If you’re like us, you concentrate most of your Halloween efforts on your makeup look. It’s not that we don’t like costumes—we just prefer channeling our favorite pop culture icons through creative beauty looks made with cosmetics we already have on hand. Take your basic black eyeliner, for example. It can double as face paint to draw on cat whiskers, a jack o’ lantern grin, or Night of the Living Dead–style zombie skin. Our strategy saves us time and money, and best of all, it makes for beauty looks that are a bit more original. One thing we’ve found over the years? Some of the best Halloween makeup looks have to do with the eyes, and the eyes alone. Whether you’re trying to channel a specific time period or person, keep scrolling to see 15 hauntingly gorgeous Halloween eye makeup looks you’ll be dying to wear come October 31.