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

Make some magic using just your makeup bag.

October 23, 2020
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. 

Ruby Red Reindeer 

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a cute animal-themed costume for Halloween. While the classic chic cat face or cheetah print makeup are always great, why not try something from a different neck of the woods? This red-nosed reindeer look is a unique, playful animal-themed makeup that’s just as easy to create. Check out the look here.

Step 1: Start by creating a super heavy contour using a foundation in a darker shade than your normal hue and then a foundation in a light shade to highlight. 

Step 2: Next, give yourself big doe-like eyes using a black eyeliner like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner on your upper lash line. You’ll want to start the line a third of the way in and bring it past your outer corner to create a thin, sharp wing. Then, line your waterline with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Nude.

Step 3: Coat your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume to further the doe-eyed illusion.

Step 4: On your nose, use the black eyeliner to draw a line from nostril to nostril, crossing over the tip of your nose and down to the tip of your top lip. Then, use a black lipstick (or liquid eyeliner in a pinch) to fill in your top lip to look like a deer’s snout. 

Step 5: Finish by drawing small dots on your cheekbones and forehead using white eyeliner and fill in the tip of your nose with a ruby red lipstick. Top off your look with some antlers if you choose and you’ll be ready for a night full of reindeer games. 



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 to create a glamorously spooky Halloween costume in just minutes. Check out the look here.

For a step-by-step tutorial, check out our article, How To Do Sparkly Spider Web Makeup In 4 Steps

Pop Art 

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

Step 1: Start by filling in your lips with a bright shade of lipstick like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Pink Flamingo. Then, use a black liquid eyeliner to outline the edges of your mouth and define the creases in the center. 

Step 2: Next, add a bold eyeshadow shade to both of your lids, then use a black liquid 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. 

Step 3: Use your black eyeliner to draw a couple of teardrops cascading down your cheeks and then fill them in with a colorful eyeliner like the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Blue

Step 4: 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. 

Next: Halloween Hair: How to Get a Candy Corn-Inspired Color

Written by: Lauren Paige Richeson, 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