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Orange is the New Black Flaca Makeup Tutorial

Orange is the New Black Flaca Makeup Tutorial

Today I’m happy to share with you my Orange is the New Black Flaca Makeup Tutorial. I chose Flaca (Marisol Flaca Gonzales, played by Jackie Cruz) because she’s quirky and a little gothy. She wears thick, dark liner with little tears at the corner of both eyes. She’s got a thick fringe of bangs, which I like. Flaca loves the Smiths, Depeche Mode and Morrisey, which is music I like too.

My makeup was inspired by her office look. I’m pretty sure that for that episode she used her black eyeliner to line her lips and followed up with red lipstick on top. Aside from her office look, I think she normally doesn’t appear to wear lipstick in the show. From reading an interview with Jackie Cruz, I know the actress never goes out without some lip color.

People speculate that she wears the tear drops because she lost someone or killed someone, etc. However, I’m going to go out on a limb and say she wears tear drops because she feels they’re gothy and they make her stand out. Alternatively, she read the comic Dawn, and liked Dawn’s tear drops, but wanted to do her on twist on things. Flaca seems to like to do things differently than everyone else.

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Orange is the New Black Flaca Makeup Tutorial

Orange is the New Black Flaca Makeup Tutorial

Orange is the New Black Flaca Makeup Tutorial

Orange is the New Black Flaca Makeup Tutorial

Orange is the New Black Flaca Makeup Tutorial

Orange is the New Black Flaca Makeup Tutorial



  • OCC Colour Pencil in Tarred (vegan) – outer lips
  • OCC Colour Pencil in Black Dahlia (vegan) – middle of lips
  • OCC Colour Pencil in NSFW (vegan) – center of lips
  • Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Ruby (vegan) – on top of it all

If I were doing the lips over again, I would just use OCC Tarred pencil and top it with Too Faced Melted Ruby. I think that would be closer to Flaca’s lips.

I’m wearing no foundation, thanks to my Mirvaso medication. I have to admit, I am REALLY enjoying not wearing foundation, though I should probably use concealer under my eyes. I’m trying to get comfortable in my own skin again. I’ve had Mirvaso last anywhere from 6 to 12 hours. Once it wears off, my face gets slightly flushed, but it’s not painful and it’s not worse than my rosacea usually is. I’m still using my metrogel cream in addition to Mirvaso.

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    • Jens Ken Lundstrom

      Thank you for this lovely makeup and tutorial!
      I enjoyed to watch this video!

      Really lovely pics!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So happy you like it Jens! Thanks for letting me know. I really appreciate hearing it :)

    • Aleya Bamdad

      Great tutorial. Love the lip color.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you Aleya! I think the much easier way to do the lip, and be more accurate to the tv show, would be to have just done OCC Colour Pencil in Tarred to line the lips, then just filled in with Too Faced Melted Ruby Melted Lipstick. None of the 3 shading that I did.

    • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

      Wow! Great tutorial and great look! Love it!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks so much! I can’t remember the last time I’ve done a themed look like this.

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      Very cool! I’m glad to hear your skin is doing so well with Mirvaso.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you Sheila! Me too.

    • Norah Salazar

      Your skin looks super nice with Mirvaso!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you! I’ve always had makeup artists tell me I have great skin, but I never feel that way because of my rosacea. With my rosacea ‘hiding’ because of the Mivaso medication, I like my skin.

    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      That’s a very interesting look.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I tried to make it as accurate to the character as I could.

    • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

      Great look and awesome tutorial. Love everything about this. Your skin looks absolutely flawless.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you!

    • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

      Interesting. Are those supposed to be tears?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        yes. she wears tears at the corner of her eyes. I explained my theory on the tears above

    • Noelle

      I absolutely love this so much! You knocked it out of the park!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks! I like everything but the tears :)

    • marciaf

      Love the lips but the teardrops make me crazy. As long as you don’t wear them in real life I’ll be okay with it though.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        If I were doing tears for going out, I’d do them more Dawn style, towards the center underneath my eyes, not in the corner. Or I’d do an eye of Horus design

    • Cindy Ingalls

      You nailed the look. I loved that “dress for success” episode–Flaca’s outfit was cute!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Cindy! I’m glad you enjoyed it too.

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      You did great!!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks so much Miranda :)

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      OMG I LOVE IT!!!! You did a perfect Flaca!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks so much Laura!

    • Anastasia

      Woah, you nailed it! Love these OINTB inspired looks :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So happy to hear it Anastasia! I like all the looks everyone created

    • FabZilla_Kath

      I like the tear! And those lips, wow!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Kath! The dark lips are fun.

    • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

      Glad to see the Mirvaso is helping with your Rosacea! Your skin looks great. I love the lips in this look, especially. I haven’t finished season 2 of OITNB, but I hope we’ll eventually get to see all the girls’ stories.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I hope you love season 2. I really enjoyed the ending.

    • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

      Your skin looks beautiful and I love that you found something that will help you feel more confident in your own skin – because you are beautiful ;) I love your look… those lips are bangin’ and I love your recreation. I am so happy that there are so many OITNB lovers. ;)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Honey! Yeah I can’t remember the last time I felt good about my skin

    • Shelley Polarbelle

      gosh, that’s cool. You can use this look with the Rocky Horror collection comes out. Blackened red. Love it!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Shelley!

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      I would assume her teardrops are meant to be the common prison tatt – which according to Wikipedia is …. “The tattoo can have several meanings, including signifying the number of years spent in prison, the number of times they were raped while incarcerated, or the fact that the wearer has killed someone.”

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I saw an interview with the actress who said that her character likes to stand out, which leads me to speculate the tears aren’t for the normal reasons.

    • LittleMonsterx14

      You nailed her look!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you! I watched the episode twice to make sure I was getting things right.

    • michele s

      OMG, you nailed it! And it looks pretty, oddly enough. I still like dark lips like that, especially in the Fall/Winter. We’d call them Chola lips!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you so much Michele! I love dark lips for Fall, too.

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      I love the lip!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Brooke! I think dark red lips can be sexy

    • Betzy Carmona

      I love love the lips

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks so much Betzy!

    • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright


      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Melody :)

    • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

      love your design!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you so much! I really appreciate