Your Halloween costume for 2018? Done.
Halloween is officially upon us, which means you have exactly three days to nail down the best Halloween make-up look of your friend group. And if you’re not someone who has been planning their costume since July (it’s okay — I’m a procrastinator, too), then I’m guessing at some point soon, you’ll end up on YouTube, scouring videos for the easiest costume to recreate at home.
To save yourself a full night of anxiety-searching, why not just go directly to the most viewed Halloween make-up tutorial of all time?
Considering there are approximately one-zillion tutorial videos on YouTube, it can be completely overwhelming figuring out where to start. Which is why the good, good people at Bustle compiled a list of the 11 most-viewed Halloween tutorials of all time. The usual suspects were on it: easy vampire makeup with 11.6 million views, a spooky nun from The Conjuring with 21.4 million views, and, of course, the creepy Pennywise clown from It with 14.2 million views.
But if you thought the number-one video would be a sexy mermaid, or a sexy leopard, or a sexy unicorn video, then you’re about to be (pleasantly? Sadly?) surprised. Because the most-viewed Halloween make-up tutorial on YouTube is none other than a tutorial for all the characters from Pixar’s 2015 Inside Out, with more than 205 million views. 205 million. What?!
Though the tutorial was initially posted in July of 2015 – you know, when it was still topical and relevant – people are still watching and commenting on the video to this day. Which means if you did decide to go as Disgust, Anger, Joy, Sadness or Fear (the main characters in the movie, FYI) this Halloween, as the ultimate #TBT, you can rest assured that people will at least recognise what is on your face.
Still, if the idea of wearing make-up from a kid’s movie (albeit an Academy Award-winning kid’s movie) isn’t your idea of a fun time, then try out one of these gorgeous, crazy-easy make-up looks that were hand-picked by me, your resident YouTube stalker.