Why The Knifeliner Trend Is Blowing Up This Halloween

Looking for a seriously simple (yet totally creepy) way to update your make-up this Halloween? Then the knife eyeliner (#knifeliner) eye is the ONE...

Halloween make-up. It’s not the easiest thing in the world, right?

We mean, you can watch the most incredible zombie/ice queen/corpse bride YouTube tutorial, but unless you’re an actual MUA, it can be tricky to come even close when you try it on your own face…

However, it’s time to REJOICE, because there’s a new super simple Halloween makeup trend floating around Instagram that might just be the easiest (yet creepiest) one we’ve seen yet.

See: 11 Best Halloween Makeup Tutorials…

Need #Halloween inspo? Apparently, #KNIFELINER is a thing. ??? Repost: @nasiabelli

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Welcome to knifeliner.

Created by the genius makeup artist that is @venomtoyaveins, this seriously striking eyeliner look works by painting a silver line on the upper lash line and extending the base of the blade out to create a winged effect.

Simply add droplets of blood underneath for an extra spooky touch, and you’re winning.

Of course, you have to have a pretty steady hand to pull this one off, but other than that, your basic make-up essentials will do – black liquid liner, silver glitter liner, and a red lip pencil or gloss to top off.

See: Best Liquid Eyeliner

Team with a black tee or dress, plus a choker, and you’ve got your super simple Halloween look nailed.