Monday, October 10, 2011

Beauty and the Beast "Belle" Halloween Tutorial

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share with you my first Halloween tutorial for this year. After having such a fun time recreating Princess Jasmine's look last year, I decided to try out another one of my favorite Disney Princess: Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

I distinctly remember the first time I watched the opening scenes of this movie and being totally awestruck at the graphics and instantly fell in love with Belle's pure-hearted and book-loving character. I knew that's the kind of person I wanted to be someday. Maybe tutorial-recording day became that day. ;)


Products mentioned:
Makeup Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation in 40
Graftobian Concealer Palette
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Palette (Sin, Buck, and Virgin eyeshadows)
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen in Black
NYX Eyelash Curler
Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara
Darkness VX lashes (similar here)
Urban Decay Urban Brow Pen in Brunette
NYX Eyebrow Shaper
Josie Maran bronzer in Beach #1
Wet & Wild Color Icon blush in Pearlescent Pink
NYX Lip Pencil in Natural
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Bling
IPKN It Gloss in Lilac

Here are some images of the gorgeous Belle which I used to base my look of of. As you can see, her look is elegant and natural with a focus on long, black lashes, sweet pink cheeks, and warm rosy lips.


And here is my take of the look. Neutral colors, but more put-together than your average "natural" look. Slightly more defined brows, soft cheeks, gentle highlighting, and layered lip products to last all Halloween night! :)


A close-up to show the soft, cut-crease eyelid shading. Juxtaposing a matte crease shade with a metallic lid color gives the eyes a glowing and dimensional appearance.


Here you can see the whole look pulled together. I flipping love this Leg Avenue golden dress! I always, always wanted Belle's dress and this cute Halloween version makes me feel more princessy for sure. ^__^


And of course, my beloved Beast. Can't you tell we are in love? I looked past his snaggle tooth because come on, anyone who has an appreciation for roses and fine, bright blue-with-gold-trim suiting is a catch in my book.


Full-length images of the full outfit, hair, makeup, and heels. If you are interested in my actual "Storybook Beauty" costume, I am wearing size XS which is slightly too long in the torso on me but would be perfect for someone 5' or taller. Leg Avenue costumes are sold nearly everywhere though, so it shouldn't be too hard to find especially online. :)

Costume: Leg Avenue size XS
Hair: Mom's vintage necklace (similar here)
Earrings: Pearl studs (similar here / here)

A huge thanks to Daniel and the Leg Avenue team for sending me off with some fab costumes during my visit to the main office this past summer! You guys are SO creative and make me love dressing up for Halloween each year. <3

Also, my heels are from jgshoe.com which is a new petite shoe website which I am super excited to share with you since they carry heels that fit my petite feet. I actually stumbled upon them while browsing around so I'm looking forward to telling you more about them in the future. ;)

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and as always, I hope that this look will come in handy for the holidays or whenever you want to look a bit more polished!



52 comments:

  1. You look beautiful! Thanks for this tutorial, I was thinking about being Belle for Halloween. A suggestion, check out Goodwill and thrift stores for costumes or clothes that can be adapted into costumes. I found a Belle-esque ballgown (seriously - a ball gown!) with gold embroidery and off-the-shoulder detailing at Goodwill for $25.

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  2. LOVe this look! so elegant! beautiful!!

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  3. Wow! This tutorial came just in time! My friends and I were just pondering the idea of being disney princesses! I love all your princess tutorials! You look gorgeous...as always! :)

    Just a request, would there be anyway you can do a tutorial for Pocahontas? Or make some suggestions as to what we can do for her makeup? I know you're a busy gal!

    Thanks a million! <3

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  4. Please do a review for those shoes! I just checked their site, and there are so many nice shoes that I want to get! But i'm very picky with shoes, they have to be fitted nicely. So i don't know if i should purchase anything there.

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  5. great look. just curious, which lens did you use?

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  6. You look gorgeous~ and the costume is really cute

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  7. Great tutorial! Simple and very true to the character.

    And yes, I can't wait for your review of the website. I saw a style of shoes I've been looking for and want to justify the price!

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  8. you are soooo cute! i love the outfit! =)

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  9. you look gorgeous!!!!!!


    www.petiteandhungry.blogspot.com

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  10. I really love your halloween tutorials! You are such a pretty Belle ♥
    Have fun.

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  11. OMG so pretty! I love your interpretation of Belle. And that costume looks fantastic on you! Great Halloween tutorial :)
    xoxo Di

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  12. Omgod you look so gorgeous as belle!!!! I love the tutorial!

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  13. You're so pretty! :) I don't like Halloween but this costume is really cute without being slutty or weird. It's perfect!

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  14. were you wearing circle lenses? what's the model that u were wearing?

    THanks!

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  15. This is beautiful, I love Belle and you did a very good job creating this look :)

    Xo Christine♥

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  16. great tutorial jen! i think thi look is perfect for wedding..your makeup skills are great!i adore you..stay the same!:)

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  17. Great tutorial! You look so beautiful!

