75 years ago, DC introduced us to a new powerhouse in the comic book realm. Wonder Woman. This Amazon princess instantly won over readers. She had it all, beauty, smarts and strength. Her star spangled costume became just as famous as the character herself. With approximately 21 different costume variations over the years, it is hard for some to pick a favorite. Not us! We will always choose Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman costume. With this DIY, we wanted to take Ms. Carter’s traditional costume and bring it back, back to the comic book days. Are you ready to make a statement this Halloween by adding a little pop art makeup? If so, read on for a complete Wonder Woman pop art make up tutorial!
Red, white, blue, and eye-catching! The pop art makeup, the costume, you don’t know where to look first. Even though the women all have pop art makeup on, not one looks the same. That is why we loved this concept. It's a great way to add your own unique touch and really spice up your Wonder Woman costume.
DIY Wonder Woman Costume with Pop Art Makeup
"Never underestimate the power of a woman!"
One of Wonder Woman's signature power poses
Above are the items we used for the costume, and some of the makeup. We decided to go without the cap and upgrade the bling! The makeup tutorial will be able to give a more detail breakdown on the makeup application.
" ... in a world of ordinary mortals, you are Wonder Woman."
Wonder Woman Pop Art Makeup Tutorial Video
Our makeup artist will give you step by step instructions on creating the perfect pop art look in this Wonder Woman makeup tutorial. Then your only choice will be to bling or not to bling, we choose to bling! To add the gems we simply put a little adhesive on the backs and placed them onto the white dots.
Wonder Woman Pop Art Makeup Tutorial Video Transcript
Start by prepping the skin with moisturizer. After a minute or two, apply primer to the skin. Then, apply a layer of cream foundation as the base. Use a brush to place it, then blend it, and push it into the skin with a sponge. It's important to highlight and contour the face because it gives it dimension. We used SmashBox cream sticks to highlight and contour the face, then blended out with a sponge.
Now, the eyes. We're only using three eyeshadows and an eyeshadow primer. Place the primer down first, then apply a light cream-toned matte shade over the eyelid, and go up to the eyelid, setting the primer. You'll apply the other colors on top of it so they blend easier. Go in with a neutral, medium-toned matte brown in the crease, then blend it out. Now, go in with a light white satin or cream-colored shadow on the lid, and blend the edges out with the blending brush.
Next, fill the eyebrows in using any kind of brow shadow or pencil. Now, using gel eyeliner with a small, defining brush, go in and start outlining the eyes, nose, and chin. Going back to the face, use contour powder and shade the cheeks.
Now, outline the face and chest with gel eyeliner. To make the dots, dip the blunt end of the makeup brush into white paint, and stamp the dots around the face. For the lips, use a retro, poppy red lipstick. Then, outline the lips with black gel eyeliner, and add a little white paint to the left side of the lips to highlight them.
To attach the rhinestones, you'll want to use both spirit gum and eyelash glue. Paint the spirit gum on the dots on the face, then tap your fingers on the spirit gum to activate it, and apply the rhinestones on each dot. Be sure to use the eyelash glue when around the lips, since spirit gum is toxic to ingest.
The last thing to do is put on the crown and da-da-da-da-da-da you're Wonder Woman!
Think you can rock the pop art makeup this Halloween? If so, let us know in the comments! If you want to celebrate Wonder Woman's 75th anniversary this year, check out our full selection of Wonder Woman costumes.