DIY Friday: Make Up by Siryn

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This week’s DIY Friday is all about…makeup!

I don’t know the first thing about eyeshadow, let alone what shape and style of brush to use where, but thanks to fashion-forward, stylish geeks like Dawn Banks, even the least makeup savvy of us have the ability to look geeky beautiful.


Dawn runs the geek makeup blog, Make Up by Siryn, and posts her original eyeshadow tutorials. But not just any eyeshadow tutorials, her tutorials are all inspired by specific superheroes and other awesome characters. Check out some of her looks below, along with information of makeup used and notes on application. Then it’s time to DIY your face!

Storm Inspired Eyes

  • Eyeshadow Primer: Lime Crime Eye Shadow Helper
  • Lid Eyeshadow: Lime Crime China Doll Palette Eyeshadow in Lotus Noir
  • Inner Corner Eyeshadow: Lime Crime China Doll Palette Eyeshadow in Goldfish lightly applied
  • Browbone: Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Tako blended into the black eyeshadow
  • Lower Lashline and Waterline: Make Up For Ever Khol Pencil in 6k
  • Eyeliners: NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Onyx (against lashline) with Illamasqua Precision Ink in Alchemy above it (and lightning bolt design)
  • Mascara: Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Mascara
  • Eyebrows: E.L.F. Gel Eyeliner in Black with  Lime Crime China Doll Palette Eyeshadow in Lotus Noir used to set
  • Lashes: Ardell Lashes #118

She-Hulk Inspired Eyes

  • Eyeshadow Primer: Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Original)
  • Eyeshadow Base: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk in inner corner
  • Lid Shadow: BH Cosmetics 120 eyeshadow palette 2nd Edition/Ver. 2 Matte Green
  • Inner Corner and Lid Shadow : BH Cosmetics 120 eyeshadow palette 2nd Edition/Ver.2 Matte White
  • Crease and Outer Upper Lid Shadow: Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Poison Plum with a bit of black shadow in the crease
  • Highlighter Shadow: BH Cosmetics 120 eyeshadow palette 2nd edition/Ver.2 Matte White
  • Waterline Eyeliner: Wet n Wild Cream Eyeliner in Black with a black shadow patted on top
  • Lower Lashline Shadow: BH Cosmetics 120 eyeshadow palette 2nd Edition/Ver. 2 Matte Green
  • Eyeliner: Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black #886
  • Mascara: Sephora Atomic Lash Volumizing Mascara
  • Eyelashes: Ardell Lashes #120 Demi
  • Eyebrows: Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette/Dark Brown

Kermit the Frog Inspired Eyes

  • Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Inner Corner Eyeshadow: Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Absinthe with Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Midori next to it
  • Middle Lid Eyeshadow: theBalm’s Cast Your Shadow Muppett Palette Eyeshadow in Woman,Woman
  • Outer Lid and Crease Eyeshadow: Tarte for True Blood Eyeshadow Palette Eyeshadow in Moss (My most favorite dark green eyeshadow!)
  • Above Crease Eyeshadow: MAC Eyeshadow in Bows and Curtseys
  • Browbone: Urban Decay Naked Palette Naked with Virgin on top
  • Lower Lashline Eyeshadow: Tarte for True Blood Eyeshadow Palette Eyeshadow in Moss
  • Eyeliner (on Outer Corner of the Upper Lid only): Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero
  • Waterline: NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Emerald City #911
  • Mascara Upper Lashes: Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara in Black (Sample given to me via MakeupBee)
  • Mascara Lower Lashes: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
  • False Lashes: Ardell #102 Demi
  • Eyebrows: Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown/Brunette

Jubliee Inspired Eyes

  • Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Lid Shadow: Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Buttercupcake
  • Crease Shadow: Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Afterparty
  • Above Crease Shadow: Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Dollipop
  • Highlighter Shadow: Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Tako
  • Eyeliner: Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in Black #886
  • Waterline: NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Electric Blue with Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Afterparty patted on top
  • Lower Lashline: Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Confetti Glitter in Glitz (used Make Up For Ever Mix and Fix as an adhesive)
  • Mascara: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara in Black
  • Lower Lashes Mascara: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
  • Eyelashes: Red Cherry Lashes #47
  • Eyebrows: Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette/Dark Brown

