Comic Book Makeup





Introduction: Comic Book Makeup

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Hey momoluvers! It's momo and today I'll be making something interesting and new that I've never attempted before. This is a comic book character inspired look that is perfect for hollow wen or costume parties. This draws attention to you due to the realism and amazing details of it, but really, it's quite simple!

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Step 1: Supplies

1. White eyeliner pencil
2. Black liquid liner
3. Red lipstick
4. Foundation
5. Concealer
6. Bronzer

Step 2: Apply Your Makeup As Normal

Put on your foundation and blend evenly.

Apply concealer in an upside down triangle shape under your eye. First blend with your finger and then with your brush.

Fill in your eyebrows (a little darker than usual)

Sweep bronzer above your jawbone lightly from the top of your ear to the corner of your mouth.

Apply black liner a little thicker than you usually would

Step 3: Dots!

(This is a crucial step because of not done right, the entire look will be messed up.)

Use the white eyeliner pencil to dab small circles all around your face. This should be random, meaning it's not done in rows or columns.

Step 4: Outline

Draw a small, smooth line along the jawbone on one side of your face.

Outline the inner corner of your ear as shown

Draw a crescent shape along the edge of your nose.

Draw a line down the middle of your nose from your eyebrows down to the tip of your nose.

Step 5: Lips

To get those legendary Wonder Woman lips, use a vivid red lipstick and coat the lips liberally.

Outline them with the black liner, making them rigid and defined

Step 6: Photoshoot!

Take photos with whatever expression you choose. Suggest using conflicted or cocky looks as Wonder Woman usually has an edgy feel about her.

To edit the photos, start off with a filter. Begin changing the highlights, shadows, contrast, color, warmth, etc. to make the photo darker and define the makeup.

I show several examples here of different filters you could use and different methods of editing.

Step 7: Finished!

It's that simple! I hope y'all enjoyed this tutorial and if you haven't already subscribe become a member of the farm family and give a cow its wings. Love y'all •_£



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    Your makeup skills are very impressive! I'm going as a female Captain America for Halloween, and this is a must do! Quick question, please. What is the purpose of the concealer and foundation? I'm new to this whole makeup thing, and I was wondering if it is a necessary step. Thank you!

    i thought you used photo editing or camera tricks but that is AMAZING!!?

    First I thought you did some photo editing.. great job .. voted

    Hi Momoluv,
    It's Izzpup again. I just read your comment about my comment and now I have one more tiny thing to say.
    I didn't mean for my comments to sound like corrections. The look you created is adorable and very well done. If you use that as a Halloween costume, there will be no doubt who (or what? - cartoon character) you are. You successfully pulled off the look without driving yourself entirely crazy by trying to place dots in perfectly straight lines - on a surface that is anything but flat!
    As I said in my first comment, when I got my first job in printing (a weekly newspaper) I was completely blown away when I found out that all of the printed art I had seen, while seemingly smoothly "painted", completely covered with color sections, was really a bunch of dots of different sizes. I actually 'tested' lots of pictures and photos by enlarging them on the computer until - who'd a thunk it? - the dots appeared - every time!
    Then, when I found out that EVERY shade of EVERY color is, in printing anyway, made from just those 4 (CMYK) colors! Let's just say that I am apparently very easily fascinated!
    So, my comments were not intended as corrections. I was simply passing on something that had fascinated me, thinking that you, or someone else, might find it interesting too!

    super cool idea!! So creative! Would go amazing with a comic convention!

    Thank you so much! I sure hope so ;)

    Young lady, that's the coolest makeup instructable I've ever noticed and it's the only one I've ever commented on.

    That's a winner, IMHO. It's awesome.

    I understand fully what you both are trying to explain. I apologize sincerely if this made me sound pompous in any way, that is not how I was trying to come off. I appreciate the corrections but everyone has a different point of view and I am not saying yours is wrong, I just chose my own method. I know it may not be 'scientifically correct, but this is just a simple makeup look, and accurate or not, I believe it turned out alright. Thank you for you advice!


