October 31st is fast approaching, which means it’s time to get your Halloween costumes ready.
Before you start getting anxious about the impending deadline, we’ve made helpful and curated lists detailing the most searched Halloween makeup trends, Halloween nail art looks, and the best celebrity Halloween beauty looks of all time, so you can slay the spooky season.
As far as we’re concerned, Halloween is meant to be scary, not stressful, which is why if you’re firmly in the lazy girl camp when it comes to Halloween makeup, and want to get away with doing the bare minimum on the scariest day of the year (not just on Mondays), then we’ve got the perfect lowkey look for you.
Introducing: Spider lashes, as seen on Doja Cat at the 2023 MTV VMA’s.
According to Doja Cat’s makeup artist Ernesto Casillas, her spider lashes were inspired by the cobweb dress she wore on the red carpet and he used a combination of Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Eye Stix ($23 at Big W) in the shades ‘I Am Confident’ and ‘I Am Shining “to create a whimsical, iridescent eyeshadow look” that complemented Doja’s spiked and clumpy lashes.
The exact steps to recreate Doja Cat’s spider lashes
1/ Clean your mascara wand
"Before applying the first layer of mascara, wipe off excess product from the mascara wand with a tissue,” says Hughes. “This ensures that your lashes stay separated, allowing for maximum volume to be achieved.”
2/ Create the illusion of fuller lashes
Apply your first coat of mascara as you usually would; wiggling the wand of the mascara at the root of the lash and brushing upwards. However, for the second coat, avoid upwards motions. Instead, brush the lashes on the outer corner of your eye outwards and your inner lashes towards the inner corner of your brow. “This technique creates the illusion of fuller lashes by extending them in a straight line from their roots” says Hughes.
3/ Thicken ‘em up
When creating spider lashes, there’s a thin line between a thick lash and a clumpy one. To avoid over-applying mascara to your lashes, Hughes recommends delicately pressing the mascara wand into the base of your lash line five to 10 times to give the appearance of a thicker lash root.
4/ Add some spikes
To create that spiked spidery look, Hughes says you need to pick up a pair of tweezers to pinch the lashes together in sections. “These sections can be complemented with the addition of individual lashes, strategically spaced along each lash line,” she explains. "Doja Cat's makeup artist used this technique by placing individual lashes in the inner corner, centre, and outer corner of the eye.” However, if you are going to add false lashes to your look, she advises opting for a clear-toned adhesive “for a flawless, seamless finish.”
5/ Enhance with eyeliner
"For an even wider-eyed appearance, apply pencil eyeliner along the outer third of your lash line,” says Hughes. “This technique enhances the thickness of the lashes on the outer third of your eye, resulting in a broader and more youthful look."
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.