Amazing Spider-Man Inspired Eyes

  • Eyeshadow Primer: Lime Crime Candy-Eyed Eyeshadow Helper
  • Lid Eyeshadow: Sugarpill Pressed Loose Eyeshadow in Love + blended into Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Evidence
  • Crease Eyeshadow: Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Evidence
  • Outer Corner Eyeshadow: Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Evidence. Spider Web is NYX Jumbo Pencil in white, Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Tako  with Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Love + underneath. E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in Black is used along the edge
  • Browbone: Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Love+
  • Lower Lashline Eyeshadow: Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Tako on top of NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk blended out into Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Evidence
  • Eyeliner: E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in Black
  • Mascara: Make Up For Every’s Smokey Lash Mascara
  • False Lashes: Ardell Lashes Whispies
  • Eyebrows: E.L.F. Cream Eyeliner in Black

While the above looks are bold and for most of us perhaps better suited to wear out to a club at night, or with a costume, I really love the following looks because I think they’re just subtle enough to be work for both a daytime or nighttime look, and can really add that special flair to a geek chic ensemble:

Ms. Marvel Inspired Eyes

  • Face Primer: Make Up For Ever HD Primer #2
  • Foundation: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #153
  • Powder: Make Up Forever HD Powder
  • Blush: Tarte for True Blood Natural Cheek Stain
  • Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Lid Shadow: Tarte for True Blood Collectors Palette Eyeshadow in Legend
  • Highlighter Shadow Under Brow: Tarte for True Blood Collectors Palette Eyeshadow in Dusk
  • Waterline Eyeliner: Tarte EmphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eyeliner in Black
  • Lower Lashline Shadow: Tarte for True Blood Collectors Palette Eyeshadow in Legend and Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Asylum
  • Eyeliner: Illamasqua Precision Ink in Alchemy
  • Mascara: Tarte Lights,Cameras,Lashes! in Black
  • False Eyelashes: NYX Fabulous Lashes #119 Gorgeous
  • Eyebrows: Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette/Dark Brown

Wonder Woman Inspired Eyes

  • Eyeshadow Primer: Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Original)
  • Inner Corner Eyeshadow: the Balm Cast Your Shadow Muppet eyeshadow palette eyeshadow in Lab Coat
  • Mid to Outer Corner Eyeshadow: theBalm Cast Your Shadow Muppet eyeshadow palette eyeshadow in Meep Meep blended into Mahna-Mahna
  • Crease Eyeshadow: theBalm Cast Your Shadow Muppet eyeshadow palette eyeshadow in Meep Meep with Mahna=Mahna on top
  • Browbone: theBalm Cast Your Shadow Muppet eyeshadow palette eyeshadow in Hiii-Yaaa!
  • Eyeliner: Wet n Wild H20 Waterpoof Liquid Liner and Illamasqua Precision Ink in Alchemy on top
  • Mascara Upper Lashes: Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara.
  • Mascara Lower Lashes: Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
  • Eyebrows: Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette/Dark Brown

Shadowcat Inspired Eyes

  • Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Inner and Outer Lid Shadow: Parisian Skies (MAC Bloggers Obsession collection, limited edition), Urban Decay Naked Palette eyeshadow in Creep in the outer V
  • Middle Lid Shadow: 120 eyeshadow palette Ver.2, top tray, 4th row down,  6th  shadow from the left (Cornflower Blue)
  • Crease: Parisian Skies (MAC Bloggers Obsession collection, limited edition)
  • Highlighter Shadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette eyeshadow in Virgin
  • Waterline Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero with a black eyeshadow patted on top
  • Lower Lashline Shadow: Parisian Skies (MAC Bloggers Obsession collection, limited edition)
  • Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero with a black eyeshadow patted on top
  • Mascara: Sephora Atomic Lash Volumizing Mascara
  • Eyebrows: Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette/Dark Brown

Be sure to follow Dawn’s blog for more spectacular inspired looks. You can also follow her on Facebook. If any of you try your hand at one of these looks, have already, or have a few original looks of your own, we’d love to see it! Feel free to contact us or post it on our Facebook Page.

(All images are used with permission from Make Up by Siryn)

3 comments on “DIY Friday: Make Up by Siryn

  1. Siryn says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the spotlight ladies! ❤

  2. Siryn says:

    Reblogged this on Make Up by Siryn and commented:
    The lovely Victoria of the awesome geek chic blog “Set to Stunning” has been kind enough to feature my work today on their blog! Please please check their blog out as It has so many cute geek inspired DIY fashion and home styling ideas!

  3. […] a chic geek isn’t restricted to clothing or home décor. As our highlight post on makeup artist Siyrn illustrated, makeup is a fascinating corner of the geek chic world that I believe is still a bit […]

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