Monday, May 18, 2009

Look - Star Trek's "Nyota Uhura" Inspired Look

You have all seen the new Star Trek right? If not, go see it. It's good. I'm a long time Star Trek fan and I loved it.

Believe it or not, this look was inspired by Zoe Saldana's makeup as Uhura (pictured left). There's really nothing similar between me an Uhura, so some of you may wonder why I would try a look inspired by her look. Well, if you look closely at her face (especially when it's all blown up large in the movie) you'll find they are using a lot of neutrals. Granted, the neutrals used on her look quite a bit different on me, but I had to try.

For Zoe's eyes, it looked like she had a light plum on her lid with a little brown mixed in at the corner. Sometimes during the movie I saw a flash of pink above the main lid. This is just my guess. I could be WAY off. Then there's the awesome winged eye liner. I've never seen anyone rock the winged liner quite like Zoe Saldana. Those were some pretty fierce wings! Black is a little harsh on me so I decided to try grey liner instead.

So this is how my face turned out. Sorry I'm so in the sun my eyes are squinting too much.

My Breakdown (Not Ms. Saldana's)
By the way if anyone finds a breakdown for Uhura's makeup, please send it to me! I think they used less shimmery items on by the way. But I created this with what I had available to me at the time.

The Eyes
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Circa Plum Pigment (LE) - All over lid
  • MAC Satin Taupe Shadow - Outer third, a little into the crease
  • MAC Show Stopper Eyeshadow (LE) - outer corner
  • MAC Next to Nothing Eye Shadow (LE) - Brow Highlight
  • MAC In Living Pink Eye Shadow (LE) - Crease
  • MAC Lithograph Fluidline (LE) - Exaggerated winged liner. Believe me, on me it really is exaggerated, but my eyes are so deep set it's hard to see. I wish MAC would make this permanent
The Face
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15
  • MAC Studio Tech Concealer in NC15
  • MAC Flirt And Tease Blush
  • MAC Stray Rose Blush
The Lips
  • MAC Prep + Prime Lips
  • MAC Dervish Lip Liner - in retrospect I wish I had chosen Lush n Lilac
  • MAC Full Blown Lipstick - I could NOT find any of my plum lipsticks so I very lightly used this dark reddish plum. I would have chosen something more like Plum Dandy.
  • MAC Viva Glam VI LE Lipglass