If you’ve been scrolling through TikTok recently, you’ve probably noticed that rectangle glasses are making a comeback as the latest must-have fashion accessory, endorsed by trendsetters like Bella Hadid and Gabbriette Bechtel. And let’s not forget about the iconic Bayonetta makeup that goes hand in hand with these glasses.

Despite its corporate look, the Bayonetta makeup gives off a surprisingly chic and stylish vibe that has everyone excited to recreate this iconic look. The best part is that you have the freedom to choose which Bayonetta persona you want to embody.

Whether you’re inspired by Jessica Alba’s smoking hot look from Fantastic Four or you want to rock Doja Cat’s recent fiery engine red pout, local makeup artist Zoel Tee has all the insider tips you need.

So, keep reading to discover how you can perfect the Bayonetta makeup and add a sultry twist to your everyday corporate makeup routine!

The Origin Behind the Viral Bayonetta Makeup Trend

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Imagine this: the timeless up-do, trendy Bayonetta glasses, and a smoky eye, exuding a highly-regarded aesthetic that exudes confidence, sophistication, and a hint of allure.

One of the most memorable depictions of the Bayonetta look in cinematic history is Gisele Bündchen’s unforgettable portrayal of Serena in The Devil Wears Prada.

So, what characterises the Bayonetta style? Taking inspiration from the captivating video game character Bayonetta, this beauty trend encompasses rich plum eyeshadow, perfectly-shaped eyebrows, a sleek hairstyle, and, of course, the iconic Bayonetta glasses.

Bayonetta Makeup Guide: Base

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To achieve the desired look, it is crucial to begin with a completely clean and smooth base. Zoel suggests using serums like Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Advanced Serum or La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizer, as they effectively prepare the skin.

These serums have a creamy and slightly sticky texture that aids in creating a flawless canvas. This helps to properly prep your skin, preventing your foundation from appearing heavy or uneven.

Zoel also recommends using Dior Forever Glow Foundation for a flawless finish. This foundation offers buildable coverage, allowing you to conceal imperfections without looking cakey, while still maintaining a natural appearance. Remember to blend the foundation around the nose and mouth area for a seamless finish!

Recommended Products

  • Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Advanced Serum (30ml) retails for RM600 and is available on Zalora.
  • La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizer (15ml) retails for RM520 and is available on Sephora.
  • DIOR Forever Skin Glow 24H Hydrating Radiant Foundation (30ml)  retails for RM285 and is available on Sephora.

Bayonetta Makeup Guide: Eyeshadow

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To achieve a sultry and dramatic smokey eye look, Zoel suggests using a colour palette of dark purple or red with black. To ensure that the eyeshadow stays intense and lasts all day, it is important to start by applying an eyeshadow primer.

To create the desired effect, begin by blending the black eyeshadow from the lash line and gradually blend it upwards to create a lifted or winged effect. It is crucial to connect the shadow on the lower lid to the top at the outer corner. To soften the edges and add dimension, layer the purple shadow and blend it out.

To achieve the sultry eye look, we recommend trying out the DIOR Backstage Eye Palette in 002 Smokey Essentials. This palette offers a variety of shades, including greys, purples, and black, with different finishes such as matte, pearlescent, metallic, holographic, and glittery.

Another excellent choice for achieving a dark smokey eye makeup look, similar to Bayonetta’s, is the Flower Knows Eyeshadow Palette in #02 Black Swan. This palette features shades of crimson red, black, and greys, perfect for creating an anime-like effect.

To ensure that your eyeshadow stays vibrant throughout the day, we suggest using the Hourglass Veil Eye Primer. This lightweight and long-lasting primer is enriched with vitamin E and antioxidants, which not only create a smooth base for your eyeshadow but also enhance its colour intensity.

Recommended Products

  • DIOR Backstage Eye Palette in 002 Smokey Essential retails for RM245 and is available on DIOR online.
  • Flower Knows Eyeshadow Palette in #02 Black Swan retails for RM178.87 and is available on Yesstyle.
  • Hourglass Veil Eye Primer (9.6ml) retails for RM159 and is available on Sephora.

Bayonetta Makeup Guide: Brows

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To achieve the anime-Bayonetta look, Zoel advises shaping your eyebrows with a sleeker and more defined arch. To tidy up stray hairs, concealer can be used.

For this, we suggest trying out the Benefit Cosmetic Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil.

This exceptional brow pencil has an ultra-fine tip that enables you to effortlessly create realistic, hair-like strokes, resulting in flawlessly filled and well-defined brows. Moreover, it is smudge-proof and can last an impressive 12 hours!

Recommended Product

  • Benefit Cosmetic Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil retails for RM141 and is available on Sephora.

Bayonetta Makeup Guide: Lashes

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To achieve the perfect Bayonetta look, it’s essential to consider your lashes. Since you’ll be wearing the iconic Bayonetta glasses, it’s crucial to ensure they don’t obstruct your vision.

According to Zoel, the ideal fit between your eyes and the glasses is typically 14mm to 18mm. If you prefer stick-on lashes, it’s best to choose a length between 10mm and 12mm to avoid any interference with the lenses.

We suggest using the CORINGCO Toktok-Hara Filter Eyelash to enhance volume and length for enchanting siren eyes. These feathery-light natural hair fibres provide comfortable wear without weighing down your lashes, allowing you to look glamorous all day long.

Recommended Product

  • CORINGCO Toktok-Hara Filter Eyelash retails for RM70.53 and is available on Yesstyle. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!

Bayonetta Makeup Guide: Lips

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For your lips, Zoel recommends two options that will never disappoint: a glossy dark brown or purple shade. The choice between the two depends on your skin undertone and shade.

If you have warm undertones, try out the Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Lipstick in Libertine. This shade of toasted-brown will give you a chic everyday makeup look that you’ll love.

The lipstick is specially formulated with soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil. These ingredients work together to create a creamy texture and ensure a smooth application.

On the other hand, if you have cooler undertones, the NARS Cream Lipstick in Candy Stripper is a bright red-purple shade that will make you rock that cool girl look effortlessly.

This lipstick is infused with moringa and passion fruit seed oils, which will keep your lips conditioned and moisturised throughout the day!

Recommended Products

  • Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Lipstick in Libertine retails for RM255 and is available on Sephora.
  • NARS Cream Lipstick in Candy Stripper retails for RM115 and is available on NARS online.

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