Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Makeup Tutorial

I love art, and I did it as a GCSE and got an A. One of my favourite movements to study was the Pop Art Movement, in particular artwork by Roy Lichtenstein. Today I’ve put together a tutorial for you, so you can use this art inspired makeup look as a fancy dress costume.

The Inspiration
I wanted to share with you, what pop art really looks like just in case some of you have not come across it before. It’s similar to comic book art and the artist Roy Lichtenstein used pixelated dots, far away from the image it appears standard but close up it is made of pixels. Here is some of his artwork, these photos are taken from Google all copyright and credit goes to rightful owners.
famous pop art

The Tutorial
Onto the tutorial now, and I drew my inspiration from these images.

Eye Makeup
The first thing I did was to start the eye makeup. First of all I used my Rimmel London Scandaleyes Kohl in Black to line my upper lash line and tightline. I then applied lashings of my Revlon Lash Potion by Grow Luscious Mascara before applying my Revlon Beyond Natural Double Wink Eyelashes. Next I applied my Rimmel London Scandaleyes Kohl in Nude to my waterline. To create the tear drop I took my GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Sky High to create the wavy shape of tears and a tear drop and then coloured them in. I then used my Rimmel London Scandaleyes Kohl in Black to outline these before using my Sleek Brow Kit in Dark to create really bold brows.
just eyes

Face Makeup
Up next was face and I started my applying my Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in Ivory to my entire face before adding my Avon Ideal Flawless Matte Mousse Foundation in Ivory to get a matte finish. Next I took the same black eyeliner I used earlier and I outlined my face and drew in the planes so down my nose and around my nostrils, my cheekbones and jaw and chin. I then took my Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in Fair to apply dots across my entire face. I didn’t blend these in as I wanted these to look like pixels.
* Note Don’t blend any of this, the minute you blend everything will smear it’s supposed to be applied like this and left.

Lip Makeup
For my lips I wanted them to be matte red however I also wanted to create the illusion of shine where the light is bouncing off them. I used my Moonlove Lip Liner in Scarlet by Pantina Cosmetics to outline my lips, then I drew in a shine mark and coloured in my lips around the mark. I then applied my Illamasqua Lipstick in Sangers onto my lips leaving the white space blank.

Chest and Neck Makeup
The final part to this was creating a “Pow” exclamation on my neck. I did this my using the same red lip liner to draw out the shape and the letters. I then used a yellow eyeshadow from my Beauty UK Eyeshadow Palette in Soho to fill in the letters, before using the same black kohl mentioned earlier to outline.

As a finishing touch I created a thought bubble by cutting some white card into a cloud shape and writing on it. I then used tape to secure this to a headband.

Final Look
final 1

I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, let me know in the comments what you think of this tutorial and if you would like me to do any particular looks please let me know!

Thanks for reading.
Love x


About ninarossbeauty

PR Person and Beauty Blogger who has a soft spot for eyeshadows, lipsticks and anything quirky. You can contact me at
This entry was posted in Crazy/Wacky Makeup, Makeup Tutorials and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Makeup Tutorial

  1. plus+beauty27 says:

    Lovely tutorial! This looks great!! 🙂 xo

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.