Halloween makeup tutorial: A pop art transformation - VIDEO, PHOTOS
blog by Katie Ambrose • October 28, 2013 @ 8:53am
Baffled as to what to be for Halloween this year? Here is a last-minute idea for you to recreate or be inspired by.
What you’ll need to create the look:
• inspiration images for reference
• a makeup sponge
• a variety of small-to-medium makeup brushes
• face paints like Snazaroo’s Ultimate Party Kit
• red and black makeup crayon like Spirit Makeup Crayons
• black liquid eyeliner like Ardency Inn’s Punker
• a makeup setting spray like Skindinavia’s Makeup Finishing Spray
TIP: Layout your makeup supplies and brushes near your reference images and refer to the images frequently through the process.
PREP: To transform Karina Lopez of Buffalo event-planning company KC You There into a piece of pop art, I pulled her hair into a pony tail and made sure she had very clean skin.
STEP ONE: Wet your makeup sponge, and ring it out until it is just damp. Apply a light pink or white face paint all over the face & neck with your damp sponge.
STEP TWO: Outline all the features of the face with your black liquid liner, including the eyebrows, expression lines, nose, eyes, eye crease, around lips, jaw line, hair line and details of the ears.
TIP: Be as detailed and even in your strokes as possible.
STEP THREE: Add red lips and blue tears, with white highlights using a small makeup brush.
TIP: Detail your work with a very small brush.
STEP FOUR: Start adding your pop art graphic dots. I used Spirit’s Makeup Crayon in red and twisted the crayon in place.
TIP: To get an authentic graphic dot pattern, place the dots vertically or horizontally in a straight line, as often as possible.
STEP FIVE: To make your makeup last all night, spritz makeup finishing spray all over your face and neck, about 6-8 inches from your skin. I used a spray by Skindinavia.
TIP: To finish off your pop art look, add a wig, wardrobe and props from the 60’s, like this vintage phone. Maybe even a cut-out quote bubble outlined and written in black marker. Hint, hint.