Funday Friday: Make-up Madness

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. 80bd5ea8ba4a3980be8687ca4d7878db

So, here is my take on the Comic Book Girl make-up!

Step 1: PlottingIMG_2978The 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:

Ignore the apathy
Ignore the apathy

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:

Ignore the derp, now.
Ignore the derp, now.

Step 2: Thicken the dotsIMG_2920This 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 workIMG_2921Using 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)IMG_2922Begin 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.

Ignore the fact that they're somewhat crooked.
Ignore the fact that they’re somewhat crooked.

Then comes the fun part. What you’re going to do next is to take that black eyeliner and fill in the tiny lines in your lips where they meet. Like so:IMG_2924

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:IMG_2925

Once you’ve completed this step, you’re done!

Final Look:IMG_2926Front view.IMG_2928

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Ham bone.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this tutorial! For my Two-Face tutorial, check out my YouTube video and my picture tutorial!

Image Credits:

Featured ImageComic Book Girl

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