After planning out your complex and complicated costume, makeup can be an afterthought. But these eye-popping and cool Halloween eye makeup ideas may just have us planning a costume around them instead of the other way around.
Some of these have a spooky vibe, while others include specific Halloween faves such as pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, and even mushrooms. You may not think mushrooms are scary, but they’re pretty terrifying when they’re on your face.
The eyes are the window to the soul, and these eye makeup looks are the ticket to winning the Halloween costume contest. Whether you want to tranform yourself into a jack-o-lantern or Jigsaw, these are the looks we’re pinning this season.
34 Cool Halloween Eye Makeup Ideas
1. Sidney from Scream Eyes
This fun Scream-inspired look is the slasher equivalent of the flirty blink in Raiders of the Lost Ark. We’ll try it if it attracts a young Harrison Ford, but Ghostface better back off.
2. Bruja Eye Makeup Look
BRB—we’ll just be anointing ourselves and heading to the clearing to meet with Black Phillip. Also, this look is a great way to cover up that you’re totally rolling your eyes at everyone at the party.
3. Green Spider Eyes
You could rock this acid green spider web look to a Halloween party if you want. But we love it for a psychobilly show, horror convention, a car show, or the Eras Tour. Did Taylor Swift have an arachnid era yet?
4. Beetlejuice Eyes
This relatively simple green and purple color combo may be enough to invoke Beetlejuice. As long as he’s not busy. I mean, it is kinda short notice.
5. Pumpkin Halloween Eye Makeup
You’ve been getting your daily PSL, cooking up pumpkin desserts, and still haven’t had enough of decorative gourd season? Try these adorable jack o’lanterns on your lids.
6. Batty Lids
To the batcave! Whether you associate bats with Batman, Dracula, or Specimen, your eyes will be protected from mosquito bites with this dramatic cloud of flying floofs. Good thing, ’cause we’re out of bug spray.
7. Spiderweb Makeup
If you’re handy with an eyeliner brush, these dreamy spiderwebs shouldn’t be too sticky. But if you try this look, you probably shouldn’t cry, even though it’s your party.
8. Clown Glam Makeup Look
This sort of looks like the Joker and Harley Quinn got into a fist fight on a hot summer day. Hey, breakups can be tough.
9. Jack-O-Lantern Glam
This is a relatively easy way to become The Pumpkin King without having to hollow out a sticky pumpkin and wear it over your head all night long. Although that sounds like some good aromatherapy.
10. Satanic Eyes
Don’t blame us if the gates of Hell open up after you rock these upside-down crosses for Halloween. It’s October, you could use a nice suntan.
11. Jigsaw Eyes
This is a cute alternative to a full gore costume, if you want just to nod to the Saw franchise. Even though the look is cute and dainty, we’d still be scared if you went by on a tricycle.
12. Halloween Witch
The hazy white contacts make this look especially sinister and otherworldly. But without them, you could rock this this makeup look anywhere. See you at Hot Topic.
13. Ghostface Eyes
Do you like scary movies? Let everyone know with this glamorous and elevated homage to Ghostface. And if you accidentally rub your eye, you can just play it off as a smoky eye.
14. Spider Glam
Let the itsy-bitsy spider spin a web on your eyes to achieve this arachna-beauty look. Try to avoid water spouts, though.
15. Melloween Makeup
This creator worked her name into her spooky message, but feel free to simply use “Halloween.” Especially if your name is Hal.
16. Spooky Contrast Halloween Eye Makeup
We love these bright and vibrant eyes, although that little ghost looks like it can’t wait to get the heck out of there. We think this look is boo-tiful.
17. Glitzy Ghost Makeup
Kudos to you if you have the endurance to rock bedazzled eyelids all night. This look is enchanting, especially if you’re blessed to not have seasonal allergies.
18. Fungus Forever
At first glance this is a cottagecore faery dream, but the more we look at it, it seems like a Last of Us nightmare. So, either way, perfect for a Halloween look.
19. Crystal Fairy Makeup
This faery goddess mermaid elf confection is ethereal and eerie. Please enchant us and take us to whatever nether-realm you hail from.
20. Joker Glam Makeup
The next time a man on the street tells you to smile, he may regret it.
21. Bookworm Makeup
We know that house centipedes are our friends and eat up other bugs that would be worse to have in our bathroom. But when those little creatures speed over our bare feet at night, we still scream. Can you tell this look has triggered us?
22. Candy Corn Eyes
It may be one of the worst-ranked Halloween candies, but we love this whimsical tribute to the contentious waxy kernels. Take a bite—is that a candy corn or your eyeliner pencil? Who can honestly tell?
23. Cracker Doll
There is almost nothing creepier than an antique baby doll with a cracked porcelain face. And no, we don’t want to see your ventriloquist dummy collection.
24. Glam Scrapes
We don’t want to glamorize pain and suffering, but this look would be really hot as part of a group Crash costume. Just pair it with a cute outfit made from warm leatherette.
25. Medusa Halloween Eye Makeup
Sssssoo sssscintillating—this scaly makeup might turn us to stone, but it’s worth the risk. We’ve always wanted rock-hard abs.
26. I Cry Rhinestones Makeup
OK, just hear us out. Y’know how everyone dresses up as “sexy” whatever for Halloween? What about a sexy infection?
27. Witchy Jessica Rabbit
We don’t know if she really is bad, but she’s definitely drawn that way. This is a sexy baddie look for all the goth girlies.
28. Spinning Red Webs
These delicate lines of drippy red gore can be drawn atop any base you like. Just ask first. The last time we doodled on someone’s car, they weirdly got mad.
29. Moth Makeup Idea
30. Pumpkin Dance Meme Eye Makeup
Meme culture, meet makeup culture. We have a feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
31. Sharp Black Cat Makeup
There’s always that one girl at the party who just shows up looking adorable in cat ears, while we’re here in a full Oscar the Grouch trash can suit. Choices, ya know?
32. Neon Spider Webs
Halloween eye makeup doesn’t always have to be scary or in moody or stark colors. This year, soft pastels and flattering combos work, too. Be the monster you want to be.
33. Friendly Ghosts
These cute chonky ghosties look like they just want to tag along for the ride and join for any Halloween fun you’ve got planned. Just don’t tell them we’re on the way to see the new Exorcist movie.
34. Pumpkin Blush
These dramatic goth girl eyes steal the show. We’re not sure what the cheeky little pumpkins are doing, but they’re perfect for getting smashed. In more ways than one.
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