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  18. wow I love this tutorial your gorgeous and love the dress Beautiful!!!

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  19. I love the Belle look you created in the video. Sooo soooo pretty and natural. You aren't like others always tend to over done the make up and have a very heavy-makeup feeling. Yours are so natural and pretty and more importantly, Wearable^^

    Thank you so so much for this tutorial!! I especially love watching the eye make up part and eyeliner part~ :)

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  20. so cutee! I love disney movies especially beauty and the beast!!

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  21. omg, i am so in love with this post! the beast is adorable, i want him and his snaggle tooth XD

    you look so pretty doll

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  22. This is so pretty! So simple and elegant! Thanks Jen =)

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  23. Jen, you're just sooooo gorgeous!! Loved your tutorial!! It's not that I dress up for Halloween or so but still I enjoy watching your vids!! ^^

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  24. Oh my God sooooooo incredibly beauuutiful unni! You are so professional with hair and makeup. I might dress as a geisha for halloween which will be alot of fun :)

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  25. ...although, I don't like the dress to be honest. But your hair and make up looks great!

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  26. As always, you look pretty Jen!

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  27. i also grew up wanting to be belle for halloween! you know my favorite thing about belle's dress is the girdle and lining of the bottom. your costume is super cute but i think could be so much cuter if the dress reached the floor and was actually constructed out of fabric with body.

    also, can you do a halloween inspired tutorial with featherlashes for people who want to be pocahontas/a bird/a skunk/or whatever their artsy heart desires?

    i always love your makeup suggestions.
    much love

    xoxo
    amanda

    www.intuitiveflair.blogspot.com

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  28. Hi Jen, I've been your blog follower for a while now. Can I just say you are gorgeous?!!! Anyway, thanks for all your tutorials video. I'm a singer and I always need help in doing my own hair and make-up so your tutorials are a great help. :)

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  29. I have read the comments you've received on youtube and I don't understand why some people always have o comment on how SKINNY you are. WHY does it bother them so much? Does it hurt them in any way? Did you create yourself by any chance???
    I'm pretty short myself but not petite. I am 5'3" and wear size 26 in jeans but I still don't think there is anything wrong with your body being naturaly skinny, as long as you eat well. There is alot of misery in this world, and these idiots keep nagging about how skinny you are. I don't get it.

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  30. Hi Jen! Beautiful tutorial and the makeup especially is so adorable. I have a similar eye shape and find it so hard to use eye shadow properly due to being monolid but you do it perfectly!In the future do you have time to do some tutorials on make up looks without false lashes because i'm so lazy with them! Thanks so much! And also, please please please do your Louis Vuitton reveal post some time!

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  31. So cute! I love it! Could younpls pls pls do a snownwhite one next week? Thx!

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  32. Great post. I really like your blog.^^

    my blog♥mfashionfreak

    Please follow me if you're not already so I could make a GIVEAWAY. I'd love to get more followers! I'll follow you back.

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  33. gorgeous! i love your halloween/costume makeup tutorials!

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  34. OMG you're sooo beautiful!
    love ur dress

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  35. Thanks for the great tutorial! The look you created is really pretty, and good for everyday as well. You did a really great recreating Belle's look ^_^

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  36. you look absolutely beautiful; i love the look!

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  37. So pretty! Really beautiful, and Belle is my favourite of all the disney chars :D

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  38. Thanks for the inspiration!! I would love to be a Disney princess one Halloween... though I think I'm going to go with your lion tutorial this year! :o

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  39. What a fun tutorial! I was just talking to my husband about how I have no idea what I want to be for Halloween- but since I have red hair Ariel might be more appropriate for me :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  40. aweeesome tutorial!
    love love love your blog!!!
    u look gorgeous!

    x

    www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

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  41. you look gorgeous!!! perfect for the costume :)

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  42. you're so beautiful,ilive in France,(so sorry for my bad english) and i read your blog every time !! thanks for all !!

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  43. O mi gosh, I just love this! I follow some beauty gurus on YouTube for a funny reason: I love their voice. Haha! Yeah, I know I'm weird, but I love listening to YOutube videos more than actually watching them.
    But the way you do your tutorial is very very clear, and I will totally watch and learn. I'm following your blog and subcribed to your channel just now!
    Thanks for the tutorial. It's a wonder what makeup can do!

    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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  44. PLEASE tell us what lenses you're wearing! They look super natural on you. You also look very pretty. :) Great job!

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  45. Jen your makeup is so amazing!

    It would be so awesome if you could show us how to do a sexy vampire look!

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  46. I thought you might like this: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/if-disney-princesses-were-real-2595417

    My favorites were Jasmine and Esmeralda. Exotic!

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  47. this came really in handy while trying to figure out my Belle look for the night :) You are gorgeous!

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  48. can you do a rapunzel inspired look from the movie tangled??

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  49. That looks so good! Thanks for sharing your video! And the dress is fabulous!

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