Tatiana Maslany as Rachel Duncan in Orphan Black
Make-up by Stephen Lynch
Tatiana Maslany
Photo:© Steve Wilkie for BBC America
Updated:Monday, March 21st, 2016

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Ardell DuraLash Individual Lashes
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Benefit Gimme Brow
L'Oréal Infallible The Super Slim
Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact
Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20
Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Perfecting Make-up Base
Shu Uemura Depsea Hydrability Moisturizing Cream
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
M.A.C. Lip Pencil
Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss
Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer
L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream
It would unnerve most people to witness the suicide of their doppelgänger, but con artist Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) knows an opportunity when she sees one. This is how the BBC America series Orphan Black begins, with Manning unwittingly witnessing one of her many clones jumping in front of a train, then absorbing the identity of the jumper.

So, what does a storyline like this mean for a make-up department? Many looks for one actress, for starters. Department head Stephen Lynch treats each clone as her own person, with make-up looks to match their varying personae. 

It helps that he enjoys it. “For me, working on a project like Orphan Black with a talent such as Tatiana Maslany represents a kind of make-up artist nirvana,” says Lynch. “I’m required, with hairstylist Sandy Sokolowski, to create multiple looks for one actress playing genetically identical clones—no digital effects on her face or body—each, hopefully, distinct and fully realized. And I have nearly complete freedom.”

Pictured here is clone Rachel. “Rachel is our ‘Proclone’—rigid and self-conscious to the extreme,” explains Lynch. “I feel that Rachel doesn’t wish to condescend to wearing obvious make-up—let the middle class do that. She has the desire and the means to embrace the flawless-complexion approach to putting one’s best face forward. Therefore, Tatiana and I agreed that Rachel most likely has a team of estheticians and consultants on call 24/7. Perfection, polish and an immaculate appearance is Rachel’s signature.”

Here are Rachel’s products.

Editor's note: This breakdown originally appeared in Issue 109 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
Skincare
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum, Shu Uemura Depsea Hydrability Moisturizing Cream
Foundation
Primer: Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Perfecting Make-up Base Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in No. 1 Ivory for highlight, No. 2 Light Beige for base and No. 8 Walnut for contour
Powder
Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation in Honey Bronze
Blush
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Rose
Eye Shadow
A combination of eyeshadows in Verve, YDK and Busted (all can be found within the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette)
Eye Liner
L'Oréal Infallible The Super Slim liquid eye liner in Black
Brows
Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep
Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
False Lashes
Ardell Duralash Flare individuals in Short Black
Lips
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer as a primer, M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Beet and Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Icon
Highlights / Countour
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer
Additional Information
Hand moisturizer: L'Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream Nails: Stila Nail Polish in Sash (product no longer available)


Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany
Orphan Black
Make-up by Stephen Lynch
 
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