Beauty and the Beast is probably my favorite Disney movie. I say “probably” because, come on, it’s a Disney movie, can you really choose one?
When I heard that Beauty and the Beast would be performed at my local theater, my ears perked up intensely. When I found out one of my friends would be in it, I was more than interested. When I was told he was playing Beast, I was already checking my calendar and buying a ticket.
Dressing for plays has always made sense to me. I’ve always been the one in the performances which may have led to this concrete thought, but you should dress for plays.
The actors are dressing and performing and giving it their all. Audience members should attend with the same consideration.
Hence, why my Get Ready With Me is to get ready for a play.
I have a lot of hair that insists on making itself known when I’m doing my makeup, so the first thing I do is clip that back.
My foundation application technique is to war-paint my face and then dot it all over.
I then take a Real Techniques blending brush and blend it all out. My foundation never looked as good until I used this brush. Now it actually looks like I know what I’m doing. The brush is super soft too.
I’ve been made a makeup brush believer.
The foundation I used was CoverGirl Clean Sensitive Skin liquid foundation.
Next I use my Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Concealer.
I didn’t take a picture but I swipe this under my eyes, down my nose, on my cupids bow, and on my chin to brighten up those areas and create more definition on my face.
This concealer is perfect for under eyes. I don’t think I’ll ever change it, especially since it’s so easy to apply. It does look a little shiny under my eyes, so I matte-ify it by gently patting on powder.
The powder I use is the Covergirl Clean Sensitive Skin pressed powder.
Next, I add a hint of blush. My cheeks are naturally red so I don’t want to over-do it. The blush I use is a hand-me-down Estee Lauder from my mom.
Eyes are my favorite feature, so I do those immediately after I finish my necessary foundation.
It’s helpful to pick your favorite feature or area to work on. That way, if you’re ever in a hurry, focus only on perfecting that one feature/spot so if you run out of time for lip gloss or blush, you at least know your eyebrows are on point.
To keep me from spending my money on a NYX Adorable pallet, my mom gave me her Estee Lauder eye shadow pallet.
I used a shimmery brown all over my lid, then gently rubbed an olive green into the crease of my eyelids for definition.
I did my best winged eyeliner with a Bobbi Brown pencil that came in one of my Ipsy
Curled my eyelash with my one and only NYC eyelash curler and added mascara.
(My brothers always shudder when I curl my eyelashes.)
Lastly for eyes, I lightly lined my bottom lashes with a silver pencil. You may recognize it from my September Ipsy bag
Please ignore my owl eyes.
I’ve been practicing with bronzer trying to give more definition to my face, but I haven’t gotten it down quite yet. I apply under my cheekbones, the sides of my forehead, the sides of my nose, and my jaw line. I do know a big factor is the awkward lighting in my room, but I do my best.
Final touches are always eyebrows.
I used a Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (comment below if you would like reviews on anything mentioned).
Followed by a baby pink NYX Butter Gloss. Bold eyes mean subdued lips, you don’t want to dramatize everything like a clown.
I’m lazy and I was running out of time to get ready so I quickly brushed and pinned my hair so it looked nice.
I am also just pretty bad at hair.
Look at the sass on my face. Can you tell I was in a hurry? My brush is the pink blur, by the way.
On to the outfit.
I had already chosen a green floral dress to wear to the event. If you’re one of those who struggle to find something to wear, pick one article you don’t hate and work around that, even if it’s only a necklace or a hat.
The dress is one of the shortest I’ll wear, but I always wear some sort of leggings or tights under, this gives a more modest appearance since you aren’t showing skin.
I’m not super-girl. I worry about my tights sagging or falling off too, so I wear bicycle shorts over them. They’re spandex so no one will ever know.
Cute and comfortable is achievable.
I added a belt to show off my waist more.
A black sweater to tie in the black tights and slipped on some brown wedged flats.
And everything came together.
The shoes were from Payless ($8), tights came in a two-pack from Target ($? years ago), and the rest was secondhand. Dress ($3), cardigan ($2), belt (59c).
I proudly arrived on time, and it was so much fun to see the show. Beast, of course, was one of the best, and I was so shocked I let out a little squeak to see two of my kindergarten students from church hobble onto the stage as the sheep who sit beside Belle as she read, a salt and a pepper shaker in Be Our Guest, and finally the two sides of the book “THE END” at the finale.
They were so pleased that Teacher Rebekah came especially to see them. And I was so proud.
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