Makeup masters! The Pokémon Go craze has already transcended the tech and gaming universes. Gamers have found new friends, summer dates and baby names thanks to the iPhone and Android video game app that launched on Tuesday, July 5 and has racked up over 75 million downloads, according to TechCrunch. And now, the beauty world is getting in on the trend. The boldest bloggers and makeup artists are using lipsticks and pencils to turn their mouths into Pokémon characters.
Instead of painting their entire faces, some devoted fans are painting whole characters over their lips and chins. YouTube vlogger Lex, who goes by madeyewlook, demonstrated just how it’s done in a July 11 video. The licensed aesthetician and makeup artist, who has more than 2 million subscribers on her channel, suggests sticking your tongue out to get a better grasp of placement. She applied body paint with a small, angled brush for precision.
3/4 This is it!! The limited edition #velourliquidlipstick of #Jeffreestarcosmetics is now available!
When i saw the shade of #queenbee, i was like "Time for #pikachu lip art!" i filled my lips using #jeffreestarqueenbee and outlined it and draw the eyes, nose and pika's mouth with #jeffreestarweirdo.
#jeffreestarredrum for pika's blush on. lol
For the innter part of the eyes, I used #jeffreestardruglord. And… Tadaaaaaa! Hope you liked it guys! xoxo Follow @schwartzelynm for liparts and more! #jeffreestar #liquidlipstick #yellow #yellowlipstick #jeffreestarvelourliquidlipstick #pokemon #pokemongo #pika #pikachu #gottacatchthemall #makeupartist #aspiringmakeupartist #lipart #pokemonlipart #pikachulipart #cutelipart
But other artists opt to use more traditional beauty products to achieve their looks. Instagrammer Schwartzelyn Miller shared the breakdown of her bright yellow Pikachu mouth in a July 26 post.
“The limited edition #velourliquidlipstick @jeffreestarcosmetics @jeffreestar is now available! When i saw the shade of #queenbee , i was like "Time for #pikachu lip art!" she posted. “i filled my lips using #jeffreestarqueenbee and outlined it and draw the eyes, nose and pika's mouth with #jeffreestarweirdo . #jeffreestarredrum for pika's blush on. lol For the innter part of the eyes, I used #jeffreestardruglord And… Tadaaaaaa!”
Special effects makeup artist Hind Imazzi gets in on the trend.
Pokébeauty isn’t necessarily a new concept. A simple search of “#pokemonnails” on Instagram shows the most elaborate manicures decked out with red, white and black Pokeballs and the faces of our favorite characters. Bloggers, vloggers, artists and fans also take inspiration from the pelts and shells of the characters that are based on real animals.
For all my Pokemon fans out there! Here is a Pokeball Lip Art I did for you!!?❤️ I used @jeffreestar @jeffreestarcosmetics Liquid Lipsticks in Redrum and Drug Lord, then used @nyxcosmetics Vinyl Liquid Liner in Black! Hope you enjoy this and tag your Pokemon Lovers!!! #Pokemon #pokemonlipart #Pokeball #lips #lipart #MakeupbyTaren @pokemon #pokemongo #nyx #nyxcosmetics #pokeballlipart
Makeup artist Taren Terrell-Castello used Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks and a NYX liquid liner to create her Pokeball lip art.
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