After I posted my Two-Face make-up tutorial, many people have been asking that I put up another one. Though I’m not sure if I’ll make a video (I’m not a make-up blog, really), I did want to show you lovelies one of the “deleted scenes” of my original video idea. In the planning stages, I wanted to have a montage of me doing make-up looks with just eyeshadow and water, but that previous video had to be 2-3 minutes, so I just stuck with the one look of Two-Face. But now, it is my pleasure to bring to you a tutorial of a very popular make-up look: Comic Book Girl.
The Comic Book make-up look has become one of the new, hot trends in cosplaying and dressing up in general. Pinterest is swamped with these looks, and I’ve always wanted to try it out. I did, however, make one tiny modification. I did not add the tear that many of the make-up looks feature.
So, here is my take on the Comic Book Girl make-up!
Step 1: PlottingThe most important thing about this make-up are the dots. They can’t be too random, and they have to follow a pattern of some sort. Before I started, I plotted out the pattern. I decided to do a pattern I call the “pound sign” pattern. If you can see from the picture, the pound sign pattern involves series of rows that are out of alignment with one another. Once I had the pattern down, I used a white eyeliner pencil to plot out the dots on my face, like so:
Start plotting little dots in this pattern all over your face. The most difficult areas are going to be the nose, particularly the bridge, so pay close attention there as you plot. And remember: it’s just make-up. If you make a mistake, you can always wipe it away. Once you’re finished, the make-up should look something like this:
Step 2: Thicken the dotsThis will be the most tedious process, because now you have to go and draw more circular and thicker dots on your plot points. It takes a while, and it’s kind of a pain, but once you’re finished it will look really cool.
Step 3: Line workUsing a black eyeliner pencil, start by outlining the entire shape of your face (hairline, jawline, chin, etc.). This step will give your face a more three-dimensional look. Next are the detail lines; for this part I had to use a picture for reference, but you’re going to line the creases of your nostrils, a short line down the middle of your nose, a tiny line in the lip dip, and a furrow line. Then, line your eyes as if you were doing a cat eye make-up, making sure to line the top and bottom lids. Now you’re ready for the eyebrows. Begin by outlining the shape of your eyebrow and add an arch. (Pro-tip: the way to know where your eyebrow arch should go is by lining up a pencil or pair of tweezers to the outside of your iris–the color in your eye–while having the side of your nose be the pivot point). Once the brows are lined, fill those suckers in!
Step 4: Lips (Four Step Process)Begin by putting on a coat of bright red (or pink) lipstick. I used Rimmel’s Kate Moss Edition lipstick in color #12. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it’s more of a poppy-colored red. Once that’s done, take the black eyeliner and line your lips.
Taking the white eyeliner, add highlights to the top and bottom lip. Make sure that the white eyeliner is sharpened so that your highlights will be more precise. It should look something like this when you’re done:
Once you’ve completed this step, you’re done!