Halloween is upon us, and there’s no need to put on a brave face this year – crying is cool when it’s glitter tears you’re shedding, right? We got makeup artist Cassie Lomas to show us how to be pretty when we cry, with this sexy stand-out pirate look that’s all about the eyes. Step aside, Jack Sparrow… a new captain is here, and she’s causing a mutiny.

pirate pic

1. Intense Eyes

Use B. Pro Black Longwear Gel Eyeliner on your eyelids (leaving the middle bare) and lower lash line.

2. Shadow and spotlight

Cover the gel with deep burgundy shades from the Barry M Crown Jewels Palette, then pack gold shadow into the centre of the lid, to create a spotlight look. Finish by highlighting underneath your brow.

3. Brow time

Shape and define brows with B. Pro Longwear Eyebrow Pomade Cream in Dark Brown, then brush through to soften.

4. Lasting lashes

Add drama with Pinky Goat False Lashes, which have a thick spine that creates an eyeliner effect. Blend with your natural lashes using GOSH Volume Serum Mascara in Black.

5. Liner

Line your waterline with B. Pro Styler Brow Pencil in Brown.

6. Highlight and contour

Highlight cheekbones with Makeup Revolution Highlighter in Golden Lights, then use B. Matte Bronzer in Medium for bold contours.

7. Golden kisses

Line and fill your lips with Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Metallic Lip Kit in We Rule.

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8. Glitter tears

Spritz a brush with setting spray and pick up some B. Cassie Lomas Glitter Pigment in Shine On. Press it under the eyes, bringing it down onto the cheeks, to create tears. Define with a little more of the burgundy eyeshadow.

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