Autumn is here and while some of us are still mourning summer, others are already one stamp away from a free pumpkin spice latte, basking in fluffy scarves, Instagramming fallen leaves and looking forward to Halloween – eek!

Gone are the days of bin-bag costumes and handmade capes… now your entire look can be painted on your face. Pretty Halloween makeup looks are on the rise (sigh of relief), thanks to beauty vloggers blending the boundaries between sexy and scary. If you’re on the search for a jaw-dropping makeup look, think scales, sass and snakes – and you’ve got yourself Medusa. This look can be created with the basics in your makeup bag, along with a green eyeshadow and fishnet tights. Just follow the steps below…

1. Shape the face

Highlight the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes with MUA Prism Highlighter in Polarized Green. Coming soon...

2. Colour pop

Using the bright green colour from the MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Tropical Oceana, apply it boldly to the eyelids, layering it up till you get the effect you like, then blend.

MUA MUA Eyeshadow Palette - Tropical Oceana £8.00 Buy Now

3. Wing it out

Create a winged eye with MUA Eye Define Felt Liner. The more dramatic the better – it’s Halloween, after all.

MUA MUA Eye Define Felt Liner £2.00 Buy Now

4. Add definition

Apply a thin coat of MUA Eye Define Waterproof Mascara, then add big bold false lashes. Intensify your brows with MUA Luxe Power Brow Sculpting Gel in Dark Brown.

MUA MUA Luxe Power Brow Sculpting Gel - Dark Brown £4.00 Buy Now
MUA MUA Eye Define Waterproof Mascara £3.00 Buy Now

5. Go green(er)

Yep – more green! Apply MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil in Forest Green to the water line.

MUA MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil - Forest Green £1.00 Buy Now

6. Prep for scales

Mix together the MUA Prism Highlighter in Polarized Green and the cream from the MUA Strobe & Glow Highlight Kit in Pearl Gold and paint it across the forehead, temples and cheeks. This will hold the pigment when it’s time to scale it up.

MUA MUA Strobe & Glow Highlight Kit - Pearl Gold £3.00 Buy Now

7. Get fishy

Stretch fishnet tights against your forehead – you may need someone to help you with this as it’s important to hold them still throughout this step. Dip a blending sponge into MUA Black Gel Eyeliner or face paint and apply to your forehead on top of the fishnets until the forehead is covered, then remove the fishnets.

MUA MUA Gel Eyeliner - Underground £3.00 Buy Now

Watch makeup artist Roseanna Velin talk you through the steps in the tutorial below.