The Evolution of Wonder Woman

Just like the rest of the world, I’ve been obsessed Wonder Woman ever since the movie came out; I knew I had to do a mini makeup series on it. Aside from the obvious beauty of Wonder Woman (and hello, Gal Gadot!), the movie itself was so visually stunning — particularly the Paradise Island scenes, I mean talk about girl power. After watching it, all I wanted to do was ride horses and beat people up with my bare hands, like is that–did you guys feel that? No? Just me? Okay.

So, I pretty much knew nothing about Wonder Woman before I watched the movie, I’m not a big DC comic fan so don’t come for me. That said, I based all makeup cues on the 2017 movie and it’s various promotional posters and artwork.

I decided to do three looks for this series, as sort of a metaphysical (what) take on the evolution of Wonder Woman.  First, a Gal Gadot inspired everyday makeup look. Then, a very wearable, beach vibe, golden goddess-y, Paradise Island look. Lastly, a  bold red, blue and gold smoky eye look inspired by full on Wonder Woman.

Anyway enough about all that, let’s talk about why you really came– the makeup!

 

Gal Gadot Everyday Makeup 

For this look, I kept it very simple but chic. I focused on defining my face with light and shadow because Gal’s face is chiseled by God himself.  As a base, I used my go-to Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation mixed with a few drops of the Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow (drugstore option: Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator) to make my skin glow. I highlighted certain areas of my face (forehead, undereyes, cheekbones, nose, chin, jaw) with the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer and set it with a light-toned mineral powder. I cream contoured (under my cheekbones, sides of the nose, temples) with the Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation in Toffee, and went over it with the Lorac Pro Contour Kit,  but for a cheaper alternative try The Balm’s Bahama Mama Bronzer, it’s the best! I highlighted with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit for that celebrity glow. For brows I used the ELF Brow Kit in Dark, just the wax side. On my eyes, I used Half Baked from the Naked Palette on the lid and blended it out with Naked on the crease, but any neutral gold and light brown shadow will do.  I created a very simple and very small winged liner, and added lashes to finish off the eyes. On my lips, I patted on the color Vivienne from the Stila Color Balm line.

 

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Tip: Try contouring in more of a straight vertical line straight down, instead of sweeping horizontally under your cheekbones. Instant lift!
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Tip: Gal has pretty great natural looking brows so I outlined them to make them straighter, but only lightly filled them in to keep them laid back.

 

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Tip: Don’t overdo the eyeshadow! The key to this look is staying fresh and not too made up.

 

 

Paradise Island Golden Goddess

All the amazons on Paradise Island were so freaking beautiful, I knew I had to recreate their looks. I wanted a really beachy, goddessy vibe for this, but still wearable. This look is really similar to the one above, in fact I shot the first look then transformed it into this one! Foundation, concealer, and contour are all the same products and techniques listed above. Since this is more golden, I used more bronzer to warm up my entire face (the perimeters of my face and across my nose). I defined my brows with the same ELF Brow Kit in Dark, with a clean line on the bottom straight through to the arch and I filled them in pretty dark this time. For the eyes, I stuck with the gold and brown color combination. I added more gold in the center to make it more vibrant, then used Buck from the Naked Palette and a random dark brown shadow on the outer corners of my eyes for depth. I took a small amount of dark brown shadow and blended it out on my outer lower lash line, then I took the gold shadow and highlighted my inner corners and inner lower lash line. I opted for a more nude lip look, so I wiped off my lip color completely and added a gold stripe down my lower lip with the Maybelline Glossy Liner in Gold for some amazon realness.

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Tip: Clean up your eyebrows with a very thick concealer and flat synthetic brush, then blend with your finger so you don’t lose coverage!
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Tip: For a more defined nose contour, take it up all the way under the front of your brows.
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Tip: Don’t forget to clean up any smudged last glue before your shadow, or you’ll end up with a shadow splotch! 🙈

 

 

Wonder Woman Smoky Eyes

This is what I first envisioned when I saw the movie. It was inspired entirely by her armor. Although it took me a couple of tries to get down (if you saw my instagram stories, you’d know) but I’m really happy with how this turned out.  I used my Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth Foundation mixed with Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow (wow i really love this stuff). Concealed and highlighted with the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Medium. Contoured with Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. I started the eyes with Half Baked from Urban Decay’s Naked Palette in the center of the lid. Then I went in with Paradox by Colourpop on the outer half, blended with Love Letter from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. I shaped it upwards to make it more… superhero- like. On the inner half, I used Milani Bella Navy shadow, then connected the red and blue sides on the lower lash line. I made a thicker winged liner with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and followed the shape of the shadow. I used a liquid gold eyeliner to add some details to the sides of the eye look. For the lips I stuck with Vivienne by Stila, and paid tribute to Wonder Woman’s golden V head armor by adding that detail on to my lower lip.

This is such a fun look to do if you want to have some Wonder Woman action going on, but don’t want to go full out. It’s perfect for costume parties or themed events! I love how the red, blue, and gold work so well together as an eyeshadow look, I might start incorporating that color more into my every day makeup!

 

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Tip: When working with bold eyeshadow, a clean blending  brush is your best buddy.
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Tip: Usually when I do a bold eye, I like to keep the rest of the face simple to balance it out.

 

 

 

 

So there you go! Thanks for reading about my Wonder Woman makeup looks, hopefully this inspires you to try out some of the tips and tricks I used too. Let me know what movie or character I should do next!

 

xx

Jamie

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