I have been hearing the rave on Orange Is The New Black for quite a few months now – but honestly, I wasn’t really interested in watching it and I don’t know why.  About 3 weeks ago with a suggestion from a friend – I dove into watching Season 1 and 2 (every single episode) and didn’t want to move from my seat through most of the weekend.  I finished the two seasons in about 48 hours and it quickly became a favorite movie of mine.  This Netflix show is a lot more exciting than I had given it credit and I don’t know if I can wait till next year to watch Season 3, lol.

I have my list of favorite characters and Sophia Burset – a Transgender Inmate is quite possibly my favorite out of all of them so far, which a few others coming in quite closely.  I have intended to create inspired looks from some of my favorite characters in the show, but for this particular look, I am working together with a few of my favorite bloggers to create looks of some of the women in the show.  Be sure to check out their links listed below and see their interpretation of the characters’ looks too.

OITNB Sophia Burset

I absolutely love Sophia’s makeup in the episodes as she is either rocking out a brown gradient looking lip or burgundy lip in her appearances.  Her eyes are always simply done up with a soft smoky eye and her hair is always flawless.  Since she runs a salon in the prison, she is always a trendsetter even if she is stuck with the same khaki scrubs that all the inmates use.  I also love Sophia’s story behind the character.  Quick Tidbit… Did you know that Laverne Cox’s Twin Brother actually plays the “pre-transition” character Marcus in Orange Is The New Black?

OITNB Sophia Burset

I tried to make this look as simple as possible to recreate – so check out my makeup tutorial below.
To watch my makeup tutorial directly on YouTube – please click here.
OITNB Sophia Burset Makeup


This look is really easy to create and if you are looking for something you can rock out daily – this may definitely be a great look for you… of course – you can swap out the lip color for something else you’re comfortable wearing.


Eye Shadow Primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Brows – Chella Dazzling Brown Brow Pencil topped with Perfekt Beauty Brow Perfection Gel in Caramel

Eye Shadows – Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette

  • Cashmere Bunny – Transition shade
  • Heaven – All over the lid shade and browbone highlight
  • Sexspresso – used to deepen the crease and outer v as well as smudged on the lower lash line
  • Push-Up – used to smudge on the lower lash line to soften Sexpresso

Eyeliner – NYC HD Liner in black (upper lash line) and Mally Evercolor Sparkle liner in Black (lower lash line and tightline)

Mascara – Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in black topped with Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Waterproof Mascara

All over Face Powder – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (Dim light) all over the face

Bronzer – NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep (used to contour and define the cheek bones, temples and jawline)

Highlight – Laura Geller Highlight Powder in French Vanilla


  • MAC’s Lip liner in Whirl as a base color
  • Mary Kay Lip liner in Plum to create and define the lips as well transition shade to create ombre/gradient lip
  • Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Plumrose – used on the inner part of the lips as the lighter shade for the ombre
  • Milani’s Brilliant Shine Lip gloss in Mauve Fetish – to add gloss to the inner part of the lips



OITNB - Sophia Burset


OITNB - Sophia Burset


OITNB - Sophia Burset

I hope you all enjoyed my recreation of Sophia’s look.  Like I said – be sure to check out the other lovely ladies and their links to their looks below and stay tuned because I have a few other inspired looks I’ll be working on over the next few weeks featuring a few more ladies from OITNB.  Have a wonderful week!

Signature Honey


Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.


    • thank you so much. Can’t wait to see yours. 😉 I swear – I am amazed at how much I have been ignoring my color palettes and pulling for my natural eye palettes lately 😉

  1. Love the pictures! You are rocking that look, and the attitude is spot on.

  2. Shelley Polarbelle Reply

    oh my word, hawt, hawt, hawt!!! This look is gorgeous on you…it’s like this is your beautiful look every day! *LOVE*

  3. Betzy Carmona Reply

    Ahh I totally love this ! I want to watch the show even more now

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