An inspired look - Meg from Hercules

Thursday, April 7, 2011

First let me say that I don't know how anyone attempts to do a Disney look ever! Disney characters, by their very nature, are out of this world and overblown, so unless you're Kandee Johnson or a few other YouTube gurus, it's not easy at all to replicate.

So instead, after some trial and error, I decided to go with an 'inspired' look. I scoured the web for images and after putting eyebrows to the side, I knew my biggest challenge was going to be the shape of Meg's eyes. She has the very particular half moon shape, one where the shadow/eye/whatever was almost pulled outward at the outside corners.

Obviously my eyes don't do that.

But like a lot of people do everyday, you can mimic different eye shapes - and it's a bit easier with the help of a cut crease. After applying my UDPP I used the NYX eye pencil in Purple to gradually outline the shape that I wanted, a shape I would be following with eyeshadow later. After making the general outline I used a MAC 219 brush (it's a pencil brush) to start buffing out the line so it would less harsh, creating both a base for my final crease color and a place for the eyeshadow to stick to.

Next I took an Essence of Beauty crease brush from CVS and started applying MAC's Fig. 1 eyeshadow to my crease and outer corner of my eye. I would take bits at a time, lightly apply it across the eyeliner, and then take an e.l.f. blender brush to buff out harsh edges - it's a time consuming but not that hard, process. Finally though once I had that done I knew the next would be easier. I used the Sephora flashy liner to fill in the rest of my lid and then a flat shader brush to pack on the purple from the Cargo palette. I used the Sephora kohl liner to line both my tight and water lines, because I didn't think lining my eye all the around would be that flattering with this look. On me anyway it *really* closes off my eye and is not attractive. Plus I decided to turn this into an inspired look which means I get to take liberties :)

Finally I used my GA liner to create a very winged cat eye look (which I love) and applied a couple coats of Rimmel mascara. And that's it! (Oh except for a quick swipe of matte highlight shade on the brow. I picked one a few shades lighter than my skin tone and made sure to blend out the edges)

Lips I used a nice satin-finish red lipstick with liner to create the signature red lip that Meg wears throughout the movie. I used one with cooler undertones (it makes your teeth look whiter) but really whatever looks best on you is what you should go for.

Products Used:
~~NYX eye pencil in 917 purple
~~Sephora flashy liner in 03 flashy mauve
~~Sephora kohl liner in 01 keep black
~~Giorgio Armani Maestro liner 1
~~Mac eyeshadow Fig. 1
~~Cargo Barcelona palette, purple eyeshadow
~~Tarte matte highlight eyeshadow from 2010 Holiday Set
~~Rimmel MAX Volume Flash mascara in 003 extreme black

~~Smashbox Doubletake Lip Color in Cranberry, liner only
~~NYX round lipstick in Chaos

So yeah. This is my wearable take on Meg's look. Hopefully the friend who requested it isn't disappointed - just know that if you wanna take it a bit more dramatic and pull the liner out into a longer cat eye you'd look even MORE like Meg! 

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