Red alert, people, Game of Thrones season seven premieres in all of three days. Whether or not you ride or die for the show, you’ve probably noticed that where the fantasy series goes, fashion and beauty trends follow. There’s just something about watching Daenerys Targaryen fly majestically atop a dragon, platinum braid swinging, to sell us on a look. And while there are tutorials on tutorials of GOT-inspired beauty, celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg just decided to take it literal, diving into how you would get the GoT beauty aesthetic if you lived in the GoT era. Fish is involved. It’s so good.
Speaking from a huge fur coat, Greenberg explains the challenge: to find what she would use if she were Daenerys’ makeup artist. It’s a shift from her typical clientele, which includes a roster of celebrities like Kaley Cuoco, Kristen Stewart, and Rashida Jones, but man, does Greenberg go for it. She burns ash for a literal smoky eye. She ground up rocks, rocks, to use as a contour—and when it doesn’t blend out, that just gives things a Dothraki twist.
And here’s where sh-t gets real: Greenberg says she took some blood from a “vagrant in the basement” to use as a lipstain. We don’t know where or what she’s using, but fingers crossed it’s not actually blood, because it looks great as an orangey-red gloss. At about the same level of “oh my god,” she then highlights with the dew from a dead fish’s scales. And truly, we regret to write, it looks great. Listen, we know writers of the Internet say this kind of thing all the time. See all the headlines compiled here. But it delivers a silvery-blue sheen that’s actually gorgeous. Which brings us to Greenberg’s reaction, “Fish! Who knew? Fish might be the next highlighter, yo.” Mermaid makeup, it’s come full circle.
But our favorite moment? Greenberg explaining that, “It doesn’t matter where you are in time, you’ve got to blend your makeup, right?” And then in a reveal all-too familiar to people who’ve watched bloggers blend their foundation out with iPhones, Greenberg proceeds to buff her makeup in with a dragon egg (which we’re fairly certain might actually be an avocado). A quick blot with ground-up chicken bone powder (BRB, barfing), and Greenberg shows off the finished product: a look so foul, you might just stay alive until season eight. We’re in love.
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