Natalie Dormer at Madrid ‘Game of Thrones’ Photocall

Posted on June 05, 2013

It’s a nice dress for a Red Wedding.


‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer attends the ‘Game Of Thrones’ third season photocall in Madrid in a red dress paired with Sophie Gittins sandals.

Game of Thrones fans, do we think she was being cheeky here, knowing that the entire internet was going to crack in half this week? We like to think so. We’re confusing her with her character, of course, but we like to think she’s just that clever. Red lace dress after the infamous Red Wedding. Yes, very clever.

We don’t mind her in a ton of makeup. Her face can handle it. But someone set the makeup gun on “whore” again, and that’s at least one setting too far. The thing with her face paint isn’t that it’s heavy; it’s that it doesn’t look modern. Play up the eyes; yes, but those smirky lips need to be seriously toned down.

Cute shoes, no?



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • MilaXX

    Oh I don’t like any of this. Anna Nicole makeup, ugly dress, and ugly shoes. I like the actress, but none of this look is working.

    • mshesterp

      Agreed. DAMN that red is bright (on her bod, on her lips, on her cheeks.) Shoes are the only thing I’d keep.

      • ConnieBV

        Honestly, hers is a kind of period beauty that really looks great with a clean face or structured makeup like cat eyes or red lips, but this 80s Pretty Baby drag is not her. Also, the skirt and top are two different reds. No.

      • MilaXX

        The face is just muddy, like someone who feel asleep and is wearing makeup from the night before.

        • Rhonda Shore

          Yes, way too much smudge under the eye…it’s a smoky eye run amuck!

          • MilaXX

            As if her eye makeup is running into her her blush & the blush was applied with a trowel.

  • random_poster

    Her hair is beautiful. I don’t care for anything else though.

  • Yeah, the shoes are adorbs. Except for the one shot where one of the straps is flipped around – that can’t be comfortable. I don’t like blonde on her. Incidentally, I think if you were to add up all the blusher I’ve ever worn in my life, it would probably not be as much as she has on…

  • hillmad

    Yikes! That is such a cheap and tawdry dress! And that makeup! What’s going on here?

    • 3boysful

      Not to mention that that tiered effect makes her look hippy.

  • Emily Smith

    ermahgerd her shoe strap is crooked *twitch*

  • Mona_Visa

    I love me some tawdry Dormer. This works for me.

    • jen_vasm

      Serving up some Kim Catrall/SATC realness.

  • hughman

    No. “Russian hooker working the cocktail bar at the Waldorf” is not a good look.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I like tthe dress and I love the shoes, but the makeup is really bad. Really really bad.

  • Sobaika

    She needs to tone down the makeup and maybe lighten up the hair – I think she looks better with more of a silvery tone, like on Elementary. Pretty dress, though!

    • LearnedFoot

      Can I just say? She was amazing on Elementary. I’d never actually seen her in anything before, and at first was bored out of my mind with the way she played her Elementary character. Then… everything got awesome!

    • Kimbolina

      Both my mother and I were absolutely mesmerized by her hair on Elementary. The color and the way that it bounced, it was fantastic.

  • majorbedhead

    The shoes are ok, in relation to the tacky dress, which seems to be two different shades of red. And that makeup. Get in the house and wipe that crap off your face, young lady. You look like a street walker.

    • conniemd

      First thing I noticed is that the red in the bodice seemed a different shade than the red in the skirt. I think it’s a top and skirt and not dress, which is why they don’t match exactly. They need to be separated and matched with black lady pants or a print skirt.

  • crash1212

    The makeup is a bit heavy and her hair looks lighter? I don’t like this color much. But I do hope she wore red on purpose. Also, hate the shoes…very PayLess and she needs to tend to that twisted strap right quick so my eye will stop twitching.

  • CeeQ

    Her war paint is too much for me. But I am still in mourning over the Red Wedding. I mean…what the holy hell?!?!?!? Oh, I can’t….it’s still too raw.

    (Not loving the shoes either, to be honest…)

  • FashionShowAtLunch

    LOVE the shoes, but yes the lipstick is way too much. Also not in love with the hair color. The strawberry blonde she’s working in GoT is much better on her.

  • marlie

    I don’t like anything about this look except the shoes. This is not her hair color, the makeup is WAAAY too heavy and harsh, and the dress look a bit cheap.

    But seriously… I COVET those shoes.

  • I am just hearing “Roxxxxxannnne,…!”

  • Dagney

    ? what was that? her stylist. makeup artist, and hairdresser are out to get her.

  • carnush

    That is not her makeup nor her hair color. In my opinion she looks best as a dark brunette. The dress is lovely though.

  • Laurel

    Hey little sister, what have you done?

  • skitzfiggitous

    There have been times when I’ve gotten a bit drunk, broke out the makeup bag and a few magazines, and tried ALL THE TECHNIQUES AT ONCE. This is pretty much what that looks like, only with better hair.

