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Roy Lichtenstein Costume

Filed under: Halloween,I Love Makeup! — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

This year, our Halloween theme is 60’s and 70’s. I absolutely LOVE this costume idea because it reminds me of the Roy Lichtenstein paintings in the Sixties.

Roy Lichtenstein Costume

This was created by a M.A.C Cosmetics artist for Halloween last year and I think it’s genius. They started by using white makeup on her face and then added the black lines to highlight the features.

Roy Lichtenstein Costume

Then they used a dowel twisted into red lipstick to create the red dots on the face.

Roy Lichtenstein Costume

Roy Lichtenstein Costume

The finishing touches include a bright yellow wig, oversized earrings and a dress made from polka dotted material (which might be the most difficult part of making this costume).

Roy Lichtenstein Costume

One note of caution: if you are going to a Halloween party, this kind of makeup is VERY difficult to keep for an entire night. One touch to the face, and the image is ruined. Make sure you do a test run at least two days before your party so you can perfect your technique and practice NOT touching your face for the month before so you have a chance of living through the night without smearing your own makeup.

Via: Go Retro!: A Halloween Costume that Really Pops

Update: 08-15-13

Felicia Day did a similar look for Comic Con this year:



  1. Thank you for linking to me – the amount of traffic I’m getting as a result really shot up!

    Comment by Pam@GoRetro — 10/29/2010 @ 2:36 pm

  2. Would make-up setting spray help keep it on?

    Comment by April — 10/6/2011 @ 12:55 pm

  3. This is super cute! If you use a product called Ben Nye’s Final Seal after you apply the makeup, it will stay. Just a few sprits of the stuff and it makes your makeup smudge-resistant and sweat proof!

    Comment by Amanda — 3/29/2013 @ 9:23 pm

  4. Does anyone know what is used to make the black lines around the face and what’s the white product on the face? Thanks in advance!

    Comment by Gloria Quinones — 9/26/2013 @ 1:39 pm

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