In anticipation of the premiere of “Game of Thrones” Season 3 on HBO this Sunday at 9 p.m., we wanted to get a little bit closer to our favorite characters by learning how to get their hair and makeup (should we ever need to attack a direwolf or dragon). Queen Cersei and Mother of Dragons Daenerys may be dealing with living in exile and loathing their betrothed, but they’ve both got eyebrows that make us want to stop tweezing and hair that inspires us to don our own crown of braids. Though the series takes place centuries before modern day, the character issues and the hair and makeup looks are still extremely relatable for today’s modern world. In terms of the beauty looks, the Spring 2013 runways were filled with bold brows, sculptured cheekbones and ethereal braided hairstyles – all of which we see throughout the “Game of Thrones” series.
To get the look, we went straight to the experts (who were also huge “Game of Thrones” fans). Romero Jennings, senior artist for MAC Cosmetics, taught us how to sculpt and highlight the face, properly apply a bold brow, and get the perfect flesh-toned lip. Britney Williams for Bumble and Bumble styled model Linka’s hair with consistent waves and a wrap-around braid, the exact style donned on our favorite “Game of Thrones” maidens. One thing is for sure, if you replicate these looks at home you’ll be ready to wield a sword.