I really wanted this to be a video but thanks to an awesome power outage all of the audio vanished so we are going to have some fun with odd facial expressions. Ready? Lets teach you how to do Cinderella Makeup!
Big thing I want to start with is forget Fleaky, forget FIERCE and forget trends! These characters are timeless and so is the makeup look, if you want to represent these characters the way the parks represent them then trends have no place here! No one should be able to look at a photo and see fleaky brows, piles of highlighter and shiny noses. They have no time period and therefore their makeup should reflect that (and if you are at a party it just doesn’t look great in photos in my opinion)
Of course a nice heavy foundation goes a long way, lets be real this is a cartoon not a real person and they look better than real life. They have no imperfections, unevenness or dewiness to their skin. Its total matte perfection. So I’m in total love with this from Loreal (I’m using either shade 101 or 102 depending on the time of year), its matte, heavy courage with out being caked feeling and looks almost like you have “too perfect” skin. Slap it on and blend it in. I’m a big fan of using my fingers, clearly after you’ve washed your hands, it warms up the product so it blends into your skin really well a tip I picked up from Wayne Goss on Youtube he’s brilliant and great at natural timeless makeup!
Concealer is really key here! This is a step I really can’t skip, being super fair I have so much darkness under my eyes and around. THIS IS KEY! I’m dark up to the sides of my eyes on both sides so I do this step now unlike so much that you see on Youtube from beauty gurus. I PILE on concealer to brighten that area cause frankly I need it so desperately!
You can see I go up very far on both eyes and boy do I need it BADLY! I then blend for my life. I use a Korean blending sponge thats got so many sides that you can blend into any space on your face.
Powder for your life!!! The parks LOVE Ben Nye for everything and powder is no exception and this is what they use it does a great job keeping your face in place, however I much prefer using my beloved Airspun powder, this stuff makes your face look like airbrushed perfection at a killer price point. I first set it pressing the powder into my skin with the provided puff (making it into a taco shape) then I take a second round and buff my skin with a brush. This second step, takes the flawless finish to a whole new level. The key to keeping your face from looking dry or caked from this step is to be very moisturized from the get go!
Blush is what makes you look alive with all that hair. Pink is the key with Cinderella Makeup, very pink blush I’m linking a few options but it gives a beautiful youthful glow! This is an amazing dupe its almost identical in color to what they use in the parks. Now with blush the way its applied is as key as the color applied.
Now this is the location where I start and have the heaviest application of the blush, your cheeks don’t flush right at the apples they start there, so thats where you start your blush. It creates a fabulous natural flushed look, now remember we aren’t going for a natural look, we are aiming for magical which I trained as natural plus about 15%. Keep in mind this is what keeps you from looking lifeless and dead against the enormity of the wigs and gowns.
Wayne Goss on youtube has an amazing video on the way to apply blush to make it look natural and less clown-like. He is a great resource in general on natural makeup techniques (and has a mutual hatred of trendy “instagram makeup looks”)
The biggest trick with Cinderella Makeup is getting that BRIGHT BLUE eye makeup right, and it can go from pretty to 80s hooker really quick and I’ve seen both. So lets keep you away from the street walker look! The first is in how you apply the highlighter on your eyes (this is the ONLY highlighter you should be wearing PERIOD!).
So this highlighter is under the eyebrow to the crease and in the tear duct and about 1/3 of the way across my lid, this is going to keep my eye open and not let that blue overwhelm my face and eyes (and keep Cinderella Makeup and not streetwalker makeup). I recommend this entire palette as a dupe for the Cinderella Makeup colors in the parks it has all 3 colors that are used in one inexpensive palette!
Next you pack on the blue to the outer 2/3rd of the lid. ONLY THE LID, do not ever go above the crease. Going above the crease is when we go into your face getting overwhelmed by the blue, the blue owns you not the other way around.
The next is the grey blue, in my opinion this really tones down the bright blue and gives it a nice finish. Now the trick with the contour is to blend it really well into the outer half of the crease and the lash line blending really well. BLEND BLEND BLEND, did I mention blend?
Eyebrows! Eyebrows matter! Fill them in! I don’t care who you are but everyone needs to fill them in. Now we really want to match the brows to the wig that we are wearing so since this is a blonde wig the ideal brow color is 2 shades darker. So if you are blonde you need to slightly darken your brows, if you have dark hair you need to lighten your brows (concealer is a great way to do this but look at the comparison!
See the difference? FILL IN YOUR BROWS!!!
Next up is eyeliner, now liquid and black is where its at for all princesses but Cinderella Makeup is no exception! If you aren’t comfortable with liquid yet I really recommend this gel liner from Tony Moly, its super easy to use and stays really well. If you are ready to tackle standard liquid liner this one stays all day and heck sometimes stays even when I wash my face its kinda crazy to be honest!
The shape of the liner really matters, as you can see the ends have a tiny flick up, not a cat eye (remember no trends here) just a little flick. This opens up the eye and gives that doe eye look.
Under the eye is going to depend on eye size if you have large eyes you can get away with going 3/4 across and if you have smaller eyes I would recommend no more than 1/2. NEVER COLOR YOUR WATER LINE EVER EVER EVER! First off it makes your eyes look smaller, tiny in all reality and in photos it just doesn’t look as good as it could. If you are wanting to look your most princess like in photos stop coloring your water line! PERIOD END OF STORY!
Last but not least is lips, I feel like this is the easiest of all that needs the least explanation. I tend to put this on after wig and dress so I don’t make a mess on myself, the costume and wig cause theres nothing worse than trying to clean the lipstick messes out of the inside of my dresses! The lipstick I recommend to complete your Cinderella makeup? Right here