Frankenstein Makeup That's Larger Than Life (For All Ages)

Updated September 23, 2021
"Frankenstein" during "The Omen" DVD Release Party  - Getty Editorial Use

Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein are classic costume looks that can easily be achieved with makeup. Using these simple techniques will transform you in no time, whether you want to go with a quintessential Frankenstein monster look or a variation that is more creative.

Classic Frankenstein Makeup

Kid in Frankestein costume

When planning a Frankenstein costume, be sure to have all the basic supplies on hand to create your look. You will need:


  • Green face paint or makeup
  • Setting powder
  • Black eyeliner
  • Red lip liner
  • Black and purple eyeshadow
  • Purple lipstick
  • Makeup sponges and applicators


To create a classic Frankenstein face, follow these simple steps:

  1. Start off with a fresh, clean face, so makeup adheres properly.
  2. Apply green face paint to your entire face using either your fingertips or a sponge.
  3. Use black eyeliner around your eyes. Make sure to extend it down towards your cheeks to create a droopy eye look.
  4. Create lines on your forehead and around your mouth using the black eyeliner.
  5. With the eyeliner, make zigzags at the top of your forehead.
  6. Use the black and purple eyeshadow to shade the area under your eyes to create dark circles.
  7. Highlight your cheeks with the black shadow to create a hollow look.
  8. Apply purple lipstick to your lips.
  9. As a final touch, use your eyeliner to draw stitches on your face by making a straight line with short lines crossing it.
  10. Add a few streaks of red lip liner near the stitches to create the look of blood.

Bride of Frankenstein Makeup

Prop of Bride of Frankenstein at Son Of Monsterpalooza - Getty Editorial Use

You will need the following supplies to create the Bride of Frankenstein using makeup:


  • White and green cream makeup or face paint
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Gray eye shadow
  • Black lipstick
  • Black nail polish
  • Sponge applicators


To create the look of the dark bride, follow these steps:

  1. Begin by using white cream makeup or face paint as your base. Apply this over your entire face.
  2. Add some green makeup to a sponge applicator. Apply it sparingly to your face to create a ghoulish skin tone.
  3. Apply black eyeshadow to both eyelids.
  4. Use liquid black eyeliner around both eyes to make them stand out.
  5. Instead of rosy cheeks, use gray eyeshadow to give your cheeks a sunken look.
  6. Complete your look with black lipstick.
  7. For a final detail, apply black nail polish.

Young Frankenstein Makeup

Boy wearing makeup during Halloween

To create the look of a young Frankenstein, you will need the following:


  • Green, yellow and white makeup
  • Black eyeliner
  • Purple, blue and gray eyeshadow
  • Dark purple lipstick
  • Fake blood or red lip liner


To begin creating your look:

  1. Apply green makeup sparingly to your face.
  2. Highlight areas of your face with the white and yellow makeup, then blend into the green.
  3. Use black eyeliner around each eye and create an extended line beyond each eye.
  4. Use purple eyeshadow on each lid.
  5. Use the gray and blue eyeshadow to contour your cheeks.
  6. Apply purple lipstick to your lips.
  7. Create several scars using the black eyeliner, then apply fake blood to each scar.

Monster High's Frankie Stein

Shenae Grimes Dressed As Monster High's Frankie Stein - Getty Editorial Use

Want to create the look of Frankie Stein, the trendy ghoul from Monster High? Use the following supplies:


  • White, green and blue cream makeup
  • Blue and green eyeshadow
  • Red lipstick
  • Black eyeliner
  • Dark brown shadow
  • Sponge applicators


To apply your Frankie Stein makeup, follow these simple steps:

  1. Cover your face with white cream makeup.
  2. Use a sponge to apply the green and blue makeup until your entire face is covered.
  3. Blend all colors together. You should end up with a light blue-green shade.
  4. Highlight your cheeks using the green shadow.
  5. Apply dark blue shadow to your eyelids to create a cat eye appearance.
  6. Apply light blue eyeshadow to your brow bone.
  7. Apply dark brown mascara to your lashes.
  8. Use dark brown shadow to darken your brows and make them look straight.
  9. Apply red lipstick to your lips.
  10. As a final touch, create a single stitch scar on your cheek using black eyeliner.

Frankenstein Makeup Kits

Frankenstein makeup can be both fun and scary, making it perfect for Halloween. You can find makeup kits designed for Frankenstein at most costume and Halloween stores, as well as discount and drug stores during the Halloween season. A basic Frankenstein makeup kit contains everything you need to create a Frankenstein look, including a palette of makeup, fake scars and applicators.

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