11 best pop culture-inspired makeup lines
Opportunities to wear makeup have been few and far between for the last several months. Many of us have filled up our days catching up on trending shows, finding joy in reruns and escaping into fictional worlds — if only to avoid living in ours for an hour or two.
Our social lives may not look the same lately, but that hasn’t stopped leading cosmetic brands from releasing a few creative — and unexpected — collaborations, most notably ones that pay tribute to the classic television shows, iconic characters and blockbuster movies we’ve been so busy binge-watching.
So why not glam up for your next Zoom meeting? Or hide a pop of color under your mask for a gorgeous reveal? We put together a list of the most talked-about pop culture-inspired makeup collections the beauty world has to offer, from blush palettes featuring a capricious Muppet to lash sets inspired by the world’s most famous doll.
Most talked-about pop culture makeup collaborations
“Harry Potter” x Ulta Beauty
You don’t need a wand to upgrade your look — just a magical bath kit and some bewitching lip balms perfect for any Yule Ball. And don’t overlook the mini-mysteries beauty vault, which includes six surprise compact items that are perfect for traveling.
Disney Miss Piggy Collection from Ciaté London
This year, it’s all about moi! A pop of pink can go a long way, especially when wearing Ciaté’s tinted lip balm, rosy gloss lipstick and easy-to-blend crème blushes inspired by this blue-eyed diva. Oh, and did I mention that all of these products give off the light, delectable scent of donuts?
“The Mandalorian” x ColourPop
In (the cutest) galaxy far, far away…this Star Wars–themed ColourPop eyeshadow palette is giving us monochromatic green and gold glitter vibes, all made from the brand’s ultra-smooth and pigmented signature Super Shock formula.
The World of “The Hunger Games” x Storybook Cosmetics
If you don’t want your cheeks to glow with this skin illuminator trio, we’ll volunteer as tribute. Choose from three different shades (Revolution, Beacon of Hope and Girl on Fire) to highlight or contour. Each one can be applied flawlessly to any skin tone and are safe to use as eyeshadows as well!
Hello Kitty and Friends x ColourPop
ColourPop is also behind one of the cutest makeup collabs on the market, all inspired by one of the world’s most famous kitties. With gorgeous lip shimmers, glittery eyeshadows and pressed powder blushes, this collection is perfect for any preteen jumping into the makeup world for the first time.
“Friends” x Revolution
The one with the makeup collection you never knew you needed. Each of the four uniquely shaped eyeshadow palettes represents an iconic scene from the classic ‘90s sitcom. Vanilla latte lip scrubs, luxurious bath bombs and espresso body scrubs (in reusable coffee cups!) complete the collaboration.
Disney Villans x ColourPop
For a more dramatic, dastardly look, this limited-edition collection seriously delivers. From shocking highlighters to color-shifting eyeshadows, this ColourPop collaboration will go down in infamy.
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Pür x Barbie
Give your lashes the Barbie treatment with the Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara and Primer, paired with Pür’s three-piece lash set for a truly doll-like effect. Then apply a pinky shade from the brand-new Malibu Blush Palette with a gemstone-studded synthetic fiber brush to control fallout and perfect your glow-up!
Hipdot x SpongeBob
Give the kiddos what they really want — to transform their faces to look like SpongeBob Squarepants or Patrick Star with this pack of sheet masks! Then become the talk all under the sea after creating a colorful look with the Bikini Bottom and Sandy Cheeks palettes.
“Minions” x Tonymoly
Everyone is going bananas over Tonymoly’s Minions-inspired skincare, haircare and makeup collection. Take your pick from a collection of adorable sheets masks, mini makeup removers, bright blue loofahs and hand milk moisturizers that will leave your skin feeling smooth and smelling fruity!
“Sailor Moon” x ColourPop
Known for its massive collection of extremely wearable and pigmented lip products, Colourpop doesn’t disappoint with its Sailor Moon shades. Swipe on Bun Head for a perfectly pink pout or pick up Moon Tiara for a pop of peach shimmer. Can we also tell you how “gliterally” obsessed we are with the pastel glitter gels?
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Pop Culture Makeup Collaborations For Your Inner Fangirl
Image via Besame Cosmetics x I Love Lucy
Makeup wasn’t always the collector’s item it is today. The makeup obsessed collect memorabilia and sometimes shop for excitement rather than practicality. Since makeup has become more of a culture than a necessity for some, beauty brands have decided to take things up a notch.
You’ll see spring collections and holiday launches, but almost every brand at every price point has released a pop culture collaboration. Colourpop has launched multiple Disney collaborations over the last few years and Hot Topic always has their finger on the pulse of the latest tween obsession, but there are even more obscure and unique pop culture makeup collaborations you may not know about.
1. Besame Cosmetics x I Love Lucy (click here)
Besame Cosmetics was made to do pop culture collaborations. They began as a lipstick brand that based their shades on historically popular lipsticks from years past. They do their research, and everything from their product to their packaging makes you feel like you are on a trip to the past.
They have multiple collaborations, but one of their most underrated—and wearable—is with I Love Lucy. Lucille Ball was an iconic woman in history. She broke barriers for female actors, and this timeless collection honors her legacy with two shades of lipstick and a soft-toned eyeshadow palette.
2. Juno & Co. x Spongebob (click here)
Juno & Co. got their start with a hybrid makeup sponge. It had all the ease of a beauty blender but was also soft like a brush and didn’t absorb as much product. This must-have product kicked the brand into high gear with a number of launches, none as exciting as their latest.
