It Star Trek Sunday! Time to try and recreate another character’s makeup from the Star Trek Universe while we wait for the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness, and today I thought I’d tackle original Chief Communications Officer Lt. Nyota Uhura as played by Nichelle Nichols.

You all know that Uhura was an extremely important part of the original series’ multicultural crew, and was one of the first characters of African descent portrayed as an equal on American TV.

Did you know that Roddenberry wanted to call her Lt. Sulu? But when Nichelle auditioned for the part, she had a book with her that she was reading called Uhuru and when asked what the word meant, she explained that it was Swahili for freedom. When Roddenberry heard that, he changed the character’s name to Uhura. Cool hey?

I still think to this day that Nichelle Nichols is one of the most gorgeous women on TV ever.

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She didn’t have a lot of makeup on, but always had a gorgeous winged eyeliner with a nude glossy lip and very contoured cheeks. This look is my favourite!

Here’s the products I used to create my own version of this look:

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One of my favourite products I use to create a more contoured and sculpted look with is my IT Cosmetics My Sculpted Face Palette. Please excuse the well loved condition it’s in, but I think I need a new one:

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Look I hit pan on TWO of the contours! I love this palette because of all the different matte contour shades, PLUS it has two white highlighters and one of them is a matte too. I hope IT Cosmetics still makes these!

When I want to have sculpted cheeks, the blush I reach for is my Burberry Russet blush. Best neutral blush ever made I swear!

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Burberry Russet

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MAC Emancipation Lipglass, Tom Ford Blush Nude Lipstick, Contour, Burberry Russet Blush

My nude lip is courtesy of Tom Ford Blush Nude Lipstick and MAC Emancipation Lipglass on top of that. I’ve been searching for YEARS for the perfect nude lip and this combo is it! Also, I’m finding it so much easier to wear a nude lip with the grey hair for some reason and that makes me happy! Gives me a whole other lip shade area to explore now! 

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This graphic cat eye liner I am totally wearing again. And it was pretty easy to do, just bringing it down past the tear duct and in a bit again. It really helps to elongate the eye. And the faint eyeliner that’s slightly below and out on the bottom lash line gives the illusion of wider eyes too. It’s a double eyeliner threat!

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For long voluminous lashes, I used my new favourite mascara, Marcelle Twist Push-Up Mascara($13.50 CDN):
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The innovative cap was developed with a special mechanism that tightens and twists the bristles together to transform the brush from definition to volume with a simple twist of the cap. I apply Marcelle Twist Push-Up Mascara in the regular/straight bristle position to lengthen lashes first:
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And then turn the top of the cap to twist the bristles closer together and apply a second coat for more volume.

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It’s an awesome mascara! Really black, no smudging or flaking or clumping either!

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I’m wearing one of my hubby’s CBC jackets. I steal it all the time, because it looks like
a Star Trek New Generation Uniform haha! 

This is such an easy look to wear and I’ll definitely be wearing it again! I just love how that eyeliner look changes the shape of my eyes. Uhura knew what she was doing you guyz!

*Disclamer: I was sent this product to review by PR/Company. Love it or leave it, but my review and opinions are my own thoughts and words, thank you very much.

If you know me, it’s no secret that I’m a HUGE Trekker. I’ve been watching the various incarnations from the Star Trek franchise for DECADES. Heck, I think I can safely say over a CENTURY now… holy geeeeeeezzzzzz…

To say I’m excited about the next movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness, is an understatement. I can hardly wait until May 17, 2013. The countdown is ON. I’m already stalking the online movie ticket site to buy my tickets!

To bide the time until that day, I thought it would be fun to start a Beauty of Star Trek series, looking at various Star Trek ladies and characters and their makeup, then creating my own version-not an exact replica- of that character’s makeup look.

Fun, yeah?

This week, I’m going to start with ONE of my fave aliens in the Federation, Jadzia Dax from Deep Space Nine played by Terry Farrell.

From Wikipedia: Jadzia Dax is a joined Trill. “Jadzia” is the name of the young Trill woman, while “Dax” refers to a slug-like symbiont that resides in her abdomen. While Jadzia is 28 years old at the beginning of the series, the creature Dax is roughly 300 years old, having previously been hosted by seven other Trill. The two share a single, conscious mind, and her personality is a blending of the characteristics of both the host and the symbiont. Jadzia holds degrees in Exobiology, Zoology, Astrophysics and Exoarchaeology and is the chief science officer on Deep Space Nine.

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Science Officer is my DREAM JOB in the Star Trek Universe and Dax was such a cool character. I loved how Captain Sisko would call her “Old Man” sometimes, because he actually new Dax before he was joined with Jadzia-when he was Curzon Dax.

The spots on Dax were hand painted EVERY DAY by makeup artist Michael Westmore and it took over an hour to do. I still can’t believe he didn’t create a stencil and airbrush them on! Terry Farrell says one of the reasons they decided to put the marks on her was because it toned down her rather large forehead haha! In this pic, Dax has a berry lip tone on and some purple eyeshadow which I love because it was rare to see colour on Star Trek ladies. Also, her BROWS OMG-talk about brow envy! I sure wish I had them brows!

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MUFE Sculpting Blush #12, MAC Omega, Burberry Taupe, MAC Nocturnelle, Burberry Antique Rose

For the eyes, I applied Burberry Antique Rose all over the lid and swept it out into a v shape. Then I took MAC Nocturnelle and blended it over the lid. On the bottom lash line I used a combo of Burberry Taupe and MAC Omega to softly define. MUFE Sculpting Blush #12 is a great neutral pink blush. I love this blush and need to use it more often!

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I don’t have a berry toned lipstick in my stash, but that’s because I couldn’t really wear one so well with the bright red hair. So I mixed Marcelle Cleopatra and MAC Captivate together and on my lips they became a pretty berry shade WHICH I can now wear. I’m kind of excited about being able to wear more colours on my face and lips again!

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I started to draw in the Trill markings, but as I got to the side of my face, I realized that I couldn’t really see properly to keep on drawing them, so I gave up! Mine aren’t as neat and precise anyways-it’s a lot harder to do than it looks I tell ya, and I can see why it took so long every day to paint them on! I actually really love the soft smokey purple shadow look with the berry lips. Well, minus the Trill marking of course! Although, I kind of like them -they really do kind of slim down your forehead!

This was fun and I can hardly wait to try some more!

Are you excited about Star Trek Into Darkness too?