How To: Crying Girl Pop Art Makeup

Turn 2D into 3D with this unique makeup look that channels the energy of the iconic pop art movement! Lichtenstein would be proud of this recreation of his iconic Crying Girl works, even though you can totally pull this look off last minute. You only need some black eyeliner, red lip liner, and eyeshadow, so let’s dive right in!

Pop art makeup look

1.) Start with your base: Now is a good time to apply any complexion products like foundation and concealer. Wait to fill in your brows though! We’ll do that in the next step to create super bold, expressive brows.

Step 1. Base makeup

2.) Now it’s time to whip out your blackest eyeliner. Feel free to use any type, be it gel, liquid, or felt tip, so long as you can create precise lines. Using your eyeliner, fill in your eyebrows completely and create an upturned effect at the beginning of your brows. This will make your face look concerned or upset.

Step 2. Bold expressive eyebrows set the tone for the look!

3.) With the same eyeliner, begin drawing sharp lines on your face that map out the contours of your face. Anywhere a shadow would be, draw a line. This part can get a little tricky, so you can refer to the photo below to see areas to draw lines.

Step 3. Now that’s what I call contour

4.) Using a creamy matte red lip liner like Renoir from Musée Beauty Lip Sketch, fill in your lips completely. Then add some detail work to your lips using your eyeliner to create the illusion of texture.

Step 4. Lip details

5.) Using a matte blue eyeshadow like Almond from the Musée Beauty Impressionism Palette, shade in your eyelids completely and blend the shadow into your crease to diffuse any harsh edges. Add classic winged eyeliner to each eye.

Step 5. Eyeshadow and winged eyeliner

6.) The last step is to add the iconic teardrops from Crying Girl by Lichtenstein. Start by drawing out the teardrop shapes onto your cheeks. Then using the same blue eyeshadow Almond from earlier, fill in the shades you drew. You can also add a shimmery blue shade like Starry to add dimension to your drawn-on tears. You may need to go over the original eyeliner teardrop outlines if some blue shadow accidentally gets on the lines. To finish the eyes, use your eyeliner to draw dramatic lashes up to your brow bone area.

The finished look inspired by Crying Girl by Lichtenstein

If you decide to recreate this look, we would love to see it! Tag us with #museebeautyhalloween so we can see your creativity.

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