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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Nerd Makeup Series: Mariko and Yukio

Here's my first go at live-action characters! Mariko and Yukio are both from The Wolverine and represent the two totally different women. They are both pretty in different ways... and of course Mariko has this completely flawless complexion that was very hard to mimic.

Mariko is the heir to her grandfather's company, making her the most powerful woman in Asia. She's delicate and extremely beautiful, but able to defend herself with grace. Mariko is basically everything Westerners want Japanese women to be. Well, I'm sure Japanese women wouldn't mind being Mariko as well. Whatever.

Yukio is her adopted sister. She kind of looks like a fox (hence a ton of contouring) with a narrow face and red hair. Yukio is a master with the katana and very smart. She's got cooler makeup than Mariko and seems to be her exact opposite.

I had more fun with Yukio's makeup because I'm pretty new to contouring. The trick is to not put too much powder on the brush because you can always add more later. Mariko's makeup is essentially concealer and BB cream, plus a thin line of black eyeshadow. To make the eyes a bit more flirty, only put mascara on the outer lashes.

This post was supposed to go up on Friday, but my computer currently hates me. Is anyone else having problems with the new Mac update? Let me know, please.


  1. You look like you mastered the flawless skin as Mariko!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

    1. Hi Tegan,
      Thanks! It took a couple of tries but I'm glad I figured it out.


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