COMIC Book Inspired Beauty | People Magazine

COMIC Book Inspired Beauty

FOR bright colours and bold patterns, what better to turn to than comic-books? Whether it’s because of the combination of text and imagery or the pop art inspired designs, comic books have become part of pop culture. With so many people worldwide familiar with all the iconic comic book characters, it’s no surprise that fashion and beauty are utilizing these themes to draw their inspiration. Channel you inner superhero by going super-bright and bold with your make-up!

HOW would you make this look work for you? Think super bold brows, bright coloured lips and a sleek cat eye. Bold brows can be achieved by filling eyebrows in with a pencil that is one shade darker than your own brow colour. Make bright lips stay put by layering products. Start with a lip pencil in the same bright shade as your lipstick and fill in your entire lip, then apply lipstick and top off with a gloss. Do a cat eye slightly thicker than you normally would. If you are feeling bold, add a thin line in a vibrant colour just above the cat eye to accentuate it even more. Also, lashes to the outer corners of the eyes will definitely pop! Don’t forget your nails! That is where you have free-reign, so go all out crazy!


Pretty Punk Palette: R755, MAC Cosmetics, ColorStay Eyeliner: R189, Revlon, The Colour Mascara: R189.95, 3INA, Glazed Lip Paint: R49.95, By L.A. Girl, Dis-Chem And Foil Play Cream Pigment In Digital Glitch: R124.95, NYX

Cartoon Lips

OUR Beauty Editor explains how you can copy cute cartoon lips. See how many likes you can get on Instagram!

Step 1

Start by applying concealer or foundation over the lips.

Step 2

Outline the shape of the lip with black eyeliner.

Step 3

Fill in lips with a bright red colour.

Step 4

Using the same black liner as in step 2, draw a line in between the lips, where the lips meet. Trace on both the upper and the lower lips.

Step 5

Next, draw little stripes that resemble folds on the lips.

Step 6

Lastly, to create the ‘sheen’ use white liquid liner (or face paint) and draw some lines that would artificially look like the lips are glossy.



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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