Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Song of Ice and Fire Series: House Targaryen

Greetings from the Dark Side!
If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, then you might appreciate this look~
A look inspired by House Targaryen!

House Targaryen is one of the coolest and weirdest Houses in the book, in my opinion. They are linked to the dragons and they were the ruling family of the Seven Kingdoms. Not only did they control the dragons, but they are also one of the most fantastical humans in the book. They had a very surreal appearance (silver hair and purple eyes). Dany is one of my favorite characters too, so I had a blast creating this look!!

The Targaryen motto: Fire and Blood.

"The Targaryens are the blood of the dragon...[their] banner is a three-headed dragon, red on black..." (excerpt from Martin's A Game of Thrones)

I used red and black to represent the House's banner, and a touch of silver to represent the Targaryen silver hair.

 Products Used

-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
-MAC 'Blacktrack' Fluidline Gel Eyeliner
-Lime Crime 'ChinaDoll' Palette (Lotus Noir and Fly Dragon Fly)
-Lime Crime 'd'Antoinette Palette (Mercurious)
-Prestige My Biggest Lashes Mascara
-Ardell Lashes 'Fairytale'
Face & Lips
-Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
-Lime Crime Lip Gloss 'Candy Apple'

House Targaryen

My inspiration was to use the three-headed dragon and apply it to my eyeliner. I made two distinct lines using black eyeliner. There are three"points" or wings. One on the outer part of my crease, one in the outer part of the lower lash line, and one close to the inner corner. I used black and red to mimic the House colors.

Below is the look without any lashes or mascara. This looks is not too complicated since it is mostly using gel liner. All I did was to thickly line my lower lash line and crease using the MAC Fluidline. I then applied 'Lotus Noir' from the Lime Crime palette over the gel liner.I also slightly lined my upper lash line.
Then, I applied 'Fly Dragon Fly' (what a fitting name!) from the same Lime Crime palette onto my lid.
In the inner corner, I place 'Mercurious', a silver shade.

 With lashes and mascara:

On my lips I used the Lime Crime lip gloss in Candy Apple, and then placed Mercurious, the same silver I used on my inner corner, and placed it on the center of my lips. I also used Mercurious as my highlighter on top of my cheek bones.

Thank you so much for reading ♥
See you next time on The Dark Side of Beauty!

*All intellectual property mentioned in this post is the property of George R.R. Martin


  1. This is so pretty Nancy! I love red eyeshadows!

  2. HELL YEAH. i've been anxious for this post, as they're my favorite house, too. Also, I enjoyed staring at Khal Drogo and Dany (but mostly Drogo)- when he was still alive. haha. anyway, this look is badass. i'm sure Dany and Sir Jorah would be proud! :)

    1. OMG. I know!! He is hot!
      Haha, I really want to do a softer look inspired by Dany from the show, since her makeup and dress was usually very subdued and girly.
      Thank you! You're too kind!

  3. So precise! I want to do more red eyeshadow looks <3

  4. This is amazing! I love what you've done with the liner and the red. Your lips look amazing as well.


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