This Cartoon Pop Art Makeup Look is So Easy & Perfect for Halloween

by ModaMob
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40 Minutes

Have a fancy dress or costume party? Maybe you’re wondering what to dress up as on Halloween. Well, I have the perfect idea for you: cartoon pop art makeup! That’s right, and you can look like you’ve just emerged from a comic book with this perfect pop art makeup look.

Pop art makeup looks hard, but it’s actually straightforward to accomplish. Page down and see how to do pop art makeup on yourself or your friends with little effort.

Tools and materials:

  • Face paint/Halloween makeup palette
  • Eyeliner
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Makeup brushes
  • White eyeliner
  • White eye gel
  • Lipstick
  • Mascara
  • Soft-tip applicator
  • Glitter eyeshadow primer
  • Shimmer
Starting with primer and foundation as a base

1. Apply foundation

So, before we get started, it’s best to apply your primer and foundation so that you have a clean canvas to work on. 

How to do pop art makeup

2. Emphasize your features

With comic book pop art makeup, the secret is to emphasize your features. So, grab a good eyeliner, and draw lines around your jaw area, middle of your nose, cheekbones, and any other place you’d like to stand out. 

Easy pop art makeup looks

3. Apply eye makeup

So, the more extreme, the better! Prep your eyelids with a glitter primer. Dab it on the whole area, and if it’s not perfect- it’s ok! Remember, this is costume makeup; it doesn't have to blend well. 

Pop art makeup tutorial

Now, go over your eyelids with some shimmer! 

Tip: Brush away any excess eyeshadow with a large makeup brush. 

How to do pop art character makeup

4. Add eyeliner

Remember, pop art character makeup is over the top in a way, so don’t be shy when it comes to being creative with your eyeliner. Basically, do a regular eyeliner first, on both sides. 

Using eyeliner for comic book pop art makeup

Then, move onto a liquid eyeliner and draw some wings, as shown. I opted for double wings, but you can just do one long one should you wish. 

Creating pop art makeup with white eyeliner

Take a creamy, white eyeliner and apply it to the bottom rims of the eyelid. This is a superb trick to really make your eyes pop and give the illusion of bigger eyes. 

Lining eyes to create a pop art makeup look

Moving back to the bottom, apply black eyeliner to your bottom lash line and make the line a little longer so it’s emphasized outward. 

Cartoon pop art makeup

Add more wings as you desire. 

Applying eyeliner to the crease of the eye

Now, apply eyeliner to the crease of your eye, starting from the midpoint and working your way out. 

Cartoon pop art makeup for Halloween

For more precision, go over it with a liquid eyeliner. 

Applying bright red lipstick

5. Add lipstick

That’s right, pop art makeup calls for an exaggerated lip, too. So, find the brightest lip color you have and go ahead and apply that to your lips. 

Where to draw lines with eyeliner

While your lip dries, you can add a few more lines around your face for that extra, dramatic look. I added a couple of more lines to my chin, forehead, and cupid’s bow area.

Simple pop art makeup

Pop art makeup step by step

6. Add more emphasis

Emphasize the parts of your face by applying white eye liquid gel with a brush right under your brow bones, the side of your bottom lip, and in the lash line. 

Applying white liner to the face

Next, line your lips with the same liquid eyeliner. 

Adding white dots for cartoon pop art makeup

7. Add white dots

It’s time to finish the comic book pop art makeup look by adding white dots all over your face. Here, I’m using Halloween makeup that I purchased from Walmart and a soft applicator. 

Be sure to add the white dots all over your face, and they should be evenly distributed. 

Applying false lashes

8. Add lashes and mascara

Of course, this look is not complete without some dazzling false eyelashes. So, apply some lashes to your upper lash line carefully. 

Applying mascara

Add a lovely, thick coat of mascara to really make your eyes pop! Also, don’t forget your under eyes.

How to do cartoon pop art makeup

Cartoon pop art makeup

Cartoon pop art makeup tutorial

The pop-art makeup tutorial is complete! What do you think? I love how easy it is to create cartoon pop art makeup, and it’s a super fun, creative process, too.

This has to be one of my favorite Halloween makeup looks, and I’m confident you can use this guide as inspiration when planning your next dress-up. Have fun! 

Suggested materials:
  • Face paint/Halloween makeup palette
  • Eyeliner
  • Liquid eyeliner
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  • Mary lou cook Mary lou cook on Oct 14, 2021

    Great tutorial on pop art let's see the costume to wear with it.

  • Cathryn Campbell Cathryn Campbell on Sep 22, 2022

    This was a sensational video, one of the most imaginative responses to Halloween that I've ever seen. Kudos on the makeup of course and bonus props to you for the background music. Thank you for a truly professional production.