How-To: Snow White-Inspired Makeup
Published Mar 29, 2012
If Snow White was your favorite childhood fairytale heroine, you must be as excited for the premiere of “Mirror Mirror” as we are! We love everything about Snow’s signature look: shiny apple-red lips and dewy skin with perfectly framed brows. If you’re eager to recreate the mythical makeup, keep reading our easy how-to.
Apply a sparkling champagne base over your lid (we chose Benefit Watt’s up) and blend upward towards your crease. The shimmering hue adds a little luster and staying power to your eye makeup.
We love the bold yet soft, rounded shape of Lily Collins’ brows, which give her face a feminine and commanding presence. With a brown brow pencil, (we used Benefit’s Instant Brow Pencil) fill in any sparse areas of your brow bone and create a bold arch to frame your eyes. Blend the product through your hairs with an angled brush.
Use a matte brown shadow, (we opted for Sultry from TheBalm’s Nude `Tude Palette) and frame your eyes by blending your inner corner and your outer corner below your crease.
Apply a shimmering champagne shadow onto the center of your lid (we chose Stand-Offish from TheBalm’s Nude `Tude Palette).
With a dark chocolate brown shadow (we used Sleek from TheBalm’s Nude `Tude Palette), use an angled liner brush to sweep a thin line along your lash line. Use the same brush to smudge and blend the color into your outer corner.
Place a white eye pencil on your waterline to make your eyes appear larger (we opted for Rimmel Soft Eye Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Pure White). This gives your peepers a soft, doll-like look.
Using an angled brush, sweep that dark chocolate brown shadow below your lower lashes and connect to the outer corner of your eye (we used Sleek from TheBalm's Nude `Tude Palette).
Blend a matte, off-white shadow (we chose Sassy from TheBalm's Nude `Tude Palette) into the inner corner of your eye, sweeping the powder underneath your lower lash line as well.
With a black liquid liner pen (we opted for Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Line in Perversion) create a dark line along your upper lash line. Then, use a matte black shadow to gently smudge with an angled brush (we used Serious from TheBalm’s Nude `Tude Palette).
Carefully place a pair of flirty lashes over your upper lash line (we used Sugarpill Precious False Lashes). By using lashes that have a gradual length toward the outer edges, you will have more of a doll-like quality to your eyes, much like Lily’s.
Apply a thin line of iridescent pearl glitter liner around your upper and lower inner corner to give your peepers some extra sparkle (we chose Tarina Tarantino Eyelicity Glitter Liner in Glitter Mist).
After lining your lips with Too Faced Borderline, (a colorless waterproof lip liner that instantly traps and holds lip products) fill in your lips with a true red lip pencil (we used MAC lip pencil in Brick). Snow’s hue is more blue-based, so you want to use a lip pencil that will hold true to that color. Then, use a lip brush to fill your lips in with a juicy crimson lip color (we used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in NSFW). Make sure to clean up any edges with a concealer!
Dust a pink blush to the apples of your cheeks (we opted for MAC Blush Ombré in Ripe Peach). You want a bright and youthful color that will give you a romantic flush while maintaining that porcelain skin tone. Then, highlight above your cheekbones for a dewy look (we chose Benefit’s Watts Up).