Well, the closest I will ever become to looking like one anyway. Though I might be able to pull off snow white too! I love Disney, always have, always will. I thought that I would post a transformation this week into the beautiful Disney Princess, Pocahontas.
I created this look based on the 'before' picture. The lesson I learned from this transformation is photographing a change in contouring and skin tones is not easily picked up without the right lighting. Next time I will be sure to capture pictures with the natural sunlight!
These are the steps I followed to achieve this look:
1) Moisturize and prime your skin.
2) Apply a foundation ALL over to match Pocahontas' skin tone. As you can see I do not have her skin tone naturally so I had to paint myself with a deeper coloured foundation. If you do have her skin tone, you're already one step ahead of the game!
3) Correct any blemishes. I woke up with two new beauties on my face so I had to cover them up (using the darkest flesh tone on my Lise Watier wheel).
4) Contour. Contouring is like plastic surgery without the knife. Pocahontas has a very defined jaw line so I made sure to apply a deeper shade of matte bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks, as well as to the sides of my nose.
5) Add a tiny bit of blush and lighter powder. This makes the look more natural. Note: When you are changing your skin colour completely you have to think about natural highlights (forehead, cheeks, nose and chin). Highlights are important even if you do share the same skin tone as Pocahontas, but even more so if you don't as you want your skin to look as natural as possible.
6) Eye makeup: I applied a dark brown matte eyeshadow all over my lid, and then used a black eyeliner to create a heavy lined look. I applied it all the way around my eye, from the waterline, and connected it to the top lid. Pocahontas has beautiful dark eyes and rich coloured lips so that is what I focused on.
7) The lips. You will notice in the last picture it looks like I have had my lips injected with collagen. Pocahontas has a full, square-ish mouth, so I had to make my lips look fuller. To do this, I lined my lips outside of my natural lip line and filled it in. I also took my concealer brush and applied it around my lips as red lips have a tendency to 'bleed' or smudge, and I wanted a nice crisp line.
8) Last but not least the hair. I took all of my hair and clipped it behind over to the one side as most pictures of Pocahontas her hair is blown to the side. If only I had a fan!
It didn't take me very long to achieve this look - under 1 hour. If you're looking for a relatively easy look this Halloween and love Disney this just might be the right choice for you. Pair it with a chunky turquoise necklace and fashion yourself a beige coloured toga and you will be all set for Halloween!
Thanks for reading!
Favourite Bridal Makeup Artist
I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!