Pixel makeup has been popping up on my Instagram feed and I thought I’d give it a try. The pixel makeup looks cool and complex, but it’s not at all difficult, just tedious. If I can do it, anybody can do it. That being said, proceed with patience and expect the pixel makeup look to take at least one or two hours of your time.
To break it down for you, the look consists of several small makeup-coloured squares. A flat, rectangular brush (for precision) and a concealer palette (for variety) are must-haves here.
Get the Look
- Apply your everyday makeup to half of your face. I used the same makeup as Step #2 in my Cracked Doll Halloween makeup look. This is optional if you want to cover your entire face with pixels, but I stuck with the half-face look.
- Paint in the pixels, starting at the top edges of the face and work across and downwards. Here are some tips:
- Think about where your face catches the light (brow bone, centre of the forehead, etc.) and where there is a natural shadow (under the cheekbones, edges of the face, etc.).
- Consider where your makeup normally goes (i.e. black in the brows, bronzer/contour under the cheekbones, highlight on the bridge of the nose).
- Use as many skin tone shades as possible. This will create contrast and add interest.
- To create a precise square, place the edge of the brush onto the face and drag down. Clean up the side and bottom edges with the flat edge.
- Set the face with translucent powder to keep everything in place.
- Japonesque Flat Eyeliner Brush 815
- MAC Studio Conceal & Correct X 6: Cover Me (Lightest, Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Dark)*
- Make Up For Ever Flash Palette in Artistic (black and brown)*
- Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Face Palette in 20 Light*
- Bite Beauty Multistick in Cashew and Blondie*
- Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai*
- Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL*
- Make Up For Ever HD Powder
What do you think of the pixel makeup look?
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