by Deven Hopp

As much as we’d like to be the one who goes all out for Halloween — full face paint, crazy costume, the works — we just aren’t. We’d rather take the holiday as an opportunity to switch up our standard beauty look and pay tribute to our favorite beauty icons. When else can we walk around with a penciled-on beauty mark or eye shadow up to our hairline without having to explain ourselves? Scroll through for nine beauty icons you can easily be for Halloween!

Sophia Loren

Photo: Debra Paget

Voluminous hair, a killer cat eye, and full lips–the glamour of Sophia Loren makes a perfect Halloween costume for anyone who prefers to take a pretty approach to the holiday. All you need is a precision-tipped liquid eyeliner like Bliss’s On the Line Liquid Eyeliner ($24), a good volumizing mascara, and your trusty brow pencil to complete the eyes. Put the finishing touches on the makeup with matte skin and slightly over-drawn lips. For the hair, use mousse. Start your blowout with Living Proof’s Full Thickening Mousse ($26) and finish it with dry shampoo for even more lift at the roots.

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Grace Jones

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For those willing to be a little more daring on Halloween, enter Grace Jones. The singer/model/actress never shied away from color. Hot-pink lips? Fuchsia cheeks? Purple eye shadow? Check, check, and check. Try blending MAC’s Eyeshadow ($16) in Stars ‘N’ Rockets from the crease of your eye socket to your hairline to re-create the look. The brighter, the better on the lips and cheeks. Try pairing Urban Decay’s Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush ($26) in Quickie with your hottest-pink lip gloss.

Frida Kahlo

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We love you, Cara Delevingne, but Frida Kahlo is the ultimate bold-browed beauty. Throw on a colorful dress, put some flowers in your bun or braids, go overboard with the eyebrow pencil, and you’ve got a Frida Kahlo masterpiece. Exaggerate the shape of your brows with a dark pencil, like Nudestix’s Eyebrow Stylus Pencil and Gel ($24). Then, add warm blush and a bright lip for Frida-inspired makeup. For a smooth, shiny updo, finish your milkmaid braids or braided bun with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Styling Cream ($26). Then, raid the nearest floral arrangement to accessorize your ‘do.

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Audrey Hepburn

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Also a viable option for a strong brow moment? Audrey Hepburn. Straight-across, full eyebrows; long, curled eyelashes; and an angular Cupid’s bow are all you need to transform yourself into the classic beauty. Try Utowa’s Eyelash Curler ($22) with Maybelline’s Lash Discovery Mascara ($8) for lashes that fit the bill. To get those thick, defined eyebrows, apply Anastasia Beverly Hills’s Duo Brow Powder ($23) with Smith Cosmetics’ 211 Brow Brush ($18).

Brigitte Bardot

Photo: Harper’s Bazaar

This blond bombshell is always a source of beauty inspiration. What better excuse than Halloween to tease up your hair, pile on the black eyeliner, and play up a peachy-nude pout à la Brigitte Bardot? Just smudge black eyeliner (like Clinique’s Cream Shaper for Eyes, $17) all along your top and bottom lash lines and into the crease to get those playful Bardot eyes. Keep the brows and skin natural, and use a pinkish- or peach-nude lipstick on your lips. We like Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21) in Noble.

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Diana Ross

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Diana Ross is a beauty girl’s dream for Halloween. All through the ’70s and ’80s, the superstar wasn’t afraid to play up her eyes, lips, and cheeks (yes, all at once). Hot pinks, vibrant reds, bright blues, and rich purples were all go-tos. Pick your favorite combination, throw on some statement earrings, and make your hair as big as possible, and you’ve got Diana Ross. We happen to love this moody purple-on-moody purple version of the songstress. Try Giorgio Armani’s Ecstasy Lacquer ($38) in Vertigo and Burberry Beauty’s Eye Colour Cream ($30) in Damson.

Cindy Crawford

Photo: Glamour

Finally an excuse to pencil on a Cindy Crawford mole! Grab your Bliss Where There’s Smoke Long Wear Eyeliner ($22) in Double Shot, and dot on the perfect Cindy mole just above the right inner corner of your lips. Keep your brows thin and dark, and take your pick of lip colors. You can choose a frosted nude with a touch of visible lip liner, a classic red, or a very ’90s brick-brown lipstick, depending on which Cindy you go for (check out her most iconic looks here). Just make sure you’ve created plenty of volume at the roots. We suggest Alterna’s Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray ($25).

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Marilyn Monroe

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If blond curls are more your speed, bring that mole up an inch onto your right cheek and start channeling Marilyn Monroe. Give your winged eyeliner a downturned angle, round out your Cupid’s bow with red lip liner, and make sure your skin glows with Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Powder ($45) in Diffused Light. For the curls, you’ll need plenty of strong-hold hair spray and a set of hot rollers, like Conair’s Ion Shine Hair Setter ($27).


Photo: Huffington Post

Selena‘s defining style characteristic was probably her affinity for bedazzled bustiers. On the beauty front, it was definitely those red lips. Choose a warm red, like Charlotte Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick ($32) in Love Bite, but start with a slightly darker lip liner underneath. Defined eyes and sculpted cheekbones complete the look. To show off cheekbones like the ’90s pop sensation’s, concentrate Jouer’s Sunswept Mattifying Powder Bronzer ($30) in the hollows of your cheeks.

