Pop Art Halloween: 9 Surreal Makeup Masterpieces

Kerry Justich

Although the peak years for pop art and its creative pioneers are seemingly in the past, the art form lives forever. And with Halloween fast approaching, there’s no better way to express your artistry and highlight your features than to transform yourself into a living masterpiece. Makeup artists through the years have taken cues from the works of Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, morphing themselves into comic-like caricatures. With colorful cosmetics, these pros have demonstrated that the possibilities of the pop art movement are truly endless.

From overdrawn lips and extreme contours, to full face-painting and bubbled tears, here are nine pop art makeup tutorials to help you get creative this Oct. 31.

Sculpted features

Pop Art makeup
Photo: Destiny Godley via YouTube
Pop Art makeup
Photo: Argenis Pinal via YouTube

YouTubers Destiny Godley and makeup artist/hairstylist Argenis Pinal rock strong brows and chiseled cheekbones for their surreal looks.

Seeing spots

Pop Art makeup
Photo: Wesley Carter via YouTube
Pop Art makeup
Photo: Emma Pickles via YouTube

Makeup gurus Wesley Carter and Emma Pickles add in vibrant dots for a page-popping contrast.

Glitz and glamour

Pop Art makeup
Photo: atleeeey via YouTube
Pop Art makeup
Photo: Madeyewlook via YouTube

Experiment with glitter and jewels like Ash and Alexys Fleming for a costume effect.

Two-faced

Pop Art makeup
Photo: Kandee Johnson via YouTube
Pop Art makeup
Photo: Kandee Johnson via YouTube

Don’t be afraid to try Kandee Johnson’s pop art painting or half-man, half-woman looks for a seriously head-turning Halloween.

Painterly tears

Pop Art makeup
Photo: Cherry Wallis via YouTube

Take a cue from Snapchat and Cherry Wallis for these watercolor tears.

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