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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bella Swan Make up Look: modelled by Aoife Fahy for The Brown Paper Bag

Have you always dreamed of having Edward Cullen watching over you as you sleep at night, or having a hot guy with a 6 pack keep you warm while you're shivering in the cold? While those are obviously beyond our wildest dreams, it's not a crime to want to look like the girl being fought over by a vampire and a werewolf.

On screen, Kristen Stewart's Bella Swan character is naturally gorgeous, wearing only light and minimal make up. Lots of neutrals and light contouring, and the main focus is kept on the skin- she always looks flawless.

So here are some general notes on Bella's look:

  • Pale, flawless skin
  • Filled in (but not overdone), naturally shaped brows
  • Eye and cheek contouring has to be light and very subtle
  • Use a light hand when applying make up, blend out every now and then
  • Apply a lip color that's almost the same shade as the lips (neutral colors/fleshy pinks or browns)

What I used:

  • Maybelline Aqua Gel foundation in Natural
  • Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette
  • Coastal Scents 6 Shades Contouring Palette
  • Coastal Scents 66 Lip Color Palette

How to:
1. Apply foundation with a wedge sponge. This provides sheer, medium coverage. Concentrate on areas with uneven skin tone/discoloration
2. I used a fleshy beige color all over the eyes, up to the browbone
3. Apply a soft brown shade all over lids
4. To contour the eyes, I used a reddish brown shade along the sockets of the eyes
5. To contour the cheeks, I used the brown contouring powder of the 6 Color Palette and applied on the temples, below the cheekbones, and jawline
6. Very light dusting of pale pink contour powder on the cheekbones
7. I used a fleshy pink color for the lips, then
8. Black mascara on the lashes

 Photos by: Mien Tagua


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