Filter fresh! Inspired by Snapchat, makeup goes pop

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 18, 2016 11:24 IST
Snapchat filter makeup by vlogger Debasree Banerjee. (YouTube/DebasreeBanerjee)

The internet is a space full of inspiration, and beauty mavericks across the globe are throwing up a lot of cool looks to imitate. We doubt that you’d be going out to a party to flaunt this look, but if you are in for a comic-inspired evening or just for some fun, read on! Snapchat, the photo sharing application is popular for its graphic filters (including the face swap!) and beauty lovers are now playing around with makeup inspired by the filters. Take for instance, the latest pop-art (an art movement from the 50’s and 60’s) inspired filter that brings to mind the work of Roy Lichtenstein, the late American artist.

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Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein/Snapchat Filter Inspired | Makeup Tutorial by Meghal and Natasha (YouTube/MeghalandNatasha)

The nuances of 2D makeup
Using a charcoal black eyeliner pencil, matte liquid lippies and felt-tip liner pens, beauty bloggers have mastered filter-inspired makeup. If not by the filters, you can even get inspired by artworks themselves. Look for artists like Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns to create your pop art mood board. Practice is the key here, so if you fail to master the look in the first attempt, don’t give up. Wipe that makeup off and start afresh, adding a personalised nuance to add novelty to your look. If you are acing the look for a theme-party or the like, we recommend trying your hand out at the makeup a day before.

Happy Tears 1964 #RoyLichtenstein #PopArt

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Lots of online inspiration
Graphic filters have inspired bloggers across the globe, and you can explore any of these tutorials. While vlogger Ava Cassandra starts off with a fresh face, without creating a proper base, Amy Gallardo uses green colour corrector and foundation to create a really pale base for her two dimensional makeup. From Meghal and Natasha’s channel, we love Natasha’s take on the pop-art filter, and her hack of first covering the eyelid with a white eyeshadow before filling it with an electric blue colour to create dimension and sheen.

All about the trend
Not only pop-art, filters inspired by drag makeup and even rainbow waterfalls are inspiring vloggers. These are a hit across Instagram too, where users share their filter vs makeup looks. At the New York fashion week, designer Jeremy Scott’s collection last September also took on a beauty look that was inspired by pop art, complete with drawn-on bottom lashes, 1950s-style blond wigs and frosty lip colours — right out of a comic book!

Model Gigi Hadid presents a creation from the Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week in New York, September 14, 2015 (Reuters)

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