Happy Easter everybody! I hope you’re all having a lovely time, whatever you happen to be doing. Today I have for you a quick and easy makeup look which I really hope you’ll enjoy. It’s inspired by the new live action Disney film, Cinderella, which I went to see last weekend.
Ok I’m not going to lie, the film itself fell a little flat for me. I just missed the songs from the original animation far too much! When Helena Bonham Carter started waving her wand and transforming pumpkins into coaches, I couldn’t help but start humming “Bibbity Bobbity Boo” in my head. Anyone else feel the same? On a positive note though, Cate Blanchett was fabulous as the wicked stepmother (isn’t she always?) and I can see young kids absolutely loving it. What really stood out for me though were the visuals in the film, especially the costumes and makeup. It left me inspired to create my own Cinderella look as, I’ll be honest, I secretly want to be a princess just for a day. Of course I would have loved to use some of the MAC Cinderella Collection, but my student budget won’t allow that, so all of this was created with makeup I already owned.
The two colours which instantly came to mind when considering how to recreate Cinderella were blue and silver. Blue for the stunning dress Lily James wears to the ball (designed by Sandy Powell) and silver for the glass slippers. I wanted it to be quite magical and whimsical, but not over the top, with a rosy and glowing complexion. I think the result is very natural, but still has enough sparkle to make it interesting.
Let’s start with the Base!
These products are all very dewy and natural. The addition of the Guerlain Meteorites Perles helps to give skin a very subtle shimmer and luminosity, just like a princess would have.
Base: Diorskin Nude BB Cream in 002 Fair
Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral. I used this to conceal any blemishes, brighten dark circles and to highlight the centre of my face (the centre of my forehead, down the nose and on the centre of my chin).
Contour: Daniel Sandler Watercolour Creme Bronzer in Riviera
Highlight: Benefit High Beam Highlighter (on the cheekbones, the cupid’s bow and the inner corners of the eyes).
Setting Powder: Guerlain Meteorites Perles in Beige
Blush: Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Seductive Pink
Moving on to the Eyes!
I used shades of blue and silver from my Stila In the Light Palette. I really recommend this palette if you’re a makeup beginner. There’s a beautiful selection of shades including nudes, darks, mattes and glitters, making it perfect for creating a variety of looks. If you don’t own any of these products, don’t fret! Just look for any similar colours in your collection and adapt it to suit you.
First, it’s good to use a cream-coloured eyeshadow just to serve as a nice base. For that I used the shade Bare all over the lid. Next, I applied the shade Kitten, which is an absolutely stunning silvery, peachy colour, over the top, across my lid, and right into the inner corner of my eye. The last shade I used from my In the Light palette was Night Sky. Using a liner brush, I applied it underneath my bottom water line, bringing it up and outwards in a cat eye shape.
To add definition and contrast, I used one of my current favourite eyeshadows in the crease and outer corner of my eye. This is Bare Minerals Velvet Eyecolor in Blueberry; a deep navy shade which is truly gorgeous.
I took three more easy steps to complete this Cinderella look. First, I used a simple pencil black eyeliner (Rimmel Kohl Pencil Liner in Black) on both the top and bottom lash line. I then wanted to add some extra sparkle and, using my finger, I pressed some of the Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Crystal on to the centre of my eyelid. Last but not least, I used Clinique High Impact Mascara for my lashes.
For my lips, I kept it simple with a nude pink shade in the form of my L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Privee Nudes in Barely Peach (wow that’s a mouthful!)
So here is the completed look!
It was really fun creating this look and I really hope you like it! Let me know if you decide to do your own Cinderella inspired makeup!
What do you think of my attempt? Have I inspired you to go ahead and try it yourself? And if you’ve seen the film, what were your thoughts?
Thanks for reading and happy Easter!