I fell immediately in love with Tranifer after meeting her through a community Facebook group. She’s strange, gorgeous, sincere, hilarious, and wickedly talented. I’m so excited for her to be sharing some of her make-up tricks with us today!
Ahoy there, everyone! I don’t know about you, but for me, Halloween is a month lasts the entire month of October (and sometimes may or may not sneak into September and November… )
Today I will be teaching you how to do your makeup so you too can be a colorful cartoon come to life!
Colorful Cartoon Makeup Tutorial
First, you’ll need to cover your face in whatever base you normally would use in your makeup routine, but be sure to cover your lips as well. I used Hard Candy Glamouflage with Wet n’ Wild’s Coverall powder. Don’t worry if you look like a spooky ghost, it will all come together in due time.
Next, you will want to pick a fun, colorful lipstick. I used a blue Macaron Lippie by NYX Cosmetics, but any color you choose will work! To achieve the cartoony lips, I applied the lipstick as desired, then outlined it with a black liquid liner, on the outside of my lips as well as the inside, and then finished it off by adding a faux gleam of white liquid liner along my bottom lip.
To make my eyes extra cartoony, I applied white to my waterline, then outlined my eyes in black, to give the effect that my eyes are larger than they actually are.
Then I applied mascara, put on my brows, and boom! I am instantly transformed into a cartoon silver fox!
Now! Here comes the fun part…
What you’ll need is a chip brush, or any wide makeup brush will do, eye drops of some sort, and an array of eyeshadow. I prefer loose shadows, especially indie, but if you scrape a layer off of a pressed powder that probably will work as well.
For the loose powders, I used various colors from Fyrinnae Cosmetics, Baroque Cosmetics, and Shiro Cosmetics.
To do what is called “foiling”, I took a bit of the eyeshadow, mixed it with a couple drops of the saline solution, and mixed it together (NOTE: There are various serums out there made for mixing with shadows to foil them, I know Mac makes one, but this is the cheapest and most readily accessible option, in my opinion).
Then, simply dab onto your paint brush, and smear all over your face! Repeat until you get the desired look.
TA DA! Magical, rainbow, unicorn princess ACTIVATE!
And it’s a simple as that. Thanks for reading, everyone, remember to have fun, and don’t poke your eye out!
Tranifer Lovely resides in the cold, arctic tundra known as Maine, with her cat and chinchilla. She started Tranifer’s Wonky Critters, a handmade plush monster business, in 2008. When she is not stitching up monsters, she can be found practicing her self taught special effects makeup skills on unsuspecting victims (or rather, whichever friend will sit still long enough for her to cover with fake blood and glitter). Say hi to her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!