Easy Halloween Looks Using Mainly Eyeliner

By Ellie Child -
halloween makeup

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:

NYX Professional Makeup That's The Point Eyeliner

For edges that are that sleek, you need an ultra-precise pen. The NYX Professional Makeup That's The Point Eyeliner 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:

MAC Liquid Eyeliner - Boot Black

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

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:

NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Liner

NYX have done it again by providing us with the ultimate pigmented formula. Use this white liner to create the perfect ghost silhouette.

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:

L'Oreal Paris Tattoo Signature 24HR Liquid Eyeliner

Keep your look lasting until the very end of the party with this 24-hour liner. Its non-flaky formula provides endless sleek looks that withstand the party season.

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


Roll on the perfect whiskers and cat eye with this cult-favorite 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:

Shiseido ArchLiner Ink Eyeliner

Get all of those super precise angles with a liner that reaches all areas. Applying eyeliner has never been easier!

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:

NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Eyeliner

Add extra dimension to your look and light up your eyes with a metallic finish.

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:

Shiseido Kajal InkArtist

Attaining those comic book colors has never been easier, thanks to Shiseido's extensive colour range. Shop the full collection today.

Still lusting after a little extra inspiration? Check out The Best Celebrity Halloween Beauty Looks to discover your next Halloween costume!

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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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