Queen’s Gambit Makeup Tutorial and how to do winged eyeliner
Queen’s Gambit makeup is sparking the revival of winged eyeliner and the mod 60’s makeup. I’m sharing the Queen’s Gambit makeup tutorial inspired by Beth Harmon the Queen’s Gambit lead character, played by Anya Taylor Joy. Her fashion and makeup evolves throughout the Queen’s Gambit as she grows up and develops her style.
The Queen’s Gambit showed a lot of different looks with Anya Taylor Joy’s makeup. From 60’s mod daytime to some very heavy black liner on both the top and bottom. As she experiments with makeup and ends the season with a beautiful, classic black winged eyeliner and red lip look as she’s walking through the park in white and sits to play chess.
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60’s Makeup Trends
This queen’s gambit makeup tutorial is based is off of Beth Harmons makeup in the Netflix hit about chess. In this Queen’s Gambit makeup tutorial I’m sharing the classic 60’s makeup looks:
- Black winged eyeliner | Cat eye kitten flick for a doe eyed look.
- Red lips
- Subtle flush
- Full defined eyebrows
- Long eyelashes
It’s not a complete dupe as I changed the eyeliner to a classic winged look that follows the eye contour and is more wearable in 2021 than going straight out. I choose this look as it’s more versatile and modern rather than some of her other looks which had heavy black eyeliner on the bottom too.
I’ve also shared some queens gambit makeup tips to help store your liquid eyeliner and variations on this Queen’s Gambit look.
The Queen’s Gambit Makeup Tutorial | YouTube
How to do winged eyeliner | Cat eye makeup
Anya’s character Beth Harmon wears winged eyeliner for that defined cat eye look in a lot of episodes of the Queen’s Gambit. Here are my tips for getting the perfect cat eye with black winged eyeliner.
- Use a black liquid eyeliner with a fine point. I like Anastacia or Kat Von D Dagger waterproof liner. The shape of Kat Von D’s Dagger eyeliner makes winged eyeliner easier.
- Use your pinky finger to stabilize your hand and prevent it shaking.
- You can either draw lots of little lines and link them together or one long line, whichever you find easiest.
- Create a cat eye / winged eyeliner by extending the line past the outer corner of your eye upwards and outwards.
- Allow your eyeliner to dry before adding false eyelashes for a really 60’s glam look
If you’re struggling with liquid eyeliner try a winged eyeliners stamp.
Winged eyeliners stamp(s) are supposed to take the effort out of doing the winged part of the eyeliner and make it easy by just stamping it on. I tried the eyeliner stamp and couldn’t get the hang of it so went back to the traditional liquid liner. But if liquid liner’s a struggle for you, it might be worth giving it a go to copy this Beth Harmon Queen’s Gambit look or for any winged eyeliner or cat eye makeup.
Cruelty Free Makeup used for this Queen’s Gambit inspired makeup
- Kat Von D Primer
- Bare Minerals Foundation
- Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer
- Beauty Blender
- Kat Von D Natural Eyeshadow palette
- Urban Decay lash primer
- Charlotte Tilbury black mascara
- Kat Von D Dagger black liquid eyeliner for the winged eyeliner / cat eye makeup
- Fake Bake bronzer
- Kat Von D Crush on Blush Blusher
- Dawes Cosmetics vegan lip liner ‘Valentine’
- Dawes Cosmetics vegan red lipstick ‘Seduction’
- Lash Lovin’ You magnetic eyelashes. Use code EVED for 10% off your order.
- Urban Decay setting spray
Beth Harmon The Queen’s Gambit Makeup
Key points of Beth Harmon / Anya Taylor Joy’s makeup looks include:
- Winged black eyeliner
- Cupids bow (learn how to contour and shape your cupids bow or fake it in the YouTube video tutorial)
- Full bushy eyebrows
- Matte eyeshadow
- White or nude eyeliner along the waterline
- Dusty pink blush
Learn more about Queen’s Gambit Actress Anya Taylor Joy IMDB and find out what you’ll be able to see her in next.
Have questions about this makeup?
If you have any questions I didn’t answer in this Queen’s Gambit makeup tutorial drop me a comment below. Also, do you prefer talking makeup tutorials like this or silent ones with just music? Thanks so much for watching!
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.