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    OK, as if I haven't been enough of an annoying A.H. today, I'm back again to say:

    I r e a l l y a m s o r r y for being a real d!%k by saying that thing I said, when I could've added something more worthwhile to the conversation like the following:

    I actually liked what you did > a lot. I love pop art and I love the use of pulp comics. -and I love being able to not take things so seriously and have a bit of fun.

    I know, how ironic, huh? Now here's some of the scientific stuff that may interest someone besides me. Izzypup? By the way, what a freaking awesome bit of information that Izzypup added! I just re-read her comment. When someone who has such an incredible amount of knowledge on a subject chimes in, no matter what the subject is, *especially in this kind of forum*, there is no greater gift.-and there was no jerky zinger tacked on at the end. ;-D

    So, I just learned those dots have a name. Who knew? They're called Ben-Day dots. Artist Roy Lichtenstein used them in his work. So now I'm wondering, does your tutorial pay homage to the comic style? or Roy Lichtenstein? -or- is the real hero- Ben Day? OK, I totally digress, I know. Time for me to shut it and go away.

    Oh- one more thing. How awesome would it be to mix some tempra paint powder with gelatin, and style your hair with it, to do a total comic costume for Halloween? Very cool. It would totally wash out in a second, and look so great if it worked right. (gelatin is how punk rockers make their hair stand straight out like that.) You could even use Punchinella Ribbon (it's the plastic strip left over after they make sequins.) to stencil the Ben-Day Dots on your clothes. Because, I really love what you did, despite my A.H. comment. -Hey, we all have one and there's one in every crowd. Yesterday was my day to be that person. - OK< not another word. I'm so outta here- PoW!

    And don't let me hear none of ya's crack a Ben-Day-Ho joke, see. Have a Happy Day Instructable's People's ~;-D [runs the heck away-fast]

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    Thank you hbridge88!

    Awesome job! You really captured that pop art feel!

    That's the great thing about life. We're allowed to do many things our own way.

    But Izzypup beat me to it. The look you're trying to create is as though you were

    a comic character who came to life. You were magically spit out of a newspaper printing press and now you're a newspaper comic character living amongst the rest of us. Newspaper printing presses are extremely precise. There is nothing random about them. That's how they're able to produce high-quality graphics on extremely inexpensive newsprint. So, if a comic character actually did come to life, every dot would be extremely precise in very uniform rows. You can actually test this by cutting a comic out of the paper and enlarging it as much as possible on a copier.

    Now reverse your playful idea. Pretend you're going to sneak into the comic world to have a look around. With your tutorial, you'd be noticed as an imposter immediately.

    So, be a little more humble and listen to what we're explaining without feeling whatever it is you're feeling. We certainly aren't trying to make fun of you.

    Not at all. We're simply trying to explain the science that it would take to turn a whimsical idea into reality. So, the correct response might be, "Oh wow, that makes total sense. Thanks for pointing that out.". -and then choose the measles look if that's what makes you feel happy.

    The look you created is really cute! I would like to give you some info on the dot pattern. While it's true that the dot pattern is sometimes random, it is far more likely for them to be in some sort of a recognizable pattern - simple lines in black and white - more complicated if in color. In black and white photography (printed photos, newspapers, etc) the variations from black to white are created by evenly spaced rows of dots of varying sizes. Black sections are made up of large dots - as the color lightens to shades of gray to white, the size of the dots decreases then disappear.

    Color is more complicated. All printed color is made up of a combinations of only 4 colors, layered on top of each other. (CMYK - cyan, magenta, yellow and black.) Each layer might be rotated slightly, each layer the same degree of rotation. If one looks at the printed art close enough, there will most often be a recognizable pattern.
    I apologize for the length of this comment but when I began working in printing I was completely fascinated by the fact that all those pictures I'd seen over the years were actually just a bunch of dots!
    BTW, the pattern actually has a name - moire. I have worked in printing for 30 years and of too often been 'bitten' by the moire pattern when I've tried to enlarge a photo with a resolution (the number of dots per inch - dpi - too low.

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    I really like this! It would be super fun for Halloween.

    This is a really cool tutorial! Good job