Style & Beauty

The 10 Best Stores To Buy Makeup For Halloween

10/28/2014 10:56am ET | Updated October 28, 2014

While there are folks who invest a lot of time and money in their Halloween costumes each year, there are a significant amount of partygoers who wait until the very last minute to pull something together that looks pulled-together.

Yet somehow when all you need is face paint, your local drugstore will somehow already be out of stock. Lucky for you, we've put together a list of the best places to shop for Halloween makeup. Let us know in the comments section if we missed any of your go-to stores.

1
Walgreens
Since co-branding with Duane Reade, you'll find one of these drugstores on just about every other major street corner in America. If you realize that you've used your black cream liner down to a nub, just pop into a Walgreens for a cheap new option.
2
Sephora
For those of you who can afford to spend extra cash on their Halloween makeup look, we suggest shopping at Sephora. You'll find quality products that you can wear way beyond the frightening holiday.
3
Ricky's
We don't hit up this New York City institution just around Halloween. It's practically our lunchtime hangout spot, so we know our way around its aisles. Whether you're looking for the perfect pair of false eyelashes to complete a fairy costume or an gruesome prosthetic scar, you'll find it at Ricky's.
4
Party City
Before stepping inside this mega store, we recommend having a shopping list in hand. Party City is big on selection but easy on the wallet, which is really awesome if you plan on building your Halloween costume from scratch. They've got everything, including bloody teeth, zombie tattoos and wizard wigs.
5
CVS
CVS is a mecca for cult beauty brands like Almay, CoverGirl and Ardell. Plus, you can get your Halloween makeup essentials at a fraction of the price by swiping your ExtraCare card.
6
Walmart
Walmart has always been our parents' first stop when shopping for Halloween costumes. Part of the allure are the "shockingly low prices" and the other is fighting over the last princess makeup kit lying on the shelf.
7
Ulta
At Ulta, you'll find eyeshadow palettes, nail polishes, lipsticks and nail polish stickers at every price point. Take full advantage of their beauty experts and in-store hairstylists to really amp up your Halloween costume.
8
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
Yes, another fabric and craft store that you shouldn't avoid when shopping for last-minute Halloween makeup. Jo-Ann carries makeup crayons, retro-inspired wigs and character-driven hats.
9
Target
While everyone and their mamas are picking through leftover costumes, we recommend you making a beeline straight towards the Halloween makeup section at Target. With most items costing under $5, you can toss just about every face paint palette and glitter hairspray in your basket without going overboard.
10
Michael's
This popular crafts store actually has quite an impressive Halloween selection that includes hair accessories and props. Plus, the Michael's apparel department is stocked with face and body paint kits that will help bring all your terrifying nightmares to life.
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