the red liner on the dark shadow!! I love how with the Addams ladies you can still be kinda glam and pretty too aswell as scary. I love the idea of dressing up for halloween but when it comes to it, it’s so much effort, haha!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • October 25, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Thank you so much! Yeah, that’s so true. The Addams Family are honestly goals haha. It actually is effort, it’s too tempting to just stay on the sofa wrapped in a blanket watching horrors with snacks/pizza to be honest 😉 xx

  3. October 25, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Halloween Looks are so scary but I like your less scary beautiful ones. All the three looks are lovely I liked the Jigsaw one the best 🙂

  4. October 25, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I love all of these! You are smashing these makeup ideas plus love the added extra of where to find the outfit part. Also hello west end, you defo need to be Carrie’s understudy 😉 x

    • October 25, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you so much! Hahaha I would completely own the role, I need to be Wednesday xx

  5. theglassofclass
    October 26, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    These looks are crazy good! You look so much like Wednesday Adams, it’s scary! haha My favourite look is Morticia’s though, the dress is gorgeous. Great looks!

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

    • October 27, 2017 / 9:26 am

      Haha! I get told I look like the actress too, maybe that’s why. Thank you! x

  6. October 26, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    These are such perfect costumes! They are brilliant if you need a last minute costume. They seem really easy and of course the clothing you can wear again. I especially love Wednesday, perfect costume design!

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

  7. Emily Isobelle Jane
    October 26, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I love!! I went as wednesday Adams last year! I was so suprised barely anyone knew who I was! You are smashing the make up posts at the moment and I love that you’ve suggested where to get outfits from! Fab post lovely!! <3

    Emily

    http://www.Isobellejane.com

    • October 27, 2017 / 9:25 am

      Yeah I dressed as her a couple of years ago and some people had no idea who I was, how?! Thank you so so much! xx

  8. October 28, 2017 / 4:11 am

    I love all three of your looks! I think your Wednesday Adams look is seriously amazing!

  9. October 28, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    LOVED THESE LOOKS! Wednesday Adams was my favourite, you’re so talented!!x

    Chessie | everythingchessie.co.uk 🌿

  10. October 28, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Love these Halloween looks ☺️ I’ve nominated you for the mystery blogger award, my post is going up tomorrow xx

  11. Alicia
    October 29, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I’m loving these looks! So simple but they also look so good and creative! Especially loving the Morticia look 😍

  12. Anu
    October 29, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    I love all of these looks! Also the dress you’ve chosen from Boohoo for the Wednesday Addams look looks really nice! I need to add it to my wishlist :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    • October 30, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      Thank you! I’d literally wear it day to day, it’s so nice and then I can low-key be Wednesday even when it’s not Halloween, haha x

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