it’s here; it’s finally here! The Devil Wears Prada makeup inspiration is kicking off The Devil Wears Prada week. this iconic fashion movie celebrates its fifteenth birthday this year. can you believe that much time has slipped by? since movies have always been a source of fashion inspiration, i thought we would take a deep dive into all things Miranda Priestly this week. have the outfits stood the test of time? how about the makeup? one of the blog’s taglines is trends come and go, but true style is ageless, and i think Miranda proves just that. this was a powerful woman editor in chief of Runway magazine who unabashedly embraced her age and femininity. love that! the book optioned into a movie was based loosely on Lauren Weisberger’s experience as an assistant to legendary editor Anna Wintour of Vogue magazine. rumor has it that most couture brands were hesitant to cooperate with the movie until Prada stepped in and reassured the filmmakers and other brands that Anna wasn’t upset. phew!
costume designer Patricia Field did an excellent job in creating three iconic looks for the movie with Andie, Emily, and Miranda putting their best fashion foot forward. but Nigel looked pretty darn good too! this week i will break down four iconic outfits Miranda wore and how truly timeless but fashion-forward (trendy) each look was. but today, it’s all about The Devil Wears Prada makeup inspiration. are you ready?
powerhouse Miranda Priestly, the editor of fictional Runway magazine, embodied a timeless look, including her makeup. there’s nothing bold or overpowering with her makeup, including her lips which are soft and subtle. recreating the look, i reached for gray eyeshadow, Passionate from Revlon. the lightest shade of gray (#1) goes over my lid with a flat brush. the next shade (#2) is applied to the crease of my eye with a round brush using a windshield wiper motion. the last shade (#3) is applied to the corner of the lid in a v-shape then blended. Satin Glide Black Eyeliner from L’Oreal Age Perfect line is pressed against my lashes. Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel from Benefit in gray is used on my brows for definition. Subversion Lash Primer from Urban Decay helps my lashes look thicker and longer. Better Than Sex Mascara from Tarte is the last step for my eyes. i swipe two coats on my upper lashes only.
watch the YouTube video for a step-by-step tutorial. when applying makeup, i always put my eyes on first, then my face. why? if there’s any fallout from the eyeshadow, it’s easy to clean a fresh face. but if the foundation is already in place, cleanup is a little trickier. for photoshoots and videos, i typically wear a thicker foundation than in my daily life. it Cosmetics CC Cream is a favorite of mine that gives full coverage. i’m wearing light. rumor has it Sharon Stone prefers it too. for blush, i chose a cream blush, Cherry Blossom Babe, from Nudies Bloom. i swiped a highlighter from Hourglass in Etheral Glow along my nose and cheeks. my lips are lined with Chanel Lip Liner in Rose Natural, and lipstick is Vibrant Fuschia from L’Oreal.
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happy Sunday, ladies! i hope you enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada makeup inspiration post! that’s all.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
I always thought this role was Meryl Street’s best look ever. You have captured it perfectly!
it’s been so much fun recreating Miranda! i agree, one of Meryl’s best looks!
Fabulous! Thank you so much for doing the makeup & clothes from Devil Wears Prada!
this movie has stood the test of time. it’s still as relevant as it was fifteen years ago. one of my favorite fashion movies.
So much fun, from one of my favorite films — you nailed it, Beth! Look forward to more DWP.
this movie stands the test of time!
Love it!!! You captured it dear!!!!!
it was lots of fun channeling Mirand!
Very , very pretty , the outfits and the make up!!
Can wait for the others to come.
I am very glad that you are back in you tube with your fabulous videos.
so glad you liked it, Gloria!
We’re so grateful you’re not Miranda, lol.
Bet it was hard for you not to show your beautiful smile!
glad you liked it! it was fun channeling Miranda Priestly.
Meryl Streep’s persona in that film, cemented my desire to go grey. I’m not that gorgeous colour, but get oodles of compliments on my hair. I also adore her makeup in that role. Classic and elegant, without being overdone – just like you. I can’t wear the cool grey shadows anymore but love a bright lip. Bright, not dark lips are extremely youthful on our age ladies.
Last but not least, my love of all thinks suites and your lavender pairing with that iconic number is stellar. Much better than Streep’s. Great inspirational post.
Well done, Beth! Very creative! You look glamorous and have captured the “Miranda” look. Thank you for listing all the products you’ve used. I may try a few.
Oh Beth….you did a great job channeling Miranda! I loved all your outfits! Your class always shows through…without being announced! I have watched that movie so many times! The clothes were amazing. Loved all the clothes Anne Hathaway wore as well. Thanks!
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