I'm just going to say it: Halloween stresses me the hell out. Sure, I could just throw on a dinosaur onesie and say "screw it" (which is exactly what I did last year), but as a makeup lover, I feel pressured to do at least something glittery, painted, lined, or bedazzled to my face, all in the name of gorgeous Halloween makeup. It's the one time of year where wacky, wild, never-before-dreamed-of makeup looks can be achieved without anyone batting an eye. After all, Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls said it best: "In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up and beg for candy. But in girl world, Halloween is the one time of year a girl can dress like a total slut, and no other girl can say anything about it." In this case, "dressing like a total slut" means going wild with glitter and fake blood because you can.
You can always do less for Halloween, and if that's your jam—we salute you. But this year there's a bit of opulence in the air. Can you feel that? And if you're gonna do it—well, why don't you do it all the way? Ahead are the coolest, creepiest and trendiest Halloween beats for the year, with the easiest-to-follow tutorials we could find. If you don't have a steady hand (or an endless amount of free time), enlist a talented friend and ready to ring Halloween 2021 in with a bang.