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Twilight Makeup Tutorial - by Jami Shopf

Monday, June 01, 2009

I’m Jami, alias ‘Bionic Beauty’. I am 32 years old, a Capricorn, happily married and share my life with my wonderful husband, three dogs, two birds and two Betta fish. My home is in (mostly) sunny Florida - in a small, quiet beach town on the east coast.
As a self-admitted beauty junkie, my favorite items to try are indie cosmetic brands, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, and lip balms. I also have a weakness for eyeshadows, tinted moisturizers and lip color. My number one, must-have beauty item is mascara. I’ve built up quite a cosmetics collection, but vow to use each product up (I absolutely hate wasting stuff!). Or if it’s an unused product, I’ll donate it to my local women’s shelter (Genesis House).
Grab Bella Swan's Twilight Makeup Look for Less 
Twilight is everywhere we look lately. Merchandise, movies, celebrity news, the list goes on.
While I'm a huge makeup fan, I am nota fan of spending tons of money to get a certain look. So I have decided to break down Bella Swan's Twilight movie makeup into much more affordable options.
Here's the original makeup used by the artist on the Twilight movie
  •  Skin Care: Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55
  •  Foundation: SK-II Air Touch Foundation in OP-3
  •  Powder: M.A.C. Blot Powder/Pressed in Light
  •  Blush: Visiora Compact Powder in PC 103
  •  Eye Shadow: M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Blanc Type, Flute and Wedge. *Flute was a limited edition color and is  no longer available; Girlie is an equivalent (it's in the Satin category
  •  Mascara: Smashbox Limitless Lash Mascara in black waterproof
  •  Lips: Smashbox Lip & Lid Primer and Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Good to Go (a plum/brown color)
 The total for that look is over $200. Heck, the foundation is around 60 bucks alone!
Now for the more affordable version:
First prime your face with a good moisturizer, you probably already have a favorite so I won't make any recommendations here.
Next apply the lightest possible foundation for your skin tone to get that pale "Forks" look. Since I'm pretty light skinned, I used e.l.f.'s Shielding Hydro Tint in Tone 2.
Top with a matching Clarifying Pressed Powder or a light dusting of Mineral Foundation. Whichever powder you choose, apply it with a large fluffy brush. It'll keep your application translucent and natural.
For cheeks, Visiora's PC 103 is an orange based blush. To lower the cost, use Natural Radiance Blusher in Glow. Apply just on cheekbones and sweep back towards your temples.
Eyeshadow: If you'd like the simplicity of a quad, go for e.l.f.'s Eye Color Quad in Brownstone. The light color, medium and dark brown shades are very similar dupes to MAC's Blanc Type, Girlie and Wedge.
To apply the eyeshadow, use the lightest color from above your crease and to the brow bone.
Apply the medium taupe across your entire lid and just a tiny light dusting under your low lash line. Accent your crease with the darkest brown from the Quad.
In Twilight, Bella's lashes are extremely accentuated. You can apply your normal black mascara and then comb through with a lash comb or a spare (and cleaned) mascara wand. Or I'd recommend splurging on one of the new tubing mascaras such as Blinc (around $25), L'Oreal's Double Extend (at the drugstore), or Me by Mezhgan's Look at Me mascara. Either way grab for black for accent. And if you're in rainy Forks, be sure you get a waterproof formula!
Instead of Good to Go by Benefit for lips, pick up e.l.f.'s Mineral Lipstick in Barely Bitten. This is a great neutral for most skin tones. The goal increase the tint of your lips.
A perfectly natural Bella-inspired makeup look that is perfect for everyday. Quick, classy and understated; not to mention exceptionally affordable!
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justtwitch84 wrote:
1) 6/5/2009 12:33:24 PM
great tips
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Gem wrote:
2) 6/5/2009 2:20:03 PM
I also give to the local battered womans shelter E.L.eenagers fF. makes it affordable to make these woman and teel better. Thank you!Gem
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Guendolina90 wrote:
3) 6/5/2009 4:33:43 PM
I just received my first quads, and may I say that the colors are stunning! They are SO comparable to high end cosmetics, sometimes even better, at like 1/90th of the price!
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oldergirbeauty wrote:
4) 6/5/2009 10:23:43 PM
Jami, Thanks for showing how to get such a popular look for less. I think there are surely loads of teenagers trying to get this look themselves, and this is a great list for mom's to help their girls out, without breaking the bank. :)
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PrincessJK wrote:
5) 6/6/2009 12:11:11 PM
Its nice to see an article that really does help girls look cute when we are all trying to pinch pennies! I can't wait to try this out!
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krgreenie wrote:
6) 6/8/2009 7:33:09 PM
Thanks to e.l.f. for providing great tips on how to apply our makeup and also for having the best Website to buy quality cosmetics! Cheers to e.l.f. and Thanks again!
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browneyes wrote:
7) 6/13/2009 11:16:54 AM
Love this look. Thank you for sharing your tip/step by step instructions to acheive this look.
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La La Land wrote:
8) 6/14/2009 8:11:09 PM
Thank you so much! I've been looking everywhere for great tips on Bella's look. I loved how she looked in the movie. I think I'm gonna try these tips.
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betsykate wrote:
9) 6/16/2009 7:04:50 PM
Thank you so much! Thats so neat what you did! I would never pay that much for make up!
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