MAKEUP: Roy Lichtenstein's Crying Girl

Monday, October 26, 2015


Decided to do makeup inspired by this youtuber's amazing version of the infamous "crying girl" illustration by Roy Lichtenstein! The perfect last minute Halloween costume - all you need is makeup and clothing that looks like it would belong in a comic book!

Here is a set by step guide to know I did it if you are curious:
To start, apply your concealer and foundation as usual. Use eyeshadow primer on your eyelids and extend to under your eyes. To create the stark lines, I used NYX Matte Black Eyeliner. I like NYX’s eyeliner for it’s small brush which enables you to do very precise work. Steady your elbow on a firm, flat surface, and start drawing a line down your nose. Outline your jawline, and two curved lines - one by your nostril and one between your eyebrows - to make it look like you are in constant distress!

Do a cateye and apply false lashes. Using a thin white eyeliner pencil, line your waterline and extend the line a bit to make your eyes appear cartoony and larger, finish by outlining it with more black eyeliner. Then, start blocking out “tears” under your eyes. I used NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk as a base/primer and to outline where I would be laying down the blue eyeshadow. After perfecting the shape of the tears with the white pencil, I carefully applied the blue shadow overtop the white. Again, outline the tears with your black eyeliner. Clean up around the tears with concealer (I used by favorite NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer) - to perfect any mistakes.

Next, I applied NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella - a dazzling, true red matte - and outlined the lips with the black eyeliner. For a finishing touch, adding a “highlight” to the lips with NYX’s white liquid liner.

Finally, I used the NYX’s Jumbo Pencil again in Milk to create the white dots on my face.

Do you have any fun plans for Halloween? I'd love to hear all about them!


  1. Omg it's so cool !
    I think , I'll do the same >:3

  2. It turned out amazing! You're so talented :>

    x Alona |

  3. Great Work! The Make up looks fantastic <3

  4. Lovely as always!
    This one is definitely amongst my favorites from the ones I've seen.<3

    Vegetarian CourtesyCheesePapas

  5. Ah this looks awesome! I wish there were more times per year when fun and creative makeup looks like this were expected. I think this turned out great!

    Jamie |

  6. This is so good! By far the best version I've seen. :)

  7. Your makeup is so cool, love it

  8. Suits you <3 I lllove the collar too <3

  9. This is seriously sooo good, love the photos and creativity which inspired this look Kailey (plus it being posted before Halloween!) <3 <3

  10. Saw this on your IG. Brilliant!

  11. You're so talented Kailey! xxx


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