While teen wolves and zombies were roaming freely at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego, California, nothing topped the popularity of the to-die-for look of vampire eyewear. The question and answer panel for The Vampire Diaries, in particular, attracted the attention of many fans adorned with specialty contact lens in hues of red, white and amber.
Vampire eyes have been enchanting and thrilling television and movie audiences for over 100 years. There is something about a vampire’s chilling stare that no mere mortal can resist. What’s not to love about their mysterious trifecta of alluring eyes, sex appeal and immortality? Who doesn’t want to sleep all day, and party all night?
Cosmetic options like the Colorblend contacts, Air Optix Colors and Expressions lenses make it fun to dress up and head out for a night on the town that will be remembered – eternally! Just be sure to do plenty of research on the brands you’re using, as some cheaper, party store finds have been known to create health risks and complications.
So what type of colored contact lenses will give you a captivating, undead look? Let’s ask our favorite Top 10 Hollywood vampires. Each has a different appearance and an equally altered personality.
Love him or hate him, Hollywood Vampire No. 1 is without a doubt Robert Pattinson’s sulking Edward Cullen. The face of the Twilight franchise, R. Pattz melts female fans of all ages with his icy looks. Edward’s amber eyes are eternally devoted to Bella Swan, so if you’re looking to meet your match, choosing a colored contact lens with an amber tint may help you find your soul mate
2. Damon Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder not only shows his audience a wide range of vampire superpowers in Vampire Diaries, but he also wields some power in Washington, D.C. as an advocate for the United Nations’ Environmental Program called Go Green. The Vampire Diaries’ star is a diligent supporter of both animal rights issues and the environment – and while a vampire isn’t technically an animal, it does have a keen eyesight and enjoys the evening moonlight. If you wish to mimic Somerhalder’s otherworldly good looks, try devilish red or icy gray contact lenses, so cold you could easily mesmerize and control those around you.
Actress Kristen Stewart plays a high school human girl, who falls for Edward Cullen, a boy no father would approve of, in the Twilight series. Having a bad boy vampire for a boyfriend, and then (spoiler alert) husband, gives Bella the advantage of living forever while remaining young and beautiful.
To create a look like Bella, try one of the Twilight saga’s colored contact lenses in the shade of red for your accessory. Red colored contacts often blend a speckled blood red iris with a black outside ring.
Hillary Duff’s role as a sexy vampire may have only lasted for 10 seconds on the third season of Gossip Girl, but nevertheless she was a memorable predator. Hilary looked lovely as she lay in waiting to kiss the ones she loved. We wish she opened her eyes more. While we can’t be certain which colored contacts Duff wore on the set, we think she might have been placed in a delicious pair of off-white, mottled color contact lenses with a cracked, spreading effect coming away from her pupils. If she was wearing this style, her look would be to die for!
5. Barnabas Collins
Only Tim Burton could bring the creepy into a movie revival of the gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows. In this TV show, the vampire Barnabas Collins is finally set free after centuries of imprisonment, able to return to his ancestral home. Played by the engrossing Johnny Depp in its blockbuster movie remake, this broken-hearted vampire audiences laugh through dead, black eyes. If you want a stare to make others’ blood run cold, choose colored contact lenses in shades of black to darken your iris and perfect your gothic look. Black contacts completely cover your own eye color for a spooky black out.
Crowned as the “most successful music video” by the Guinness World Records in 2006, MJ’s Thriller enlisted the help of numerous members of the undead to create a memorably spooky dance-along. Get a frightening look like the King of Pop with a pair of yellow cat contact lenses. The pulsating yellow background and black vertical pupils featured in Michael Jackson’s yellow contacts created his superficial appeal. The result had such a resounding affect; it won the Billboard 200 award in 1983, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Now that’s a hit that still springs eternal!
Everyone loves the story of Dracula, and the new NBC provocative drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a very engaging rendition of the famous tale. Dracula arrives in London, posing as an entrepreneur who is chiefly attentive to the new technology of electricity. Interesting… most vampires shy away from something that would brighten their night. Dracula was created by the producers of Downton Abby. The one hour television drama looks like it is on the right course to become another historical hit. If you want to bring out the Dracula in you, try a pair of piercing blue contact lenses and create an icy yet alluring stare that is impossible to look away from.
Vanessa Morgan plays leading lady Sarah Fox on the highly favored teen Canadian television series, My Babysitter is a Vampire. Sarah the babysitter is hired by Ethan Morgan’s mom and dad to watch him and his 8-year-old sister. While Ethan thinks he might die of embarrassment having a babysitter at his age, Vanessa Morgan’s great looks turn this babysitter the girl of his dreams… or nightmares? To give your eyes a ghoulish makeover, you may want to vamp out by trying a cat eye to perfect the look of a quintessential vampire girl next door.
According to a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly, Tom Cruise’s bloodsucking character from Interview with a Vampire was rated the best among the Greatest Vampires in Hollywood! Lestat de Lioncourt is a vampire who offered Southern plantation owner Louis de Pointe du Lac (played by Brad Pitt) a chance at eternal life. Fans of Interview with a Vampire will do well to find a blue or gray contact lens that offers a hint of purple for added whimsy and mystery. Coalescing Cruise’s piercing white eyes with a jet-black outer ring, these colored contact lenses provide insatiable vampire appeal.
The hottest vampire alive, Brad Pitt, also starred in the 90’s movie Interview with a Vampire. If you want to mimic Pitt’s startling white vampire eyes, we suggest purchasing colored white-out contact lenses. Combining a stark, intense white iris with your contrasting black pupil will absolutely galvanize your eyes for that compelling vampire, grim reaper or zombie look.
There you have it! The top 10 smoldering Hollywood vampires cover the bases for all the most popular colored contacts out there, so you have an idea of what each will look like once applied. Have fun and live it up like there is always a tomorrow!