Brienne of Tarth might be mocked for her masculine features and towering height in Westeros, but whoa, have you seen Gwendoline Christie in real life? She’s SUPER pretty! I love that smoky eye on her below at the season 3 premiere in LA earlier this year. It’s almost hard to believe the leggy blonde plays the warrior from the Sapphire Isle of whom Catelyn Stark once thought, “Is there any creature on earth as unfortunate as an ugly woman?” OUCH! Anyway, the former member of King Renly Baratheon’s Rainbow Guard totally deserves her own post on Westeros Beauty.
Brienne is known for being a fierce swordswoman, so after a serious battle the Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar would be a great help to relieve any aches and pains. What makes this cinnamon & mint bar extra awesome are the aduki beans inside that work as little massaging beads, putting an end to any trigger points and stiffness. Beware though; like all of Lush’s massage bars this can get messy if you use too much!
House Tarth boasts a coat of arms with yellow suns and crescent moons, so what better than two highlighters from Benefit Cosmetics to reflect this? Moon Beam is a lovely liquid apricot illuminator for cheeks & brow bones, while Sun Beam is a subtle bronze highlighter for a sun-kissed look. A touch of shimmer from either of these on the cheekbones works amazing to create an ethereal glow!
Dutch cosmetics brand Rituals has a makeup line with real gemstone dust (am I the only one who thinks this sounds like a huge waste of precious stones?) including sapphire eye shadows and pencils. According to the brand, “the ancient gemstone Sapphire strengthens the “third eye”, thereby deepening intuition and insight”. I don’t know if makeup is going to give you this elusive power but then again I bet you didn’t believe in shadow assassins before you saw one either. My favorite of the range is the Stormy Weather eye shadow duo which has two complimenting colors reminiscent of the Stormlands.
Perhaps Brienne isn’t the type of girl to be painting her fingernails. Actually, she would probably really hate it. But wouldn’t this shimmery gemstone-colored lacquer look gorgeous with her striking blue eyes? (Even Jaime Lannister thinks so!) They may not have actual sapphires on Tarth, but Essie’s Aruba Blue (which obviously should have been called Sapphire Island Blue) could’ve fooled me.
I’m assuming that Brienne would smell a lot like blood, sweat, and chain mail over boiled leather so I’m going to to with something a bit more… feminine. The moons of her family’s coat of arms inspired me to add this spicy floral scent from Sisters of the Black Moon. I love the Sisters for their vintages pieces and occult garments, but what I’m really lusting after is their Moonshine essential oil. This handcrafted fragrance is an organic blend of sandalwood, patchouli, clary sage, vetiver, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit, neroli, vanilla, musk, juniper, rose geranium, and jasmine notes.
And so, Brienne the Beauty is no longer an ironic nickname but a badge of honor 🙂