The final season of Game of Thrones premiered with an epic red carpet show in New York last week. It was lovely to see all the cast, somewhat emotional, their pride and excitement mixing with sadness over the beginning of the end. As the show has become a worldwide phenomenon and a game-changer in the TV industry, some of the cast have become movie stars, fan favourites and some have grown up right in front of our eyes. Late on the GOT fangirl train, I watched the series only last year but I instantly became obsessed with it and I cannot wait to see how the story ends.
As we get closer to the TV premiere of the show I am wondering how on earth they have all managed to stay clear of spoilers for two years but finally this Sunday, Season 8, Episode 1. will be airing and no doubt it will break all ratings in tv history.
But let’s get back to the beauty world and see what the ladies of GOT was up to last week. They have definitely pulled out all the stops for this special occasion and all looked stunning on the red carpet.
The Khaleesi herself, Emilia Clarke wearing a Valentino gown in Targaryen colours went for dramatic, bold makeup.
Her makeup artist Kate Lee used Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua as a base and Cle de Peau Radiant Corrector as a concealer. On the eyes, she used Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Mineral Brow Pencil in Brown, Chantecaille Full Brow Perfecting Gel, Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Mystere Et Intensite, Troy Surratt Smoky Eye Baton in Canons de Beaute in Burgundy and Chanel Inimitable and Le Volume in Burn and Ecorces. On the cheeks she blended Addiction Blush in 006 Naked Lies In Fiore Fleur Vibrante and on the lips she mixed Chanel Le Crayon Levres in Rouge Noir, Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care and the darkest shade from Chanel Les 4 Ombres used as a lip powder.
(The quote on her dress is from a poem ‘Leave your door open for me. I might sleepwalk into your arms.’)
I am in love with Maisie Williams‘ a new lavender hue ’60s hairdo. With this pop of colour, her makeup artist Kindra Mann chose a monochromatic mauve makeup look with bold eyeliner.
She used Urban Decay’s All Nighter Foundation as a base with the All Nighter Concealer and the soon to be released Urban Decay Game of Thrones collaboration range for the rest of the makeup. On Maisie’s cheeks Mann applied the shimmering champagne and gold shades Rhaegal and Drogon form the Mother of Dragons Highlight Palette. On the eyes first, she applied Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin, next, she lined the top lid with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion and lined the waterline with Urban Decay 24/y Glide-On Eye Pencil in Yeyo. From the House Targaryen section in the Game of Throne Eyeshadow Palette, she brushed on Take the Black over the liner to smoke out the colour and then swiped the shade Hardhome over the brow bone for highlight. The mascara she used was Perversion. Mann groomed Maisie’s brows with Urban Decay’s Brow Endowed in Dark Drapes followed by the Brow Tamer in Dark for definition and completed the look with Vice Lipstick in the shade Backtalk.
Sophie Turner looked absolutely amazing wearing the most sublime smoky eyes. Georgie Eisdell makeup artist has created the holy grail of smoky eyes, matte and deep black that went so well with the actor’s short Louis Vuitton dress.
Surprisingly I haven’t found any details about the makeup which is a shame because I think many people would love to know what eyeshadow she used.
Stealing everyone’s thunder in Iris van Herpen’s Spring 2019 Couture collection Gwendoline Christie looked magical on the red carpet. The dress was covered in patterns that looked like flames or icicles following the theme of ice and fire in true Game of Thrones fashion.
Her makeup artist Stoj decided to keep the focus on the dress (how can you not?) and keep the makeup subtle. She used Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic foundation, Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage concealer, Shu Uemura Loose Matte Powder and YSL Touche Eclat as a base. On the eyes she applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Browwiz in Taupe, Fenty Beauty Killawatt Girl Next Door & Fire Crystal and Jilian Dempsey eyeshadow cream, she smudged Mac Lowlights gel liner into the lash line, then applied Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. She highlighted Gwendoline’s cheeks with Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Wand and Pat Macgrath’s shine stick. On the lips, the actor was wearing Liv it up lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury.
Nathalie Emmanuel also was made up by the Urban Decay camp, she represented fire with the warm orange shades. Makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan has created a glossy red-orange lip that was the focus of the makeup which she complemented with a hint of blush in a similar shade, she kept the rest of the face fresh to let the lip stand out.
As a base, Deenihan picked Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Foundation and the All Nighter Concealer. Then she used the Winterfell section of the Urban Decay Game of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette and applied Weirwood Leaves all over the eyelid then used Nymeria on the outer corners. She groomed Nathalie’s brows with Brow Blade in Dark Drapes and followed it by Rhaegal from the Mother of Dragons Highlight Palette. She finished the look with lashings of Perversion Mascara and Vice Lipstick in Crash.
I haven’t found more details about the rest of the beauty looks but they are definitely worth a mention:
Carice van Houten wore a gorgeous white gown by Dutch designer Ronald van der Kemp. The beautiful coral- red lipstick she used complimented her alabaster complexion like a dream, letting it be the only pop of colour in the whole look.
Hannah Murray, right on season, went for a bright yellow gown with bronze-gold smoky eyes and peachy cheek-lip combination.
Rose Leslie wearing a fiery red Oscar de La Renta gown was keeping it classic and simple with a red lip.
Natalie Dormer was complementing her beautiful Giorgio Armani dress with a bronze-brown smoky look with nude lips and a cool slicked-back hairstyle.