9 Clown Makeup Ideas for Halloween That Aren’t Pennywise
Thanks to the box office success of It, clown makeup is no longer confined to children’s birthday parties. Makeup inspired by the movie’s main character has officially taken over Instagram feeds and Pennywise clown suits have become the most sought-after costume for 2017. Come October 31, you’re bound to see more clowns than you’re comfortable with.
Beyond Pennywise’s signature look, makeup artists on Instagram have come up with several different ways to do clown makeup for Halloween. Many have maintained the creepy factor, but others have created cutesy versions that won’t scare the kids that live next door. We rounded up some of our favorite looks, so you can still be a clown this year without looking like everyone else at your next Halloween party.
Classic clown makeup is not immune from the Instagram makeup treatment. Aaliyah Jay made candy apple red lipstick and lots of glitter look more sinister than ever.
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Face painter Laura Kalmakoff and makeup artist Alex Rivera paid homage to old-school pantomimes. I’m living for the airbrush-like blush.
Simple clown. Products used: Diamond FX face paint, @kokolashes in ‘Fifth Ave’, @smithcosmetics 202 brush for line work #makeupart #artisticmakeup #editorial #editorialmakeup #abstractmakeup #facepainting #bodypaint #facepaint #100daysofmakeup #avantegarde #avantgardemua #makeupart #creativemakeup #halloween #halloweenmakeup #clownmakeup #kokolashes
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Halloween should def be called weird clown makeup season Aquí un payaso mas en su feed… Face: @kryolanofficial Aquacolor in ‘Deep Black’ & ‘070’ / @kryolanofficial Dermacolor in ‘D5′ / @chanelofficial Loose Powder in ’02’ / @tartecosmetics Amazonian Clay Blush Palette / @morphebrushes x @jaclynhill Palette in ‘Abyss’ / @massielninalashes in ‘No. 10’ #alexadoesmakeup #documentingmymakeupjourney
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On the scarier side of the spectrum, you have clown makeup that requires lots of fake blood.
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Dripping paint and Easter-like hues have never looked so terrifying.
What are u being for Halloween? Leave me a if you’d like a tutorial on this messy little clown! Used @makeupforeverca cream white, ink colours, @sugarpill shadows, @nyxcosmetics black eye gloss, @maccosmetics lip mix. Putting lipstick on your teeth is not an enjoyable experience btw lmao
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The season’s most controversial candy doubles as eye makeup with this clown look.
Happy Halloween 1st!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I feel really sick today so this was my best effort at a little pumpkin clown girl?¿ inspired by @callowlilyart •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••used @katvondbeauty @katvondbeauty tattoo liner ‘trooper’, e.l.l. ‘Witches’, @sugarpill pressed shadow ‘buttercupcake’, ‘flamepoint’ & ‘tako’, @limecrimemakeup ‘squash’, @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow ‘ebony’, subculture palette shadows, @taterrounds ‘under the sun’, @rouge.and.rogue ‘china doll’ lashes, @nyxcosmetics white liquid liner, and @mehronmakeup paradise aq paints2hrs
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Pretty in Pink
Crystal makeup isn’t just for the runway. Paired with fluorescent pink face paint and glitter, it’s perfect for Hallow’s Eve.
• D O N ‘ T • H I R E • no seriously don’t hire me to come to your kids birthday cos I’ll just drink all the alcohol or I just won’t turn up I reaaaallllyyyy enjoyed doing this look!!! Mainly because it involves two of my fave things bright colours and lots and lots of glitter!!!! ✨ #cultofkaytee … … I used @danessa_myricks #colourfix in #freedom #primaryred #lift #royalty and #fireworks ✨ also used her metals glitter in #northstar ✨ for my face gems I used @gogetglitter self adhesive all in one gems and also their #whitechunkyglitter ✨ #gogetglitter ✨ I also used @eyekandycosmetics glitter in #icing and #cottoncandy ✨ lashes are @illamasqua #visage lashes ✨
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Makeup artist Luna Fortun took inspiration from drag queen Matte L for this menacing clown makeup.
NOT IT – eyes inspired by @missgaymatte – #maccosmetics true chartreuse paint stick – #eyeko black magic liquid liner – #nyxcosmetics jumbo pencil in milk – #nyx white liquid liner – #mac lipmix in cyan for the nose – #tarte shape tape for the mask – #maccosmetics crimson lip mix on my lips – #sugarpill lashes
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Bozo the clown but make it fashion.
day 6: A CLOWN (i love clowns and i’m trying to figure out how many i can cram into this 31 days of halloween ) ♀️ using cream paints, @katvondbeauty tattoo liner, #katvondbeauty pastelgoth palette, @morphebrushes 35B, and @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow in ebony. i customized the lashes
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Welcome to the scariest spin on the neon eyeliner trend
It’s my party-cry if I want to Day 6 of my 10 days of Halloween continues with this very easy & simple Neon light up Clown Details: @nyxcosmetics liquid white liner @urbandecaycosmetics electric palette for neon effect @lillylashes bold lashes •for a Simple, Easy & Quick Halloween look Enjoy! #lifeofanartist #NYtoATL #atlmua #PROartist #10daysofhalloween #clownmakeup #neonlooks #halloweenmakeup
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