It’s that time of year again, the leaves are turning crisp and brown, it’s finally cold enough to start wearing your cosy knitwear, and It’s time to start thinking about how just how extra you want to look at the Halloween party.
Beauty junkies don’t get to shine quite as much as they do on Hallows Eve. Focusing on your make-up look means you barely have to think about the rest of your costume, perfect for the disorganised or budget-conscious among you. Questions you could ask to help you choose what to be this year are: What films have I really enjoyed this year? What are my favourite characters from books? What celebrity is doing really well/badly lately? Or the classic, what is my spirit animal? We’ve also shared the best coloured contact lenses to suit each costume.
If all else fails, just draw some cat whiskers on your face in eyeliner and call it a day. If you want to make a bit more of an effort though, here are our best Halloween make-up looks you can try in 2019.
Joker was released in cinemas in October 2019, giving us yet another version of Batman’s villain to dress up as on Halloween. The make-up this time around is a lot easier to do, with more of a handmade feel which goes nicely with the Joker of this origin story. If you have dark eyes, try wearing green or blue contacts for a bigger contrast. We love Air Optix Colors for their vivid shades that still look natural on the eye.
Day of the Dead Sugar Skull
Día de los Muertos or ‘Day of the Dead’ is a holiday celebrated in Mexico to honour loved ones who have passed away. Family members decorate gravestones with plenty of food, hot beverages, cigarettes, alcohol and sugar skulls. It’s very common for people to paint their faces as skulls during this cultural holiday too.
For a make-up style that really has the wow factor, the sugar skull is definitely up there. There are so many different versions of the sugar skull to choose from. What colour scheme do you want to go for? There are some versions with a single flower in the hair, others have a flower crown. Some use gemstones around the face while others play up the skull part of the look by going very pale with the skin and exaggerating the hollows of the cheeks. It’s entirely up to you where you go with it.
If you’re looking to cut your face painting time in half, you could use something like Face Lace which are beautifully crafted stickers for your face. Lady Gaga collaborated with Face Lace recently to create her own face stickers that would be perfect for this day of the dead sugar skull look. White, blue and grey contact lenses would suit this style best. There are some electric blues in the SofLens Natural Colors.
A great opportunity to use all that pink and blue eye shadow that just sits in your palette and never gets used. The bright colours on the face, the oversized wig and the giant top hat combine to make one of the most instantly recognisable Halloween costumes out there. Complete your character by carrying around a teacup and saucer. You’ll be the only person at the party holding a prop that allows them to have a cuppa whenever they like and still look the part.
It’s the green contact lenses that really makes this character come alive. You can find a range of opaque tinted contact lenses from FreshLook Colorblends.
From the king of horror, this character is one of the creepiest clowns around and is a great choice for your Halloween ensemble. The basic look for Pennywise is quite simple, which leaves it wildly open to interpretation. You can give this creepy clown a little glam make-over by adding dramatic lashes, highlighter and a little glitter. You could also make it scarier by adding fake blood. A more modern (and lazy) approach is to only do half of your face. Yellow lenses will work here, but wolf-style lenses with thin pupils make this particularly demonic. You could also try hazel contact lenses.
Generic witch is a classic, it never gets old. There are many amazing witches you can take inspiration from. Sabrina from Sabrina the teenage witch, Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bonnie from The Vampire Diaries and The Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz.
This can be a very low-maintenance look if you want it to be. If you’re planning on being a generic witch, throw on some black lipstick, maybe a pair of dramatic lashes, a pointy hat and you’re good to go. If, however, you want to become the wicked witch of the west, you might want to set some time aside. It can take a while to paint yourself green!
Blue or violet contact lenses would complete your witchy look. Try using the Aqua coloured contact lens in just one eye for a half-possessed stare. Also, it’s worth noting that if you add some red hair/eyebrows and a scattering of leaves to your green make-up look, you could also go as Poison Ivy.
Pop art make-up looks are striking and easy to do, depending on how much detail you want to add. The intense colours in this look will definitely make you stand out. True Blue coloured contact lenses will make your cartoon make-up look even more realistic; for a bold eye colour to match your graphic, comic book style. These daily disposable lenses can be thrown out at the end of the night, so you don't have to bother cleaning and storing them.
The YouTube beauty guru Desi Perkins had a go at the pop art trend with her melting looking. Desi was inspired by Deladeso, an artist on Instagram who is famous for creating melted versions of cultural pop icons.
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