Who doesn’t love Disney Princesses? I thought it would be great fun to start a series of inspired eye makeup looks based upon the models of my (and many other girls/boys) childhood. I may even include a few of the newer additions to the thrones of the Disney Princess family. I’m not saying these looks are going to be wearable for everyday occasions (although I’ll try my hardest to keep them to a wearable scale), but makeup is supposed to be creative and fun. So I thought about what I could do to create eye makeup looks based on something that everyone will know, love, and be able to relate to. So without further ado, lets begin…
Seeing as Snow White kicked off the Disney Princess life, I thought it would be the honorable thing to do, to start this series of looks with this particular Disney Princess.
Start by applying a primer to the whole eyelid, from lash line to brow bone. Preferably in a neutral tone, or one that matches your skin tone. The important thing is that you have a good base to start on, as this will prolong the wear of the eyeshadows, and help the intensity of them last all day (especially when brighter colours are going to be used). I’m using MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, and I apply and blend this with my index finger.
Then taking a pale eyeshadow, again similar to your skin tone, apply this all over the eyelid, to the brow bone (like we just did with the primer). For this you want to use a fluffy brush as this will ensure an even distribution of product. This step acts as a transitional shade, allowing something for all your colours to blend into. I am using the shade Flaw from the Makeup Revolution Flawless Matte Eyeshadow Palette, and applying it with a Real Techniques Angled Shadow Brush.
Now you want to take a slightly warmer neutral tone and apply this to the crease of the eye. I’m using the shade Sand from the Makeup Revolution Flawless Matte Eyeshadow Palette. This is best applied on a slightly stiffer blending brush, as it needs to be worked well into the crease, without blending upwards. I chose a MAC 217 brush for this, and started at the outer most part of the crease and applied the colour in windscreen wiper motions, keeping it in the crease area. Then I took that fluffy Real Techniques Angled Shadow Brush again, and just light blended over that, ensuring not to blend upwards
Taking Gonzo from the Urban Decay Electric Palette, and the larger end of the double-sided brush that comes with it, you want to press this into, and slightly above, the crease line, as well as bringing it down onto the eyelid.
Taking a white base, such as NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk, apply this to the inner corner. Then with your middle finger blend gently towards to middle of the lid. Apply more colour and blend to get it a white as can be.
Now that the white base is down, this will allow the yellow to be bolder and brighter. I’m using this yellow shade from the BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Eyeshadow Palette. On a flat stiff brush, such as a MAC 239, really pack this colour on to your brush and apply in a patting motion over the white base. Build as you need.
From the same palette, and with the same brush, I’m taking a slightly darker, more golden-yellow eyeshadow, and putting it right over the same place that I put the first one. You want to make sure you continue to use the same pressing motion as that packs on colour.
So now the yellow shades are in place, it’s time to add some red. Using a small flat eyeshadow brush, the one I have here is from BH Cosmetics, pack the red shade on to the outer corner of the eyelid. This should overlap the yellow slightly, so that the two colours meet in the middle.
Then back to that blending brush, and a shimmery red, you want to blend this shade over the red we’ve just placed and into the lower crease. Use this colour to slightly diffuse the line between the yellow and the red.
Cracking out the Urban Decay Naked Palette, and a small detailing brush, this is again one from BH Cosmetics, we’re going to pick up the infamous Half Baked. You want to pack this on nice and thick over the yellow shades that were placed down previously. Don’t worry if you over lap the red, as once this gold is down, you’ll want to take the blending brush with some left over red before and blend, blend, and blend some more, until you have a seamless fade of gold into red.
Now for the finishing touches. Take a sharpened black eye pencil, I used my favourite one by Lancome, and apply this to both the tightline and the waterline, make you sure you get into the lashes when tightlining.
Finally, coat your eyelashes, top and bottom, in your favourite mascara. I use two, Lancome Hypnose, and Maybeline The Falsies. You can apply false eyelashes if you wish, but I chose not to, as I was trying to keep this as wearable as possible.
Here is the finished look:
I hope you enjoyed this Snow White Inspired Eye Makeup Look. Let me know your thoughts in the comments and if you give it a go, I’d love to see a picture! Stay tuned for the next Disney Princess Inspired Eye Makeup Look, amongst other posts too!
While researching into Disney Princesses for this series I came across this website that made an interesting read. To have a look click here!
Type to you soon,