Juno & Co. x Spongebob is one of the most appropriate makeup collaborations we have ever seen. Juno’s sense of fun and play fits perfectly with the Spongebob franchise. This makeup sponge collection includes two full-size sponges featuring Spongebob and Patrick, a mini Gary duo, and a Bubble soap bar. The collection is full of childlike fun without being too juvenile. It is actually a very practical set for makeup sponge diehards.
3. Urban Decay x Game of Thrones (click here)
To celebrate the grand finale of Game of Thrones, Urban Decay released a special edition, over-the-top eyeshadow palette. The collaboration seems like it would work: the show and the brand have similar vibes, but this palette didn’t quite meet the mark for makeup lovers.
It is certainly a collector’s piece, but loses all practicality in the packaging. It is big and bulky and, as many reviewers noted, more time and money went into the packaging than the product.
4. Pat McGrath Labs x Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (click here)
Pat McGrath Labs is one of the priciest and most luxurious makeup brands around, so it is only right that their pop culture collaboration would be with such a beloved saga. When The Rise of Skywalker, the final film of the nine-episode saga was released last year, Pat McGrath Labs turned an entire cinematic universe into makeup. This collection wasn’t just eye-catching and glamorous, it felt like makeup that would actually be used by the characters.
A few years earlier, another huge name in makeup, CoverGirl, launched a makeup collection with the release of The Force Awakens.
5. Sola Look Cosmetics (click here)
Sola Look Cosmetics is a brand built entirely on pop culture collaborations. They’ve released palettes inspired by Dirty Dancing, Beverly Hills 90210, and more. Their latest launch was a Charmed palette based on the hit series that revolved around sister witches, their love lives, and world-saving drama.
Sola Look Cosmetics is a small company with big ideas. They know what the fans want when it comes to the look and feel of their products because they themselves are pop culture fans.
Best Novelty Eyeshadow Palettes 2021: Pop Culture & Food Themed Makeup
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I love anything novelty, kitsch and themed, from hotels to birthday parties and yes, you guessed it — beauty products. Novelty eyeshadow palettes are on the rise, whether designed with cute AF packaging fit enough for an appearance on your IG feed, or the entire palette follows the theme, from the shade selection to its name. In my humble opinion, there’s just something more alluring about indulging in a food or pop-culture themed makeup look, am I right? While I totally have an appreciation for brands that opt for sleek, super minimalist packaging, preferring to focus their attention on the formula and quality of their product rather than its outer aesthetic, but like I said, I have a soft spot for all things novel, and these whimsical palettes 100 percent hit the spot.
Many of these palettes celebrate hit TV shows (we’ve got you covered, GOT fans), and others pay homage to classic movies from the aughts and ’90s (yes, “Means Girls” and my personal favorite, “Clueless” are included). Sure, dropping a lump sum on a themed palette that appear slightly juvenile (read: charming) may seem frivolous, but I personally think it’s just downright fun. Besides, they also happen to double as decor on your vanity table. Plus, your next beauty #Shelfie will perform with a nostalgic Polly Pocket palette or food-favorite designs like avocado and metallic chocolate bars.
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Yes, friends. A pizza-themed palette exists. *Swooning.*
I’m a sucker for anything with pink packaging — especially when it also happens to be affordable.
The adult-friendly Polly Pocket. So darn cute.
The bold colors in this $10 palette are STUNNING.
For anyone who still can’t get enough of the avocado toast craze (*raising my hand*).
That fluffy pen detail is literally, everything.
This packaging couldn’t be cuter.
10 Pop Culture Makeup Looks For Halloween 2019 Worth Trying
If thre’s one time a year during which I can truly show off my makeup skills, it’s Halloween, for sure. Yes, a good costume and a decent wig will take you far, but expertly-applied makeup can really amp up your look — often, it’s the difference between first prize and honorable mention in your local Halloween costume contest. If you’re looking for a trendy, relevant costume that allows you to show off your makeup artist-level skillset, behold 10 pop culture makeup looks for Halloween 2019 inspired by your fave celebs, movies, and music videos.
No one likes having to repeatedly explain who they’re dressed up as for Halloween, so picking a costume relevant to 2019 pop culture and trends is key in making sure your look is easily recognizable. That said, you’ll be selecting a costume your friends will know well, so the pressure is on to really nail it and do your pick justice. Whether you see yourself as Billy Eilish crying black tears, or Moira Rose of Schitt’s Creek with a red lip and a face full of stage makeup, beauty will play a big role in ensuring you look the part, so read on for 10 of our favorite costume ideas, as well as tips on how to nail their corresponding glam.
Any Character From
Perhaps the most obvious option this year is to copy a makeup look from Maddy, Jules, or whoever your fave character on Euphoria happens to be this week. Out of all the beauty trends this show has started, from cloud-shaped liner to glitter tears, an extra AF amount of face gems is undoubtedly the key to nailing any Euphoria look, and the Rhinestone Self-Adhesive Face Gems Set ($9, amazon. com) has plenty of colors and sizes to choose from.
Ariana Grande In The “7 Rings” Music Video
Or, you know, any lewk from the “Thank U, Next” music video, obvi. While the Mean Girls-inspired costumes from Ari’s iconic video will no doubt be everywhere this Halloween, channeling one of her many glam looks from the video for “7 Rings” offers a more unique way to rep your fave pop star. Personally, I’m all about the idea of replicating the sparkly lilac lip Grande wears in the video’s opening shots.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in “Clover” ($20, anastasiabeverlyhills.com) is the ideal long-lasting base for this look:
To channel Ari’s sparkly, glossy vibes, a swipe of the Too Faced Rich & Dazzling High-Shine Sparkling Lip Gloss in “2 Night Stand” ($21, sephora.com) has you covered:
Lover-Era Taylor Swift
I have no doubt Taylor Swift will return as one of the year’s most popular costumes, and if you’re looking to channel her dreamy new vibes, copy her Lover album artwork glam by using pink glitter to create a heart around one eye.
First, draw the shape using the e.l.f. Glitter Primer ($3, elfcosmetics.com):
Then, use a small eyeshadow brush to pat on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Glitter in “Pink Sapphire” ($15, sephora.com):
Or, if you like a challenge, grab your liquid liner and have a friend sketch out Tay’s massive tattoo from the “You Need To Calm Down” Music Video:
Moira Rose from
If you’re a fan of wigs and all things avante garde, this one’s for you. Catherine O’Hara’s portrayal of the eccentric Moira Rose is everything, and all it takes is a good red lip, almost-white stage makeup powder, and a black-and-white, somewhat Madonna-inspired outfit to channel her chaotic energy. Pair it with a wild wig — or even better, swap wigs mid-Halloween party, as Moira often does mid-episode — and watch a few episodes to master her accent.
Moira is rarely seen without her bold lip, so make sure you’re using a luxe formula she’d approve of, like the Revolution Beauty New Neutral Satin Matte Lipstick in “Stiletto” ($9, makeuprevolution. com):
A Queen Amongst Peasants, Lizzo
Literally, copy any photo on Lizzo’s Instagram and I guarantee you’ll be the queen of Halloween 2019. Every look this woman pulls is a full-on slay, and she’s a fan of monochromatic moments in particular, like the lime green look above and her all-red VMAs look, just to name a few. To channel the queen, you’ll need a the colorful shadow or liner of your choosing on standby, not to mention a dramatic pair of lashes. Lizzo loves to bat her eyes.
I can almost guarantee the Lilly Lashes 3D Mink in “Mykonos” ($30, sephora.com) will finish off any eye makeup and have you looking like 100% that b*tch:
Miley, Ari, And Lana In The “Don’t Call Me Angel” Music Video
Perfect BFF trio costume alert! Especially if you’ve done a traditional angel costume in the past, and are looking for a fun way to edge it up. IMHO, Miley’s dark cut crease is the standout look of the three, but any smoky eye paired with an LBD or black corset and angel wings will do the trick.
For a grungy glam eye, the Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette in “Double Indemnity” ($88, sephora.com) is your friend. I know it’s not cheap, but there’s three of you, so you can totally split the price:
Kendall And Kylie Jenner At The Met Gala
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Ugh, this moment was too iconic not to include. IRL, the girls kept their makeup looks fairly subtle and let their dresses make the statement, but chances are, you aren’t recreating the look with the exact Versace gowns, so an amped-up eye will only add to your take. Luckily, ColourPop has dropped a ton of monochromatic eyeshadow palettes this year, so they’ve got you covered for either Jenner’s lewk.
If you’re Kylie, snag the Lilac You A Lot Shadow Palette ($12, colourpop.com):
If you’re Kendall, the California Love Shadow Palette ($18, colourpop.com) should do the trick:
Normani in the “Motivation” Music Video
Imagine looking this perfect? Normani’s oversized hoops and tiny white hair elastics are the small details to pay close attention to whilst bringing this costume to life, but it’s also important to do her makeup justice, because she’s serving me Upgraded Glossier Girl realness. Those bold brows! That glossy lip! I’m obsessed.
For a clear glossy lip, shop the Tower28 Beauty ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss in “Clear” ($14, sephora.com):
To build up bold brows like Normani’s go for Benefit’s new Brow Styler Eyebrow Pencil & Powder Duo ($34, benefitcosmetics.com):
Jean Grey from
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
I low-key loved how fierce Jean Grey looked when she channeled her telepathic and telekinetic powers and basically had little lightning bolts running across her complexion. Talk about a cool look to recreate for Halloween! Since you can’t get actual lightning to appear on your skin for the night, try using a shimmery liquid eyeshadow to draw on tiny bolts. When paired with dramatic contact lenses (I love the ones from AIR OPTIX COLORS, which you can snag from your local eye doc or eye care professional!), the look is especially on point.
Take your teeniest brush — the Moda Fine Liner Professional Makeup Brush ($2, walmart. com) is a perfect pick — and use the Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in “Starlight” ($24, stilacosmetics.com) to draw on tiny lighting bolts:
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If you’re not as skilled in the makeup department, Billie Eilish is a great costume, as she’s got tons of notable beauty elements that don’t require expert blending and baking capabilities. The hardest part is mimicking Eilish’s lime green locks, but after that, all you need is some extra-long press-on nails and some oversized clothes, and you’ve got yourself an easy (And comfy!) costume.
Manic Panic’s Amplified Color Spray in “Electric Lizard” ($5, originally $10, ulta.com) is a great match for Eilish’s green roots:
If you’re looking to copy her nails, the KISS Salon Color Nails in “Witchy” ($9, kissusa.com) are long, dark, and pointy:
Another easy Eilish look to try? Her black tears from the “When The Party’s Over” music video:
For this, I recommend doubling up on products for heavy pigment and a wet-looking finish. Use a large black liner to create the lines pouring from the inner corners, then go back over the trails with a clear liquid highlighter for a wet, tear-like look.
The Kat Von D Beauty Anti-Precision Pencil Eyeliner ($19, sephora.com) is a great pick for creating your tears:
And topping it off with the Beautyblender Glass Glow Shinelighter Crystal Clear Highlighter ($25, beautyblender.com) will give a shiny, wet finish — for safety purposes, start applying on the black trail about an inch or so away from the eye area:
And there you have it! 10 easy glam ideas for Halloween that allow you to flex both your pop culture knowledge and your makeup skills.
8 Makeup x Pop Culture Collections Every Makeup Junkie Must Have!
If you’re a typical girl, you probably use makeup regularly. And even if you don’t use makeup regularly, you still use it for special occasions. The makeup trend is really booming now, and it’s not an exclusively-female thing anymore, with some of the biggest beauty stars being male! There’s almost no escaping the beauty trend, and there are plenty of makeup brands to choose from. With such competition, it’s no wonder that brands are constantly trying to up their game, and one way is by collaboration. Without further ado, here are 8 makeup x pop culture collabs that are almost too good to be true!
1) Colourpop x Disney Princesses
It’s every little girl’s dream come true! Named the Disney Designer Collection, this collection features six Disney Princesses: Tiana, Airel, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White and Cinderella. Not only does each princess have her own lipstick shade, but she also has her own eyeshadow pot as well! Other than that, there are also two highlighters, three other lip glosses, and an eyeshadow palette named It’s A Princess Thing. You can get items individually, by lip kit, or by princess collections. When in doubt, get the whole collection!Image Credit: colourpop.com
2) Bésame x Disney’s Peter Pan
2018 was Peter Pan’s 65th anniversary, and Bésame collaborated with Disney to release a collection based on the mermaids of Neverland Lagoon. The Mermaid Lagoon collection has three lipsticks, a bronzer, an eyeshadow palette, a shimmer compact, and a mist fragrance. All items are dreamily named, such as Treasures of the Lagoon and Waterlily Blossom. Again, if you can’t decide, you can always get the whole bundle!Image Credit: besamecosmetics.com
3) Etude House x KitKat
Etude House has just recently launched two eyeshadow palettes that look good enough to be eaten – in the form of KitKat bars! One palette is encased in red and of course named “Original”, whereas the other is encased in white-and-pink stripes, named “Strawberry”. Each palette has six shades, and they both feature a mixture of matte and shimmer powders. We’d say the Original is more smoky, whereas the Strawberry is cuter! By the way, they’re called Play Color Eyes #KitKat if you look for them on Etude House’s website.Image Credit: bustle.com
4) M.A.C. x Aladdin
Okay, so unless you’ve been living in a cave, you probably already know that the live-action remake of Aladdin is releasing in May, and M. A.C. is sweetening the deal for us by releasing a collection based on Princess Jasmine! So far, what we’ve seen includes a lipstick, a bronzer and a nine-shade eyeshadow palette. Packaging is all themed accordingly, and the bronzer even has a lamp stamped on it. If we can’t have a lamp, perhaps we can use the bronzer and wish that there are more items to this collection! It drops 1st May, FYI!
Image Credit: cosmopolitan.com
5) Colourpop x Disney Villains
Being bad has never looked so good with this collection, honestly. Based off Hades, Dr. Facilier, Evil Queen, Maleficent, Cruella and Ursula, we’re actually loving this one more than the princess one! There’s a Misunderstood palette with 15 shades, and each villain has their own signature lipstick, lip gloss, eyeshadow and highlight shades as well. To top it all off, the collection also has two glitter-packed gel pastes, named Glitterally Obsessed. We especially love Cruella’s highlight shade, so when people ask what highlighter we’re wearing, we can answer with You Fools! You Idiots! You Imbeciles!
Image Credit: colourpop. com
6) Urban Decay x Game of Thrones
If this isn’t the single most anticipated makeup collection thus far, I don’t know what is. The final season of GoT airs 14th April, and fans worldwide are already going into a frenzy with discussions, debates, predictions, and such. GoT has never collaborated with any makeup brand before, and UD has gotten first dibs. Just the day before we published this, we also published an article dedicated solely to the launch of this collection (have you read it yet?). This collection features an eyeshadow palette, lipsticks, eye pencils, a highlighter palette, a lip and cheek tint, as well as eyeshadow brushes. Want to know more? Read our article here!Image Credit: papermagazine.com
7) Too Faced x Unicorn
Alright, so this isn’t strictly a collaboration with anyone, but it deserves a mention simply because unicorn! A well-loved mythical creature, even the products are packaged ethereally. There’s something called Bottle of Unicorn’s Tears, and we’re not crying, you’re crying. There’s also a bronzer, highlighting sticks, and lip toppers, but what we’re looking at is their La Creme Mystical Lipsticks. Made from tears of mermaids, angels, fairies and unicorns, these lipsticks change colour according to body temperature, and they already look magical enough in their original colour.Image Credit: toofaced.com
8) Storybook Cosmetics x Wizardry & Witchcraft
This, too, isn’t an official collab, but it is inspired from Harry Potter and all things magical. We’re pretty sure you’ve at least encountered their Gun Metal Wizard Wands brushes before. In a set of 5, these brushes took the internet by storm and sparked a host of other counterfeit products. In addition to the brushes, they also have a Wizardry & Witchcraft Liquid Lipsticks Collector’s Edition, and a Wizardry & Witchcraft Eyeshadow Palette Storybook. The latter of which is owned by yours truly, and can confirm that it is indeed the bomb! (Rich pigments, magical names, matte and shimmer shades in various colours!)Image Credit: storybookcosmetics. com
So all my beauty gurus and makeup junkies out there, have you tried out any of them? Between Aladdin and GoT, which one are you leaning towards? Let us know in the comments below!
