Left your fright night make-up to the last minute? Fear not. We’ve rounded up five ghoulishly good looks that require minimal effort. Welcome to the lazy girl’s guide to Halloween…

Spider Queen

You don’t have to go all out with face paint to make an impact - adding creepy crawlies only takes a minute (or two). Plump for a soft gel liner – try Miss Sporty Studio Designer Gel Eyeliner – and line the upper eyelids, taking the flick all the way out towards your hairline, before sketching a web below one eye and a spider hanging by a thread under the other. Easy!

Harley Quinn

If you’re more of a bad girl than good, step into the shoes of Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn this Halloween. Simply sweep the pink shadow from MUA Bright Eyeshadow Palette in Silent Disco across one eyelid and the turquoise shade all over the other, before adding Barry M Fine Glitter Dust in any colour to the side of eyes for added sparkle. Add a swipe of red lipstick, part hair into bunches and colour the ends with Pixie Lott Paint Bright Hair Colour Chalks in pink and blue to finish. 


If you’d rather be sweet than scary this witching hour, try this simple scarecrow look. Sweep a sunset shade – try the orange shadow from the MUA Eyeshadow Palette Tropical Oceana – across eyelids, circle it onto the apples of the cheeks and apply in a teardrop shape down the centre of your nose. Line and fill lips with kohl pencil and complete the look with criss-cross stitching. 

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For a bold look that’s minimal effort, maximum impact, it has to be a skeleton. Start by applying L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paint Eyeshadow in Immortal Black over eyelids, adding false lashes and kohl pencil in the waterline for impact. Then use the same eyeshadow over the nose in a teardrop shape to create a hollowed-out effect. Finally, blur out your lips with concealer, and exaggerate the corners of the mouth with kohl, adding vertical lines for the “teeth”. 

Cracked Doll

Forget spending hours in front of the mirror when your mates are ready to head out the door - this dead doll look requires nothing more than falsies, liner and red lippy. Apply liquid lipstick – try B. Cassie Lomas Matte Liquid Lipstick in The Nineties – over lips, exaggerating the lip line for added fright factor. Then take your kohl pencil and draw two vertical lines from the side of the mouth, down towards the chin. Use your liner to sketch on several cracks and then glue Eylure Individual Combination False Lashes in clumps to upper and lower lashes. Pigtails are optional. 

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