Pop Art/Comic Book Girl Makeup Tutorial

Hi Guys & Dolls!

It’s pretty easy to guess the inspiration behind this tutorial: Pop Art & Comics! This was a  lot of fun to do and to wear- it’s visually striking and if you forget you’re wearing it and pass by a mirror you’ll get a  “whoa” moment! The makeup is so iconic and recognizable that it makes a perfect cheap Halloween costume. There are so many options with this: Dots or no dots, You can wear clothes you already own, use makeup you already have, and you don’t even have to wear the wig, I just thought it was fun!

My recommendations for a costume would be a pencil skirt, a cardigan, and a killer pair of heels or flats, and of course red nails! I used a smartphone “retro handset” as a prop and I think it really enhances the costume! DO a few tests with this before Halloween and you’ll surely be the most charming girl (or guy) that night!

The Wig is from Vougewigs.com

The Sweater is from Torrid.com

The Necklace is from Spirit Halloween

The Retro Handset I bought at FedEx- but it’s terrible (too quite to really use) but great for a prop!

Here’s what I used to create this tutorial

Mehron “basic” Paradise Palette-Water Activated Fave Paint

Milani Shadow Eyez “Aquatic Style” Metallic, Creaseless & Water Resistant Turquoise eyeshadow base

Sugarpill “Afterparty” and “Mochi” eyeshadows (Deep turquoise and Mint Blue)

Physician’s Forumula Eye Booster Liner “Ultra Black”

MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl (White pencil)

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Primer

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer

MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation

Sugarpill “Porcelain” Lashes

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

Make For For Ever Flash Palette Red

Milani Color Play White Pen Liner

Happy Halloween!

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  1. Alex
    October 13, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    I love it! You’re just amazing, Cora!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      October 13, 2012 / 1:28 pm

      Thank you Alex!

  2. Sarah
    October 13, 2012 / 1:41 pm

    wow, all you used for the foundation was the studio fix powder?! stunning. i thought for sure i missed a step because your face looked so flawless. is that the shade you normally use? 🙂

  3. October 13, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    Wow, that’s really creative. I love your idea! 🙂

  4. October 13, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    I did my own version of this last week to practice for halloween

  5. Lisa
    October 13, 2012 / 7:21 pm

    Loved this! Hey, what is that “just h2o” water bottle? Is it refillable? Where can I get one?

  6. Lisa
    October 13, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Holy crap that’s awesome!

  7. Jennifer
    October 13, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Awesome!!!! You look just like a comic book girl!!!!…I totally agree with Alex, you are AMAZING!

  8. notquitecarrieb
    October 13, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    Fantastic job doll! Always insperational

  9. October 14, 2012 / 10:53 am

    Just great! Totally reminded me of Roy Lichtenstein 🙂 Love it!

  10. October 14, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    Amazing! You are so talented!

  11. October 14, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    This is so awesome Cora! I was wondering if you know about Vampira aka Maila Nurmi, the campy 50’s character from the Ed Wood film. I haven’t found any makeup tutorials and I think a tutorial from you would be greattt and that you would also like it!

  12. Krista
    October 17, 2012 / 8:21 am

    I’m so excited to do this!
    I have to walk to work, so I’ll probably do this without the dots, unless I can get a ride. I was also thinking of using a pair of colorful skinny jeans instead of a skirt.

  13. Victoria Vasquez
    October 17, 2012 / 10:33 am

    I tired to recreate this and I can’t seem to get my eye makeup right,..Just love how you make it looks so flawless and effortless…

  14. October 17, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    this tutorial was reallly really helpful and inspiring! Thank you!

  15. Valeria
    October 21, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    I’m facing a dilemma: should I also cover the rest or my body (arms, legs) with red dots? I don’t know if it would make it look better or ruin it all ):

  16. October 27, 2012 / 3:21 am

    MAN!!!! you issssssss awesome! definitely going to do this!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. November 14, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    Woowww you are amazing !! I’ve never seen a comic book make-up like that ! 🙂 and you’re so pretty ! Kisses from Turkey 😉

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