Make Up Optical Illusions

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I can’t resist posting this kind of thing, Artist  Alexander Khokhlov has taken these photographs which make use of perspective and the make up art of Valeriya Kutsan to create some optical illusions. Like the Lichtenstein image above. and all the various ones below.

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Via Fstoppers

13 Cheshire Cats Just In Time For Halloween

It’s coming up to Halloween and you have no idea what you are going to dress up as? Have no fear, here are 13 (Unlucky for some) examples of Cheshire cat make up to get you inspired.

1. Scary Cheshire Cat


Source (archial With Tutorial on YouTube)

2. Half Classic Half Burton


Source ( Beautylish)

3. Simple but Effective


Source (Imgur)

4. Fuzzy Ears


Source (Imgur)

5. Just Plain Scary

Have you checked out our roundup of scary Halloween makeup from our Beauties yet? Ashley G.’s Cheshire cat makeup is sure to keep you up at night!
Source (Beautylish)

6. Full Burton

Gästebuch von -Jolineee_
Source (WeHeartIt)

7. Another Scary One

Cheshire cat makeup. Wow!
Source (Rose Shock Also Alice)

8. Check That Grin Out!


Source (DaisyDisaster on Flickr)

9. Colourful!


Source (Miss Pixie Lu Lu With YouTube tutorial)

10. Knightmarish


I don’t think this is actually a Cheshire Cat but it could be.
Source (Crazydonut)

11. Cheshire Crack

Cheshire Crack
Source (BitterStarlite)

12. Alluring


Source (Reddit)

13. Incredibly Cute


Source (Imgur)

Here are a few bonus tutorials:





Lichtenstein Makeup by @c0louredlights

Have actual hi res images but thought I’d upload this in the meantime… Had wanted to redo my pop art makeup for ages as it was my first ever finished look and I know I’ve learned a lot since then, though I still love the original pictures. Rebecca’s hair being blue and incredible face made a great opportunity to try it again.

I have a soft spot for posting pictures of People wearing Lichtenstein Makeup. some of my  most viewed blog posts of all time are collections of Lichtenstein make up images and I’ve also posted a tutorial I found online which people seemed to like.

So I was pleasantly surprised when twitter suggested I follow @C0LOUREDLIGHTS (Tumblr) a Glasgow based make up artist and upon looking at her profile saw an example of Lichtenstein style make up. Looking through her Tumblr I found yet another which made me even happier:

Super Mario Eyes

I’ve blogged about Katie Alves doing Disney Eye Makeup before but this is a different story, this time she’s doing Mario! And thus warrants me highlighting her talents yet again. Apparently there is a whole Mario themed photo shoot in the works…

Holy crap it’s Mario! I’m actually in the works of doing a Mario themed photo shoot with a photographer, so I’m testing out different designs. I don’t think I’ll be using this one though. It took way too long and the details are way too tiny. The model’s eyes are tiny compared to my drag queen shaped eyes!

Ok, so we’ve got the coin counter, those hill things, the piranha plant, the ? box, a Goomba, step things with coins, Bullet Bill, an odd looking Mario in the tanooki suit (with wiggling tail), a mushroom, Koopa Troopa, Yoshi, the flag pole and finally the castle! Ahhh so many tiny little things. I’m quite proud of that Yoshi. Frig, that was grossly tiny.

On a side note, I need your help guys! I’ve dropped down to 6th place in the Makeupbee/Sugarpill contest. It would mean the world to me if you voted for me! [link] A “like” is a vote!

 

Pop Art/Lichtenstein Video Tutorials

While randomly surfing the net I cam across the Images above and wondered what the source was it turns out someone at LADY ART LOOKS has put together a tutorial on how to do Pop art and Lichtenstein make-up. Since that seems to be the number one driver of traffic to my blog I’ve decided to put the tutorial here:

I also found another two tutorials so I’ve posted them here too:


 

More Roy Lichtenstein Costumes

Sarah Hoke Thomson (Click Image For link to Facebook Album)

90% of my traffic comes from people looking up Lichtensten costumes, that’s a fact. I thought I’d pander to anyone who is looking for more Roy Lichtenstein costume images who isn’t satisfied by my other two posts

The image above is I think of a Redditor, the images below are taken from the Neatorama and reddit comment threads.

Also special mention goes to Robots in disguise’s music video for featuring themselves in Lichtenstein esque make-up (23 seconds in):

 

Shannon Brook

Neatorama Commenter Britanny
Redditor xSubmerged's Facebook friend...

 

Neatorama/Reddit

These images are of Ashley B from Passedina Texas:

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Homemade Lichtenstein Comic Book Pop Art Costume

After too many years of the same tired ‘ole remakes and trashy costumes everywhere, I decided to liven things up a bit! This Roy Lichtenstein comic book Pop Art really pops to life (get it?) with this homemade ensemble.

I spent hours polka-dotting myself silly and adding bold comic lines around my features. I sewed heavily colored fabric together to make the dress and lined pleats with fabric paint. I painted heavy lines on high heels and created a foam poster board “thought bubble” that read “Later that night…”GEE, I HOPE I WIN” (a nod toward any costume contests I would enter 😉 and hot glued it to a headband that I bought at a local craft store.

I created another foam board sign that read “GASP” to complete the comic look! On my legs I drew in knee-caps and added a “cross-hatching” effect. It took a good while, but I was stoked with the end result!

These by Erin English of Littl falls NJ:

Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

Homemade Roy Lichtenstein Comic Girl Costume

This is a picture of the woman in the Roy Lichtenstein painting as an actual comic book character.

For this homemade Roy Lichtenstein comic girl costume I purchased a yellow wig and painted black lines in it. I also purchased white stockings and painted polka dots on it. The earrings I made out of cellophane balls. The dress was just a polka dot dress that I have laying around the house. I coated my face with white paint and put red polka dots. I outlined all my features with black liquid eyeliner. I continued the polka dots on my arms with red acrylic paint.

I printed out one of Roy’s paintings and attached it with black ribbon with ribbon arm bands.

And these are by Lupita From Sacremento California:

Homemade Comic Book Pop Art Costume

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 This Homemade Comic Book Pop Art Costume was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein pop art. Every year my goal is to wear a costume that’s original. I hate spending too much money on costumes sold at the store for two reasons, (1) the material is cheap, (2) 87 other people will probably be wearing it as well. This year I decided to do be Comic Book Pop Art which involved paint, make up and markers. I used some clothes that I already had and painted my wig yellow at the ends. It took me about 2 hours to create this cartoonish look. The dot placement and black outlining were key to creating the pop art style seen in comic books. I outlined my eyebrows, eyes, lips, nose, collar bone, cleavage, chin, cheeks, ears, arms, elbows and even my feet and created a “POW” out of markers and poster board paper.

This costume is for sure one of the coolest costumes that I have created.

Anti Face Recognition Make Up

I’m a big fan of subverting the attempts of various governmental and non governmental bodies to monitor our every movement. So when our society becomes so “Minority Report”-esque that they start tracking us using facial recognition, I’ll look into the research of  Adam Harvey.

He’s researching subversive make up that foils facial recognition and has come up with some pretty cool looking designs that look like something straight out of Bladerunner. The key is apparently in breaking the symmetry of the face.

In the image above faces with a red square were recognised by a computer, so the point of this is to make the faces unrecognisable as faces by a computer. The problem is that software companies will just factor this make up into their algorithms. I like the Idea of an arms race between make up artists and facial recognition software companies though.

Via  Geekosystem Via The Register.