Halloween has the tendency to completely sneak up on us. Yes, subconsciously we’re aware that the seasons are changing, but somehow each and every year, we find ourselves in a disheveled state of panic the week prior to Halloween. And though you’d think we’d learn our lesson—what with a stacked itinerary of office parties, “costume encouraged” beauty events, and numerous other in-character festivities to attend—we haven’t.
Thankfully, our Instagram feeds are the ultimate MVP when it comes to last-minute Halloween makeup looks. And lately, we’ve been especially stuck on glitter. True, there’s a wealth of ghoulish fodder featuring mesmerizing makeup tutorials, but we’re honestly just as happy to dust some glitter across our lids, lips, and hairlines and call it a night. Plus, a one-ingredient look requires zero commitment. With just a bit of glitter, you can channel a shooting star by day, a disco ball by night, and an incandescent unicorn by the 2 a.m. witching hour.
So in honor of glitter’s costume-saving versatility, we rounded up a few of its best-ever beauty moments. Keep scrolling for the glittery makeup inspiration we think would serve as to-die-for last-minute Halloween looks.