5 pop culture makeup collabs you didn’t know existed
Have you ever looked at your screen and thought,
I wish I looked like them?
Well, you don’t have to look far to recreate some of your favourite looks. Big make-up companies have started collaborations with pop culture icons and some of the most beloved shows from your childhood. Here are five of the best collections available to buy now:
Sailor Moon x ColourPop collection
Based on one of the most iconic anime characters of all
time, this collaboration features an eyeshadow palette (called the Pretty
Guardian Shadow Palette) featuring mattes and shimmers in soft shades. The
eyeshadows are named in honour of the show such as Sea of Serenity and Mare
Serentiatis. In this collection it’ll feature lip duos and two glitter gels
which come in adorable packaging featuring Sailor Moon. It’s available
through the ColourPop website for a limited time!
Find it here.
Polly Pocket x Hot Topic collection
Feeling nostalgic and want your very own Polly Pocket?
Hot Topic teamed with the brand to deliver this creative eyeshadow
palette. Whilst it isn’t pocket sized, there are 10 shades with a mix of matte
and shimmer finishes and inspired by her pastel style. The packaging has been
designed to look like a Polly Pocket case and has 3D furniture and a
Polly for yourself. It comes with a brush that has a removable topper shaped
Find it here.
The Powerpuff Girls x INGLOT collection
INGLOT and The Powerpuff Girls collaborated
and combined their powers to make this makeup collection mixing in Chemical X
to create the perfect collection. Inspired by Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup
the collection includes four eye shadow palettes based on specific character,
lipsticks, lip-glosses, highlighters, eye liners and a makeup bag. The names
are empowering, and the packaging is adorable in featuring the girls and feel
like they’re dedicated to make the brand fit well.
Find it here.
Clueless x Hot Topic collection
This totally buggin’ collection features an eyeshadow
palette and lip gloss collection. The palette is inspired by Cher’s notebook
and features 12 shades inspired by Clueless. It has six shimmer shades
and six matte shades with names like ‘Oops!’ and ‘Ugh, as if’. An eyeshadow
brush with a marabou puff on the end inspired by Cher’s own pen. The lip-gloss
collection has a shade inspired by each of the three main characters, they are
designed to look like their counterparts and come in a tiny clear purse with a
Find it here.
Micky/Minnie Mouse x Dose of Colors collection
Disney makeup collections can be found any where on
the high street, but it’s hard to find it tastefully done. Dose of Colors
have collaborated with Disney on a collection featuring lipstick, lip-gloss,
eyeliner, eyeshadow and blush. The design of the packaging is stylish and
sleek, the Mickey Mouse part is subtle and features the icon on the cap
and lipstick itself whilst the Minnie part is bright and vibrant but
tastefully done. It looks expensive and the shades are realistic to match
modern day makeup.
Find it here.
By Charlie Vogelsang
The Role of Makeup in Popular Culture | by Grayce Vasquez
A major component of popular culture, especially among women, is the use of makeup to alter or improve physical appearance. Personally, I choose not to use makeup because I try to appreciate my natural appearance as much as I can. However, I do see a lot in popular culture the promotion of products to make skin seem smoother, lashes seem longer, or lips seem more prominent. Women are raised to believe that they need to make an effort to improve their everyday appearance. I am not saying that makeup is wrong. If a woman wants to take steps to look different or feel more confident in herself, then she can absolutely take those steps. One major problem that I have noticed is that corporations seem to over-advertise and overprice their products. They make it seem as though it is absolutely necessary to wear their specific makeup in order to fit in to society. This trend has become so integrated into pop culture that it has become an extremely profitable business for major makeup suppliers. One trend that has become more noticeable in recent advertisement, however, is the idea of enhancing a woman’s natural appearance versus changing it. The sale of natural tones and subtle makeup has become more popular and women have begun to adopt the idea of enhancing their looks instead of hiding them. I believe this movement is going in the right direction. Women who don’t cover up their looks seem automatically more confident in themselves. However, there are women who prefer a brighter, more noticeable makeup. These are women who pursue their own style and their own idea of what an attractive appearance is. Women who create their own style also appear to be more confident. In sum, I don’t believe the makeup industry should exploit the insecurities of women so much by setting a high standard for what a woman wearing makeup should be. The major makeup companies are setting a popular trend and making a lot of money off of it. Women should simply wear what they think to be the most attractive. I choose not to use makeup because I like to be natural. I have many friends who use minimal makeup to highlight their natural beauty. Still others like to use noticeable makeup that makes certain features stand out. Makeup trends tend to change with the times according to which big company sells what. Makeup culture should be based off of the preferences of the people who use it, not by the people who make a large profit off of it.
