The exact eyeliner used to create Suki Waterhouse’s ‘70s cat eye in ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’

Straight from the show’s makeup artist

Editor / March 08 2023

We don’t mean to diminish Graham Dunne or anything, but we think we’d give the guy a run for his money in the ‘being obsessed with Karen Sirko’ stakes. We’ve been bit by the Daisy Jones & The Six beauty bug, and Karen’s signature grunge-glam look has us under its ‘70s spell. That Brigitte Bardot blowout?! That '70s wing?! Too good.

But because we have no plans to escape from our obsession with said era anytime soon, we went straight to the source (Daisy Jones & The Six Makeup Department Head, Rebecca Wachtel) for all the makeup details. And yes, she did indeed spill the identity of Karen's fave liner formula...

How to get Karen’s makeup from ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’

“Karen comes from a different background than the rest of the band. She's more influenced by her roots in the UK and what's happening there,” Wachtel shares. “She is a trendsetter in her own way, mixing classic and modern styles. She always stays true to her general aesthetic; it just shifts over time. Karen is more pulled together [than Daisy], so she has sharper lines and cleaner looks."

As for Karen's beauty inspiration, Wachtel drew from the greats: "She’s a bit like Joan Jet, Patti Smith and the glamour of Bardot. As she ages, we see hints of a Debbie Harry vibe."

“[Karen’s look consists of] clean skin, a natural ‘flush’ of blush, a little black cat liner, and lip balm or just a hint of natural colour on your lips," Wachtel explains.

Prime Video/Daisy Jones & The Six

The exact makeup Karen wears in 'Daisy Jones & The Six'

Let's talk products! On the skin? Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($105 at Sephora) and Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer ($96 at Harrods) with a light layer of Kosas Color + Light: Crème Blush & Highlighter in ‘8th Muse’ ($57 at MECCA) to add colour and life back into the face.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer

Kosas Color + Light: Crème Blush & Highlighter in ‘8th Muse’

For the eyes, Wachtel used a mix of the Viseart Neutral Mattes Eyeshadow Palette ($123 at Sephora) and Viseart Petites Shimmers Sultry Muse Eyeshadow Palette ($60 at Makeup & Glow) depending on setting.

And yes, h
ere’s the one you’ve been waiting for: the cat eye is the work of the M.A.C Pro Longwearer Fluidline Eye Liner ($39 at M.A.C) with extra definition provided by a coat (or two) of Dior Show 24H Buildable Volume Mascara ($62 at Sephora).

Viseart Neutral Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Petites Shimmers Sultry Muse Eyeshadow Palette

M.A.C Pro Longweaer Fluidline Eye Liner

DiorShow 24H Buildable Volume Mascara

As for that ‘natural colour’ on lips, Waterhouse wore M.A.C Glow Play Lip Balm in ‘Sweet Treat’ ($34 at M.A.C) and Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom ($14 at Big W). Even hypothetical rockstars appreciate real bargains, you know?

M.A.C Glow Play Lip Balm in ‘Sweet Treat’

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom


Main image credit: Prime Video/Daisy Jones & The Six

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Delaney Loane is BEAUTYcrew's Editor (and resident cateye connoisseur). An expert in everything from sensitive skin solutions to lip oil options that won't leave your hair permanently attached to your face, her words have also appeared across mastheads such as ELLE and marie claire.