Time needed: 20 minutes.
We all know that Halloween is a great season for makeup. However, the fact that it’s October 31st doesn’t mean we should stop creating new and unique Halloween looks. Halloween is a spooky social occasion. There are many things we can do to make it interesting. Among those, applying eye makeup is one of the most poplar ones.
There are many different kinds of eye makeups; from the natural approach to the very dramatic devilish look. Halloween is the most popular season for experimenting with your eye makeups. Many folks design their Halloween look with their favorite famous creepy character who typically has a distinctive makeup style. Although some like to go for scary, others prefer playfully cute or just pop art. However, as stated, most of them want to find that unique look which will easily identify them in a crowd. One way or another you will find the perfect eye makeup that will match your Halloween costume and attitude, but it always depend on your style and taste.
Finding the right eyeshadows is not easy. You can go all out and create a masterpiece or do the simplest of eye makeup and make it look great. Whatever you choose, your eyes should stand out among the crowd this Halloween season.
Pair the eyeshadow with smoky eyes and you will have the requisite makeup for a Halloween party. Apart from Halloween, it can be worn in special occasions like costume parties, especially when you are needing to create a look that is different and scary.
- LIQUID LINER
You’ll start by lining the inside of your upper lash line with liquid liner. Make sure to use a regular felt tip because the felt tip offers more precision than the brush (or pencil) type of liquid liners.
Use liquid liner for the cat eye wing. It’s a dark color that you can adjust to make it look like a deep black or a very light gray based on your preference. You also have the control to use as much or as little as needed.
For the cat eye created from this look, draw a thick line along your upper lash line. You want to make it thicker at the outer corner of your eye than the inner corner. The inner corner will be less discernible than the rest because it gets hidden when you close your eyes. After you’ve applied the liquid liner, use an angled eyeliner brush to smudge out any excess liner. This helps blend in the line and creates a softer overall look.
- BLACK EYESHADOW
The second step of creating the Halloween eye makeup look is to use a black eyeshadow as a highlight for the eyeliner. The black shadow will pop out your eyeliner. You can add other colors to bring life to the look, but you do not need to do black all over the lid.
We are going to use black eyeshadow to add depth to the eye makeup. Start with a little bit of black eyeshadow on your brush and set it aside for now. Take your eyeliner and start applying it to the outer part of your eyelid, right below the crease. Now take a shade of black that is very close to your eyeliner or eyeshadow and stick the same color as the eyeliner or eyeshadow you used earlier. Just lightly run this on your upper lash line to make it pop.
You should consider using a black eyeshadow and a big fluffy brush to go over the eyeliner that you just applied. The thick super-pigmented black eyeshadows work best for this technique because it makes your eyeshadow colors pop out a lot more than regular shimmery shadows. To make sure that you get the color as intense as possible and prevent any fall out, it’s a good idea to apply a primer first.
- SPIDER WEB
The spider web is the easiest design for Halloween eye makeup. You don’t need to be a professional to do it, don’t spend too much time on that; otherwise it will look too complicated and messy. To divide the sections of your eye, you can use the ceramic marker to draw a web across those sections, but you don’t have to; you can use liner instead. You can also use nail polish for this design if you don’t have liner.
When applying a spider web design, you can go all out and put lines all the way around your eye. That’s the fun of Halloween makeup! But as far as time goes, creating a spider web is going to take a few seconds at most. So this section will cover only that. After that, it’s all about filling in each of the lines. You’ll want to have a black liquid liner on hand.
Once you have finished with the triangles and spirals, its time to take a liquid liner for the spiderweb. You can pick up one that is already colored or buy an empty one and fill it with the color of your choice. I’d advise to take one which is colored as you just need to create a triangle for the web. The technique is same as before and just use few lines to create it.
This is a very easy and simple step to complete the Spider makeup. Basically all you need to do for this step is trace the shape of the spider. The spider needs to be placed lower than the web. You can draw it close to the bottom of the eyelid, just make sure that it touches no part of your eye.
It’s a small spider so don’t worry about it being perfect. Just draw a line from the outer corner of your eye all the way down to the bottom of your chin and you’re done! You need to make sure that you follow the direction of the eyelashes. It’s slightly curved with a pointy bottom.
Make sure that the line goes downwards! You want the spider to look like it’s looking up at you.
Your next step is using a black eyeliner pencil and add it to the inner half of your water line, as you see above. If you don’t know what the water line is, picture a upside-down U shape beneath your lash line that begins where your eyeball ends.
Now it is time to get your eyeshadow color all the way to your waterline. I always wonder how they do that? It’s really a small space and they are so precise with the black shadow, its kind of scary. So, here’s a quick tip for you – use concealer to get to your waterline! So simple, just draw a thin line right over your waterline with a concealer. This will help it stay there longer and will spread the perfect amount of shadow on top.
Apply a matte black eyeshadow close to your lash line as possible . Never apply the liner to far! The goal is to make it look like you had eyeliner on . You want to apply the eyeshadow very close to your waterline but not on your lid. Your makeup will look more natural if you use a matte eye shadow instead of a shiny one. You may add as much or as little as you like and if you go a little over the shore, just clean it up with some makeup remover wipes!
Now that you’ve done the majority of the work on your spider web, it is time to define the black lines with a thin eye liner pencil. Be sure to wipe of the excess pencil from your brush before you begin drawing. You don’t want to accidentally add bulk to the lines of the web.
Defining a spider web is really simple. Take a piece of white eyeliner and connect the center of the top to the outer corner of your eyelid, create a dot in the middle, then draw a curved line to make the web.
The spider webs are applied using the white eyeshadow. Keep in mind that you want the lines to be thick and dark. To create this, use a thin brush, dip it into the white eyeshadow and line directly next to one of the black spider web lines. Then fill in the shape. Repeat this for each eye, making sure you don’t make them exactly symmetrical. This is just a quick overview on how to apply a Halloween spider web look quickly. There are many different techniques out there on how to transform yourself into a Halloween creature but these steps should give you a good start on creating your own take on this awesome makeup style.
- SMUDGE EYESHADOW
Here the seventh and final step to doing the Halloween eye makeup. The last step is easy, you just add some dark eyeshadow in the middle of the spider web lines. You don’t have to be a pro to add it, just smudge it with your finger or a brush if you are more precise! Be careful, since you don’t want to get too much on your skin as this will make things look messy and might get in your eyes.
The way I did this was by taking a small brush that is used for lining, and picked up some black eyeshadow. Then I took a makeup remover and ran it along the eye to remove excess eyeshadow. Next, I outlined the spider web with the black eyeshadow and started smudging slowly making an outward motion. This will take a little bit of practice because you don’t want your lines too thick or thin, but it’s definitely doable.
Smudge some dark eyeshadow on the spider web lines vertically and horizontally, as well as a couple of dashes in between. Repeat this step until you have filled up each cutout area with black eye makeup, then fill in any gaps or open spaces. To blend the edges, use your small eye shadow brush to gently soften the edges of the makeup, without taking all of it off. The key is to concentrate less on blending and more on adding layers of eye shadow.