As Michonne on The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira certainly knows a thing or two about slaying zombies, and at the show's season 5 premiere in Beverly Hills, the star slayed us in the style department by pairing her gorgeous Christian Siriano number with metallic shadow, lush lashes, and a glossy lip. To celebrate everyone's favorite zombie-themed drama series, which is making its return on-screen tonight, we got the complete breakdown from Gurira's makeup artist Gregory Arlt to find out how you can create her ultra-fierce look on yourself! Read on for the step-by-step instructions, and be sure to catch Gurira on the season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead tonight on AMC.
To start, Arlt applied an even layer of MAC Matchmaster Foundation ($35; maccosmetics.com), then followed by sweeping on the Studiofix Powder ($27; maccosmetics.com) to set the effect. A touch of powder blush in Devil ($17; maccosmetics.com), a rich terracotta hue, was blended onto the apples of the star's cheeks to impart a rosy flush. Moving on to the eyes, Arlt used MAC's Amber Lights eye shadow all over as a base color, then applied the All That Glitters hue ($16 each; maccosmetics.com) in the center of Gurira's lids. He added extra dimension by blending the eggplant-toned shadow in Sketch ($16; maccosmetics.com) into her crease.
After defining Gurira's upper lash line with a sweep of MAC Blacktrack Fluidline ($16; maccosmetics.com), he applied the #3 falsies ($17; maccosmetics.com), adding another layer of the Fluidline over the top to hide the seam of the faux lashes. Arlt ran MAC's Eye Pencil in Feline ($16; maccosmetics.com) along her waterline and blended the chocolate brown shadow in Embark ($16; maccosmetics.com) under her lower lashes to impart a subtle smoky effect. The glossy lip served as the finishing touch. Arlt filled in Gurira's pout with the lip pencil in Currant ($16; maccosmetics.com), and mixed the Lipglass shades in Desire and Rebel ($15; maccosmetics.com), which gave off a slight berry-tinted sheen.