90,000 Korean Schoolgirls Paint – Wonderzine
Initially, I was going to become a filmmaker, and photography did not interest me at all. I think I was attracted by the complexity and multistage of the filmmaking process. As a starting point, I began to study photography and, paradoxically, gradually got involved: I was fascinated by the simplicity and minimalism of the photographic image. Perhaps what attracted me most was the abstract nature of photography and its openness to interpretation. I studied commercial photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara in the mid-1980s, then served in the Korean Army for two years, and then returned to the States to pursue an education in fine art photography and cinematography.
In modern Korea, the entire entertainment industry, including music, film, and fashion, is eminently geared towards the tastes of teenage girls. On the other hand, a huge number of young girls comprehend the basics of femininity from pop culture – first of all, the manner of dressing, making up, doing hair. This also affects their behavior, their perception and formation of their personality – so today in Korea, in fact, is the era of girlhood. These teenagers rebel against the traditions that prohibit makeup, but at the same time obey the dictates of the new mass-cultural code and modern stereotypes about female beauty prevalent in their environment.In this series of portraits, I wanted to showcase the basic beliefs and cliches about appearance that teenage girls have developed through contemporary Korean pop culture and media.
As art critic Baek Ji Suk put it, “girls are both the subject and the object of desire.” I am attracted to the idea of girly duality in modern Korean society, and I try to reflect this in my works. I would like to convey in these portraits of girls a subconscious ambiguity, the ambiguity of their position and take the viewer out of the comfort zone.
Despite the fact that all these portraits are close-ups of heroines, moreover, of a large size, I tried to depersonalize the portrait genre itself as much as possible and instead create distance and detachedly emphasize physical similarities within one social group. The extremely detailed and vivid footage of the girls with makeup is actually an invitation for the viewer to take a deeper look, to look behind the facade of bobbed bangs, colored lenses, dyed hair and makeup. I shot them against different but repetitive solid-colored backgrounds to highlight the limits of their individuality and expose their vulnerability.
For this project, I conducted a street casting, in total, I suggested 518 girls to act, and 138 of them responded. It was important for me to emphasize the sense of community between them, so I asked them all to act in the same pose and with the same facial expression. Of course, when they came to the studio, many of them felt embarrassed or insecure: most of them are ordinary girls who have never posed for a professional photographer in their lives. I like that this feeling of tension and discomfort worked for the good of the project – I wanted to achieve indifference in sociological research, in which there is no place for relaxation and emancipation.
Photo critic Anne Beatty uses the term “ambivalence” to describe the girls’ “childishness and femininity”. I started the project with the same thought in my mind. However, as the project progressed, I realized that this ambivalence has more to do with the fine line between a girl and a woman than between a child and an adult. As a result, the project turned into a study of the trait that separates the girl’s view of things and the first symptoms of awakening femininity, emerging in postures and gestures. In this way, I tried to capture the emotional instability of adolescent girls who are in a transitional period in their lives.
90,000 Pop Culture Help You: Halloween Costume Ideas | Lifestyle
28 October 2014
Halloween, which has already become completely customary even in our latitudes, is inexorably approaching. We have already figured out the festive manicure, but if suddenly you have not yet decided who to dress up this time, then especially for you we have selected 30 options in the spirit of the most popular TV series and films, and also added several stars, whose image you can try on yourself in this eerie – in the literal sense of the word – incendiary evening.
1. Elsa from the cartoon “Frozen”.
What to Wear : If you have long blonde hair, braid it or have to get a wig. You will also need a blue dress. And for inspiration, watch how the image of a princess who inadvertently cast a spell on her kingdom was recreated in the series Once Upon a Time .
How to behave : Nice, but detached, afraid to touch anyone.
2. Rosalyn from The American Scam.
What to wear : Loose-fitting dress with leopard print and yellow rubber gloves, curl hair and gather up.
How to behave : Impudent! It is advisable to sing along and dance to “Live and Let Die”.
3. Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
What to wear : Black leather vest, black pants and gloves. But most importantly, your face should be green.
How to behave : Like a killer. You can become cute and friendly towards the end of the holiday.
4. Mystic from “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
What to wear : It is not necessary to strip naked and completely paint yourself blue like Jennifer Lawrence (but we applaud whoever decides to take this step) – just put makeup on your face and dress in blue from head to toe: for example, in bodysuit, tights and gloves.Don’t forget the red wig!
How to behave : Like a tough girl.
5. Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby.
What to wear : White linen suit with shirt and tie in contrasting colors. It is advisable to get hold of an elegant cane.
How to behave : Restless, but still like enjoying a party. Refer to all “oldies”.
6. Daisy from The Great Gatsby.
What to wear : 1920s-style fringed dress, rhinestone headband and fur cape. In general, do not hesitate – scoop out the jewelry box clean.
How to behave : Like a very rich but sweet girl. Ask others: “Who is Gatsby?”
7. The Lone Ranger from the movie of the same name.
What to wear : Black three-piece suit, white cowboy hat, sheriff’s badge, and most importantly, a black blindfold.
How to behave : Boldly. Do not forget – you are also a lawyer, so the letter of the law must be followed everywhere and always.
8. M. Gustave from the Grand Budapest Hotel.
What to wear : Purple concierge jacket and fake mustache, no, even neat mustache.
How to behave : Smart and intelligent. And subtly offer your help to those present.
