If you're starting to feel the pressure to plan out your Halloween costume but your wallet just isn't cooperating, here's some looks you need to see. There are plenty of Halloween costumes you can create with just contouring, which means you won't have to blow all of your paycheck on All Hallow's Eve. All you need to do is dive into your makeup bag and pull out your contouring palettes, highlighters, black shadows, and eyeliner, and you'll be able to pull off the majority of these clever looks. Your bank account can stay in tact, and you won't have to eat beans for the majority of November.
With the bevvy of beauty vloggers one can find on YouTube, there's no shortage of makeup videos during this spooky holiday season. And while many of them are almost SFX-grade with their elaborate wax-applying skills and penchant for gore, there are just as many tutorials that use nothing but the makeup you probably already have lying around the house.
You can transform yourself into a skeleton with the help of contouring, a werewolf with some assistance from black shadow, or a deer with the aid of heavy liner. There is really no end to the possibilities. Below are nine Halloween looks made possible with contouring. Get creepy and creative!