Get Bella Swan's Wedding Makeup Look
Published Nov 17, 2011
The Twilight Saga continues with the Friday launch of Breaking Dawn Part 1. Twi-hards can't wait to see their favorite vamps and wolves reunite for the teen wedding of the season. Bella, the film's heroine, showcases beautiful bridal makeup—just enough smoky definition for her not-quite-undead-yet look. Learn how to recreate Bella's bridal look from multiple Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Kevin James Bennett.
Get Bella's flawless face by prepping the skin well. Kevin loves moisturizing and priming with Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentrè and Cover FX Skin Prep FX. Her cheeks look naturally blood-flushed with violet undertones, so Kevin recommends choosing a mauve/rosy shade to achieve a similar effect. Mix a cream or gel blush formulation like Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride with leftover foundation for a tempered, realistic blush.
Bella's eyes are washed with a shimmering eye shadow that softly reflects the light without being garish. Apply a twinkly champagne shadow like OCC Loose Color Concentrate in Clove to the inner corners of the eye and blend out towards the center. Create soft definition in the crease using a honey brown shadow along the outer corners blending towards the nose—Inglot Pearl Eye Shadow in #421 has the perfect warm glow.
Her lash line is gently defined and smudge. Apply MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number, a medium charcoal tone, along the entire upper lash line and thicken the line at the outer corners. Diffuse the line vertically with a small eye shadow brush and set the the liner with a matte taupe eye shadow like Nars Matte Eye Shadow in Bali. Use the same eye shadow to line the outer half of your lower lash line, but keep the inner corners unlined for a bright-eyed effect. Groom and perfect brows with a shadow/wax duo such as Smashbox Brow Tech. Coat upper lashes with two layers of black mascara, removing clumps between each coat.
Bella wears glossy lips with a hint of shimmer down the aisle. Define and fill in your lips with Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Pencil in #3L and top it off with a peach lacquer.