So the handmaids are red because of their dresses obviously, but I also wanted to make their eyes seem dark and dead. Offred and the other handmaids have been stripped of their individuality and humanity to be walking reproductive organs. I wanted their oppression to come across in their makeup, so i tried to make them seem a bit darker.
For the daughters i went with more of an angelic look. I put glitter all across her temples and packed it on heavily. For her cheeks I used a bright pink blush to give her the effect of a doll by exaggerating the blush. I kept her eyeshadow very glittery and white to continue with the angelic effect since the daughters in the novel are portrayed in white.
I wanted the makeup of the wives to be a bit more harsh and darker. I used blue eyeshadow from the Wet and Wild Blue Had me at Hello palette. I used all the blues to create a blue smokey eye (sorry you can't really see it, the pictures were meant for the attitude more than the actual makeup) since the wives wear blue.
All in all I had a lot of fun trying to imagine the makeup that would go with each group of women since the women in the novel don't actually wear makeup. Keep in mind, I am not a makeup artist nor do I claim to be. I am just a girl with a few makeup brushes and palettes who knows her way around a few things. If anything this was a pretty good learning experience and definitely some of the most fun I've had on a school project, so thanks Mr. B! :)