    • ceceliadid

      Yeah, that’s where the kahlua and soy milk path can lead for me too.

  • WendyD

    The eye makeup technique makes her eyes look too far apart. Her facial structure is beautiful and should have exacting makeup. She should not look like she had her makeup shot on her face by Krusty.

  • beebee10

    Yes, very cute shoes!
    PLEASE do some sort of GOT posting! Wouldn’t it be fun, uncles, wouldn’t it just!

  • NinjaCate

    Her HAIR. DO. NOT. WANT.

  • joything

    Are her feet turning blue? Is that shoe strap twisted?

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    She looks like my barbies looked when I tried to paint makeup over their already existing makeup.

  • Lois Cameron

    Too many reds. Super super cute shoes, though.

  • I’ll forever wish she wasn’t blonde.

  • Julie Chase

    GAH, the MAKEUP. No no no no no.

  • Chris

    If Joffrey saw her in that makeup he’d shoot her with his crossbow.

  • Gillian Berry

    Who punched her in the eyes?!

  • VioletFem

    I actually think the eye make-up looks really messy. The red lips are pretty but totally wrong for this look because this outfit really does not call for a big bold red lip color. This look would look so much better if her hair was darker, too.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    2 black eyes

  • unbornfawn

    Way too much smoking eye shadow for me. Not crazy about the dress. Love the idea of wearing red though.

  • Randy Noak

    It’s just not a great color for her.

  • Anniebet

    Cute dress. She needs a new makeup person. And a new shoe handler.

    Seems to me that lately lipstick makers are adding neon to virtually every red color they produce. Natalie’s not the only one who’s been on the carpet with glowing crimson lips lately.

  • Not liking much of anything here. Eyes, dress, shoes, the smirk in the second pic. Meh.

  • Jaime

    She looks so much better with dark hair, and I think the excessive war paint would have looked better with it as well.

  • decormaven

    The makeup is too much for her facial structure. Her feet do not look comfortable in those heels, so I think it makes a difference in her stance. She is very pretty, but this look does her no favors.

  • JP

    The dress looks like a blouse improperly tucked into a skirt. And the skirt’s too short. And the makeup…well, the less said about that, the better.

    I might be in the minority on the shoes — they look painful.

  • melanie0866

    I think I just saw that dress at Ross.

  • Bexxx

    I’ve had horrible allergies for the past week and my eyes have been especially bad. I hate going to work without makeup on so I continue to wear eyeliner & mascara, but ultimately I end up rubbing my itchy eyes while I stare at my computer screen. I have been rocking the exact same eye makeup look as displayed here. Glad to know I’m still red-carpet ready.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Too soon Natalie. Too soon.

  • Lauren

    Your intro hook is perfection. Love that sassy wit

    • Kristin McNamara

      I’d like to know if there’s a single BK out there who DIDN’T sing that in their head to the tune of the Billy Idol song when they read that…

  • I feel like actresses in these historical dramas tend to overdo it on the makeup at public appearances; maybe because they want to make it clear that they can look ~sexy and modern~? Maybe it’s just me?

  • bertkeeter

    Nice red…not loving the lumpy sleeves!

  • Mariah J

    She looks like she got punched in both eyes…hate everything except her hair. Even if she was being clever with the red dress, wish she had worn a different red dress.

  • Carrieanno

    I’ll never not think of her as Anne Boleyn.

  • SewingSiren

    The make-up is horrible.

  • Imasewsure

    That makeup is Opera-bad – like see it from the cheap seats bad… let’s hope the dress is ironic… I like to think so anyway

  • demidaemon

    I thought her make-up was particularly draggy here and not in a good way. The dress is just kind of there, but, if it is in the least related to the latest episode of her show, I will give her some kudos for her choice.

  • ankali

    Oh, her face is just wonderful. Not the makeup, the face. I just can’t get enough of the quirky-elfin-smirky-sex-kitten thing she has going on.

  • Sarah Souffriau

    Really don’t like the make-up. I love everything else going on. I’ve still got Post-Red Wedding PTSD :(:(

    • H2olovngrl

      I don’t even watch the show and it freaks me out!

  • Lesley

    it looks like she got her hands in mommys makeup bag and went crazy.

  • Warrior89

    Too much makeup! And I hate the dress.

    She gives awesome bitchface though.

  • Judy_J

    She looks like the new girl at the Lancombe counter did her makeup. It’s too much!

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Alas, red is NOT her color!

  • PeggyOC

    How long have you been waiting to make that joke? Well played.

  • Danielle L

    UGH don’t mention Red Wedding! I need bereavement time from my work to process all my feels.

  • Renate Yerkes

    the whole thing looks horrible! could it be the camera?

  • capybara_cafe

    That’s a horrible dress, and the eye makeup looks like someone punched her in the face.

  • andreawey

    dress and shoes, ok……..make-up, ucky…, pretty styling but hate the blonde……..

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Weird ugly dress looks off the rack from Kohl’s. Eyes look like she was caught in a charcoal blast. Nope.