Top Trending 2021 Halloween Makeup Ideas For Men
Lucy Thorpe
Oct 29, 2021
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Top Trending 2021 Halloween Makeup Ideas For Men

It’s officially spooky season, but if you’re struggling to come up with some inspiration for your next Halloween party get-up - look no further. Here are our five fave Halloween men’s makeup looks this Halloween season (time to get practising those skills):

Squid Game

We’re expecting to see Squid Game everywhere this Halloween. Ok, you could just buy the costume online, but where’s the fun in that? 

While some characters are easier to emulate with makeup than others, there are some seriously creative Squid Game-inspired looks all over TikTok and Instagram. If you’re ready for the challenge, check out these seriously creative makeup look inspired by the show by Odair Motozo: 


There’s something universally terrifying about dolls, ventriloquist dummies and mannequins that look a little too close to reality. Horror film favourite Chucky is another screen-based Halloween costume trend this year.

You can easily replicate the Chucky look for Halloween with a light base, some eyeliner and some red or bronze eyeshadow. The costume is pretty straightforward too. 


If you’ve ever planned your escape route in case of a zombie apocalypse then this is the look for you this afternoon. Whether you’re a fan of old-school slow, shambling zombies like Night of the Living Dead or 28 Days Later’s super-fast (and super-terrifying) zombies are more your thing, getting the zombie look is easy.

Pale foundation or skin-friendly paint, dark eyeshadow and eyeliner are the basics that you need to create an unforgettable undead look. If you want to stretch your skills a little further and really go to town on your zombie look, check out this zombie look from pro makeup artist Sidney Cumbie:



Another cinematic creation, Venom costumes are apparently trending as the latest film rises in popularity. Creating a Venom-inspired makeup look isn’t for the faint-hearted - if you’re a beginner you might find the different textures and contrasts a little complicated.

Nevertheless, we love this Venom-inspired makeup look by Alejo Moon:



Whether it’s the Joker, Pennywise or some other scary circus act, clowns seem to occupy a special place in our fear-receptors. The great thing about this costume is that you can make it as easy or as creative as you want without a whole host of spec

Take a look at this look from Makeup-artist Pierangelo Greco for some easy joker inspo:

Other Halloween Makeup Ideas for Men

If you want to keep it more straightforward this halloween, there are some easier makeup looks that you can create for halloween. Skeletons, ghosts, mummies and vampires are all nice easy men’s makeup looks that you can create for halloween this year.