9. The girl from “Otvyazyk vacation”.
What to Wear : Option for exhibitionists. You will need a neon yellow bikini and a pink ski mask.
How to behave : Disgusting, of course.
10. Eilien (Alien) from “Ridiculous Holidays”.
What to Wear : Grills, Hawaiian shirt, oversized glasses.
How to behave : Tell people that they look bad and tell everyone that you have shorts of all colors of the rainbow.
11. John from the movie “Ted”.
What to wear : Plaid shirt and jeans. The main thing is that you are in an embrace with a huge teddy bear.
How to behave : Drink beer and talk to this same bear. Talk a lot. Highly.
12. Black Widow from The Avengers.
What to wear : Tight black suit, weapon belt and short ginger wig.
How to behave : Relaxed, but with the knowledge that you can kick anyone’s ass if you have to.
13. Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games.
What to Wear : The craziest curly wig ever. A gigantic flower must be present in the outfit. The main focus is makeup. There are no bans – the more and brighter, the better. Have fun!
How to behave : Extremely cheerful, often saying “welcome”.
14.Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.
What to wear : Black shirt, khaki pants, hoodies and rough boots. A bow, arrows, and a mockingjay brooch are also useful. We braid our hair.
How to behave : Brave, but with the feeling that everyone around you wants to kill you.
15. Sophie from Moonlight Magic.
What to wear : Dress in the style of the 30s in “jolly chintz”, little hat.Hair should curl slightly. For the entourage, you can take Tarot cards, coffee grounds or a crystal sphere with you.
How to behave : Like a spiritualist fortuneteller, that is, periodically listening to the “voices”, raising his hands to the sky and rolling his eyes.
16. Hannah from the TV series “Girls”.
What to Wear : A vintage top that shows off your many tattoos.
How to behave : Talk a lot and for a long time about yourself to your beloved, while eating cupcakes.
17. Jeffrey from Game of Thrones.
What to wear : Golden camisole and crown. In one hand should be a glass of wine, and let the other hold the throat.
How to behave : As if you are suffocating.
18. Ygritte from Game of Thrones.
What to wear : Lots and lots of fur – from head to toe, huge gloves and an auburn wig.
How to behave : Constantly tell people that they don’t know anything.
19. Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones.
What to wear : White wig and blue v-neck dress. And bring some toy dragons with you.
How to behave : Calm, confident, but if necessary, remind everyone that you are the Mother of Dragons. And ask where, in fact, these same dragons are now.
20. Donatella Versace from the House of Versace.
What to wear : Bodycon mini dress, heels and a pound of makeup. And, of course, you need to somehow get long white hair and a dark complexion.
How to behave : Speak with a pronounced Italian accent, and if someone asks you to repeat what you have said, then indignantly ask: “Am I stuttering your way?”
21. Betty from Mad Men.
What to wear : Sleeveless top and denim shorts a la 50s. You should always have a cigarette in your hands.
How to behave : Like the Temptress Snow Queen.
22. Rachel from Choir.
What to wear : Sweater or cardigan with buttons (over a white shirt), plaid skirt and knee-highs.
How to behave : Carry notes with you everywhere and start singing at the most unexpected moment.
23. Piper from Orange Is the New Black.
What to wear : Rob is a prisoner of an American prison. And no makeup!
How to behave : A little twitchy with fits of anger.
24. Jesse and Walt from Breaking Bad.
What to wear for Walter : Goggles, yellow protective suit and mask. Yes, and it is necessary to shave baldly and glue on the mustache and beard.
How to behave : Either super relaxed or paranoid. Say the word “s% ka” more often.
What to Wear Jesse : Same thing, but without glasses and thick facial hair.
How to behave : Dominate, but not aggressive.When asked what your name is, you have to answer: “Heisenberg”.
25. Myrtle from American Horror Story.
What to wear : A huge red wig, cat glasses and many layers of clothing: a skirt, a coat, a variety of scarves and gloves.
How to behave : Eccentric but welcoming. Broadcast endlessly about your favorite designers, and if the party suddenly gets boring, shout: “Balenciaga!”
What to wear : Classic Sherlock hat, tweed coat and blue scarf.
How to behave : Tell the interlocutors what they ate for lunch and what is the name of their cousin.
27. Honey Bubbu.
What to wear : Pink tutu and bright top, tiara, ruffled socks and white patent leather shoes.Wrap your hair, you can safely overdo it with makeup.
How to behave : Like a winner. Talk about yourself in the third person and periodically spin like a ballerina.
28. Katy Perry.
What to Wear : False eyelashes, crazy manicure and red lipstick are what Katie looks like. Plus micro-shorts and a bustier top. It is advisable that inanimate objects cover your charms: plastic cupcakes, film strip (as in the photo), whatever! Hair can be of any color.
How to behave: Like a goofy cutie.
What to wear : Light blue blazer, black pants, black sunglasses and black and white dress shoes.
How to behave : Permanently dance “Gangnam Style”.
90,026 30. Rihanna at the CFDA ceremony.
What to wear : Fully transparent dress to the floor (on the naked body), fur boa, large earrings and a light headband to match the dress.
How to behave : Confident and sexy. This evening you will definitely not go unnoticed, so get ready to fight off excessive attention.
Have a great Halloween, let the holiday be especially fun this year!
90,000 🧛♀️Makeup in pop art style step by step: photo instructions how to make
What is Pop Art Makeup?
