reign mary queen of scots makeup tutorial

Excited for The CW’s new show Reign? It’s about Mary, Queen of Scots, and we are super excited to see it. So, in celebration of this show, I have put together my usual “Makeup Inspired By” tutorial with a sixteenth century twist.

In Reign, actress Adelaide Kane plays Mary, and does so very beautifully. Her makeup is subtle but still striking, using a mixture of cool and warm tones to create an elegant, almost ethereal look.

reign mary queen of scots makeup tutorial

Wanna get a similar look for yourself? Here’s how!

Step 0: Spritz on a face spray to keep your skin bright, like Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin D Moisture Mist.

Makeup first

Step 1: Start by evening out your skintone using a liquid concealer like Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer underneath eyes and on any blemishes. Skip the primer and foundation; you want this to be dewy and fresh. Swirl a bit of loose powder overtop using a large fluffy brush. I picked Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder.

Pink shadow

Step 3: Apply a little bit of berry-colored gel blush to the applies of your cheeks and blend upward, like glominerals gloTint For Cheeks & Lips.


Step 3: Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply a pale berry shade all over your lids and up to the brow. For this shade, I picked the pink color from L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow in Blue Haute Couture.

Light pink shadow

Then, I took CoverGirl‘s Flamed Out Shadow Pencil and applied it all over the lid and on the lower lashline.

Pink line

I blended this into the lid to decrease the brightness.

Pink eyeshadow

Step 4: Skip the eyeliner — this look requires a light hand with the makeup. Curl eyelashes, then apply two coats of a lengthening mascara on the top lashes and one on the bottom.

Reign Lashes

Step 5: Fill in brows using a matte brown shadow, Clinique Brow Shaper in Soft Taupe. I kept mine their natural shape, but filled in sparser spots and defined the arch a bit. Then, I applied a little Ramy Miracle Brow to hold them in place.

Brows Reign

Step 6: Apply a sheer berry lipstick onto exfoliated lips. If you have dry, cracked skin on your pout, it’s great to use a moisturizing scrub like Lush Mint Juleps Lip Scrub before applying any lip product with color that will wind up seeping into the wrinkles. For the lip shade, I used Calvin Klein Lipstick in Twisted. Voila! A fresh, cute look.

Reign final makeup

This post is sponsored by CW Reign. Series Premiere Tonight at 9/8c.