By Chris Roth - Jenna Ortega at the New York Comic Con 2022 (cropped)
The Netflix series "Wednesday" has been a hit, and much of the credit goes to the show's star, Jenna Ortega. Ortega's portrayal of Wednesday Addams has been praised for its dark, gothic style; her makeup is a big part of that.
Wednesday Addams' makeup look is a perfect example of grunge glam makeup. Grunge glam is a makeup trend that combines elements of grunge and glamour. It is all about wearing bold, dark makeup with a touch of glamour. This makeup look is perfect for those who want to create a spooky-chic or edgy look.
Grunge glam makeup is a fun and edgy look that is perfect for those who want to create a statement.
So, are you ready to create your own spooky-chic makeup look? Let's get started!
Foundation: Pale and Matte Complexion
To achieve this look, you will need to use a foundation that is one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. You can also use concealer to highlight your cheekbones and under your eyes. Once you apply your foundation and concealer, you must set your makeup with a translucent powder. This will help to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long.
The Eyes: Mystical and Alluring
The eyes are the focal point of grunge glam makeup. Follow these steps to create mesmerizing eyes that capture the essence of Wednesday Addams:
- Eyeshadow: Start by applying a neutral-toned eyeshadow as a base. Then, use a dark eyeshadow shade, such as deep purple or charcoal gray, to add depth to your crease. Blend the colors seamlessly for a smoky effect.
- Eyeliner: Apply black eyeliner along your upper lash line, extending it slightly for a winged effect. For a more intense look, smudge the liner on the lower lash line.
- Mascara: Coat your lashes with volumizing mascara for added drama and definition. If desired, consider using false lashes to achieve a more striking appearance.
The Lips: Dark and Mysterious
Wednesday Addams' lips are usually a dark shade of red. You can use lipstick or lip liner to achieve this look. If you're using lipstick, apply a lip liner first to help the lipstick stay in place.
The Finishing Touches: Sculpting Your Features
Grunge glam makeup is all about creating a sculpted and defined look. Follow these contouring techniques to enhance your features:
- Contour: Use a cool-toned contour shade to sculpt your cheekbones, jawline, and temples. Apply it in a diagonal line from the ear to the corner of your mouth and blend well for a seamless finish.
- Highlight: Apply a shimmery highlighter to the high points of your face, including the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and cupid's bow. This will add a touch of luminosity to your overall look.
Hollywood Makeup Mirror: Accurate Makeup Application
A Hollywood makeup mirror is a great tool for creating grunge glam makeup. The large mirror allows you to see every detail of your makeup, and the bright lights help you to see how the makeup looks in different lighting conditions.
Here are some additional tips for creating a grunge glam makeup look:
- Use dark clothing, such as black, gray, or navy.
- Add accessories like chokers, fishnet stockings, or black lace gloves.
- Style your hair in a high ponytail or braid.
- Finish off the look with a pair of black platform boots.
The great thing about grunge glam makeup is that it's very versatile. You can customize the look to your style by using different colors and products. For example, if you want a more dramatic look, you can use a darker shade of eyeliner and lipstick. Or, if you want a more natural look, you can use a lighter shade of foundation and concealer.
No matter how you choose to customize the look, grunge glam makeup is sure to turn heads. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today and create your own spooky-chic look!