The Makeup Tutorial That Will Turn You Into Harley Quinn In Time For Halloween

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Beautiful. Dangerous. Wild. Sexy. Criminal. Icon. Those are just a few of the many words that can begin to describe Harley Quinn. We loved watching Margot Robbie portray Harley Quinn as she created trouble in hopes of reuniting with her villain boyfriend, the Joker, in "Suicide Squad," and mad us laugh in the process with her blunt remarks and sassy attitude. And if you liked watching Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad," you probably loved seeing her do her own thing in "Birds of Prey," where she was the star, without the Joker holding her back.

Not only does Harley Quinn steal the show in "Suicide Squad" and keep viewers on the edges of their seats in "Birds of Prey," but she wears unique, wild outfits and makeup while commanding the screen. Thus, it's no surprise that countless people dress up as Harley Quinn for Halloween every year, as seen on Instagram. So, are you ready to transform into the evil yet striking Harley Quinn for Halloween?

Becoming Harley Quinn requires the right eye makeup

Of course, you'll need an outfit inspired by Harley Quinn for your Halloween costume, but nailing the look is all about makeup. You can find some inspiration for your Harley Quinn makeup on Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok. The primary focus of your Harley Quinn-inspired makeup should be your intense eye look, so you should put a lot of creamy red eyeshadow on one eye zone and just as much creamy blue shadow for the other eye and go for a smudgy effect. To add to the drama, use eyeliner, mascara, and sparkles to enhance your eyes, too.

While the eye area is the focal point of the Harley Quinn look, you shouldn't forget lipstick. You won't need the exact lip color Margot Robbie wore as Harley Quinn in "Birds of Prey" or the actual lip color she wore in the "Suicide Squad" movie, but you should still go for bold. Smudged red lipstick is the way to go. Plus, you can use black eyeliner for drawing her heart and "ROTTEN" face tattoos. Furthermore, your hair is up to you. You can get away with only styling your locks in pigtails, especially if you're a blond. But if you want to get that daring colorful look that we see in the movies, you should consider using a wig or temporary hair color.

Watch Chloé Boucher's YouTube tutorial

If you want a step-by-step tutorial for the Harley Quinn look, influencer and YouTuber Chloé Boucher has you covered with an easy-to-follow YouTube tutorial. In the video, Boucher started by using light products on her skin to capture Harley Quinn's infamously pale look, then brushed and filled in her eyebrows. Next, she used blue eye makeup all over one eye area and a reddish pink liquid lipstick for her other eye zone. Then, the YouTuber added black eyeliner on both eyes and blended it in with a makeup brush, which added extra intensity. After this, she finished off the eye areas with some mascara.

After the eye makeup was complete, Boucher smudged on her red lip liner and filled her lips in with red lipstick for Harley Quinn's famously messy but sexy red lips. Then, the influencer did some contouring on her face and carefully drew on the iconic face tattoos. Following this tutorial will turn you into Harley Quinn in no time!

Use the right products

It's crucial to use reliable, trustworthy products for your Harley Quinn makeup so that you'll truly capture the sinister yet sexy vibe. Prominently, you'll need an excellent red eyeshadow for one eye, such as the NARS Single Eyeshadow in Fatale, a lively red hue. This eyeshadow sells for less than $20 at Saks Fifth Avenue and has 4.3 out of 5 stars. An excellent blue eyeshadow for your other eye is just as essential as your red eyeshadow. The Mac Satin Eyeshadow in Triennial Wave is available for $21 at Ulta, and the bright blue shadow has a 4.7 star rating.

You should additionally purchase black eyeliner to enhance your eyes and create your face tattoos. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Perversion — matte blackest black sells for $23 at Sephora and has 4.4 stars with more than 16,000 reviews. For your red lipstick, the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Always Red — matte classic red is available at Sephora for $15 and has 4.3 stars with more than 10,000 reviews. And if you really want to channel your inner Harley Quinn, the Mersi Blonde Wig for Women has the signature colorful blonde Harley Quinn pigtails and sell for $25 on Amazon.

So, are you ready to turn into Harley Quinn for Halloween?