How To Create A Comic Book Look This Halloween
Text and Makeup by Jamie Fawn
Prep, Prime and Apply Foundation
Proper prepping and priming of the face is essential no matter what makeup application you do. Here, I used Bioderma Hydrabio H2O to cleanse dirt, oil residue and any makeup from the face. Soak a cotton round and wipe the face clean.
After prepping and priming the skin, I applied a foundation two shades lighter than the model's natural skin coloring, to give her more of a comic character look. I used the medium shades in the RCMA 5 Part Foundation Palette KA Series. Scoop a small amount of the preferred foundation colors from the palette using a Graftobian Spatula and mix it on the Graftobian Stainless Steel Mixing Palette. Then buff foundation on to the face, over the brows, ears, neck, décolleté and feather out onto shoulders using the Morphe- Gun Metal Brush G6 Flat Buffer.
To really get a vibrant pink brow, I used the Morphie M158 Liner/Spoolie, filling the spoolie end of the brush with Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel #72 Pink, and brushed the gel through her brows covering all the hairs completely.
Then before the gel is able to dry quickly, set it with Morphe 12P Picasso Palette using the Hot Pink shade with the Graftobian Pro Royal Silk Line Eye Detailer Brush C470.
Then I sprayed the brows with Ben Nye Final Seal to set everything for long wear and keep it from smearing.
For the lips I began by lining with the Graftobian Eyeliner Pro Pencil in Black Velvet.
I then added shadows to the inner lip and lines to define creases in the lips. I did this using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Traffic as well as the Graftobian Pro Royal Silk Line Lip Brush C600.
I took the shine off and set the lips so nothing would smear or move by taking a tissue and separating the 2 layers. Lay the single layer of tissue over the lips and dust Kett Sett Powder over the lips through the tissue. I brushed the powder using the Morphe M530 Contour Blender. Add a final seal to secure the lips with Ben Nye Final Seal Matte.
Add Highlight to the Lips and a Pop of Color to the Eyes
After the Ben Nye Final Seal has dried (approximately 2 minutes), add the highlight to upper and lower lip using Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel #76 White with the Graftobian Pro Royal Silk Detail Liner Brush C480.
For the Lower Eyes I applied Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel #102 Light Blue using the Graftobian Pro Royal Silk Detail Liner Brush C480. The design I went for was a downward spike angled outward, almost like a lightning bolt.
Then before the gel can dry I set it using Morphe 12P Picasso Palette Light Blue Color applied with the Graftobian Pro Royal Silk Line Eye Detailer Brush C470. This also gives it a more vibrant coloring using this process.
For the upper eyelid I applied Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel #84 Bright Yellow using the Graftobian Pro Royal Silk Detail Liner Brush C480. The design I went for, was a winged upward spike to compliment the lower eye design.
Then before the gel can dry, I set it using Morphe 12P Picasso Palette Bright Yellow Color applied with the Graftobian Pro Royal Silk Line Eye Detailer Brush C470. Again this will set the color and give it a more vibrant look using this process.
Finally I had the model close her eyes and lightly sprayed the face with Ben Nye Final Seal to set everything making it long lasting and smear proof.
Add Line Detailing, Contouring and Shape the Hair
Using the Graftobian Eyeliner Pro Pencil in Black Velvet I drew a line down the nose and defined the nostrils.
For the final touch, I teased the hair to create a crazier comic book look, sprayed with a little freezing hair spray.