Make Your Own: Tron Makeup

Are you ready for Tron: Legacy? There’s a lot to be excited about. The Daft Punk soundtrack! The neon LED spandex outfits! The Jeff Bridges coming back to vaguely reprise his 1982 role in the original Tron!

We are not exactly <i>Tron</i> experts. However, we have been crushing on the way the female leads look. So we tracked down the film’s head makeup artist to help us recreate the looks from the movie.

The first thing you will need to pull off The Tron look is LED lights (or glow in the dark tape). Once you have procured that and the proper skin tight outfit, follow these instructions we got directly from Rosalina da Silva, the makeup department head from Tron: Legacy. (Also, check in next week when we try out the looks ourselves.)

The first thing you will need? Lots of M·A·C products. Or at least iridescent foundation.

But basically, it’s a monochromatic, black and white look. According to Rosalina:

“I simply didn’t want any color makeup. I thought that color would compete with the sets and costumes.”

So, are you ready to look like Olivia Wilde dressed up as Quorra? Here’s how Rosalina achieved the look:

Underbase: M·A·C Strobe Liquid
Foundation: A full coverage foundation, applied full strength with a foundation brush
Concealer: A mixture of very light colours
Cheeks: A shimmery highlight powder (also brushed along side nose into the inner eyebrow area)
Eyes: M·A·C Paint in Bare Canvas as a base, M·A·C Paint Pot in Quite Natural in the eye crease,
and M·A·C Paint Pot in Bare Study to create highlights.
Eye Liner: M·A·C Eye Kohl in Smolder, blended and smudged to create the eyeliner and shadow.
M·A·C Eye Pencil in Ebony, M·A·C Fluidline in Blacktrack
Mascara: Black, volume enhancing, waterproof mascara
Eye Brows: Brow gel to shape the hairs, darkened with M·A·C Fluidline in Blacktrack
Lips: M·A·C Lipstick in Fresh Brew

If you’re a super fancy makeup artist, here’s how you make it perfect:

“For the finishing touches, I made my own loose powder with a base of M·A·C Iridescent Powder/Loose in Silver Dusk and M·A·C Set Powder in Invisible with a dash of other pigments and powders. I put them all into a blender and crushed them to create an extra fine reflective powder.”

Since we don’t have a makeup blender (or a $200+ M·A·C budget), we’ll be making a few adjustments next week when we dress up as Tron.

But these directions seem pretty straightforward. Now all we need is an awesome page boy wig and glow in the dark tape. Stay tuned!

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