Halloween Make-up Ideas

Are you ready for the spooky season? Check out our guide on Halloween makeup ideas and discover easy make-up removal and face paint removal tips.


Looking for a little inspiration for the upcoming Halloween bash?


The spooky season is here! Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year – and it is not only loved by kids all around the world. Before there was trick and treating and spooky costumes, the Irish celebrated Samhain or All Hallows Eve as the end of summer and beginning of the dark season.

Over the last 20 years Halloween has become a global phenomenon for kids and adults alike. Wherever you might find yourself on October 31st, there is a high chance that a Halloween party is underway.

To celebrate this spooky holiday in style, we want to help you out with some scarily stylish Halloween make-up looks. And give you some tips how you can remove that Halloween make-up and care for your skin after the party is over.

Put your best Halloween face on!


It doesn’t always have to be scary on Halloween! How about changing it up a bit this year and dressing up as a fairy or another mythical creature? Glitter is always a good way to go. Complete your look with subtle glitter make-up for your face and surprise your guests!


Make it boo-tiful! This kind of make-up is for those who like it a bit more spooky. How about trying out a half face make-up? Paint only half of your face and leave the other naturally. But: Make sure that your costume matches the face paint as well. Does it get any scarier than that?

Remove your Halloween make-up like a pro with NIVEA

Easily freshen up and fix your face paint on the go

NIVEA MicellAIR Skin Breathe Expert Make-Up Remover Wipes are the perfect companion for your Halloween party - not only after it’s all over, but even while the bash is still in full swing. You can easily wipe off make-up mishaps on the go and brush up on your scary make-up in no time.

Remove your face paint on the go

Don’t worry about cleaning off the scary face paint! Once the party is over, it’s time to get your face back to its natural state without much effort. NIVEA Micellar Make-Up Remover works like a magnet and removes make-up without leaving any product residue.

Halloween Face Paint Removal

How to remove Halloween face paint 

Remove face paint easily

Halloween parties are the best but if you've gone all out and chosen the perfect outside alongside the perfect face paint it can be a pain to remove. So we're here to help: first, use some warm water and some face wash to remove as much of the face paint as possible. Make sure to be gentle - face paint can irritate sensitive skin, overdoing it can lead to removing your skins natural protective layer.

Once the bulk of the face paint is gone, get rid of the rest with a product like NIVEA's Micellar Wipes, finally use a NIVEA moisturiser to replenish the moisture lost during the day and leave your skin feeling healthy and cleansed.

Halloween skin after care

This goes for everyday face care too, make sure you wash, cleanse and moisturise your face. If the face paint was particularly difficult it may be a good idea to use an exfoliant to get rid of the dead skin cells too!