We’ve always been makeup enthusiasts and recently we’ve been completely obsessed with the concept of lip art. Sure, we still love making over our whole face in creative ways, but sometimes it’s nice to concentrate on just one feature and work on that in detail, especially when you have an awesome excuse like Halloween to work with! We’ve found ourselves scouring the Internet lately, looking for inspiration and instruction on creating the best spooky lip art we can this fall.
Just in case you love the idea of trying your hand at impressively detailed spooky lip art as well but you also feel like you could use some instruction and inspiration, here are 15 of the very best ideas and designs we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Jack-O-Lantern lip art
Are you a beginner when it comes to lip art, so you’re looking for an idea that you can play with and customize, but that’s mostly build of simple shapes? Then we think perhaps you’d get along well with something like this cute Jack-O-Lantern idea featured step by step on JessicaLovesX.
2. Creepy crawly lips
Although this particular lip detail from NYX Professional Makeup France is actually just one element of a wider look across the whole face, it’s certainly the part we’re the most in awe of! Their tutorial shows you how to create fine lines and shadows in order to make it look like creepy bug legs are sticking out the corner of your mouth like it’s a spider that might walk away, or perhaps like you ate wriggly snack.
3. Pop art lips
Have you always been the kind of makeup enthusiast who adores using bright colours and loves pigmented products that really make your features jump out from the rest of your face? In that case, we have a feeling you just might be the perfect person to try your hand at this fantastic pop art lip design featured on Jordan Hanz. We love the way the black outlined and white accents make the lips look like a shining cartoon.
4. Eyeball and lash lips
Were you actually hoping to create a lip art look that’s very spooky to look at indeed, but not necessarily in a gory Halloween kind of way? Then we think you might get more of a kick out of the way BeautifulYouTV shows you to transform your mouth into a startlingly realistic looking eyeball, complete with false lashes!
5. Melting lips
Do you actually have quite a bit of experience with makeup and you’ve been hoping to work on your skills when it comes to creating perspective, height, depth, and shape? Then we think you’ll have an awesome time tackling the impressive perspective painting that comes with this melted lips design featured on Makeup.com!
6. Flying bat lips
Maybe you’d rather create a look that’s impressive for its neat, tiny details rather than the way it looks like in illusion or a piece of art? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at how carefully The Fashion Spot amped their favourite lipstick up by carefully painting tiny bats all over their lips before dotting some clear gloss on top to make them shine.
7. Batman logo lips
Have you superheroes always been your thing? Well, if you’re a beginner who’s looking for a way to practice simple shapes and working with colours that stay distinct rather than running together, then we think you’ll be pleased to learn that the Batman logo is a great option for practice designs! See what we mean on The Accessory Nook.
8. Harlequin lips
Just in case you actually are a comic book lover but you’re much more of a vintage Harley Quinn kind of person, here’s an a look that’s inspired by that and actual harlequin styles, all communicated right there on the lips! See how Pausa Para Feminices kept their unique shape, details, and colours all neat around the edges and distinct.
9. Brain lips
Are you still thinking about how much you liked the idea of making spooky illusions on your lips but you just haven’t seen one that’s quite gruesome looking enough for what you had in mind? Then we think even just the phrase “brain lips” will get your attention a little better! Check out how Jordan Hanz actually painted their lips with all the dips and colour variations to look like brains.
10. Dripping blood lips
Were you quite enamoured with the idea of dripping blood lip art like we showed you before but you’re actually hope to wear the look out and you don’t want to end up a gooey mess by half way through the party? Then we think you might get along a little better with the idea of painted blood droplets, like these impressively neat ones featured on Depeche Gurl.
11. Skull teeth lips
Like the rest of us, you’ve probably seen a lot of skull makeup out there this season (and we’re certainly not mad about it), but what if your favourite part of the look really is just the teeth, since its the most detailed? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Maybelline outlined this simple golden skeleton lip art that’s a great starting point for your learning.
12. Mermaid scale lips
Rather than being a Harley Quinn or a vampiress, have you always been more of a sparkly mermaid? Well, we adore all things mermaid inspired too, but we find that we love the makeup even more when it’s got a slightly creepy touch of realism to it, rather than just being sparkly. That’s why we adored this carefully hand painted mermaid scale lip art from Ryan Kelly so much!
13. Stitched mouth and bloody lips
Rather than simply painting your lips in new ways and with unconventional designs, would you rather actually create creep art instead? In that case, so long as you’re prepared to be eerily silent all night at the party, we’d absolutely suggest trying your hand at this fantastic stitched mouth design that Filmstation3000 created using costume blood and actual thread strategically glued.
14. Bedazzled cupcake lips
Have you actually been scrolling through our list thinking about how you’d prefer to make something that’s a little less spooky or gory and a little more colourful and fun? Well, just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you have to do something creepy, so why not create something like this fantastic rhinestoned cupcake instead? Get the full details for making it happen on BeautifulYouTV.