Lichtenstein Comic Book Woman Costume

I was too cheap to buy a Halloween costume this year, so I relied solely on makeup to transform myself into a comic book woman.

Out of curiosity (and questioning my ability to actually do it) I did a trial run the night before.  I ended up looking like a clown as opposed to a super hero.  Actually I grabbed a slice of pizza looking like that, and the guy behind the counter stared at me awkwardly before he finally said “I’m trying to figure out who you are”. He then asked if I was some creepy woman from a scary movie.  Hopefully the below doesn’t give you nightmares…

Here’s what I botched and learned:

Do’s and Don’ts for Lichtenstein Comic Book Makeup:

botchUsing eye shadow for white dots.  This lightened up and was virtually non-existent after an hour. What a waste.

Drawing in eyelashes.  These came out atrocious.  Unless you’re an artist, just don’t.

Using liquid eyeliner for black lines.  It just doesn’t have the stamina to create thick long lines… umm that sounds a little dirty (or is that just me)

Draw in the face you wish you had.  I wish my face was a little narrower so I drew it that way.  While it looked fine head on, any tilt of the head looked ridiculous.

learnUse face paint.  Don’t apply with a Qtip either.  Use something hard so it doesn’t absorb all the paint.

Apply false eyelashes.  They’ll make you look more attractive and comic book like.

Use wet eyeshadow and an eyeliner brush to draw lines.  The lines come out bolder and crisper.

Outline the face as close to the hairline as possible.  This will help you avoid any gaps.

Spray paint your hair with colored hair spray.  I only bought one can and it was not enough, get 2.  Also – you can curl it!!! woo

PS – sorry for the boings in the video.

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