There’s no doubt in our minds: Marvel’s Jessica Jones is one of the best TV shows of 2015, and if you haven’t binged all of it on Netflix yet, you absolutely must. Something else we’re totally obsessed with? Jessica Jones’ beauty game. We mean, who else rocks a perfectly smokey eye and red lipstick while kicking the asses of bad guys? A woman after our own hearts, that’s who. Here’s how you can get Krysten Ritter’s superpowered look.
Skin: Jessica Jones’ incredible skin is one of the first things —hell, even Killgrave notices. To steal her dewy look, use a feather-light foundation like Iope Air Cushion Foundation ($45, Soko Glam), then conceal any spots with a brilliant concealer like Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer ($32, Sephora) to hide any blemishes or redness. Only apply powder under your eyes; this will prevent your mascara and eyeliner from smudging as you fight crime, and allows the rest of your skin to keep that really fresh look.
Cheeks: Jessica Jones doesn’t do blush or highlighter, but you can define your cheekbones a little with the dark side of the NYX Wonder Stick ($11.99, Ulta), making sure you blend really, really well with a synthetic-bristled brush.
Eyes: This eye makeup is literally the platonic smokey eye ideal. To get the look, begin with a slightly shimmery brown shadow two shades darker than your skin tone and apply it all over your eyelid, blending well with your finger, then run a small amount under your lower lashline. Next, take a black eyeliner—we love Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Liner in Perversion or Oil Slick ($20, Sephora)—and run it along your upper and lower waterlines, making sure to also work it between your eyelashes a little. Blink a few times to smudge it ever-so-slightly, then use a matte black eyeshadow and a small brush to smudge it under your lashline even more. If you want to mimic Krysten Ritter’s insanely long lashes, you can apply a few individual lash clusters to the outer corners of your upper lashline for a fluttery, yet still totally natural look. Coat upper and lower lashes with two coats of black mascara, and you’re set!
Brows: Jessica’s brows are full, dark and flat, yet natural-looking—this means a tinted brow gel is your best bet. We love Revlon Brow Fantasy and Gel ($8.99, Ulta) for their fantastic, long-wearing formula and useful matching pencil (to fill in any bald spots from over-plucking). Choose a color one shade darker than you’d usually wear and swipe it along your eyebrows to tint and fill.
Lips: Though Krysten has said on Twitter that Jessica’s signature red-pink lip is just her natural kisser with a coat of Chapstick, we are not all blessed with such brightly colored lips. To cheat the look (and keep up the low-maintenance theme), use a long-lasting stain like Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain ($30, Benefit) and top with a satin gloss or balm of your choice.
Now get out there and kick some major ass, you glorious jewels. See what we did there?
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