Queen of Clubs: Marina, Marina’s Makeup

So. I know I’m not caught up on these yet- I still have to do Crystal’s, Tori’s, Malia’s looks, and photograph Cora’s. Illustration takes time, even if you can crib off someone else’s sketch.


But Marina. The most cutthroat girl at the Queen of Clubs, determined to present the best possible fantasy she can…. Suffice to say the babe’s got some bedroom eyes. Not for the faint of heart, or the office. Reminder- for a guide to terminology used and techniques I may refer to, check here. For a (slightly) more daytime appropriate look, use a less sticky primer, and for greater vibrancy, use a tacky one, or pick shadows you can foil. I went with option A.

A minor disclaimer on this one- I had some issues with my primer, that coupled with my tedinitis, and my brows being severely ungroomed… Well, my look may make the look a bit different than the chart. For Marina’s bone structure, she’s got a little more lid than me- you can see I mostly have browbone, so my crease contour is different. Joys of designing looks for a variety of facial structures. I’ll just wink and say that’s an example of how you can tailor one of the facecharts to your own features.

Stay tuned for Tori and Crystal’s vintage looks, and Cora’s largely daytime look, when I get caught up and manage to whip those eyebrows into line!




You’ll notice my face chart for this one includes sample contouring- it varies by face shape, but the important thing is that it creates depth in the face, and for Marina’s stage makeup, that’s important. The more sharp she seems, the more likely someone’ll be intrigued, and pay to keep her close. She does NOT cut corners on her makeup.

You’ll need…

A cream primer for your eyelids. A neutral MAC paintpot, or Urban Decay primer, for instance. A note about primers: I used one with a sheen, that was a bit past its due date, and was too dry. You’ll notice my colors are shimmerier, and softer, because of it.

A lash pencil or powder and angled brush, in your preferred shade.

A bronze, can be metallic, or just have a pearl or sheen, for the main lid. For my specific look, I used the Urban Decay Naked palette for everything but the matte crease color. That came from a different one, since the Naked palette hardly has any matte shades.

A metallic gold for the inner corner and lashline.

A deep bronze, again with sheen, for hte outer edge of the lid and lashline.

A matte dark browne for the crease- if needed, it can be softened with a tawny matte brown. Important thing is to keep the sparkle on the lids! Restraint, restraint, restraint!

False lashes and mascara

Black eyeliner suitable for waterline and smudging. (No liquid’s, y’hear?)

Your preferred contour product. Can be bronzer, a darker foundation, or simply a matte nude  eyeshadow a little darker than your skin-tone, preferably with blue undertones.

A nude or dusky blush in your preferred color. I love MAC’s Brit Wit, and Benefit’s Dandelion, for skin tones in the fair to light range, but there’s plenty of great options beyond that if you need a bit more pop.

A cream highlighter with a gold sheen.

A MLBB lipstick or opaque lipgloss. I picked Lip Venom’s “In The Flesh”. ¬†Alternately, you can use a pigmented nude lipliner, and just put gloss overtop.


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