A Lil’ bit of History!
Pop Art began in the 1950s, but became very popular in the 1960s. It started in the United Kingdom, but became a true art movement in New York City with artists like Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. Pop Art uses commercial items and cultural icons like product labels, advertisements, or movie stars that are popular in the modern world. In a way, Pop Art was a reaction to the seriousness of Abstract Expressionist Art.
Pop Art is meant to be fun !
What’s in My Magic Box?
You don’t have to use exactly the same products as me. Some products I used are expensive or were offered to me on Christmas and I would never have bought them lol. But I have found alternative and cheaper products for you. Simply right click on the below images and open link in a new tab. You can also click on the pink underlined words. Hope you’ll find what you need =)
– Bourgeois 123 perfect CC Cream #34
– Kiko full coverage concealer #01
– Guerlain oil-control pressed powder #01 (not compulsory, but my skin is a bit oily on the T of my face)
– Snazaroo professional water-based face & body paint – Black
– Snazaroo professional water-based face & body paint – White
– Kiko Color Fever Must Have Eyeshadow Palette #2 Elegant Tones
– L’Oréal Glammatte Intensiver Matter Gloss #512
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Fast Forward Video Tutorial
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How To – Step By Step
Step 1 : apply foundation and concealer on areas that need it. I personally like to use my hands to apply foundation cream and concealer but most people will tell you to use brushes =)
Step 2 : using a regular painting brush =) – relatively thin -, outline the face with water-based black paint. The line may be continuous or not, depending on the effect you want to create. Leave a small space between the face contour and the black line to create a fixed “mask” effect, a comic book look.
Step 3 : using an eyeshadow brush, redraw the eyebrows with black paint. You can create a “surprised” or “sad” look (or whatever you want =) ) by drawing a line that goes slightly up. You can practice in front of a mirror and look at your eyebrows movements when you do various expressions. Choose the expression that suits you and copy! =)
Step 4 : draw facial lines to give it its final frozen expression, characteristic of comic books. Draw one or two lines between the eyebrows, a line on each side of the nose (or one if you prefer), one rounded line downward on the chin, a line on each cheek to enhance cheek bones, a long line on the nose and black paint to the interior of the nostrils to create depth and a nice shadow effect. Also, make the outline of the ears to give more relief to the 2D effect. Finally you can highlight the neck bones and clavicles !
Step 5 : with a thin lip brush, outline the lips with black paint, drawing a line slightly above your mouth if this one is rather thin, fill with pétante color like bright red or almost fluorescent candy pink, add a touch of white on the bottom of the lip (and a tiny on top if you like) to create the “shining” effect. Wait until the paint or lipstick has dried before applying the white color, otherwise you will get pink 😉
Step 6 : apply purple or pink (or bright blue) eyeshadow (or water-based paint) on the eyes. You can add some depth by emphasizing the eyebrows and down the hollow interior of the eye with white or a lighter color than the one you used on the eyelids
Step 7 : with a fine brush or an eyeliner draw a black line above the eyes, add a touch back up to create a sexier effect and “false eyelashes” and then draw the line under the eyes, slightly below the lashes. Also draw a thin black line slightly above the fold of your eyelid. If you have a fairly fine brush you can create false eyelashes top and / or bottom. With a brush or your finger, add white makeup or water-based paint, on the inside of the eyes.
Warning : this is not very pleasant and your sight can be blurry for a few seconds! =)
Step 8 : with a smudge stick eye shadow brush, draw small red (or pink or white according to your taste) dots on your entire face and torso or only parts of it, if you find it more beautiful! There you go! A little mascara if you do not have or false eyelashes and voila!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it! I apologize for the improvised and rather impulsive “thank you” message at the end of the video lol, I got nervous ahahah
I’d love to see your pictures of your own pop art makup!