Mistresses Tutorials: Siobhan (Orla Brady)


Does anybody remember ‘Mistresses’? It was a mini series that followed the love lives of four women. I’m on about the original BBC series, not the ridiculous American remake. Honestly, I watched three episodes of that and couldn’t take anymore of it.

This was one of my favourite things on television in my early twenties, and as I rewatch them now I really love the style and makeup of each of the main characters. I wanted to do a ‘Mistresses’ inspired makeup series.

I want to start with Siobhan who was probably my favourite character earlier on. I loved her story lines with Hari and Patrick. She was also one of the most glamorous and had a pretty sad storyline. On we go!


Siobhan does wear some gorgeous makeup, but her skin does still look like skin. I used Too Face’s Born This Way foundation to replicate this, buffing it thoroughly into the skin. I then mixed two concealers together to brighten my under-eye area, and those were Maybelline’s Erase Eye concealer and Nars Radiant Creamy concealer.

To set everything in place, I first used Bare Minerals SPF Concealer to set the concealer under the eyes. This stuff really helps concealer not to crease. I love it! Then for the rest of the face I used Bare Mineral’s Bareskin Perfecting Veil.

For contouring I used my favourite bronzer at the moment, and that’s the Body Shop’s Honey Bronzing Powder in ‘Light Matte’. For blush, I decided to use Too Face’s Love Flush blush in ‘Love Hangover’. I was going to use MAC’s Melba blush, but this ended up being a little bit too orange for Siobhan’s natural looking flush.



For Siobhan’s eye makeup, I first filled in my brows using the L’Oreal Genius Brow Kit, applying this in small sweeps along my natural brow shape. I brushed any excess powder away with the spoolie in the kit.

For the lids, I first applied Maybelline’s Leather Effect Cream Eyeshadow in ‘Creamy Beige’ to the lid and blended it out in the crease. Over this I patted MAC’s Satin Taupe eyeshadow and blended this out softly just over the crease. I took this colour on a small smudger brush along my lower lash line too.

To darken the crease I used MAC’s Espresso, and blended this softly into the crease. Along my upper lash line I applied a little of MAC’s Smut eyeshadow. Siobhan does wear a smokey eye in the second series, so I thought I’d add a bit of that here.

I used three mascaras. On the upper lashes, I first defined the lashes with Benefit’s Roller Lash, then gave them more volume with Bare Mineral’s Lash Domination. On my lower lashes I used Clinique’s Bottom Lash mascara.



As for lips, I first lined my lips using a No7 Precision Liner in ‘Soft Blush’ and filled in the entire lips with this colour. I then used a mix of Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lipstick in ‘Heart Breaker’ and MAC’s Lustre Lipstick in ‘Syrup.’ These colours together gave a nice glossy natural pink.


And that is my first Mistresses inspired makeup tutorial. I might do Jessica next, which is probably going to be the most tricky for me. But I will give it a shot!

Bye for now!




About jennywren7

I'm Jennifer; northern beauty blogger and Starbucks addict. I enjoy blogging about various aspects of my life and throwing the odd review and tutorial into the mix. Hope you enjoy reading my various ramblings.
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3 Responses to Mistresses Tutorials: Siobhan (Orla Brady)

  1. QueSarahSarah says:

    Love this look! And what’s up with horrible American remakes? lol I hate how so many good BBC shows went to the crapper after Americans tried to recreate the magic (and failed lol) I’m looking at you, Being Human


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