pics via summit entertainment
I mentioned earlier this week I saw Break Dawn Part 2 and I loved the twist!! Omg. Being the Professional Blogger that I am (big time jk), I brought my mini notebook and pen, ready to take notes on Bella's vampire look. I jotted and drew, only to realize later that my pen was out of ink, and what I could see had been blurred by chocolate. Professional, indeed. So here's my tutorial on her hair and makeup, based on her look in the movie. It is very wearable and can be done on a drugstore budget or high end; just use colors that are similar to the ones pictured. Enjoy!
1 1/2 inch curling iron or hot rollers
brush, hairspray, heat protectant
- The look we want here is big, voluminous Victoria's Secret curls. Bella had lots of extensions wigs/magic to achieve this, so as long as the hair you're using is layered and long, this should work!
- This can be done with freshly-washed hair, since the curls are so loose. I usually just divide my hair in half and curl each side.
- Begin by taking a one inch section of hair and use the curling iron to roll vertically from the ends to the root of hair. Hold for ten seconds and gently release the clamp to release the curls. Repeat all over hair.
- Lightly tease or curl or spray roots to volumize them.
- Bella didn't really have her hair parted, so flip your head over and then back for extra oomph.
- To make it look more natural:
- Vary hair sections to half and one inch.
- Vary the direction of curl (away, towards face). This means if you're holding the curling iron vertically, and the clamp is not facing you, your curls with be towards your face. If the clamp is pointed at you, the curls should turn out away from your face. This isn't required, just optional to make it look more natural.
Foundation mixed with luminizer (optional)
Concealer, powder, eye shadow primer
Half lashes (optional)
Eye Shadows in white, light brown, dark brown (I used The Balm's Nude Tude Palette)
Shadow brushes in flat, crease, and pencil
Bronzer to deeper cheekbones & blush brush
While above you'll see what's needed to achieve the whole face, I'm focusing on the eyes in this tutorial, as the rest is self-explanatory.
Pat white shade onto inner corner of eye.
Pat light brown shade on the rest of lid.
Place darker brown shade into outer corner and blend into crease.
Using a pencil brush, run dark brown shade underneath bottom lashes.
Add white shade underneath eyebrow. Add mascara, false lashes if desired, and bronzer onto cheekbones. Lightly pat lip stain onto lips with fingers.
Eyes edited! Contacts can be purchased for around $30 online (um, no thanks).
She only had red eyes at the very beginning of the movie, before she fed,
and honey-colored for the rest of the movie.
Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle