As the southern regions of Africa prepare for the coming winter, the rest of the world is already celebrating the arrival of a different winter. That is, the fictional one in the widely loved television series, Game Of Thrones. Today marks the beginning of the final season of the series.
If you aren’t a fan of the show, you can at least get something out of the craze, beauty tips! For Beauty Mondays and in showing support to women who are actually excited for the return show, we have curated a few tips from the stars of the show on self-care that could help you out!
Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell): hydro eye-gels and Argan Oil serums
Known for her piercing porcelain glare in GOT, Natalie has picked up some useful tricks to taking care of your face. She swears by hydro firming gels around the eyes: “If I’m shooting that morning, the first things that go on my face (especially if I’d been to an event the night before and had one too many glasses of Champagne) are Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. They help tame the puffiness.” and for the youthful dewy skin? She found a great trick to apply an oil based serum before her moisturiser: “I saw that when I was filming “Game of Thrones” in Morocco. The women of that country love their Argan oil, and I picked up the idea of putting on an oil or oily serum before moisturizer.”
Cersei’s poisonous lips
One of the most infamous beauty moments on GOT was Cersei’s poisonous kiss that killed a prisioner in season 6. There are many tutorials online to help yo get the perfect shade of poisonous pink with the right amount of plumpiness to look lethal. Lucky for us Africans, most of us are blessed with plumpiness so we only have to worry about the perfect pink. So here it is: Line your lips with a solid pink lipstick then apply a pink gloss from the outside in, blending the liner toward the inner portions of your lips. Then voila!
Sansa Stark: Good Hair, don’t care
A beauty that has at some point in her complex role on GOT, captured our hearts is the sometimes loyal, sometimes traitorous daughter of Ned Stark, Sansa. Her coppery red hair brings a warm glow to the increasingly cold and dreary scenimatic of the show and she has a few tips on how to keep hair that has been colored strong and healthy: “A night-time oil is great. You can apply it to dry hair just before going to sleep so it doesn’t tangle.” and break
The Mother of Dragons: Take your makeup off ladies!
Emilia Clarke is probably the most recognised actress from the GOT series, mostly because her character literally walks around with a pose of fire breathing dragons, Daenerys, and has fought against male dominated empires one by one. So when she gives advise about taking off your makeup at the end of the day, regardless of your adventures, we are here to listen: ” When I travel, I always pack my full kit and I can’t do it any other way: Shiseido cleanser, moisturiser and eye cream. Twice a day every day. I can be blackout drunk and I’ll still take my make-up off. I get nightmares when I sleep in my make-up; it’s the weirdest thing.”
So there you have it, a Game Of Thrones inspired beauty Monday. If you have more tips and tricks that come from the show, leave us a comment on any of our platforms below.