How to Easily Do Fun Female Pop Art Makeup With Your Regular Makeup

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by TiTi's Corner
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Halloween is nearly here! If you love makeup as much as I do and still haven’t decided on your costume, here’s an easy female pop art makeup tutorial! The comic book pop-art style uses bright, vivid colors with bold and simplistic shapes.

Here, I recreate this distinctive style in a fun and easy makeup look that’s perfect for Halloween.

Tools and materials:

Starting makeup:

  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Loose powder
  • Foundation brush
  • Powder brush

Pop Art Makeup:

  • Black felt tip eyeliner
  • Black gel eyeliner
  • Angled eyeliner brush
  • Light blue eyeshadow
  • White eyeshadow
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • White eyeliner
  • False lashes
  • Lash glue
  • Mascara
  • Bright lipstick
  • Jumbo pencil/lipstick/eyeshadow with a sponge tip applicator in white, pink, or red (optional)
Prepping face for the cartoon pop art makeup

1. Prep your face

Apply foundation all over your face and buff with a foundation brush. Apply concealer under your eyes and wherever else your face needs it. 

Applying concealerto eyebrows

Then apply a heavy layer of concealer to your eyebrows to cover them up. Dust loose powder to set everything in place.

Drawing thick eyebrows with eyeliner

2. Create new brows

Outline new thick brows with a black felt tip eyeliner in a strong and defined shape. They should be quite angled at the beginning and come up to a point in the center.

Filling in brows with gel eyeliner

Fill in the brows with black gel eyeliner using your angled brush.

How to do pop art character makeup

3. Draw lines on the face

Now you’re going to use the felt tip eyeliner to draw lines on your face as if you were a real pop comic book character come to life!

Draw overlines in between your eyebrows and down your nose. Draw around the base of your nose, highlighting the curves.

Easy pop art makeup

Draw your eye crease.

Pop art eye makeup

Draw a dramatic winged eyeliner that almost meets the eye crease line.

How to do pop art eye makeup

4. Add some color

Fill in the gap between the eye crease line and the eyeliner line with light blue shadow. The one I’m using has glitter specks in it to pump up the pop art look!

Applying white and black eyeliner

5. Finish the eyes

Brighten the lower eyelash line by using a jumbo white eyeliner on the pink part of the eye and extending it just slightly outward on the skin, including the eye corners.

Outline the lower lash line with the black felt tip eyeliner.

Pop art Halloween makeup

Then draw on 3 lashes at the edge of the lower eye. This adds drama!

Dramatic pop art eye makeup

Apply false lashes. Finish with mascara.

Comic book pop art makeup

6. Outline the face

Outline your entire face with the black eyeliner gel and eyeliner brush, across your forehead and on the temples. 

Draw a diagonal line just below your cheekbone to accentuate the area.

How to do female pop art makeup

Draw a straight line in the crease of your chin, below your mouth.

Blotting lipstick with a tissue

7. Perfect pout

Put a bright-colored lipstick on your mouth. Blot with a tissue.

Outlining lips in black

Outline your lips with the black eyeliner gel and brush. Draw lines at the inner edge of your lips as well. Add a small vertical line of the black eyeliner in the center

Highlighting the center of the lips in white

Highlight the center of your upper and lower lips with white shadow.

Drawing a black line along the jawline

8. Lined up

Finish the edges of your face by drawing on the gel eyeliner with the brush at your jawline.

Applying pink blush to cheeks

Add a pinky-colored blush with a brush to your cheekbones above the drawn line.

You can leave it here! Or...

Pop-art comic books used dots for their characters because they were limited to just 4 colors. They were printed on cheap paper and had to keep costs down. Dots created shading and other colors inexpensively. If you want more of a pop-art look with dots, follow along!

Drawing white dots all over the face

9. Draw white dots all over the face

To get the pop art look with dots, add white, pink, or red dots all over your face and neck using a jumbo pencil, lipstick, or eyeshadow with a sponge tip or wet brush.

Creating female pop art makeup

I also like to accentuate the neck and add some slightly curved vertical lines at the neck and at the base of the throat.

Final touch: top with a funky wig or other headgear to completely transform your look!

Female pop art makeup

Female pop art makeup tutorial

I think I nailed this pop art character makeup! You can use whatever makeup you’ve already got on hand at home without buying special Halloween makeup.

Please let me know what you think about this comic book pop art makeup tutorial. Definitely share any photos you take of yourself this Halloween!

Suggested materials:
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Loose powder
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