Who says being a witch for Halloween has to be basic? Grab your broomstick and spellbook because we’re taking inspiration from witches like Bellatrix and Sabrina to create the ultimate Halloween beauty looks. Scroll through to see tricks that will leave your fellow ghouls spellbound.
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1. Endora from Bewitched
As Samantha’s sharp-tongued mother on the 1960s sitcom Bewitched, Endora’s makeup game was on point with her signature electric blue eyeshadow, graphic liner, and contrasting red lip. To get this ultra-mod look, apply MAC’s Electric Eel Eye Shadow ($16; maccosmetics.com) to your entire lid, sweeping from the inner corner of your eye and bringing to a high point at the outer lid. Then paint a dramatic wing on each eye with black liquid liner. On your lower lid, snake your liner from the inner corner of your eye to the wing and create dimension by tightlining your eyes with a white pencil. Add a vivid red lip for extra charm.
2. Bellatrix from Harry Potter
Bellatrix may be the most evil witch in the world of Harry Potter, but we can all agree that her makeup is every bad witch’s dream come true. Start by creating an exaggerated smoky eye using a dark brown or purple eyeshadow. Then, apply a bit of eyeliner and smudge it out to give your eyes the sinister appearance of a Death Eater. To achieve Bellatrix's powerful pout, apply your favorite deep purple lipstick and use gloss for extra shine. Now for your hair: use Revlon’s ¾” Perfect Heat Curling Iron ($15; ulta.com) to curl your hair at random and pile on top of your head in a messy half-up do.
3. Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus
The Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus are known for their dramatic makeup looks, but Winifred’s beauty routine takes the cake. Because this witch has a big attitude, give your brows some drama and create a high arch using your favorite pencil or powder. With a heavy hand, apply a deep blush to the apples of your cheeks in circular motions. We love Maybelline’s Fit Me! Blush in Berry ($6; maybelline.com). To achieve Winifred’s buck-toothed pout, conceal your lips entirely and apply red lipstick in a semi-heart shape, leaving the corners of your mouth bare.
4. Rochelle from The Craft
The trio of witches in The Craft may be considered high school outsiders, but in our book they’re beauty icons. Get Rochelle’s look by tracing your eyes with liner and creating a small wing on each eye. Sweep Glossier’s Topaz Haloscope ($22, glossier.com) on your cheeks, temples, and nose for the perfect dewy glow. Complete the look with a dash of brown lipstick and layer as many cross necklaces as you can find.
5. Sabrina from Sabrina the Teenage Witch
You may not come from a long line of witches, but don’t let that stop you from channeling your inner Sabrina. To achieve that quintessential ‘90s teen look, apply NYX’s Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Kandi ($5; nyxcosmetics.com) to your lids and rim your eyes with your liner of choice. Dust some bronzer on your cheeks and add a swipe of neutral lipstick. Top off this look by sweeping your hair to the side to create a defined part and secure with a barrette. The ‘90s called, they want their teen witch back.
6. Grand High Witch from The Witches
Anjelica Huston’s Grand High Witch in The Witches may look more like the stereotypical witch you grew up imagining from fairy tales: terrifying, hairy chin, and covered in warts and boils. Though her character often hides behind a "mask" of glamorous lavender eyes and red lips. To channel her glam side, start by creating a menacingly high arch in your brows and applying Revlon’s ColorStay Crème Eyeshadow in Black Currant ($8; ulta.com) to your lids. Apply a thin stretch of black eyeliner to create subtle wings and line your lower lashes with soft black kohl. Contour to get killer cheekbones and finish off with an enchanting red lip.