Instagram tends to lean into the extreme with beauty, and at no time does it do that better than Halloween. Halloween makeup on Instagram lends endless inspiration to makeup artists, mythical creature enthusiasts, and anyone else wondering what to dress up as this holiday. If you leave it to the last minute, thank Insta for easy Halloween costume ideas that you can whip up with makeup you already own. And if you’d rather lay out your Halloween costume idea well in advance, even better—you’ll have time to practice your expert-level precision and nail the landing.
There are options for both ends of the Halloween costume spectrum ahead, and truly, these Halloween makeup ideas are works of art. As for the rest of us, we’ll just being over here appreciating—and double-tapping—away. Scroll on for the most over-the-top, make-your-jaw-drop, mesmerizing Halloween makeup looks for 2019.