The most classic Halloween symbols are witches, vampires, black cats and skeletons. The last one seems to be especially popular with makeup lovers. Rather than wearing a mask, makeup artists are choosing to create their own unique skeleton makeup looks. And they’re using all of the face paint, sparkles, sequins and sometimes a bit of fake blood to do it. Even if you’re not a makeup artist, you can still take inspiration from MUA’s amazing makeup looks for your own Halloween makeup.

(Related: 14 Bloody Beauty Looks That Will Freak Everyone Out On Halloween)

Scroll down to see 13 creepy-cool skeleton makeup ideas for Halloween:

1. Half-Rainbow Skeleton

Don’t feel like painting your full face? A half-skeleton makeup look can be just as effective, especially if you try a multicolored approach like this one.


2. Blue Skeleton

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That bit of blue though…


3. Pink Skeleton Makeup

Go for a girly take on the traditional skeleton makeup by adding some hot pink.


4. Embellished Skeleton Makeup

Never will I ever put glue on my face again ?

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Not so great with face paint? Glue embellishment all over your face to get your skeleton look.


5. Unicorn Skeleton

Unicorn, skeletons, rainbows, oh my!


6. Pink Half-Skull

Who said that pink can’t be creepy? Not us.


7. Fortune Teller Skeleton

We don’t where to look in this awesome look.


8. Skeleton Pumpkin

A skeleton pumpkin? Yes, please.


9. Melting Skeleton 

Going to be doing a lot of different makeup looks this month!

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Let us just take a minute to appreciate that drip effect.


10. Skeleton Mouth 

Complement some flawless eye makeup with a skeleton mouth.


11. Embellished Eyes Skeleton

Instead of adding color, try adding some embellishment around your eyes.


12. Skeleton Mouth and Black Nose

Sometimes a bone mouth against your natural skin can be creepier than a full face of paint.


13. Glitter Jester Skull

Put a unique twist on your skeleton makeup with a jester collar…and all of the glitter.