Witch Makeup Ideas to Conjure Up a Spellbinding Look

Updated September 27, 2021
Woman Wearing Witch Hat and Makeup While Eating Apple Against Wall

Cast a spellbinding presence this Halloween by learning how to create the perfect witch makeup look to pair with the costume you'll be wearing. Witches don't all look alike, so there are several options to consider. Whether you're a protagonist or villain from a popular film or book, or you're planning to be the most unique-looking person at the party, you're bound to make a strong impression with the right witch makeup.

Scary Green Witch Makeup

Witches are often portrayed as being green, but the same basic principles can be applied to create a spooky witch with any color of skin tone. Individuals with sensitive skin should note that novelty makeup can be irritating to the skin, so proceed with caution. Perform a patch test at least 48 hours prior to the day you plan to use the makeup.

Makeup Supplies

  • Green base makeup
  • Light brown base makeup
  • Facial sponge
  • Dark red lipstick
  • Black eye pencil
  • Black mascara
  • Purple face paint

Instructions

  1. Soak a facial sponge in the green base makeup. Dab the makeup gently onto your face, concentrating it along your cheekbones, brow bone and chin.
  2. Soak a facial sponge in light brown makeup. Gently dab it over the green to add some dimension. This will leave you with a slightly mottled look.
  3. Create some deep wrinkles in your face with the black eye pencil. Draw a line extending down and outward from the inner corner of each eye. Draw a branch from each line to make an upside-down "Y" on each cheekbone.
  4. Apply heavy black eyeliner to your upper and lower lids, extending the upper line out past the edge of the eyelid by approximately 1/2 inch.
  5. Apply a coat of black mascara to your eyelashes to further darken your eyes.
  6. Darken your eyebrows by drawing a thick black line over each one with the eyeliner.
  7. Draw some small lines extending upward from the top of the eyebrows to give the impression of heavy, hairy brows.
  8. Using purple face paint, draw some lines bracketing either side of the mouth from nose to chin.
  9. Apply a coat of dark red lipstick.
  10. Outline your lips in black.
  11. Draw some black "wrinkles" around the lips with small lines radiating outward.
  12. Finish by giving yourself a few black "moles" on your chin and nose.

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Scary Dark Witch Look

If green face paint isn't your style, consider this alternative witch look. There's no elaborate face painting or pointy hat, but this witch style still conveys a slightly sinister air that will help you cast a spell over your companions.

Makeup Supplies

  • Pale matte foundation makeup
  • Black eyebrow pencil
  • Black pencil eyeliner
  • Black mascara
  • Lipstick (black, red or neutral)

Instructions

  1. Apply the foundation makeup first to give your skin a pale, other-worldly glow. Don't bother adding rouge to warm up your cheeks; this look is meant to be cold.
  2. Use the eyebrow pencil to darken your brows and give them a more menacing look.
  3. Use the eyeliner to line your eyes heavily and really draw attention to them.
  4. Add a coat of mascara to your lashes.
  5. Apply the lipstick. You can use a more neutral shade to keep the attention focused on your eyes. Red lips work great if you want to be a scary-yet-sexy witch. Black lipstick will maximize the scary factor.

Printable Instructions: Dark Witch Look

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Dark Witch Look Instructions

Wicked Winter Witch Makeup

Capture the cold-hearted, icy stare of a winter witch with this look. You'll need a bit of attitude to really nail the vibe.

Makeup Supplies

  • White foundation
  • Powder blue eyeshadow
  • Plum eyeshadow
  • Teal
  • Liquid eyeliner (black or navy)
  • Mascara (black or navy)
  • Rosy blush
  • Frosty white lipstick
  • Pale pink lipstick

Instructions

  1. Apply a thin layer of white foundation to your entire face.
  2. Apply powder blue eyeshadow to your eyelids all the way up to your brows.
  3. Line the bottom of your eyes with the plum shadow.
  4. Apply the teal shadow. Begin at the inner corner of each upper eyelids. Pull it across the lid, continuing along the lash line and past the outer corners to create a "cat-eye" look.
  5. Apply a thin line of liquid eyeliner all the way around your eyes.
  6. Apply the blush to your cheeks.
  7. Apply the lipstick, starting with white and adding pink on top. The white will show through various shades of pink, depending on your natural lip color.

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Wicked Winter Witch Makeup Instructions

Ethereal Good Witch Makeup

Dressing up as a lovely good witch can be just as much fun for grown-ups as for younger people. Good witches are typically ornamented with sparkly accessories, frilly clothes and plenty of ethereal makeup applied with a light hand.

Makeup Supplies

  • Light peach eyeshadow
  • Silver eyeshadow
  • Dark purple eyeshadow
  • Thin eyeshadow brush applicator
  • Blending brush
  • Matte foundation
  • Coral-colored blush
  • Glitter
  • Coral pink lipstick

Instructions

  1. Apply a matte foundation to your skin to even out your skin tone.
  2. Apply a light, peach-colored eyeshadow over your eyelids and up to your brow bone.
  3. Apply silver eyeshadow in the center of your eyelids. Blend toward the inner corner of your eyes.
  4. Apply a thin line of dark purple eyeshadow just along your lashes on your upper lids.
  5. Run your blending brush over the shadow to soften it.
  6. Smile to expose the apples of your cheeks and rub a coral-colored blush into them.
  7. Dust on a touch of glitter for sparkle.
  8. Apply lipstick.

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Ethereal Good Witch Makeup Instructions

Wholesome Good Witch Look

You can still create a good witch look, even if you prefer the traditional black witch garb and signature hat. Follow this plan to create a wholesome witch look.

Makeup Supplies

  • A warm matte foundation
  • Shimmering pink eyeshadow
  • Bronze eyeshadow
  • Brown eyeliner pencil
  • Brown mascara
  • Pale rose blush
  • Lipstick (neutral or rosy shade)

Instructions

  1. Apply the foundation to give your skin a smooth and creamy look.
  2. Apply the pink shadow to your entire eyelids up to beneath your brows.
  3. Apply the bronze shadow to the outer edges of your lids. Blend it to create a slightly smokey look.
  4. Line your eyes with the liner pencil.
  5. Apply a coat of mascara to your lashes.
  6. Blend the rose blush into your cheekbones.
  7. Apply lipstick.

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Wholesome Good Witch Makeup Instructions

Create Your Own Witch Makeup Looks

No matter what kind of witch you want to be, one of the tutorials above is sure to work for you. Plus, you can easily customize any of these options to create your own unique witch look. After all, there are countless types of witches in the world, so have fun with your makeup. Good or bad, real or cartoony, you can use makeup to create your choice of witch looks. Which witch is right for you?

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Witch Makeup Ideas to Conjure Up a Spellbinding Look