Before you start combing through Pinterest and Instagram for your Halloween costumes 2016 (and we say costumes, because we know many of you dress up for more than one spooky night!), we’re here to make your life a bit easier. We searched the web to offer you 10 Halloween hair- and makeup-based costumes that are sure to dazzle.

Plus, there is something for all skill levels and styles. So if putting your hair in a ponytail or braid is about all you can do, try going as Ariana Grande or Khaleesi from Game of Thrones. But if you want to do something more head-turning, perhaps mermaid makeup (complete with iridescent fish scales) or a Pikachu look is more your cup of (pumpkin spice!) tea.

Keep reading to discover our predictions for what will be the trendiest Halloween costumes for beauty-lovers

Hottest Beauty Halloween Costumes 2016


Use fishnet stockings and iridescent eye shadow to create the “scales” look on your cheeks. Then go wild with rainbow lip, eye, and hair colors. And don’t forget a Ariel-inspired seashell crown.

Harley Quinn From Suicide Squad

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Makeup challenge: break out your red lipstick and blue-colored hair spray to transform into Margot Robbie’s Suicide Squad character, Harley Quinn. Learn exactly how to DIY this look here.


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Your friends will fawn over this adorably chic makeup look that involves antler-inspired eyelashes and a contoured brown lip (providing an opportunity to finally buy a Kylie Lip Kit).

Daenerys From Game of Thrones

You’ll need a long white-haired wig, peach blush, and someone with braiding skills to turn into Khaleesi. But once you do, expect to receive compliments on this dreamy, ethereal costume. See more on

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