Monday, October 27, 2014

Snow White-Inspired Look

Halloween is this week! I'm so excited to dress up and transform myself, as I have mentioned in previous posts. It's such a great way to really test the power of makeup and see how far you can transform your entire look based on illusion. 

My freshman year, I was Mulan (scroll to the middle of the post) for Halloween, last year, I was Pocahontas, and this year, I plan to be Snow White. However, I also showed another completely different idea for a potential Halloween look: the Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull. 

My original plan was to be Rapunzel after her hair cut, but I have not been able to get everything I needed for her costume, nor will I have the money before Halloween. 

Instead, I opted for Snow White, another short-haired princess.

If you're a short-haired black-haired or brunette girl, Snow White is a pretty easy princess to look like even if you don't have the costume. 

All you need for makeup:
+ Your favorite foundation, preferrably in a shade that is at least a shade lighter than your usual shade (this depends on your natural skin color). I sampled the Japonesque Airbrush Foundation in Shade 3 for this look. You want a medium to full coverage foundation to mimic Snow White's "perfect" and porcelain-like complexion. 

+ Eyebrow powder/pencil. Fill in your brows to look dark and to frame your face using whatever you normally use. I used a no-brand eyebrow powder for this look. 

+ Any white and brown eyeshadow. My shimmery white eyeshadow was from Urban Decay's Ammo Palette in "Polyester Bride." This was to make my eyes look bigger and to just add some color to my rather simple look. My matte brown eyeshadow was to add dimension to my eyelids. It was from Makeup Forever's Artist Shadows in color M626 (Neutral Brown). 

+ Liquid liner. Line your eyes lightly and wing out the line just a little. Snow White's eyes look pretty natural, so the liner shouldn't be too heavy either. I used Nyx's Super Skinny Eye Marker

+ Your favorite mascara. I've been using L'Oreal's Miss Manga Mascara. It's my current favorite mascara because it's waterproof and friendly to my stick-straight Asian eyelashes that can't hold a curl. 

+ Red lipstick! This is Snow White's signature part about her makeup, so this is very important! I used City Color Cosmetics' City Chic lipstick in Paris By Night. I did a review and swatch of this lipstick earlier this year. To keep the color from feathering I also used a nude lip liner beforehand. It was Nyx's Retractable Lip Liner in Natural

+ BONUS: For hair, curl just the bottom ends of your hair to similarly recreate Snow White's hair. You don't have to, but it adds onto the look, especially if you will not be dressing up in her costume. 

For Clothing:
+ A two articles of clothing that are bright yellow and blue. Preferably a top and a cardigan. You can also do a yellow skirt/dress with a blue cardigan or vice versa. The idea here is to do a "Disneybound" type of outfit--an outfit that is inspired by the character, but it is by no means the character's outfit. 

+ Red bow of some sort. Whether it's a headband or a bow clip like the bow I used, either one works because she has it in her hair. This is pretty big to getting yourself to looking like Snow White!

I really got into the part of Snow White. Haha.
BONUS and for fun: an apple! You can even take a bite out of it to get into character and faint to re-enact the infamous scene. 

So there you have it! It's an easy, modern way to be a Disney Princess for Halloween. The best part is that you don't even have to buy an entire costume for it. Just have the main elements for any character you want to do and make sure to have the main colors and styles for their outfits and makeup. That way, you can be that person by using what you already own (or borrow from a friend) in your closet!

What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Have you ever been inspired by a Disney character to recreate your own look?

All photos by Ian Rosal Photography.
Chau for now


  1. Very cute! I definitely love the Disney-inspired look! You make a great Snow White!

  2. SO cute! I love how it's a modern take on a classic! I'm dressing up as Mary Poppins this year (if I can get all of it together in time) and I've been able to find pieces of my current wardrobe to pull it all together so it's been pretty cost efficient! :)

  3. This is fantastic! Perfect of a last minute costume!

  4. I love that you continue to do all of these Disney-inspired looks for Halloween! This one turned out awesome! I love all the red.

  5. This is so cute and easy to do for Halloween! (Or anyway really!)

  6. Thank you! I would love to see your costume all put together! I love when people are able to take parts of their normal wardrobes to put a costume together. I'd love to see when you get it done (and I hope you do)!

  7. Haha, thanks, Tiffany! I'm trying to do a Disney-inspired costume for each year that I'm in college just for fun, and I'm succeeding so far. :]

  8. Thank you! I definitely wouldn't mind wearing this outfit/look out for a normal day as well!

  9. You are SO cute!! You look just like Snow White-- you did it so perfectly!

  10. Too cute! Love the fact that your lip color matches red apple your holding. :)

  11. Somehow the yellow dress & blue cardigan really pulled it off for me. This is a great wear-to-work costume. Your hair looks awesome...and Japonesque foundation is love. Always.

  12. Aww, thank you so much Morgan, I appreciate that!

  13. Thank you! I was hoping for that to work out so I'm glad that it did :]

  14. Well thank you so much! I was hoping that the top and cardigan alone would be enough to look enough like Snow White. And as for the hair, I wasn't sure how that was going to turn out actually! I hadn't tried the hairstyle before. And for the Japonesque foundation was just a deluxe sample that I actually really love! I'm hoping to buy it full-sized in the near future :]

  15. This is so adorable Kriselle! Snow White is actually one of my favourite princesses of all time - since I grew up watching that movie on repeat! A very modern twist for classic Disney character, nice job! ^_^


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