Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Bella Swan Breaking Dawn Part 2 Inspired Makeup

So the final instalment of the Twilight series is finally here, and while I'm not the biggest fan of the vampire love story, I do love Kristen Stewart's vampire Bella makeup from the promo pictures!

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The taupe, silver and black look stunning, especially paired with a strong defined brow and a grey plum lip colour. For my tutorial, I've gone for a blue-toned look for the eyes, as opposed to the pinkish one in the photo (I think there's a filter on it anyway). 

Taken By Surprise Tutorial:

Bella Swan Breaking Dawn Part 2 Inspired Makeup

*Before we begin, I have already applied my foundation, concealer and matte powder.

1. Bella's eyebrows here are very dark, so don't be shy to apply a little more eyebrow pencil than you're used to! Then use an eyebrow brush to soften the edges - because I don't have short brows like her, I've settled with just making sure my brow hairs are all neat by using a brow gel. No plucking for me!! 

Benefit Speed Brow Brow Gel
Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil in "Black Brown"
Sportsgirl Brush With Fame Eyebrow Brush
2. Because this look is pretty intense, make sure you prime your lids to get the most vibrant look. Apply an eyeshadow primer all over the lid, up to the brow bone, in the outer third (because the eyeshadow will extend out) and along the lower lash line. 

Urban Decay Primer Potion in "Original"
3. Using a taupe or brown-toned grey cream eyeshadow, lightly apply to just the eyelids using your ring finger. This will be a base for the next colour.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Creme Eyeshadow in "Tough as Taupe"
4. With a cold-toned light silver, gently pat the colour over the top of the creme shadow using a flat eyeshadow brush. Bella's eyes in the pictures are quite vibrant and silvery, so the creme shadow combined with this silver will really help the colour pop!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette in "Verve"
5. Using the same brush, take a dark silver/gunmetal grey and apply to the outer corners, gradually blending into the crease.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette in "Pistol"
6. Using a dark night-sky blue, apply to the outer third of the eyelid, gradually bringing the colour away from the lid to create an almond-shape. Go easy on the shadow - you can always build up the colour, but if you use too much, it's not as easy to fix! Then using a flat angled shadow brush, apply the same blue along the lower lash line, and blend for the smoky effect. 

Color Design Eyeshadow Palette in 308 Violet Magnetique

7. With a matte black eyeshadow, apply a very small amount to the outer V of the eye, and blend up into the blue. This will create a 3D effect that looks really pretty!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette in "Blackout"
8. To create the gorgeous highlight that Bella has in the pictures, use a soft - almost pink - shimmery white shadow in the inner corners, and bring the colour up onto the lid and along the inner third of the lower lash line. 

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette in "Bootycall"
9. Now for some more highlights! Using a matte white shadow, apply to the brow bone to create the illusion of Bella's high brow arch. Then apply a white pencil liner along the waterline to open up the eyes - dark eyeshadow can make eyes look smaller, which white liner can counteract.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette in "Foxy"
Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in "Pure White"
10. Using short thin strokes, apply liquid liner along the top lash line, staying as close to the lashes as possible. Apply up to where the lashes end.

11. Bella has really thick lashes here, so I'm going to show you my false lashes for cheats! First curl your lashes. Then I used Model Co's Fibre Lash Mascara. It's a dual end product, and first you apply a coat of mascara and while it's still wet, apply the lash fibres. Then apply another coat of mascara to cover the fibres and BAM long thick lashes!! It's faster than using falsies, so I love it :) For this look, only apply the fibres to the outer half of the lashes, to mimic Bella's. If you don't have this mascara, cut one fake lash in half and apply one piece to each outer half of your lashes.

First coat of mascara...
...applying the lash fibres to the outer half of the lashes...
...then mascara over the top! See how long and thick they are now <3
12. For the lips, Bella's are a kind of grey-toned rose, so lightly apply a purple-toned red lipliner all over the lips. Then with a neutral peach lipstick, apply over the top, straight from the bullet. Then with a lip brush, soften the edges for a romantic look.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in "Wine"
Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in Rosetto "14"
And we're done!

Have you seen Breaking Dawn Part 2? What did you think of this Bella-inspired makeup look? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Great job! I haven't seen BD pt 2 yet but I hear it's really good. I'll have to drag the husband to see it soon.

    1. Thanks! I haven't seen it either, fingers crossed it's good! x

  2. Haven't seen the movie yet, but I do love your eye makeup! So pretty!

  3. this looks like a great look for a night out. I didn't like the first two movies but I liked the third one so I'm looking for to getting the time to see the new one :)

    It has been awhile since I've posted or done a youtube video so please give me a lovely comment on my blog :) it would mean the world to me

  4. cool look, only thing missing are red contacts;)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  5. hi cutie pie~ I don't like breaking dawn, but i like this makeup tutorial :)


  6. Very pretty! Do my makeup, please?
    Can you believe I haven't seen any of the Twilight movies?! I am thinking of asking my friends to let me borrow their DVDs so that I can know what all the fuss is about! Lol
    I hope all is well. I look forward to seeing/hearing more from you!



  7. I love make-up from Breaking Dawn 2. Bella looks very sexy and i like it!
    Great job! :-)

    1. Thank you so much! I thought so too, I had a lot of fun recreating her look :) x

  8. That's amazing post,really fantastic makeup I love this,looking very beautiful :)

  9. not particularly accurate, infact not accurate at all, but a pretty look none the less!


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