The Spooky Scary Daily Face - October 18, 2011 - The Roy Lichtenstein Painting
face: Ben Nye Creme Color in White
dots: Ben Nye Creme Color in Red
tears: Ben Nye Creme Color in Blue, Cosmic Blue, and White
eyeliner: MAC Blacktrack
eye lashes: Lancome Hypnose Drama
eyes: Blue Colored Contacts
lips: NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave
I’ll start by thanking Amanda for giving me the idea for this look. Thanks Amanda, you’re really good at Halloween! Next I will warn anyone who tries this out that pulling this one off if a lot like cleaning your bedroom: it looks worse before it looks good. Half way through this I had an “uh oh, what did I do moment,” but once all the elements were completed it totally came together and cools pretty cool. So…
Begin by cover the entire face with Ben Nye Creme Color in White using a sponge applicator.
Next I applied Blacktrack liner around the entire eye and the upper and lower inner rims. You want to have clean lines and go heavy on the liner because you’re trying to recreate the comic strip-like outlines characteristic of pop art. The lashes are actually part of the eyeliner wing that have been drawn on. From the eyeliner wing you will want to make feathered strokes which when the eye is open, will look like very dramatic lashes. Next apply a line with Black track along the eye socket bone, this will intersect the lashes. You want to see this line when the eyes are open so make sure it is applied above the fold of the eyelid.
Next, I drew in the brows over my natural brows and exaggerated the edges. Look at a Lichtenstein print, most of the women look pretty exasperated and the emotion is in the shape of the brows and eyes. Then I drew a black line from one of the brows, all the way down one side of the nose, to the top of the lip. Make a black line around the side of the nostril and one or two small lines on the side of the nose opposite to the continuous line near the eye. This lines are the contour lines Lichtenstein uses to show dimension in the face.
For the tear, out line the shape you want in black first, then fill it in by layering various shades of blue and small touches of white for dimension.
Outline the lips in black and then fill in with red.
I made all the face dots last. I dipped Q-tips in Red Ben Nye Creme Color and then applied it to my skin with a pressing and twirling motion. So, press to skin, slight twirl, lift from skin. I applied the dots linearly across the face until my entire face was covered. This part took the longest and is the most tedious, but try not to get sloppy with the dots, this is the lynchpin of the entire look. I highly recommend setting everything with loose setting powder so you don’t end up with red smears all over your face.