You might not think about it, but being 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 unfamiliar to some, if not most, of us.
I’m a bit skittish when it comes to makeup, so I’m always looking for advice and tips from magazines. I love the pieces that cover what a certain star wore, especially when they’re geek related. Nothing sells me faster on an item than being told it’s recommended if you want to look like Cersei from Game of Thrones, or is THE thing to get if you want to have those amazing red lips like Anne Hathaway did as Catwoman.
This article from last year is what first piqued my interest, as it was how to get a look similar to that as worn by Lena Headey as Cersei from Game of Thrones.
I bought the eyeshadow, Too Faced, and am crazy in love with it. It’s super helpful for those of you, like me, who might need a bit of help when it comes to applying eyeshadow since it comes with cheat sheet cards on how to achieve certain looks!
The internet become inundated with the general question “Where can I get Catwoman’s lipstick?” once Batman: The Dark Knight Rises hit theaters. It was pretty much a primal need to achieve red lips like hers the moment I saw the movie. I haven’t seen any makeup magazines weigh in on the issue yet, but numerous blogs have recommend the following for those of us trying to get the same look:
- L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick 741 Bold Bordeaux
- Mac Dica
- Mac Russian Red
- Maybelline Pleasure Me Red
- Nars Shanghai Express
While her elaborate wardrobe might be what you remember most about Padme Amidala, her makeup gave her a soft, beautiful appearance. Back in 2007 Bonnie Burton covered what you would need if you wanted to look like the stunning senator:
Foundation: Make-Up Forever Face and Body foundation was applied in shade #03. Concealer: Gooley used Shu Uemura Mark Concealer with Yves St Laurent Touche Eclat Concealer in #03 under the eyes.
Powder: Gooley applied Visiora 003 Powder.
Eye shadow: Stila powder shadow in Barefoot Contessa #33 was applied all over the lids. Then it was worked it up into the socket and blended out with Stila in Moonlight #38. On the top lids, the lashline was lined with Stila shadow in Java #8. Gooley then dabbed her browbones with Calvin Klein Eye Gloss.
Brows: Brows were filled in with Stila Convertable Eye Color Liner in Teak.
Mascara: Gooley used a classic favorite, Maybelline Great Lash in Black.
Cheeks: Stila Convertable Cheek Color, a cream blush in Peony, was dabbed on the apples of the cheeks and blended up onto the cheek bone.
Lips: Stila Lipstick in Jo was applied, then blotted. Gooley then used Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream over the top of the lips. Gooley says that although it’s usually used as a skin cream, she loves using it on lips because it gives them a nice, natural sheen.
I’ve always loved this gem over at Padawan’s Guide – Princess Leia’s ESB makeup chart!
Replicating geeky looks you saw on the silver screen really became accessible when Tron: Legacy was released because every woman wanted to know how to mimic the makeup of Quorra and those alluring Sirens. Makeup Department Head Rosalina da Silva was wonderfully forthcoming in detailing what she used for the film, and it really comes down to one thing: M.A.C. Lots of it!
I’d recommend checking out websites like Crushable and The Beauty of Life for all the details Rosalina gave on what M.A.C products were used on Quorra and the Sirens, and how to apply.
Rosalina has been a makeup artist for other beloved geek films such as Watchman, Sin City and Sucker Punch. She’s got a blog of her own, A More Beautiful Makeup, and has some great advice on makeup in general.
Make-Up Artist magazine is another great source for possible tips and inside information on some iconic looks of your favorite heroes and villains. While finding recommendations in magazines like Elle and Lucky might be at random, you can always be sure to find something helpful in Make-Up Artist when a new superhero film is coming out!
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