Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney in Gotham
Make-up by John Perkins
Jada Pinkett Smith
Photo:Jessica Miglio/FOX Broadcasting Co.
Updated:Monday, March 21st, 2016

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Murad Hydrating Toner
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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Skin: Primer
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream Pot
NARS Cosmetics Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
Vincent Longo La Riviera Face & Body Sun Bronzer
Vincent Longo Water Canvas Blush
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Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil
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The Fox series Gotham shows the story behind Commissioner James Gordon’s rise to power in Gotham City before Batman arrived, and even tells the origin stories of some of the Batman villains. The series allows for the introduction of new characters, among them Jada Pinkett Smith’s Fish Mooney, a strip-club owner and mobstress.

“In many ways, this was my favorite character to create because she is a new creation for the Batman saga,” explains make-up department head John Perkins. “I was free to experiment with her look. After a few camera tests, I knew we had found the right look for her. It’s what I would call High Disco: a nod to the Studio 54 days; vivid colors and metallics blended well but still very distinct.

“Jada is trusting, patient and always adventurous—willing to try anything to get the character right. Overall, a joy to work with,” he adds. Read on to see how Perkins created the High Disco look.

Editor's note: This breakdown originally appeared in Issue 112 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
Skincare
Murad Hydrating Toner and Murad Oil-Control Mattifier
Foundation
Primer: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Skin Foundation: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Honey in the center of the face and blended outward, Golden on the forehead and around the hairline to the jaw
Concealer
Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream Pot in Orange, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Natural
Powder
Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
Bronzer
Vincent Longo La Riviera Face & Body Sun Bronzer in Copper Kiss. “A small dash on the cheeks and chin,” Perkins says.
Blush
Vincent Longo Water Canvas Blush in Savannah Fresh. “Just on the apples of the cheeks,” Perkins says.
Eye Shadow
M.A.C. Pigment in Gold applied with a wet brush on the lid. “The neutral to dark colors as well as the highlight on the brow were [from the] Smashbox Full Exposure Palette,” Perkins says.
Eye Liner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Goldmine on the top and bottom waterlines, Bourbon on the outer lower lid, Perversion on the outer top
Brows
The darkest shade in the Premiere Products Inc. Skin Illustrator Brow Palette, LashControl Clear Coat Control Mascara and Brow Fix
Mascara
LashControl Lengthening and Conditioning Mascara in Natural Black
False Lashes
M.A.C. 7 Lash
Lips
Lip liner:Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in Pink Brown Lipgloss:Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Années Folles
Highlights / Countour
Nars Illuminator in Hot Sand, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, Make Up For Ever Compact Modeler (this product is discontinued, but Make Up For Ever says its current Sculpting Kit in Neutral Light is comparable) under the cheekbone and down the nose from the brow bone


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