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.
happy Sunday, ladies! i hope you enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada makeup inspiration post! that’s all.