10 Easy Halloween Looks Using Mainly Eyeliner

By Ellie Child - 1 year ago | Updated
Halloween eyeliner cover image

Have you left your Halloween prep until the last minute again? Yeah, same. But never fear – there's a whole load of easy-to-do looks that involve a makeup staple we all own: the humble liquid eyeliner.

This trusty tool can achieve far more than just your everyday cat eye look. So, if you’re in a bit of a tizzy about what you can conjure up, check out some of the best Halloween looks that use eyeliner. Saving you more than just a pretty penny or two, these makeup-focused looks help you to nail this year’s Halloween festivities without stepping out of the house.

1. Lace

Warning: this one requires a VERY steady hand. If you’re up for the challenge, watch renowned makeup artist Hindash create a gothic lace look that pairs perfectly with that new LBD you bought.

Get the look:

Benefit They're Real Xtreme Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Benefit They're Real Xtreme Precision Liquid Eyeliner

£18.77 £22.00 (15% off)

For edges that are that sleek, you need an ultra-precise pen. This liquid liner from Benefit is perfect for creating sharp edges and thin lines.

2. Batwing

If you’re after something a little more lowkey, this is the look for you. After nailing the winged liner, it just requires a few additional steps.

Get the look:

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

£16.62 £17.00 (3% off)

Keep your winged look in place with this long-lasting formula from Stila.

3. Ghost liner

Again, this one is a bit of a step up from your everyday cat eye. Grab a white liquid eyeliner and get creative by adding in a teeny tiny ghost graphic – super original and PERFECT for your Instagram grid.

Get the look:

Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel - 76

Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel

£13.33 £14.00 (5% off)

This super pigmented white gel liner will give you a high impact finish on the first application, so you can do your makeup quickly and get on with all your spooky celebrations.

4. Cobweb eye

This look pairs perfectly with a set of dramatic false lashes. With just a few flicks of your liquid eyeliner you’ve got a ghoulish look that is suitable for any Halloween festivities.

Get the look:

Maybelline Hyper Precise Liquid Eyeliner

Maybelline Hyper Precise Liquid Eyeliner

£7.49

Just like with the lace look, you'll want a super precise pen tip to draw your cobwebs. The precision felt tip on this Maybelline pen is just the thing, and the 12-hour wear will keep you looking fresh late into the night.

5. Classic cat

A little cliché, yes, but cute as hell nonetheless. Shamelessly rock this cute/sexy cat look and revel in the fact that you saved a few pennies (whilst still looking 10/10).

Get the look:

Benefit Roller Liner

Benefit Roller Liner

£12.50

Roll on the perfect whiskers and cat eye with this cult-favourite product from Benefit.

6. Jack Skellington

You’re going to need a little (and by little, we actually mean a lot) of black eyeshadow alongside your black eyeliner to complete this look. Blending will be your best friend here and whatever you do, do not lick your lips.

Get the look:

bareMinerals Maximist Liquid Eyeliner

bareMinerals Maximist Liquid Eyeliner

£16.00 £20.00 (20% off)

The versatile brush on this eyeliner can be used for everything from delicate to dramatic lines, so we love it for the stitched smile of everyone's favourite Santa Clause impersonator.

7. Retro Pop Art Filer

We’re stepping it up a notch with this one. If you have the time and patience then go all out with this epic pop art-inspired look.

Get the look:

Jane Iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner

Jane Iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner

£19.95 £26.12 (24% off)

After putting in the bold lines with a thick liquid liner, add extra dimension to your costume by using different shades of this powder-cream liner all over the face to mimic that pop art texture.

8. Wonderwoman

We know we’re not going to do this quite to the same level as NikkieTutorials but we can try dammit. Turn heads with this stunning comic book look.

Get the look:

Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel - 77

Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel

£13.33 £14.00 (5% off)

Following Nikkie's advice, we'd actually recommend a gel eyeliner like this one instead of a liquid for making those bold comic book outlines that are essential to this look.

9. Mime

If you're short on time and/or supplies, skip the white makeup and just focus on those heavily drawn-on lashes, brows and funky shapes that will make it clear what your costume is!

Stila Smudge Pot

Stila Smudge Pot

£13.75 £14.00 (2% off)

Again, we're kind of sneaking in a non-liquid option in here, but this product is so versatile we just had to - especially for mime makeup. It can be smudged out like an eyeshadow, which is perfect for this look's thick brows, but also used as a gel, which works great for the rest of the look.

10. Devil

Accentuate your devilish good looks with a little tail and pair of horns around the eyes this Halloween. The trick to getting this look last-minute without popping to the shops for a red eyeliner? You're favourite red liquid lipstick and an angled brush. We promise we won't tell!

Maybelline Superstay 24 Matte Ink Lipstick - 20 Pioneer

Maybelline Superstay 24 Matte Ink Lipstick

£12.79

With 24-hour staying power and great colour payoff, this matte lipstick is the perfect choice for a bright, long-lasting look.

blinc Precision Eyeliner Brush

blinc Precision Eyeliner Brush

£16.50

Apply with a super tiny brush like this one.


Still lusting after a little extra inspiration? Check out The Best Celebrity Halloween Beauty Looks to discover your next Halloween costume and get those flicks just right with our eyeliner guide.

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Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child

With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.

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