I’m shooting some True Blood cosplays soon (Jessica & Sookie), and I recently did a practice run of Jessica Hamby inspired makeup (with all cruelty free and vegan products, of course.) Jessica has a lot of different makeup looks throughout the show from natural to glam, but I did a look based off of when she works as a waitress at Merlotte’s, which features natural face makeup, winged eyeliner, subtle false lashes (from what I can tell), and lip tint.
I found an interview with Brigette Ellis (lead makeup artist for True Blood), and in it she says Deborah Ann Woll wore tinted moisturizer and lip venom, but I went with a full coverage foundation (a sample of Charlotte Tilbury’s new Airbrush Flawless Finish), and then used Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek to add a little color back to my cheeks and chin.
Here are the details on what I used:
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Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter (2 Light)
Sample of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation (2N/I haven’t decided if I’ll buy this one, I loved how it looked at first but then it made my face look and feel dry throughout the day, I’ll try it again with a more hydrating primer and see if that helps.)
Milk Lip + Cheek (Perk)
Colourpop Brow Boss Pencil (Auburn)
Pure Copper Shadow from the Styli Style Precious Metals Vol 2 Palette
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
Root Pretty White Gold Illuminator (inner corner)
Pacifica Magical Multi-Pencil (waterline)
Ardell Faux Mink Lashes (814/I trimmed them.)
Colourpop Just a Tint Lip Crayon (Maui Wowie)
Overall I’m happy with how my Jessica Hamby makeup look came out. My favorite part of the look was the lashes–they were easy to apply and looked pretty natural yet still added some length and drama.
Who is your favorite character on True Blood? Have you read the Sookie Stackhouse books? Let me know in the comments, and stay tuned for some True Blood cosplay soon!
Bonus–my cat Sookie (yes, she’s named after Sookie Stackhouse!) came to hangout with me while I was taking these photos, so I got some adorable shots: