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Mr_Homn September 21 2012 04:01 AM

does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
Why does Quark have so much purple around his eyes? Is that natural pigmentation, or does he wear eyeshadow?

I can't think of any other ferengi (except maybe his mom, kinda) in star trek history having this trait.

Sure maybe ferengi males customarily wear make up or something, but we've never seen that before (to my recollection), so it's likely just natural.

I'm sure the reason is that he is supposed to be the shady character of the show, so the creators wanted to give him a typical shady criminal trait... But still, it's so weird that he's the only ferengi ever with this trait. Ishka has it too, to a lesser extent. She IS quark's mother... but is it make-up or is it in the genes? I don't think the other ferengi women we see have it.

Any in-universe explanations? This is clearly a very pressing issue and MUST be explained thoroughly.

Tiberius September 21 2012 02:15 PM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
From a production POV, they did it because they wanted his eyes to stand out more.

In later seasons, you can see Rom has it too, but not to the same degree as Quark.

dub September 21 2012 04:00 PM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
I noticed when they introduced the Grand Nagus, sometimes he had the eye make-up, sometimes it was less prominent. Could be a difference in lighting between the scenes I suppose.

I'm glad they put the eye make-up on Quark because it does distinguish him more from other Ferengi. I remember in the first episode, it was hard to tell him apart from the others.

Timelord Victorious September 22 2012 08:16 PM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
Ah, that's just because every other Ferengi before Quark has been played by Armin Shimerman, also.

teacake September 23 2012 02:43 AM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
If wearing eye makeup is something Ferengi do if they feel like it, as with humans, then it would definitely appeal to Quark. He loves his finery.

Mr_Homn September 23 2012 05:19 AM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
Quote:

teacake wrote: (Post 7000414)
If wearing eye makeup is something Ferengi do if they feel like it, as with humans, then it would definitely appeal to Quark. He loves his finery.

Indeed. Best dresser in the history of star trek.

teacake September 23 2012 05:55 AM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
I bet he glosses his ears fetching shades too.. when appropriate.

Tosk September 23 2012 11:08 AM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
And what we think of as natural Ferengi nails might just be them wearing nail polish too. I can't think of any reason Quark wouldn't or shouldn't wear eyeshadow. He's a real fancy-boy. :)

teacake September 23 2012 12:22 PM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
A dandy!

Mr_Homn September 23 2012 10:59 PM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
A fancy dan

teacake September 24 2012 01:20 AM

Re: does quark wear eyeshadow?
 
With a side of foppishness.


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