What is the emoji makeup challenge?
To take part in the emoji makeup challenge you can either choose your own set of emojis or use the TikTok filter which will select your emojis for you. Once you have your emoji, design a makeup look using it. Many influencers turn the emoji makeup challenge into a series, creating at least 4 emoji makeup looks.
How to do emoji makeup?
Some makeup artists take the challenge literally and re-create emoji makeup exactly as it appears on your phone screen while others use their chosen emoji as a theme to create a makeup look such as butterflies, stars, or an art palette.
How do you make yourself look like an emoji?
If you want to look like a classic emoji you will need to create large eyes, an exaggerated mouth and the expression of your chosen emoji. Usually, emojis have bright primary colours and traditionally yellow skin, although you can now customise emojis to look more like yourself.
@makeupmadhouse has taken on the emoji challenge several times with different themes. There are 100s of emojis to choose from so you can have fun making emoji makeup. Here are the creative emoji looks from her latest challenge and her Halloween emoji challenge.
Milky Way Emoji Makeup Featuring Green Witches Eye Coloured Contacts
In @makeupmadhouse’s most recent series, she created a range of natural elements. Carrie’s galaxy theme, inspired by the Milky Way emoji, features a gorgeous blend of colours as well as a cute wig and hair ribbon.
Sun Emoji Makeup Featuring Yellow Avatar Coloured Contacts
In contrast, Carrie’s Sun Emoji makeup features bright warm colours such as red, yellow, and orange. The Yellow Avatar Lenses are a great match for this colour theme as are her choice of wig and earrings.
Earth Emoji Makeup Featuring Green Hulk Coloured Contacts
This abstract impression of earth features blue and green detailing tied together with a blue wig, blue headband and green coloured contact lenses.
Rock Emoji Makeup Featuring Grey Blind Coloured Contacts
Creating textured effects using makeup is a true art that Carrie has achieved with this incredible stone makeup. The cold grey tones are brought together with the Grey Blind Lenses. If you are planning to recreate this look, please consider that the blind effect lenses will significantly limit your vision. For an alternative style with a clear pupil, try the Grey Undead Lenses.
In Carrie’s Halloween emoji makeup challenge, she created four spooky emojis for the witching season.
Devil Emoji Makeup Featuring Black Halloween Coloured Contacts
The devil emoji is shown in different colours, depending on the device you are using. For this devil emoji makeup look, Carrie opted to create the purple devil but with extra glam. The face studs look incredible with the deep purple tones and Black Coloured Contact Lenses.
Sad Clown Emoji Makeup Featuring Red Twilight Volturi and White Lunar Coloured Contacts
While we often see Pennywise makeup looks during the Halloween season, this face painting of the Sad Clown Emoji is perfect for a fancy dress party. The detail in the tears is incredible and we love the use of contrasting colour for the eyes.
Pumpkin Emoji Makeup Featuring Orange Werewolf Coloured Contacts
A classic pumpkin is always part of our Halloween emoji repertoire. In this makeup look, Carrie has painted adorable pumpkin emojis on her cheeks and paired them with a gorgeous autumnal orange theme.
Spider Web Emoji Makeup Featuring Silver Mirror Coloured Contacts
This dark spider web makeup features ghostly white webs paired with skull makeup for the ultimate Halloween combination. Paired with a silvery white wig and silver contact lenses, the colours look incredible.
Candy Cane Emoji Makeup Featuring Red Blind Coloured Contacts
Carrie also makes time to create emoji makeup throughout the year such as this vibrant candy cane look for Christmas. The mint green wig and classic white and red candy cane colours are so striking!
Wave Emoji Makeup Featuring Blue Ice Walker Coloured Contacts
This wave makeup is part of Carrie’s fairy series but features a wave theme just like the emoji. This beautiful swirling design features a gorgeous blend of blue tones and even some sea foam. Check out Carrie’s Instagram to see the rest of her fairy makeup series.
Make sure to visit @makeupmadhouse’s social pages for more content, including emojis makeup videos on her YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok.
@fx_freak creates a wide range of makeup looks from character makeup to original art. Visit her social media pages to follow her makeup journey and check out our favourite emoji makeup looks below.
Corn Emoji Makeup Featuring Green Hulk Coloured Contacts
Our favourite look from @fx_freak is this super fun corn look. The details in this makeup include individual pieces of corn, the green husk, and a piece of butter to top it off. For this design, @fx_freak has chosen Green Hulk Contact Lenses. A pair of green or yellow lenses would look great with this makeup.
Hibiscus Emoji Makeup Featuring Green Hulk Coloured Contacts
The Green Hulk Lenses are featured again in this beautiful hibiscus makeup by @fx_freak. She has surrounded the gorgeous large pink flowers with blends of green and a fun green wig - we are obsessed!
Rainbow & Clouds Emoji Makeup Featuring Aqua Blue Ice Walker Coloured Contacts
This fantasy makeup combines the rainbow and cloud emoji in one makeup design. This gorgeous makeup is the perfect colour match for the Aqua Blue Ice Walker Lenses.
Bat Emoji Makeup Featuring Yellow Avatar Coloured Contacts
Whether you are gearing up for Halloween or are taking part in the emoji challenge, this spooky bat makeup is an awesome take on the bat emoji. Featuring yellow avatar coloured contact lenses and prosthetic bat ears, this transformation is amazing.
Snowman Emoji Makeup Featuring White Manson Coloured Contacts
No emoji makeup series is complete without a Christmas emoji. This snowman makeup for the festive season has a super cool melting-away effect that gives a slightly sinister look to this particular snowman.
Whether you want to take part in the emoji challenge TikTok using the filter or are feeling inspired to choose a collection of themed emojis, this makeup trend is the perfect way to get out of a creative rut and experiment with new techniques and bright colours. Complete your makeup designs with costume coloured contacts to reflect the bright colours and unusual eyes of emojis.
We would love to see your emoji makeup ideas featuring our coloured contact lenses so make sure to tag us on our social pages for your chance to be shared.
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