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If you’ve been scrolling through TikTok lately, you’ve likely noticed the resurgence of rectangle glasses as the latest must-have fashion accessory, endorsed by trendsetters like Bella Hadid and Gabbriette Bechtel. This is also accompanied by the iconic Bayonetta makeup.

The Bayonetta makeup, despite its corporate vibe, exudes an unexpected sense of chicness that has everyone eager to recreate their own version of this stunning look. The best part? 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.

So, keep reading to find out 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

Bayonetta makeup

Credits: Everett Collection Inc, @xoxomoreee/TikTok

Picture this: the classic pinned-up hair, Bayonetta glasses, and a smoky eye, creating a highly-praised aesthetic radiating confidence, elegance, and a touch of sultriness.

One of the most iconic representations of the Bayonetta look in film history is Gisele Bündchen’s unforgettable portrayal of Serena in The Devil Wears Prada.

Now, what defines the Bayonetta style? Drawing inspiration from the captivating video game character Bayonetta, this beauty trend encompasses deep-purple eyeshadow, finely-arched eyebrows, a sleek hairstyle, and, of course, the signature Bayonetta glasses.

Bayonetta Makeup Guide: Base

To achieve this particular look, it’s important to start with a perfectly clean and smooth base.

Zoel recommends serums such as Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Advanced Serum or La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizer, which work wonders in preparing the skin, thanks to their creamy and slightly sticky texture that helps create a flawless canvas.

By properly prepping your skin, you can prevent the foundation from appearing heavy or uneven.

For a flawless finish, Zoel also recommends using Dior Forever Glow Foundation. It offers buildable coverage, allowing you to conceal any imperfections without looking cakey, while still maintaining a natural appearance.

Don’t forget to blend it around the nose and mouth area for a seamless finish!

Recommended Products

  • Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Advanced Serum (30ml) retails for S$261 and is available on Sephora.
  • La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizer (15ml) retails for S$190 and is available on Sephora.
  • DIOR Forever Skin Glow 24H Hydrating Radiant Foundation (30ml)  retails for S$99 and is available on Sephora.

Bayonetta Makeup Guide: Eyeshadow

Zoel suggests using dark purple or red with black as the colour palette to achieve smokey eyes. To ensure the intensity and longevity of the eyeshadow on your eyelids, start by applying an eyeshadow primer.

Begin by blending the black eyeshadow from the lash line and gradually work your way upwards to create a lifted or winged effect. It’s important to connect the shadow on the lower lid to the top at the outer corner. To soften the edges, layer the purple shadow and blend it out.

To achieve a sultry eye look, we suggest trying out the DIOR Backstage Eye Palette in 002 Smokey Essentials. This palette has everything you need, from greys and purples to black, and offers a range of finishes like matte, pearlescent, metallic, holographic, and glittery shades.

Another excellent choice for achieving the Bayonetta makeup is the Flower Knows Eyeshadow Palette in #02 Black Swan. With its crimson red, black, and greys, this palette will deliver the perfect anime-like dark smokey eye makeup.

As for eyeshadow primer, we recommend Hourglass Veil Eye Primer to keep your eyeshadow looking vibrant all day long. Its lightweight and long-lasting formula 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 S$86 and is available on Sephora.
  • Flower Knows Eyeshadow Palette in #02 Black Swan retails for S$43.63 and is available on Yesstyle.
  • Hourglass Veil Eye Primer (9.6ml) retails for S$52 and is available on Sephora.

Bayonetta Makeup Guide: Brows

If you’re looking to achieve the anime-Bayonetta look, Zoel suggests shaping your eyebrows with a darker and thinner arch. To clean up any extra hairs, you can use concealer.

For this, we highly recommend the Benefit Cosmetic Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil.

This ultra-fine brow pencil allows you to create natural-looking, hair-like strokes, giving you perfectly filled and defined brows. Plus, it’s budge-proof and lasts for a whopping 12 hours!

Recommended Product

  • Benefit Cosmetic Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil retails for S$86 and is available on Sephora.

Bayonetta Makeup Guide: Lashes

To achieve the perfect Bayonetta look, it’s crucial to pay attention to your lashes. Since you’ll be wearing the iconic Bayonetta glasses, you want to ensure they don’t obstruct your vision. However, it’s equally important to create those alluring siren eyes.

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

We recommend using the CORINGCO Toktok-Hara Filter Eyelash to add volume and length for alluring siren eyes, without any hassle or weighing down your lashes. The feathery-light natural hair fibres also ensure comfortable wear, leaving you looking glamorous all day.

Recommended Product

  • CORINGCO Toktok-Hara Filter Eyelash retails for S$17.21 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

Zoel suggests that for your lips, you can’t go wrong with either a glossy dark brown or purple shade, depending on your skin undertone and shade.

If you have warm undertones, we suggest trying the Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Lipstick in West Coast. This nude-brown shade will give you a chic everyday makeup look.

It’s formulated with soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and chamomilla flower oil, which create a creamy texture and smooth application.

On the other hand, if you have cooler undertones, the NARS Cream Lipstick in Impulse is perfect for you. This berry-purple shade will let you rock that cool girl look. It’s infused with moringa and passion fruit seed oils to keep your lips conditioned all day long!

Recommended Products

  • Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Lipstick in West Coast retails for S$87 and is available on Sephora.
  • NARS Cream Lipstick in Impulse retails for S$41 and is available on Sephora.

Feature image credits: @neexchy/TikTok, @ninanicoleq/TikTok, @anamcruzmm/TikTok