Makeup based on the image of a bat can be both intimidating and quite cute. We have collected different options for you

Halloween is the time for the most unusual experiments with makeup. If you have already mastered all the classic images: witches, dolls, zombies, brides, nuns and an alien, try on a bat makeup for Halloween 2023. In this article you will find 20 ideas, from the simplest to the most extravagant.

Bat makeup features

Bat makeup is a very arbitrary concept; such a make-up does not imply the only correct version.You can draw the silhouette of a bat on the eyelids, cheeks, or bridge of the nose; make the drawing miniature or noticeable from afar; repeat the image exactly the same or leave only a vague hint. Perhaps there is only one strict rule: makeup must be neat - otherwise the silhouette of a bat will turn into a shapeless blob on the face.

What makeup do you need?

Halloween make-up set will depend on how you interpret the image of the bat. But in any case, you will need jet black long-lasting eyeliner (you can find a list of suitable ones here) and black shadows.

If you want to create a more intimidating look, use foundation a few shades lighter than necessary and spread it all over the face - this is a classic trick for creating canonical makeup on the occasion of All Saints Day. You can complement the image with dark lipstick - black, burgundy or blood red.

How to do bat makeup at home?

Basic double arrows can be used as the basis of the bat makeup and change their shape as you wish. Follow the step by step instructions.

  1. Use an eyeshadow base. Then emphasize the orbital line with brown shadows, and the mobile eyelid and the area under the eyebrow with a lighter shade from the same range. Apply highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes to visually open the eyes.

  2. Draw a delicate classic arrow with black liner.

  3. Draw a straight line from the end of the ponytail towards the inner corner of the eye (as shown in the photo).

  4. Fill the resulting outline with a liner.

  5. Draw the second tail of the arrow on the lower eyelid. To do this, draw a small triangle. Then, with a soft black pencil, paint over the upper mucosa and interciliary space.

Don't forget to coat your lashes with multiple layers of mascara or use false lashes. How to handle them correctly, we told in this video.

Bat Makeup Ideas

The image of a bat can be used in makeup in absolutely different ways - we will talk about the most common options.


The easiest way to create a Halloween bat makeup is to draw arrows on the eyes, the shape of which follows the outlines of the wings of a bat. Even beginners can make such a make-up: it is enough to create classic black arrows by drawing “cloves” along the edges.Use the photo below as an example.

Face drawings

The next level of difficulty is drawings on the face. A scattering of bats will look good where freckles usually appear - on the cheekbones. But you can depict bats on the upper eyelids. Such makeup always looks very feminine and touching, the easiest way is to use pre-prepared stencils.

Mask effect

Take Batman as a role model and use your imagination. Or refer to the examples below.

Art makeup

In this case, you can't do without the help of professionals, but the result will be with the prefix "wow" . Let your face be the canvas for story paintings starring bats.

What can I add to the image of a bat?

A bat suit can be bought or rented at a specialized store (Batman's outfit, by the way, is also suitable). But if you do not want literal quotes, throw the main forces on makeup, and let the outfit be conditional: a simple black dress from the basic wardrobe will do. By the way, there is also a sleeve shape, which is called “bat”. If in your wardrobe there is a blouse or T-shirt of this cut, then we can assume that everything has worked out! In addition, you can complement the image with a headband with miniature black “ears”, you can certainly find this in the nearest accessory store.

What look are you going to wear for Halloween 2021? Tell us in the comments!