Need a Costume? Keep an Eye on This Leela of Futurama Makeup Tutorial

by Unorthodoll
21 Materials
2 Hours

I don’t know about you, but my favorite animated series is Futurama. Today, I’m going to be doing a Leela from Futurama makeup tutorial. It’s so unique and definitely fun to create.

You may be wondering how I’ll be doing Leela eye with makeup - well, you’re just going to have to wait and see the stunning results. Let’s start!

Tools and materials:

  • White tank top
  • Black pants
  • Water
  • Brow spoolie
  • Makeup sponge
  • Brushes
  • Primer
  • Non-toxic glue stick
  • White eyeshadow pencil or body paint
  • Black and white eyeliners
  • Matte white powder eyeshadow
  • Full coverage foundation
  • Red/orange concealer or lipstick
  • Setting powder
  • Bronzer or contour product
  • Light pink lipstick
  • Dark pink lip liner
  • Purple wig or purple hairspray
  • Hairspray
  • Hairbrushes
  • Black scrunchie or hair tie
Using a glue stick on eyebrows

1. Prep and prime

Grab a glue stick and completely coat all of your eyebrow hairs. 

Brushing eyebrow hairs upwards

With a spoolie, brush all the hairs straight up. Then, while you’re waiting for the glue to dry, apply a primer to the rest of your face. 

Rolling eyebrow hairs with the glue stick

Once the glue is semi-dry, grab your glue stick and use it as a rolling pin to roll the hairs upward. 

Applying setting powder to brows

When the glue is 100% dry, grab some setting powder and tap it onto your brows. 

Applying a second coat of glue

Now apply a thinner, second coat of glue over your brow hairs. Then, just as the first time, roll your hair upward, and set it with setting powder. Repeat this process. In total, you should have three layers. 

Tip: Note that each layer of glue takes a little bit longer to dry. 

Drawing the outline of the eye

2. How to do Leela's eye with makeup

Now, grab a white eyebrow pencil, and start drafting out Leela’s eye. It should be an oval, wide enough to cover both your eyes, and sit halfway down your nose.

This step may take time. Be sure to perfect it, as it’s the focal point of the Leela makeup look.

Applying white to the eyes

Coat your eyelashes with a white pencil. Use a small brush if needed. Also, tightline your waterline.

Smooth the edges of the glue

3. Disguising the eyebrows

Use a damp cloth to smooth the edges of the glue. 

Applying orange concealer to the brows

With an orange concealer or lipstick, go over the brow hairs outside of the central eye. 

Applying white eye shadow to the brows

Use a jumbo eyeshadow to cover the brows inside the eye. 

Filling in the Leela eye

Then, fill in the rest of your eyes with a flat brush. 

Applying a second layer of white paint

4. Completing the Leela eye

Add a second layer of white with either body paint or a water-activated white eyeliner. 

Applying foundation to the rest of the face

5. Apply foundation

Apply full coverage foundation to the rest of your face, including your neck. Get as close to the white as you can. 

Perfecting the edge of the eye

With a small brush, perfect the edge of the eye with some foundation. 

Setting makeup with powder

6. Set makeup

Now, set your foundation with setting powder. 

Applying pink lip liner to lips

7. Apply lipstick

Grab a hot pink lip liner and line all the way around your lips. Slightly round out your lips and connect the top and bottom. Fill in your lips with a light pink lipstick. 

Drawing around the eye with black eyeliner

8. Drawing the details of the eye

Draw a thick line around the edge of the white eye with black eyeliner. 

Drawing eyelashes with the eyeliner

Then, draw some thick eyelashes. 

Filling in the pupil with black eyeliner

Fill in the pupil in the center. 

Contouring the jawline

9. Contour

Grab a bronzer or contouring product and use it to define your jawline. 

Leela from Futurama costume

10. Wear your costume

Before we move on to the hair, go ahead and put on your white tank and black pants. Then cover yourself with a robe or towel to protect it. 

How todo Leela's hair

11. Do the hair

Section off some side bangs and put them in a bun. 

Teasing hair

Tease your hair just on the front half of your head. Use hair spray to keep it in place. Then, go downward, section by section, and tease your hair accordingly. Also, tease the sides. 

Putting hair into a high ponytail

Now, put it all in a high ponytail. 

Fixing the bangs in place

Split your bangs in half horizontally and tease the middle. Fix it the way you like and add hairspray. 

Spraying the hair purple

Use purple hairspray all over your head. Put a plastic lid in front of your face when spraying the bangs. 

Leela from Futurama makeup tutorial

Leela from Futurama makeup tutorial

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this Leela from Futurama makeup tutorial. It’s such a fun, futuristic costume. I hope you got some inspiration on this Leela costume makeup. Let me know in the comments below what you think of it. 

Suggested materials:
  • White tank top
  • Black pants
  • Water
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