Stuck for Halloween costume ideas? Look no further! We’ve teamed up with makeup artist Sarah Edwards-Knight to bring you 3 fangtastic Halloween Hacks.

Makeover your little monsters with bits and bobs from around the home or your handbag. Anyone can create these looks, you don’t have to be a make-up magician! Each tutorial is quick and fun, but Sarah’s top tips are:
– Keep it simple
– Make it snappy – you’ll have about 5 mins max with a toddler (if you are lucky)
– Use clean brushes and a water spray so that you don’t end up mixing the colours.
– Use natural products where possible as they’re gentler on younger skin.

It’s so easy it’s scary! And all those spooky snaps make petrifying postcards that are sure to make friends and family wail through the mail.

Over to you, Sarah!



Halloween Hack #1 – The Joker

I love this look because it’s super quick, really effective and actually pretty cute (especially on our model Rufus). Team this with an oversized jacket and a bright tie and you’re done!

What you’ll need:
– White face-paint
– Red Lipstick
– Dry shampoo
– Green Face-paint



Halloween Hack #2 – The Skeleton

This look is so on-trend right now, glitter and gems are big business! This is a great way to transform a classic skeleton face-paint into something more sparkly – maximum impact!

What you’ll need:
– Black face-paint
– Fine Glitter
– Chunky Glitter
– Hair Gel
– Gems
– Eyelash glue



Halloween Hack #3 – The Ghost

This is a very sweet and simple look for wriggly little ones, perfect for spooking the neighbours! And you only need 2 colours! Plus a touch of glitter on the veins and in the hair.

What you’ll need
– White face-paint
– Deep Purple face-paint
– Dry Shampoo
– Glitter


Get the look! Here’s the products we used:

And all of them are cruelty free!

– Face-paint: Kryvaline (Creamy range, and split cakes)
– Natural face-paint and cosmetics: veganfaces.co.uk (for sensitive skin and sensitive souls)
– Dry Shampoo: Batiste
– Glitter: @festivalfacesgroup
– Gems: Hobbycraft



About Sarah (@back2naturegirl)

Sarah is a London-based Hair & Make-up Artist and mama to a 5 year old and 2 year old twins. Life is crazy!

A graduated from The London College of Fashion in 2002, jumping straight into action as a workshop trainee at ‘Coulier Creatures’ under OSCAR & BAFTA winning creative director Mark Coulier. In the autumn of 2002 Sarah transitioned into Fashion, assisting Alex Box, Lisa Butler & Terri Barber for brands such as Mejwei, Boudicca, Amanda Wakeley and Harvey Nichols

In 2003, Sarah joined Sky TV. She has worked her magic on footballers, athletes, comedians, actors and musicians. Bands include Kasabian, Hard-Fi, Editors, Klaxons, The Zutons, Fall Out Boy, Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol, Elbow, Stone Roses, Travis and Plan B. Sarah has made up Prince Harry, Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street and in 2011, was the lead Make-Up Artist for Sky’s Royal Wedding coverage.

In 2008 Sarah worked in Australia for Channel 7, Channel 10, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and was featured as Hollywood actress Margot Robbie’s Make-Up Artist in a run of Nivea commercials.

Sarah became Head of Make-up for Sky in May 2012 – an exciting and fast paced journey, where she enjoyed leading a team of talented make-up artists at the top of their game.

Sarah’s commitment to education around botanically-based, cruelty-free beauty, is where her heart lies. Her mission is to re-educate, inspire & create cruelty-free make-up magic!