Get the Look: Gamora of Guardians of the Galaxy Makeup Tutorial

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Things You'll Need

  • Glue stick

  • Colorless powder

  • Powder brush

  • Face-painting sponge

  • Green and silver body paint

  • Eyeliner brush

  • Crease brush

  • Blending brush

  • Black, red and purple eye shadow

  • Black eyeliner

  • Cotton swab

  • False eyelashes

  • Dark green eyeliner

  • Angled brush

  • Clear lip gloss

Superheroes and comic book stars may be go-to Halloween costumes for any sci-fi fan, and the colorful outfits on display in Marvel's ​Guardians of the Galaxy​ means Gamora and the gang are always in especially high demand come October. Make sure your Gamora look is spot-on come Halloween with this makeup tutorial from Caitlin Davis, an Archdale, North Carolina–based makeup artist with the haunted house attraction Kersey Valley Spookywoods.


Prep Your Skin

Wash your face with soap and water, being sure to remove all makeup, lotions and oils.


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Glue Your Eyebrows

Rub the glue stick over each eyebrow and out toward the temple, stopping at your hairline.


Smooth the glue with your fingers and let it dry completely. Repeat once more.


Powder Your Face

Use a powder brush to apply a light layer of colorless powder over the glue, which will help your paint and makeup stick.

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Paint Your Face and Body

Dampen your face-painting sponge and then dip it in green paint. Sponge green paint over your entire face, neck and arms.



Let paint dry once you have covered the entire area. Do not go over it with powder.


Dip your eyeliner brush into silver body paint while the green paint dries. With the silver, trace slightly jagged lines across the cheekbones, above the inner corners of your eyebrows and vertically above the middle arch of each eyebrow. Let paint dry.


Add Eye Makeup

Apply red eye shadow to the inner corner of each eye with a small crease brush.

Apply Colorful Eye Shadows

Apply dark purple eye shadow to the center of each eyelid, extending just past the crease of the eye.


Blend the Eye Shadow

Use a blending brush to blend the purple and red eye shadows together toward your eyebrows.

Apply red eye shadow, using the crease brush, to the outer corner of each eye, extending outward and upward to the temple.

Apply black eye shadow with a crease brush to the outer corner of each eye in an arched, half "C" shape. Blend lightly.

Add Eyeliner

Line each lid and waterline with black eyeliner.


Smudge the Eyeliner

Use a cotton swab to smudge the eyeliner on your waterline along the lower lashes.

Add Fake Eyelashes

Apply natural-looking lashes to the top lash line, following instructions on false-eyelash packaging.

Add Mascara

Add two coats of mascara to the top lashes.

Complete the Final Details

Create an exaggerated arch for each eyebrow with silver paint and an eyeliner brush.


Take dark green eyeliner and trace the tail of your eyebrow, extending slightly past the end of each eyebrow.

Dip an angled brush lightly into the black eye shadow, making sure to tap off excess shadow. Blend black eye shadow underneath the cheekbones, along the sides of the nose and at the hollow of your temple.

Finish the look by lining and filling in lips with dark green eyeliner.

Add Lip Gloss

Seal lips with a swipe of clear lip gloss.

With this DIY makeup tutorial, you'll have the most authentic Gamora costume. More than just cosplay, you'd be able to walk right onto the set of the next ​Guardians of the Galaxy​ movie and be mistaken for Zoe Saldana herself!



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