Go ahead and forget about putting together a head-to-toe Halloween costume, because it’s all about fierce half-face makeup looks this year. This bone-chillingly beautiful beauty trend allows for endless possibilities. Not to mention, it looks as good on Zoom as it does in person, making it perfect for in-person or online gatherings. While some of the biggest celebrities rocked this look in the past (hello, Gigi Hadid), for 2022, prepare to see this beauty craze taken to a place it’s never been before.
With movies and shows like “Hocus Pocus 2,” “Halloween Ends,” and “Smile” making their rounds in pop culture discourse, inspiration for your half-face Halloween makeup definitely won’t be hard to come by. Still, if you need a starting point, think anything from a half-dead Rhaenyra Targaryen from “House of the Dragon” to galaxy looks that’ll have everyone you pass seeing stars.
Even though it’s the spookiest time of the year, half-face Halloween makeup is so versatile, you can do it for any themed makeup party, scary or not. In the past, popular half-face Halloween looks have included things like melting ice-cream-cone designs, serene views of the beach at night, and funny meme re-creations. As we said, the options are truly endless.
If you’re feeling inspired, gaze your eyes upon these half-face makeup looks that are equal parts scary and beautiful to prepare yourself for Oct. 31. Whether you have a costume or not, store a few of these looks in your back pocket for a last-minute idea.