No time to prepare for Halloween and your party is just moments away? Have no fear, we’ve got you covered. Follow our quick and easy Halloween tutorials where all you need is just the humble black eyeliner and a spare five minutes.
What will I need to achieve these last minute Halloween looks?
These Halloween makeup tutorials will show you how to achieve three fun looks using just a black eyeliner. All you need to do is prep your skin, apply foundation and add a little bit of mascara – everything else can be achieved with your eyeliner.
Look 1: Infected
Draw a thick line underneath your eye. Make sure you cover your water line, your lash line and underneath the eye too.
With a light motion, draw a thin line going down from your eye on your cheek. The line should resemble a vein or a tree branch, so don’t worry about making it symmetrical or perfect.
From the line you’ve just completed, draw another one. This one should be much shorter and thinner. Draw another two or three “veins” connected to the main one.
Continue drawing at least 6 thick lines and attached smaller “veins” on each eye. These can be random lengths and varying thickness.
After you’ve completed your eyes, it’s time to make your lips look infected too. Following the same style, draw thick lines with a few attached “veins” heading from your bottom lip to your neck or even collar bone. You can make this look as intense or as subtle as you want.
Make sure your hair is messy. You can do this by putting your head down and messing it up with your hands or back combing it, and finally setting it with hair spray.
Look 2: 20s Flapper Girl
Go for a sleek low ponytail or bun and make sure your hair is pulled back as tightly as possible.
With your eyeliner, draw a thin round eye brow above your natural brow. Ladies in the 20s used to conceal their natural eye brows or shave them off completely and opted for a pencil-thin line instead. Don’t worry if your natural eye brow hair is left visible, simply make sure your drawn-on eye brow line is as round and dark as possible.
Remember that flapper girls in the 20s liked a strong curl or two. Recreate this by drawing three kiss curls on both sides of your face. You can add more curls, depending on how intense you want this look to be.
Line your lip with the eyeliner, making sure the Cupid’s bow is really defined. Add a beauty spot on your cheek.
If you have some pearls in your jewellery box, these will add a glamorous touch to the look. You can also use a headband with feathers and a fake cigarette holder to really embrace the vibe of the 20s. Finish off the look by wearing a little black dress.
Look 3: Skull
Back comb your hair to form a beehive hair style. It can be as messy or as sleek as you want.
Using your eyeliner, mark the area of your eye you’d like to paint black to resemble the hollow area of the skull. Afterwards, paint it fully in. A great tip is to keep the top part of the skull eye curved in the opposite direction to your eyebrow.
Repeat the same technique on the other eye. Make sure you paint over your eye brows and your water line. This look will require a lot of eye liner!
From the curved points on top of the skull eye, draw a few lines to resemble bone cracks. Draw a few cracks on the side of the skull eye too for extra effect.
It’s time to draw on the nose. Draw two triangles and fill them in. This will create the effect of a completely dark and hollow area where your nose is supposed to be. You can add a few small cracks too.
Draw two horizontal lines from each corner of your mouth. Then draw short vertical lines on your lips across the horizontal ones. Do it both above and below the line.
Draw arches between the short lines to create the skull’s teeth.
Ready to go!
Enjoy this easy and quick Halloween skull look. If you decide to go for this look, make sure you smile throughout the whole night – it gives an added scare factor.
Take the eyeliner off in a swipe:
Don’t worry if you didn’t have time to make or buy a costume this Halloween. You can achieve these quick and easy last minute Halloween looks just using a black eye liner. With a little imagination, your look can definitely be the most memorable of the entire night.
About Emily Venables
Emily is a creative copywriter whose love for all things skincare means that after more than seven years in the beauty industry, she still loves putting pen to paper (digitally, obvs) every single day! Her fave Superdrug brand? Naturally Radiant or Vitamin C!