The pop art style originated in the middle of the 20th century in the West as a reaction to the processes of consumer culture.Artists depicted ordinary objects, which at that time were symbols of wealth and success, ridiculing the desire to possess them at all costs.
One of the earliest and most famous representatives of pop art – Roy Lichtenstein. The main feature of his style is imitation of printing on paper. The artist aimed to create images that would appear as if they were created by a machine, not a person. To do this, he used simple black lines, a few basic colors and dots that simulate printing on paper.
Pop art makeup should be done according to the same rules. It is necessary to create the illusion of a two-dimensional image, as if you have stepped out of the pages of comics. In pop art makeup, you shouldn’t be afraid of clear lines, flashy colors and bright details. You will paint new facial features and create emotions on your face with just makeup, and your real image will fade into the background.The main feature of this make-up is a complete transformation.
Are you a fan of comics or paintings by Roy Lichtenstein? Then pop art makeup will be a great option for a costume party, photo shoot or Halloween.
What do you need for pop art makeup?
It is most likely that you will not be able to create a pop-art make-up using a basic cosmetic bag. The minimum set for creating a complete image looks like this.
How to create eye makeup using pink shadows, see the video of beauty blogger Alina Fly Cloud.
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Pop Art Adapted Makeup
Adapted makeup is gaining more and more popularity, with such imitation of comic book heroes can be very conditional.
- The images of your favorite superheroes are the most sought-after and popular at fancy-dress parties. However, no one is limited to one suit anymore. With the help of makeup, they create completely different facial features, completely copying the characters of comics and films. Despite the modern interpretation of makeup, the basic rule of two-dimensionality remains. Moreover, not only girls, but also men turn to makeup.
- Usually, the usual cosmetics are not enough to create such a make-up.Professional makeup is used, especially when you need to create a different skin color or simulate abrasions and cuts.
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90,000 Beauty trend: pop art makeup
Makeup is a real art.Sometimes the process of creating makeup really looks more like working on a painting than a way to simply emphasize the features of your appearance. Well, pop art makeup can be called a full-fledged work of modern art, which, by the way, is not so difficult to master.
You can paint your face in pop art style for a photo shoot or a theme party (Halloween is just around the corner, so take note). Of course, walking in this form in everyday life is not recommended – hardly anyone will understand you.Ideally, use a makeup kit, but if you don’t have one, you can do with the usual means from your makeup bag – a black eyeliner pencil, bright lipstick and a lip liner of the required color (black, beige, red, or any other for drawing dots).
When applying makeup in the style of pop art, a complete transformation is implied: the matter will definitely not be limited only with eyes or lips. As a result, the face will resemble a real painting, which could come out of the brush of artists such as Roy Lichtenstein or Frank Miller.
The essence of makeup is simple: with the help of graphic lines, the main elements of the image (nose, cheekbones, ears, and so on) are highlighted. The free space is filled with dots of the same size – if this component is not to your liking, then you can do without it.
Of course, in order to create a vivid image, you will have to fill your hand and practice. For inspiration – on social networks and YouTube, where a sufficient number of videos with detailed instructions have been collected.
90,000 The most popular at all times ways of women to improve their appearance are named: Phenomena: Values: Lenta.ru
British women named the most popular makeup trends of all time. The results of a survey conducted by British retailer The Center: mk were leaked to The Sun. They were published on the website of the publication.
According to the results of a study in which about two thousand women took part, in the first place among the world make-up trends was red lipstick, which gained its popularity thanks to the actress Marilyn Monroe. The second place was taken by makeup in the style of smoky eyes (eye makeup technique with a smooth transition of tone from light to dark – approx.”Lenta.ru” ).
The third place in the list was taken by self-tanning, and the fourth – by false eyelashes. In fifth place were wide black arrows like the singer Amy Winehouse. In addition, the top 30 trends include matte lipstick, contouring and transparent lip gloss.
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The respondents also admitted that they could not imagine their life without mascara (45 percent of respondents), foundation (29 percent) and lip balm (28 percent).
Center spokeswoman: mk Kim Priest explained that consumer trends are currently most influenced by pop culture and social media. “Makeup reflects both our personality and our mood. We all love to be inspired, experiment and find what suits us the most, ”she stressed.
Earlier in April, experts assessed the intelligence of women with bright makeup. Scientists conducted the experiment in two stages. First, they asked 1,229 participants to imagine several life situations, such as a romantic date, a job interview, and a meeting with friends.After that, half of them had a large amount of makeup applied to their faces. The survey revealed how the “improved” appearance affected the self-awareness of all participants. As a result, these indicators turned out to be approximately equal for both groups.
Makeup artist turned makeup into art. Her drawings on the eyelids are mesmerizing. Reedus
Tal Peleg is a talented girl-make-up artist who creates real magic for the centuries of models. The drawings that Tal makes are tiny, but despite their size, they are full of details and vibrant colors.
In the work of the girl, there are often images inspired by pop culture, fairy tales or films. The makeup artist says she draws inspiration from many things, from nature to social issues.
I have always loved art and makeup, so painting in front of my eyes was my way of blending these two passions. I use the eyelid as a canvas to tell stories and inspire people, said Tal Peleg in an interview with Bored Panda.
Here are some of the artist’s masterpieces that simply amaze the imagination of even those who have never painted in their lives.
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© instagram.com / tal_peleg
© instagram.com / tal_peleg
More work of the makeup artist can be seen on her Instagram account.