I recently went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 and was very taken by Bella's look. She has similar coloring to me- fair skin, dark eyes, and dark hair. The only difference is I don't sparkle in the sun, but wouldn't that be nice? Hey, with enough luminizer....
But in all seriousness, I think her look was stunning and requires very few products, most of which you probably already have in your bathroom! I used the Smashbox Ultimate Palette that I've reviewed HERE, but you could also get by using Urban Decay's NAKED 2 along with a couple other things.
This look is characterized by pale facial makeup, dark brows, ice blue, silver and brown eyeshadows, lots of mascara, and a brown lip. All of her makeup is cool toned. Bella's skin is very illuminated, probably because she's so pasty white, so I also used a liquid luminizer mixed with my foundation. Easy peasy!
Mix a liquid luminizer with a foundation that's a touch too light for your face. Apply everywhere. Take a brightening concealer and apply underneath your eye area in an upside down triangle shape.
I used Boots High Lights Illuminating Lotion, which you can buy at Target for around $12 for a huge bottle. This stuff is a dupe for Benefit's High Beam which is around $30 for less than 1/2 of the amount of product. Both will last you forever, but I'm a sucker for cheap. Buy Boots.
The foundation I used was Lancome Photogenic, but you can use anything. This stuff gives me a really flawless finish, but use what works for you.
I love Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser for dark circles as a brightening under eye product.
Oops, this is upside down. Oh well you get the point. You'll need a full coverage matte powder, a cool brown toned blush, and a finishing powder if you have one. That last step can be skipped if you want, but I like mine so I used it.
I first used Mahya minerals powder foundation. This stuff gives full coverage but makes my skin look great rather than going on cakey. I like them at least as much as Bare Minerals, which is the more popular choice for mineral powders.
I next used Aerin's multi color for lips and cheeks. I used it on my cheeks only to give a very subtle tint with no shimmer. It's perfect for a natural look. I could have used it on my lips for this look too, but I wanted something that I could throw in my pocket and reapply (not that I couldn't put this in my pocket but it's too bulky for the pocket I was working with) so I used a different product.
I finished off my skin with an HD finishing powder. I like E.L.F. because it makes my skin feel ultra smooth and it's only $6 at Target. Other people prefer MUFE's HD powder, but that's way more expensive and I've heard they're essentially the same thing.
Last Step- Eyes & Lips
Apply some eye primer to the whole eye area. Apply a cool toned icey blue to the inner parts of your eye, and apply a cool toned brown shade into the crease area. Pop a little bit of a bright white in the very inner corners of the eye area. Lightly rim eyes with a cool toned brown eyeliner. Get rid of any fallout by applying concealer if needed. Top off with a great mascara and a brown lip color.
The eye primer I used was Urban Decay's Primer Potion. You could also use Palladio Herbal eye primer from Sally's, which is much cheaper and still effective. The palette I used was Smashbox's Ultimate Palette- I chose this because there are about a bazillion shades to choose from. You can check out the shades individually HERE. Pretty much any of whites, light blue, and darker matte browns would be perfect for this look. My Lancome liner is just your standard brown liner. I would definitely stick with brown and not black for this look.
My mascara was L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black, which is a great mascara for every day. If I really wanted to go crazy, I could have applied false lashes, but I'm too lazy for that so there you have it. My lip shade I used was a Revlon Lip Butter in Fig Jam. There are numerous lip shades you could choose for this, but I recommend something that's not super glossy, since her lip shade is rather matte. I had a hard time tracking down a totally matte lip shade, so I stuck with the Lip Butter, which is moisturizing, but not ultra glossy. Just a little gloss.
There you have it! A great natural, every day vampire look. Have any of you seen Breaking Dawn Part 2 yet? I thought it was really good despite the fact that I've had mixed feelings on the other movies. The first one was the best I thought, but this is a close second.
Thanks for Reading!