For makeup artist Sarah Chambers, it was her two and a half year old daughter that motivated her to start creating the stunning Disney looks. “She is absolutely in love with Little Mermaid so I decided to do a few fun collections/looks she could have fun watching me create,” says Sarah.
Canadian artist Katie Alves specializes in creating scenes on eyelids. Several have been inspired by Disney movies. Other talented makeup artists get inspired by the color theme and then create their looks. Alaina Carrel even shares step by step tutorials and has a blog devoted to Disney inspired makeup.
To create such elaborate looks, be ready to devote a good chunk of time. For Sarah Chambers, who has over 15,000 fans on Facebook, each makeup session takes from 45 to 60 minutes.
3 things you need to create Disney inspired makeup looks
Aside from talent, time and creativity, here are a few essentials that can help you do Disney-inspired makeup like a pro:
- Fake eyelashes: essential for Minnie Mouse and princess looks.
- Makeup in varied colors: Sarah Chambers uses NYX, Mac, Sugarpill, Lime Crime Makeup, Saucebox cosmetics, and Eyekandy cosmetics. I have tried Makeup Forever palettes and think they are the best for face painting in general.
- Different brushes: a good set of makeup brushes are essential always, but when creating very detailed looks, make sure the bristles are clean, soft and not coming loose. Synthetic brushes are best for cream-based makeup.
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Be like Cinderella 1 of 8Sephora has a whole makeup line inspired by Cinderella , take a look!
Pixie Dust with Tinkerbell 2 of 8Spread some pixie dust with this look inspired by Tinkerbell and created by Sarah Chambers.
Pocahontas 3 of 8Makeup artist Katie Alves created this Pocahontas-inspired look.
Scary Scar 4 of 8Sarah Chambers captured the strong eyes that define Scar from The Lion King. Not a tame look.
Another Snow White look 5 of 8Alaina Carrel used the Snow White color palette to create this look. Find more of her looks here.
Snow White 6 of 8For those asking who is the fairest of them all, makeup artist Sarah Chambers created this look. In case there is any doubt, Snow White still is the fairest of them all.
Ahoy there! 7 of 8You can also find inspiration in other Disney blockbusters, such as Pirates of the Caribbean. Take a look at the beautiful landscape Katie Alves felt captured part of the magic of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Endless possibilities 8 of 8Look at other Disney movies and characters for inspiration and then simply get creative. It might take a few tries til you get the look you are striving for, but the results can be stunning.
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