eye makeup 3 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Brought To Life With Eyeliner

Make some Halloween magic using just your makeup bag.

September 30, 2022
Last Minute Halloween Costumes Brought To Life With Eyeliner CMS Bmag


If your Halloween plans didn’t pan out until the last minute, it’s probably time to start thinking about an easy -to -create costume. Sure, you can pop on a pair of ears and call it a day or you could get more creative with your holiday cosplay. 


You don’t have to be a pro makeup artist or stock up on a million products to create a fabulous Halloween makeup look. All it takes is a little guidance, some imagination, and a few products you probably already have in your makeup bag to transform your everyday visage into a totally new identity for the night. 


So, we’re sharing three last-minute Halloween costumes you can bring to life using your favorite eyeliner and a few tricks of the trade. 


1. All Stitched Up

Whether you’re dressing up as a zombie, Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, or some other creepy creature, you can get the stitch effect on your eyes with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Felt Eyeliner in Black

Get the look: Grab the eyeliner and gently draw thin long lines on your face in the area that you want to appear “stitched,” like the sides of your face, corners of your lips, and front and sides of your neck. Then, make the stitches by vertically drawing lines across the long line that you previously made. Grab the same L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Felt Eyeliner in Gray and draw over the stitches to create a multidimensional effect.

2. Sparkly Spider Web 

For a quick and creepy look that will have everyone caught in your web, pull this sparkly spider web makeup out of our bag of tricks. All you need is some eyeliner and a bit of bling or glitter to create a glamorously spooky Halloween costume in just minutes. 

Get the look: Using your L’Oréal Paris Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Noir Cashmere, begin to draw the lines of your web. Start with horizontal lines extending from the corner of your eye, then draw on the horizontal curves that connect the strands of your web. Continue until your webs have that signature spidery look. 

Once you’ve finished your spiderwebs, grab some rhinestones and place them in the corners of the web. You can also get the look with a glitter eyeshadow like the L’Oreal Paris Brilliant Eye Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup to create a spooky sparkle in your webs.

3. Pop Art

Rip a page right from your favorite comic book and rock a pop art look on Halloween night. With the magic of makeup, you can transform your entire face into a comic-inspired costume that is sure to stand out. 

Get the look: Start by filling in your lips with a red lipstick like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Devil’s Matte-vocate Red. Then, use a black liquid eyeliner like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Felt Eyeliner in Black to outline the edges of your mouth and define the creases in the center. Next, add an eyeshadow shade to both of your lids, then use the eyeliner to create a thick, black cat eye along your upper lash lines. 

To create contrast, use a white eyeliner to line your lower lash line. To finish, use your black eyeliner to paint a few contoured lines on your nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead, then switch to the white eyeliner to create polka dots between the black lines for that signature pop art look.

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Edited by: Témi Adebowale, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn, Senior Art Direction: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Senior Visual Designer: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Assistant: Victoria Ochoa, Digital Tech: Kyle Thompson, Model: AnnChristine Velazquez