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Ginger and Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Makeup

How-To: Ginger and Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Makeup

It's a rivalry as old as ridiculous stereotypes about women: Ginger vs. Mary Ann. We all know that on Gilligan's Island, at least, the goody-goody in short shorts won out, but as far as makeup goes, both ladies' looks were absolutely divine — and surprisingly similar, when you get right down to it. To find out how to go from sultry to sweet with the substitution of just a couple products, read more.

Eyes:

  • Both Ginger and Mary Ann had some major false lashes. The only difference? Ginger had a thick streak of liquid eyeliner on her top lid and lots of mascara on her bottom lashes to give her "bedroom eyes." If you're wearing this look at night, I suggest forgoing those tiny individual false lashes that you glue in between your own. They do look more natural, but it takes too darn long, in my opinion, and the lash strips are easier. False lashes come in all shapes and sizes — go more dramatic if you're Ginger, a little less thick if you're Mary Ann. I put a ton of different lashes in the widget at the bottom; check them out for ideas.
  • After you put on your false lashes and liner/mascara, if you're Ginger, dust on a light eye shadow in white or taupe, depending on what coordinates best with your hair and clothing.

Lips and cheeks:

  • The major difference between Ginger and Mary Ann, besides eyeliner, is lipstick shade. Ginger wears a sexy, glossy nude lip, while Mary Ann has a poppy, matte pink-orange lip.
  • For cheeks, the pink you've already got in your makeup bag is good for both characters. Ginger, of course, requires more dramatic application, beginning at the apples of your cheeks and swept up to your temples, while Mary Ann's blush is childish, doll-like circles of color directly on the apples.

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