Knifeliner: The gory new make-up trend for your Halloween eyes only

Make the cut this Hallows' Eve 

Click to follow
Indy Lifestyle Online

Perfecting winged liner is a beauty trick that mystifies many - but if you thought you'd mastered it a horde of Instagram beauty buffs have decided to up the ante with a cutting edge alternative; knifeliner.

With Halloween just around the corner it’s time to deliberate your killer disguise, but for makeup mavericks everywhere no ordinary look will do.

Instead of a spooky feline flick, drawing tiny blades on to your lids is the way to get noticed this Hallows' Eve. 


Badass! #notme #badass #knife #eyeliner #knifeliner #makeup #brows #braid #makeupidea #halloweenidea

A photo posted by Jamie Jordan (@jamiesthreeapples) on

Black liner is used to trace the outline of a knife with the handle acting as an elongated wing; of course, in honour of all things grisly droplets of fake blood are added for fatal effect.

The cosmetic obsessed Insta-world is peculiar at the best of times and this isn’t the first time they’ve taken to expending blades in their routines – remember those crazy contouring techniques with a super sharp angular knife? This trend is bringing a whole new meaning to a killer cut crease and we love it.


My work invited me to a FX makeup class tonight, so I thought I'd get in the spirit ❤️️💀 #knifeliner #partycity #halloweenmakeup #becreative @fxcosplay_ facepaints @fxcosplay_ @fxcosplay_

A photo posted by Kassandraa. (@kassandrablancomua) on