Thursday, June 7, 2012

Inspired by Belle from Beauty and the Beast

When I asked for some suggestions of some ideas for looks, Miranda suggested that maybe I do a look inspired by Belle from Beauty and the Beast.  Trying to come up with new ideas for a look inspired by Belle is not the easiest thing to do.  When I think of Belle, I think yellow and brown.  How many ways are there to wear yellow and brown?  I've seen some looks inspired by her before, check out Kassie's look, and honestly,  if I were to do a look without having already seen hers, I think mine would look a lot like hers.  So I did my best to come up with something at least a little bit different!

And my inspiration

I wanted this look to be mainly gold, but a yellow gold so you could still tell who it was inspired by.  I also wanted to tie in the brown (from her hair) somewhere besides the crease so I put it under my eye.

What I used:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil "Milk"
a layer of Sugarpill's "Buttercupcake" on lid to make the gold more yellow-y
L'oreal HIP Pigment "Visionary" over the yellow
MUG "Gold Digger" shadow
MUG "Bleached Blonde" shadow
MUG "Yellow Brick Road" shadow under highlight color
MUG "Ice Queen" shadow as a highlight
NYX glitter liner "Gold"
MUG "Brown Sugar" shadow (bronze color under my eye)
MUG "Corrupt" shadow applied wet as a liner

ELF Blush/bronzer duo to contour
NYX "Angel" blush
Philosophy "The Color of Grace" shimmering face powder to highlight (this stuff is really really awesome when applied with a stippling brush, it just has an amazing glowy effect, thank you so much Heather Crazy Beautiful Makeup for sending this to me!!)

Revlon Colorburst lipstick "Soft Nude"
ELF Liquid Lipstick "Perfect Pink" (thank you, Heather, for this too!)

And that's my look for today!  I hope you all are doing well (and staying healthy!) and I hope you have an amazing rest of your week!! Thank you all so much!!!

And a little song to finish up the post!


  1. OOO i love this! That yellow glitter on the lid is lovely :)

  2. OH so pretty! I love this look, it looks great on you Sonja!

  3. Oh yay! I just let out a squeal of excitement seeing this! haha You did the look beautifully! I just love it! Thanks for doing this :))

  4. This is sooo pretty with your eye color, Sonja! And Belle is one of my favorite princesses :D

  5. What camera do you use? :)

  6. This is truly beautiful :) What cam do you use?

  7. You are welcome, I am in love with the highlighter myself!

  8. I played Belle in a production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast in my city! I had the BEST time, and as a result she's my fav character!!!! I wish you could see a pic of it! I love this!

  9. I love how you leaned more gold than yellow, I think it makes it much more obvious where your inspiration came from. The Glitter is gorgeous, hell the whole look is gorgeous!! And thanks for the shout out! :D

  10. looks really beautiful I love the sparkles. You have the prettiest eyes.

  11. Looks great on you!!! Great combo!


  12. i love this! you capture the character inspiration so well!

  13. you looks absolutely beautiful

  14. Very gorgeous :D I wish I had such beautiful eyes! x

  15. This is gorgeous.. I love Belle but this look realy caught my eye without reading the inspiration. I will have to try and recreate it! Beautiful

  16. THIS LOOKS AMAZING. im really going to have to check out the makeup geek shadows...

  17. Thank you all for your sweet comments! They make my day!!

  18. This looks so gorgeous on your eyes - new favourite of yours! I hope you're doing well, I think of you often and pray for you.