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Simple Halloween Eyeliner Looks: Easy Halloween Makeup

Simple Halloween Eyeliner Looks: Easy Halloween Makeup
Josie Wilkins
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Every Halloween, there are two types of people. There are those who go all out, with hours of preparation involving extravagant costumes, elaborate wigs, and striking makeup. Then, there are the rest of us. We still like to join in, just with perhaps a little less effort. Unfortunately, easy Halloween makeup looks that still look good are difficult to come by. Most of the tutorials and guides require plenty of products and even more effort. For those of you who enjoy partaking in the Halloween spirit, but in a more subtle, less time-consuming manner, fear not. Here at Eyeko, we have you covered so you can effortlessly partake in the spooky season.

Keep reading for our step-by-step guide to easy Halloween makeup looks.

Thick graphic eyeliner

thick graphic liner

Our first look is to simply spruce up your usual eyeliner, and make it Halloween eyeliner. If you usually wear a thin line on your lashes or you limit your lids to only mascara, an easy Halloween makeup look is to add a thick, graphic eyeliner on top. To make things even simpler, Eyeko Black Magic Pencil Eyeliner is an intensely pigmented pencil that will help you to easily achieve a show-stopping graphic liner with a long-lasting, jet black colour.

Here's the easiest way to do it:

Step One: When applying eyeliner, whether it's Halloween eyeliner or the day-to-day version, a lot surprisingly falls down to your positioning drawing the line. Place your elbow firmly on a table to minimise hand shakiness and look down into the mirror, tipping your head slightly backwards. If you do have any wobbles, just return with some micellar water and a q-tip to easily clear them up.

Step Two: Usually, you might start your eyeliner where your lashes begin and follow the lash line. However, for this simple Halloween eyeliner, start right at the inner corner and follow the natural curve of your crease to the outer corner of the brow. If you have hooded eyelids, create your own crease by drawing a curved line half way up the eyelid.

Step Three: Draw a diagonal line to connect the end of the curve to the outer lashes. At this point, the outline of your graphic eyeliner should be traced onto your eyelid. Now, simply fill in the inside of the lid with the eyeliner, applying pressure for a thicker line.

Step Four: Finish with a coat of the Eyeko Limitless Lengthening Mascara for added drama.

The best thing about this thick graphic eyeliner is that it goes well with all the easy Halloween makeup looks. Pair it with a red or nude lip and an all black ensemble to give that effortlessly gothic finish.

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Double winged eyeliner

double winged eyeliner

The double winged eyeliner can appear to be a daring look if you don't tend to venture away from what you know. Thankfully, Halloween is a great opportunity to experiment with different makeup styles. You can practice the technique and test it out in public. If it's a bit much, it's just part of the costume. On the other hand, if it's a hit, your simple Halloween eyeliner is now a new makeup go-to! What's more, the double winged eyeliner is actually a lot easier than it seems.

Step One: Similar to the graphic eyeliner, place your elbow on the table to steady your arm and look down into the mirror. Don't forget to keep the micellar water and q-tips at hand for any potential wobbles!

Step Two: Begin with setting the eyelid in a shade that matches your skintone. For light skin, try the shade Drape from the Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 1. For medium to dark, try the shade Morale or Stark from Limitless 2. Use your ring finger to dab the powder and cover the lid. This will mattify your eyelid and help the liner stay in place during the day.

Step Three: Try to avoid the common mistake of pulling your eye back so your skin is smooth. Once you release the skin, it will bounce back with the liner, creating bumps in the line. Instead, use an eyeliner that provides a tug-free application, such as Eyeko Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner.

Step Four: Start from the inner corner and thicken the line as you approach the outer corner of the eye. Draw a line from the outer corner towards the tail of the brow and stop when the wing is the right size for you. At the end of the wing, glide the tip of the eyeliner back to meet the lash line.

Step Five: Run the same liner below the lash line on the outer half of the lower lid. Duplicate what you have created on the top lid by continuing the line on the bottom so it runs parallel with the top.

Step Six: If the line isn't pristine, don't worry. Use the angled brush from your Brow Grooming Kit with the shade Creator from the Eyeko Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 3 to create a dark haze around the line, concealing any bumps whilst also adding a gloomy, smoked out finish, perfect for Halloween.

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The thick graphic eyeliner and double-winged eyeliner are arguably the only two eye looks you really need to master your Halloween look. Whether you've chosen to go all out with a costume this year or you're trying to pull something together last minute, these liner tricks can instantly add chic, dark glamour to your look in a matter of minutes.

For more eye-look inspirations, why not take a look at our guide on 3 Ways to Do a Smokey Eyeliner.

Happy Spooky Season!

Josie Wilkins
Writer and expert
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Josie is an Online Beauty Editor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Her passions involve all things skincare and beauty and in her free time she likes to travel, read and get her beauty sleep.