For three seasons, the make-up team of ABC’s Once Upon a Time has brought fairy-tale characters to life. A crucial member of this team is Naomi Bakstad, the artist responsible for transforming actress Lana Parrilla into the Evil Queen.
“It’s such a great artistic show and talented make-up team to be part of,” says Bakstad. “Lana plays a few different characters on the show. The queen is always a treat. I also make her up as young Regina, which is one of my favorite looks: very young and fresh; lots of pink and white eye liner.
“Of course we use lashes for every look! It’s very creative. Lana loves working with me to design the looks. We like to do a little something different every time we see the Evil Queen, and we are always inspired by Eduardo Castro’s amazing costumes!”
Read on to see what Bakstad used to create this look for Parrilla’s wicked royal.
Editor's note: This breakdown originally appeared in Issue 106 of
Make-Up Artist magazine.