How to Do Effective Comic-Book Wonder Woman Makeup for Halloween

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
13 Materials
2 Hours

Looking for an empowering Halloween costume? In this tutorial, I'll share how to do Halloween Wonder Woman makeup that looks like it's popped right out of a DC comic! This look is simple to recreate and definitely adds something extra to any Wonder Woman Halloween costume. Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Contour
  • Various shades of concealer
  • Highlighter
  • Assorted application brushes
  • Translucent powder
  • FX paint palette
  • Matte brown eyeshadow (dark)
  • Neutral colored eyeshadow
  • Black cream liner
  • Fake lashes
  • Peachy blush
  • Black eye pencil
  • Red lipstick
Applying light concealer to the face

1. Highlight and contour

To get that comic book character appearance, it’s crucial to contour and highlight your face heavily. First, apply a light concealer to your forehead, chin, under-eye, under your eyebrow, jawline, and the center of your nose. Then, buff it out using a good buffing brush. 

Applying contour for a dramatic makeup look

To add some contour to the face, go in with a darker color. Apply this around the lighter color and the rest of the areas without concealer. Remember, it’s super important to create an obvious distinction between the highlights and the shadows for that comic book look. 

Using a smaller brush to blend the contour

To blend it in, use a smaller brush; like this, you’ll keep the concentration of the contour in those specific areas. 

Applying a second layer of light concealer

Go back in with a highlight color; apply it to the eyelids, cheekbones, and over your eyebrows.

Applying highlighter to the nose

Using a super light highlight color, bring some bright spots to the face by applying it down the bridge of your nose, philtrum, forehead, chin, and under the eyes. Buff it out afterward. 

Setting makeup with translucent powder

Set your makeup with a small amount of translucent powder. 

Drawing the Wonder Woman headpiece

2. Make the headpiece

Now, it’s time to draw on Wonder Woman's iconic gold headpiece for. I’m using black FX paint with an angled brush and paint from my FX palette. Trace the shape of the headpiece, as shown. Think of drawing a widespread “V,” just as a toddler would draw a bird. 

Applying dark brown around the hairline

Darken your hairline with brown or black face paint.

Painting the face gold

Now, apply metallic gold to the forehead area. 

Tip: When working with metallic-based products, try to work your brush in one direction. 

Painting the red star in the center

Create the star emblem on the headpiece with a deep red color. Then, go in with a bit of red and black paint mixed together, and outline the star with an angled brush for dimension. 

Applying black and gold to the sides

To create a 3D appearance, mix black and gold and apply it to the side of your temples. 

Applying brown eyeshadow under the mask

 With a matte brown eyeshadow, follow the bottom line of the mask. 

Filling in eyebrows with a dark color

3. Apply eye makeup

Go ahead and fill in your eyebrows. Follow your natural shape but make them thicker. Use a stencil if your eyebrows are thin. 

Adding highlighter around the brows

Add more highlighter to either side of your brow. 

Applying brown eye shadow

Now, apply a matte brown eyeshadow to the outer corners of the eye and blend it out. Then, apply eyeshadow to the socket of the eye.

Applying eyeshadow under the lower lashline

To frame the eye, apply the same eyeshadow under the lower lashline. 

Applying a nude color to the eyelids

Apply a light nude color to your mobile eyelids. 

Lining the eyes with a black cream liner

Line the top lid with a black cream liner. Draw in a thick, straight line on the outer corner. 

Tightlining the eyes

Then, tightline your eyes and color between your lashes. 

Applying fake lashes

Apply fake lashes. 

Applying a peach blush color

4. Add the finishing touches

Add a deep, peachy blush. 

Applying red lipstick

To create the perfect Wonder Woman makeup, it’s best to use the same color lipstick as you see in the comic, and it’s a deep, bright red. 

Drawing lines for the comic art effect

5. Create the comic lines

Draw a black line all the way down the right side of your nose and follow the curve to the bottom. Then, draw a line on the base of your nostril and follow the edge up and around the nostril. 

Comic book Wonder Woman makeup

Add some sketch lines on the other side of your nose. 

Wonder Woman makeup look

Add a line following the curve of your chin on the left side. 

How to do Wonder Woman hair and makeup

Now, deepen the line of the base of the mask with the same black paint. 

Easy Wonder Woman makeup

Add some sketch lines to the mask. 

Wonder Woman Halloween makeup step by step

Applying white highlighter

Add some white highlighted areas to give off a fantastic comic book effect. Apply white paint to your lips and a couple of highlights along the left side of the crown. 

Halloween Wonder Woman makeup

Halloween Wonder Woman makeup tutorial

The Halloween Wonder Woman makeup is complete! I’m sure you can see how comic-like this Wonder Woman makeup looks. It’s all in the technique and how you contour and highlight your face that makes a world of difference! Have fun and good luck! 

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Contour
  • Various shades of concealer
  • Highlighter
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