People often go out of their way to find the best costume for celebrating the Halloween. Most know that the costume cannot be complete without props and accessories so many would also try to find the best one that would complement their outfits. The overall appeal of the costume would also be much better with makeup. Some people would think that it can only be useful for scary costumes but this is not the case.
A container of white face paint, for instance, can be used for varied costumes. The most common would be for vampire getups such as Dracula. It can also be handy for completing the Victorian look. The paint can be used on the face and neck before putting on some pink blush and some blue eye shadow. It would certainly have a different effect on any Halloween fancy dress.
Queen Elizabeth is another character that would have a lot of use for face paint. A costume of Queen Amidala from Star Wars would also look more authentic with thick makeup. Face paints make many other Halloween costumes look better as compared to a person who chose to go with the usual type of makeup. Those are more difficult to work with particularly because of the subtle tones. It is more wasteful in the sense that many applications are needed before showing any satisfactory results.
As long as people are creative in how they use costume makeup, it can compensate for what the costume is lacking. For kids who are coming as faeries and other mythological creatures, glittery face makeup can be generously used for the costume to look more whimsical. The truth is that there are even people who use face paint alone for their costume. For instance, a man can paint himself in blue all over and he transforms into Doctor Manhattan of Watchmen. Another can choose to paint himself in white all over and that person is transformed into the character Powder. The same type of paint is also used to create wrinkles for making the face look older. Another way of using face paint is by deepening muscles with brown paint so the person looks like their muscles are more toned. For scary costumes, paint can be used to create bruises, scars and wounds. For instance, people who want to come as a vampire can mix a bit of green face paint to the foundation.