When we think of spiders and makeup, the first thing that comes to mind is probs the well-known beauty fail that is ‘spider lashes’ (we’ve all been there). But don’t worry, this look is miles away from clumpy mascara disasters. We asked makeup artist Roseanna Velin to show us how to get spiders on our eyes the right way… think Black Swan with legs on. Let’s just say autumnal Insta-feeds won’t be the only reason our eyes are glued to the web this Halloween!
Take a smoky black eyeshadow from the Makeup Revolution Ultra Flawless 2 Eye Shadow Palette and tap it on top of the gel liner. Blend it out further with a clean brush.
TIP: Hold a piece of tissue under your eye to protect from any fallout and help create a winged effect.
Line eyes under the waterline with GOSH Kohl Eye Liner in Black and buff outwards with a small blending brush.
4. Smoke and shimmer
Highlight your brow bone, inner corner of your eyes and cheekbones with Lottie London Shimmer Squad Powder Highlighter Palette.
5. Brow time
Define brows using the Freedom Pro Brow Pomade in Dark Brown. For maximum drama, exaggerate the arch and elongate the ends of your brows.
6. Loadsa lashes
Everything about this look is bold, so you can’t leave mascara out! Try GOSH Volume Serum Mascara in Black. Then add Ardell False Lashes Wispies Cluster to complement the drama.
7. Line those legs
Draw on spider legs with a liquid eyeliner. Use GOSH Intense Eyeliner Pen in Black and add little circles to the joints for a more realistic look. Then highlight the legs with Rimmel London Colour Precise Eyeliner in White.
TIP: To avoid any mistakes, sketch the spider’s legs faintly first and go bold when you’re happy with the look.
9. Kiss of darkness
Finish the look with MUA Luxe Metallic Liquid Lipstick in Twinkle.