I’ve been wanting to recreate a Borderlands make up look for ages and just haven’t gotten around to it. So pleased that I did this, I filmed the whole thing on Periscope too if you’re quick you can rewatch the shambles! There was going to be a YouTube video of this but my camera packed in less than half way through *face palm* I told you technology is against me when it comes to YouTube! Anyway, find out what’s going on in this pic by reading on.
As mentioned in a previous post, Borderlands has been the thing that had finally gotten me back into gaming and I’ve been playing as Maya the Siren, so it was her look that I wanted to have a go at, here’s what she looks like for those who have no idea what I’m going on about.
One of the iconic things about the Borderlands game is the comic book, sketchy look to the artwork which when translated to make up is super tricky to nail and also creates a bit of a pop art look.
I used Smashbox BB Cream for my base, although I’d say it would look better with a paler base and a fuller cover, I was just working with what I had here since it’s just a bit of fun. I contoured my cheeks with Illamasqua Moral Powder Blusher.
Eyebrows were drawn in and emphasised using a fine brush and a Concrete Minerals eyeshadow in Smut. Eyes were created using the Borderlands Collection from Espionage Cosmetics using shade Eridium as a base and a dab of Phaselock glitter on top. If you’re looking for either of these brands in the UK or Europe you can now get them both from CutECOsmetics. I blended the eyes out using a bit of orange from LOLA and lined using a Kiko Cosmetics gel liner.
Blue lips were created using Illamasqua’s infamous Vendetta lipstick and then I added the cell shading using the Kiko Cosmetics Gel Liner and a fine brush, this was REALLY difficult and would be easier to achieve with an even finer brush, ideally one with stiff bristles as it’s the precision that really makes this look pop.
Blue hair is all my own using Colour Freedom’s Mystic Blue and fairly freshly dyed. I’m not brave enough to sport Maya’s cropped do, but you can fake it with a wig if you’re doing cosplay or fancy dress. Big respect to all those cosplayers who spend so much longer than I did to perfect these looks!
@wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.