12 Christmas Makeup Tutorials That Are Unintentionally Creepy

The holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. Between the shopping, the parties, finishing up projects at work, and trying to coordinate plans with 17 different family members, it gets a little hard to cope with all the obligations. When the stress starts weighing on me too much, I like to escape into the dreamworld of YouTube makeup tutorials.

Some people like adult coloring books. I like to watch artists blend, paint, and highlight their faces until they look almost otherworldly. Since we’re so close to Christmas, tons of artists are putting out insanely amazing videos of themselves transformed into snowmen, reindeer, and even the Elf On The Shelf.

All of them are stunning, but I’d be lying if I said they weren’t also just a little bit creepy. There’s just something unsettling about people with giant gingerbread girl eyes or a nutcracker’s gaping smile. Here, 12 incredible holiday makeup tutorials that will both inspire you—and give you horrifying nightmares.

1. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

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Complete with jingling collar so you can hear her stalking you in the haunted forest as a part of her horrifying reindeer games.

Get the instructions HERE

2. A snowman

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“He was made of snow, but the children know how he came to life one day…” And murdered a bunch of people, probably.

Get the instructions HERE

3. A nutcracker

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Just imagine waking up on Christmas morning to this thing leaning over your bed.

Get the instructions HERE

4. Ice queen

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Queen Elsa from Frozen meets the White Witch from The Chronicles Of Narnia, and basically you better run.

Get the instructions HERE

5. The Grinch

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She’ll steal your roast beast and also probably stab you. NBD.

Get the instructions HERE

6. A snowflake

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She is a beautiful snowflake, but those blue lips and white lashes could also double as the makeup for a frost-bitten murder victim on an episode of Law And Order.

Get the instructions HERE

7. Blood-spattered Elf On The Shelf

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We’ve always known that cartoonish little fucker was creepy and evil, and this murderous elf look only proves it.

Get the instructions HERE

8. Peppermint Princess

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So cute. She’ll hypnotize you with her swirling peppermint cheeks before she steals your soul and sells it on Craigslist.

Get the instructions HERE

9. Gingerbread girl

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I feel like this look is straight out of a horror movie where the gingerbread cookies all come to life and try to eat you. Santa’s Slayer 5: The Gingerbread Catches YOU.

Get the instructions HERE

10. A Christmas present that’s actually a zombie

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“You’ll shoot your eye out.” She’ll eat your brains out. Seems like a very 2016 update to A Christmas Story, TBH.

Get the instructions HERE

11. A Poinsettia

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Basically the holiday-themed version of Poison Ivy. Watch out, she’s deadly.

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12. Sugar Plum Fairy

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She’s gorgeous, but I also kind of get the feeling that she eats children.

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