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Heidi Klum attends the 2013 Heidi Klum Halloween Party dressed as an elderly woman, at Marquee on October 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)

Iggy Azalea dressed as Cruella de Vil attends the VEVO Halloween showcase at The Oval Space on October 31, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Model Alessandra Ambrosio, dressed as the Queen Of Hearts, attends the Casamigos Halloween Party at the home of Mike Meldman on October 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Chloe Moretz sighting on October 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)

Kim Kardashian, dressed as Poison Ivy, attends the Midori Green Halloween costume party at Lavo on October 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)

Scott Disick (dressed as Robin) and Kourtney Kardashian (Dressed As Batman) arrive at Kim Kardashian’s Halloween party at LIV nightclub at Fontainebleau Miami on October 31, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)

Singer Pink, dressed as a clown, arrives at Heidi Klum’s 2008 annual Halloween party at 1OAK on October 31, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)

Bethenny Frankel, dressed as Marilyn Monroe, attends Heidi Klum’s Halloween presented by Shutterfly at Marquee on October 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Shutterfly)

Actress Dascha Polanco, dressed as the Black Swan, attends Shutterfly Presents Heidi Klum’s 14th Annual Halloween Party sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka and smartwater at Marquee on October 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Heidi Klum)

Stylist June Ambrose, dressed as Queen Elizabeth, attends the 2013 Heidi Klum Halloween Party at Marquee on October 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)

Model Shanina Shaik, dressed as Princess Jasmine attends the 2013 Heidi Klum Halloween Party at Marquee on October 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)

Alexa Chung, dressed as Marie Antoinette, attends the Browns Focus Halloween party hosted by Alexa Chung at St Banabas House in Soho on October 31, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Actress Anne Hathaway, dressed as Cleopatra, attends Heidi Klum’s 5th Annual Halloween party at Marquee October 31, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Dressed as sexy Elvira and a ghastly ghoul

Heidi Klum arrives at her 12th Annual Halloween Party in Las Vegas. (2011)

Actress Michelle Trachtenberg attends Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party at the Dream Hotel on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Singer Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson attends Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party at the Dream Hotel on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Heidi Klum, dressed as Cleopatra, attends her Haunted Holiday Party benefiting Superstorm Sandy relief efforts, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in New York. Klum’s original party, scheduled to be held on Halloween, was postponed due to the storm. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Model and television personality Heidi Klum, left, and husband Seal attend Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party at the Dream Hotel on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Kim Kardashian attends 2nd Annual Midori Green Halloween Party at Avenue on October 27, 2012 in New York City dressed as a mermaid.

Katy Perry as Jane Lane and Shannon Woodward as Daria.

Model Kate Upton attends Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party at the Dream Hotel on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

“HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Me and Mariska starting the night!! #boo,” the “Smash” star tweeted Wednesday.

Darren Criss is a boy scout and probably a big fan of “Moonrise Kingdom.”

We never thought we’d say it, but the “Jersey Shore” star and her fiancé positively geeked it out.

No sleight of hand here. Christina Milian is the Queen of Hearts.

George Clooney’s girlfriend is “Black Swan.”

Pop starlet Miley Cyrus’ mum and sister Tish Cyrus and Brandi Cyrus are all dressed up for Halloween as they head to the Roosevelt hotel for a party in Hollywood.

Sacha Baron Cohen donned a bizarre monkey-cow costume.

P. Diddy rocked out at the Playboy Mansion Halloween Party in Beverly Hills, California on October 27th, 2012.

Brandon Davis at the Playboy Mansion Halloween Party in Beverly Hills, California on October 27th, 2012.

Lucy Hale as a unicorn.

In this Image released by Mattel, actress Shenae Grimes, from the series “90210”, left, has a fitting of her Monster High Frankie Stein Halloween costume created by “Project Runway” alum Chris March, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in El Segundo, Calif. Grimes will be attending “Glee” cast member Matthew Morrison’s 3rd Annual Halloween Bash, dressed as Frankie Stein, daughter of Frankenstein, from the popular Monster High franchise. This year, the popular Halloween party will be sponsored by Monster High. (AP Photo/Mattel, Rene Macura)

Heidi Klum gets fitted for her 13th annual Halloween party at finale sponsored by HobNob Wines, Svedka Vodka And Smartwater on September 3, 2012 in New York City.

Sarah Hyland as Spinelli from “Recess.”

Nicole Scherzinger as a vampire.

Kim Kardashian as a leopard.

Holly Madison as Sleeping Beauty.

Fergie as Lindsay Lohan.

Christina Milian as Sulley.

Fergie & Josh Duhamel as Angelyne & Dennis Woodruff.

Christina Aguilera as ???

Paris Hilton as Alice.

Kris Jenner as Wonder Woman.

Ashley Benson as Tweedle Dee (or Dumb).

Hugh Hefner as a vampire.

Holly Madison as the Cheshire Cat.

The Incredibles

Hilary Duff in a Día de los Muertos costume.

Kim Kardashian as Kris Jenner.

Fergie as a sexy cat.

Bonnie & Clyde

Julie Bowen as a scary Bo Peep.

Genevieve Jones & Nicky Hilton as a KISS member and a leopard.

Adam Lambert as a vampire.

As Prince.

Bella Thorne as a vampire bride.

Liam Payne as Batman.

Shanae Grimes as a skeleton.

Scott Disick as Patrick Bateman.

Nicole Richie and friends as Wilderness Girls from “Troop Beverly Hill.”

Bill Murray backstage during the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Bridgeview, Illinois. (2010)

Designer Roberto Cavalli attends his Halloween Party at Cipriani’s in New York City. (2007)

Actor Pierce Brosnan attends Allison Sarofim’s Halloween Party. (2010)

Marc Jacobs (left) and Valentino Garavani attend Allison Sarofim’s 80s-themed Halloween party. (2009)

Padma Lakshimi attends Allison Sarofim’s 2010 Halloween Party. (2010)

Zooey Deschanel attends Jacqui Getty’s A Diamond is Forever Halloween Party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. (2002)

Nina Garcia attends Allison Sarofim’s 80s-themed Halloween party. (2009)

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