11 Steampunk Makeup Designs

My makeup archives have been sadly neglected lately and that’s such a shame. There are so many amazing artists and concepts out there just waiting to be discovered and sometimes just one piece, one little thing, is the key to inspiration. From gritty to glamour these 11 steampunk makeup designs hold their own but adding them to your steampunk costume? Perfection.

steampunk by rebeca sarayCoal dust, exhaust, and grit can be gorgeous. This shot by Rebeca Saray is one of my all time favorite steampunk photos and I’m so excited to add it to my archives. I love the idea of getting those goggles dirty! That’s what they’re for right?
Additional links for Rebeca Saray: Her Website
Model: Rebeca Evers

steampunk_by_ariadnatriumph-d4nanmcThis beautiful vintage bow lip and geared eye design is by Ariadna Triumph. While she may be taking a break from Facebook her portfolios on both pages are colorful, extreme, and just plain pretty. They’re well worth a look!
Additional links for Ariadna Triumph: Facebook
Model: Cristina
Hair by: Irene Morales
Stylist: Elena Perez
Photographer: Mara Hernandez

bollywood_steampunk___salkcity_photo_shoot_by_makeupsiren-d6dvg5rOne of the most beautiful things about cosplay is the complete lack of boundaries. No culture, color, gender, or genre can’t be included. They’re welcomed! Seeing this stunning almost Bollywood steampunk sari by Makeup Siren warms my heart and inspires me in so many ways. What other cultural pieces are out there just waiting to cross over? Get busy guys because I would love to see more. Isn’t she stunning?
Additional links for Makeup Siren: Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Photographer: Andrew Williams

c6f7390a0cdbce28aff3fe5da9e0eccdFeathered and stencled beauty by Kelsey Z. The way the makeup continues over the slicked back hair is fantastic!
Makeup and hair by: Lauren Clayton

mechanical_doll_by_asseenonstevie-d6f96klMechanical Doll by AsSeenOnStevie. What’s hidden beneath? A solid dose of steam!
Photographer: Self portrait

steamphantom-1Steampunk Phantom of the Opera by Ambra Photography & Makeup. Even her eyes are different. I really like the concept of this piece, the colors, and the rivets. Very cool!
Additional links for Ambra Photography & Makeup: Facebook

e634170a327d3dd7db16fc7a12b77592Oh those pink eyes! Sadly, my image search revealed nothing on this fantastic clockwork makeup design. I searched for hours and the trail went cold on several Russian blogs. Please comment if you know the makeup artist behind these gears. It’s one of my favorite pieces and I’d love to see it credited properly.

tumblr_n0wk4p8VKF1s3hp12o1_1280Snagged straight from Steampunk Tendencies, there’s a lot going on with this steampunk makeup and it all seems to work. Blue flowers, cracked doll, body paint, gears, and glamor. It should be too much but it’s just enough!
Additional links for Steampunk Tendencies: Facebook
Makeup artist: Kira Tai
Hair stylist: Linh Phan

07dd6c1ac6c6e5004a9cdfae4553f534Tutorial time! MadeULook by Lex makes this metallic steampunk body paint and makeup look easy with her YouTube walkthrough. I love the corseted neck, rivets, and two tone metal plates. So pretty, and the little pops of color really stand out!
Additional links for MadeULook by Lex: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

0af37f8175e46395283b8db4c98d0515A wooden half skull with gears! Sadly, this amazing piece using prostetics is also uncredited although I suspect it’s just been Tumblr’d to death. If you recognize this gorgeous crossbow hunter please comment so I can add some links. Artists like this deserve to be seen!

7fc19132fe5f1cf126cb50e1966954c3Last but never least, subtle makeup leads to a big wow thanks to some amazing mechanical bodypaint. It’s a beautiful biomechanical design that flows effortlessly into her tattooed arm and look at all of the detail! There’s a small clock face between her collarbones and every single rivet is shaded. It’s fabulous, and the photographer we can thank for this photo is Starry Night Photography.
Model: Sole Del Real
Hairstylist : Polly Peachums
Body painting and wardrobe by: Georgette Pressler

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