Make-Believe Makeup Art: 9 Creative Tutorials You Have to Try

Make-Believe Makeup Art: 9 Creative Tutorials You Have to Try

Are you itching to complete a creative project, but puzzles are really not your jam (that’s me, I hate puzzles). If your grocery store is still out of flour and yeast, but you want to show off something you’ve accomplished during quarantine for the ’gram, why not tackle a creative makeup project?

You’ve conquered the cut crease, the halo eye, the glitter, the winged liner. It’s time to take it up a notch and look at make-believe makeup. I mean, who doesn’t want to look like a forest fairy or a real life cloud come to life? Tackling a major makeup project can release stress AND give you tons of material for selfies, so read on to find out my favorite make-believe makeup tutorials and artists on YouTube.


Flutter Away

Bedazzle your eyelids with a gorgeous butterfly design — seriously, they look like real wings!



Get Anime-ted

Turn yourself into the anime character of your dreams with one of the queens of make-believe makeup, Miss Nikkie Tutorials herself!



Become a Bad Guy

I have spent literal hours on Promise Tamang’s YouTube Channel. HOURS. She’s transformed herself into all sorts of iconic characters, including Princess Jasmine and every single character in Mulan, as well as pop culture icons like Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and Gigi Hadid. Take your pick from one of her hundreds of videos and get your paint on.



Out of This World

Don’t worry about having face paint! With this tutorial, you can turn yourself into a gorgeous, nebula galaxy with minimal effort and a lot of eyeshadow.



Frost Yourself

Do you have kids at home who love Frozen? Follow Pony and turn yourself into the ice queen herself—just don’t forget to belt out “Let It Go” at the top of your lungs.



Sleeper Hit

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is truly one of the most iconic makeup transformations of all time. And now, you can recreate the magic at home!



Blue Mood

Transform yourself into a creepy but beautiful 1930s pin-up model. I mean, this is basically how I’ve been feeling on the inside for weeks now, might as well channel it into something creative.



Get Wrecked

Wreck It Ralph is one of my favorite feel-good movies of all time, and Vanellope Von Schweetz is literally legendary. This tutorial is absolutely adorable.



Green Peace

This look is equal parts glam and insanely creative. We might not be able to go outside to look at the trees, but we can paint them on our faces. Iconic!



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