2023 Halloween Makeup
Lanvin Spring 2022. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Halloween is almost upon us. Maybe you've had your costume planned out for months. Or maybe you're still racking your brain trying to come up with something. If you fall into the latter category, we're here to help. We've hunted down the best Halloween makeup inspiration straight from the runways.

Way before Barbiecore, Moschino paid tribute to the famous Mattel doll via its Spring 2015 collection. There are almost as many Barbie-inspired looks as Barbie's careers over the years. We're betting you already have something pink hanging in your closet and pink makeup on your vanity.

Ghosts can be spooky and elegant. Especially if you focus on a particular time period. Like the Roaring '20s or the French Revolution. Nobody did old-school glamour better than Marie Antoinette.

You can also make mummies and vampires chic. Note we didn't say sexy. We're going for sophisticated allure here. A vampire decked out in a veil and dark lipstick is divine. You don't need to wrap yourself from head to toe to transform yourself into a mummy. All you need is a makeup-created white band or two for the same effect.

One of the spookiest costumes of all? Transforming into one of those porcelain dolls that somehow always seems sinister. Skip working in any demon accents because the doll is scary enough on its own. Use one of your many cottagecore dresses and ballerina flats to complete the shudder-worthy look.

Here's the best Halloween makeup inspo the runways have to offer. If you've got several parties to attend, switch things up throughout the night. Just make sure to invest in a strong makeup remover since you'll have lots to take off.

2023 Halloween Makeup
Marc Jacobs Fall 2016. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

The heavy black eyeshadow underneath eyes, the glossy black lip, the bleached eyebrows and partial finger waves serve flapper ghost glamour.

2023 Halloween Makeup
Anaïs Jourden Spring 2020. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Try this strategic blue eyeliner if you plan on dressing up as a punk rock star or an alien...

2023 Halloween Makeup
Knwls Fall 2020. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Combining red and bronze eyeshadows makes these devilish eyes more stylish than scary.

2023 Halloween Makeup
Moschino Spring 2015. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

You should expect to see lots of Barbies on Halloween night. Make sure you stand out from the pink pack by channeling Workin' Out Barbie with long eyelashes, a bright pink pout and as many fitness accessories as you can handle.

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Rodarte Fall 2020. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

All vampire brides need a veil and moody purple lips. Fangs not required.

2023 Halloween Makeup
Lanvin Spring 2022. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

There's something very mermaid about this look. The mix of metallic eye makeup and soaked strands says under-the-sea glamour.

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Thom Browne Spring 2020. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Go as the long departed ghost of Marie Antoinette. Dark eyeliner, pink eyeshadow and a muted lip enhance the effect.

2023 Halloween Makeup
Moschino Spring 2020. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look as pretty as a painting by applying some white stripes to your hair, then add in negative space eyeliner and red lipstick. Carry a frame as an accessory to make sure your artwork is appreciated.

2023 Halloween Makeup
Dries Van Noten Spring 2020. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Another possible alien encounter, but we think this reads more like a mostly unwrapped mummy with a flashy gold pucker.

2023 Halloween Makeup
Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2015. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

A truly abstract and kinda punk take on the classic ladybug.

2023 Halloween Makeup
Yuhan Wang Spring 2024. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Nothing's creepier than a pretty porcelain doll. Make sure to include the rosy cheeks and splotchy coral lipstick.

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