Quick: Follow These Models on Instagram for Halloween Makeup Inspiration
We’re less than a week into October, but we’re already brainstorming wicked-good Halloween costume ideas and captivating makeup looks that range from eerie to enchanting (and everything in-between). Like everyone else, we often turn to Instagram for seriously impressive costume ideas, and some of our favourite feeds to stalk are those of models. There’s something weirdly amusing about seeing them ditch their usual sartorial runway makeup for something a little (or a lot) more freakish.
If you’re searching for motivation to step-up your game this year (or just hoping to peep crazy model Halloween get-up), look no further. From Heidi Klum (who is literally the queen of all things Halloween) to Cindy Crawford, below is a selection of the best model costumes and makeup looks from 2016. You’re sure to find some great 2017 inspiration, or at least amusement, right here.
It wouldn’t be a Halloween model round-up without Heidi Klum. Every year her followers eagerly anticipate her costume, and every year she continues to outdo herself. Her 2016 efforts were quite possibly her best yet—six Klum clones in their finest lingerie. Can you pick the real one?
Taylor Hill is proof that sometimes simple is best. A bit of latex, fishnets, a wig, and some heavy black makeup (try Kat Von D's Studded Kiss Lipstick in Slayer) are all you need to recreate this look.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that Cindy Crawford's whole family (including our new muse Kaia Gerber) is in on this? Heavy eye makeup and technicoloured highlights are at the core of this punk costume—try Fudge Urban Colour Hair Art Spray through your mid-lengths and ends.
If ghosts and ghouls aren’t your thing, take a leaf out of Gigi’s book and dress up like a girl scout (cookies optional). Makeup is minimal, but be sure not to forget the two ponytails.
Chanel Iman looks beyond in this Walking Dead zombie costume, but what we're really obsessing over is her hair. Extensions are probably necessary, as well as a strong setting gel to hold everything in place (Kevin Murphy Super Goo is brilliant for this).
Alessandra is no stranger to an insanely-good Halloween costume, and she served some major inspiration last year as Jessica Rabbit. Those who are really dedicated to the cause can try a red rinse (although if your hair is bleached, it will stain), or make like Ambrosio with a wig. A red lip is another non-negotiable and Mac’s Ruby Woo is a bold choice.
Behati Prinsloo Levine
Behati proves the case for pairing leopard print with black eyeliner to get you out of a last-minute costume dilemma. Use a cheap black option like this $3 pencil from Essence.