If any holiday allows you to express your creativity, Halloween is the celebration. It’s the one night a year when you get to access your inner child and enjoy a total evening of dress-up and make-believe. However, if your inner child is not as creative as the other kids on the playground, you might want to opt for an easy Halloween costume this year. Simple does not have to mean boring. With the combination of stunning cosmetic contacts and ultra-creative makeup tips, you can win any costume contest with flair and style.
1. Fairy Tale Character
Cast a spell in a hurry with this quick Halloween costume. If you don’t have a heart-shaped face, you can paint one on instead and wait for your prince to awaken you with a kiss. The naughty Snow White pictured above was easily created with black and white grease paint, false eyelashes and cosmetic anime/fantasy contact lenses. Try contrasting a moody, all-noir makeup palette – we love the look pictured at top right – with piercing green eyes, like these Air Optix Colors.
If simple makeup is what you are looking for, becoming a feline is one of the easiest costume themes you can choose. Face paint, fake lashes, gem stones and colored contacts can create a dramatic Halloween look. Add a feline stare by choosing a cosmetic contact lens that shows your inner animal personality. After applying your cat-like makeup, be sure to finish it off with a light powder or makeup-setting spray. Let’s face it, smudged kitty is never a good look, so make sure to read additional makeup tips for contact lens wearers.
If you want an even easier eye makeup trick, become a reptile by applying a vibrant pattern. Why not try a temporary tattoo on your upper cheek or around the brow? To make your eyes truly intriguing, opt for contacts that are green or yellow.
If you’re still not sure about your Halloween appearance, going for a dead character has its simplicity. With just a bit of creativity, these faces and makeup ideas will scare and dazzle other Halloween spooks. These ghouls pair nicely with cosmetic contact lenses that are anime, zombie-fied or manga eyes. Did you lose one contact at last year’s party? Use it this year again. One brown and one blue eye composes a disturbing look that might catch a gaze twice; just be careful that every cosmetic contact lens you wear is FDA approved!
4. Comic Book Character
POW! All eyes will be on you with a comic book face. If you waited until the last minute and you don’t really want to spend much on a Halloween costume, grab a dress or suit from your closet and head off to the drugstore and buy some makeup. Step out of the funny pages to win the best costume prize. Of course, if you have a bit more time, add a pair of stunning cosmetic contact lenses. Enhance your eye color with a natural tint with color lenses or go crazy and try on a pair of anime or special effect lenses to create your comic book look.
Those masks aren’t just for hiding superheroes’ identities. They also frame a stunning set of peepers perfectly. Use black facepaint to thickly line around your eyes, or simply snip two holes in a strip of dark fabric for a five-minute face that’s ready to fly. For hypnotizing eyes, add a subtle starburst effect with Freshlook Dimensions and get on with saving the world.