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snow white inspired glam — softly romantic, dark academia #astorybookseries

Say hello to my take on the original princess...

"Over the seven jeweled hills, beyond the seventh fall, in the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, dwells Snow White, fairest of us all." — The Brother's Grimm

the muse

Kind, loving, and beautiful, Snow White is the original Disney princess inspired by The Brother's Grimm telling, first hitting the silver screen in 1938. While she is known for her raven black hair, ruby red lips, and white as snow skin, I decided to depict her in a softer, more romantic light that is in line with the dark academia aesthetic I love so much.

the look

For this look, I wanted to create a wearable Snow White look that was an ode to the classic princess, yet beautifully modern and softly romantic.

For the eyes, lips, and face, I went for a monochromatic look, using muted ruby and shimmering rose gold hues. Though she is known for her bright red lips and impossibly red poisonous apple, I went for a softer color that mimicked an apple's true tone.

The skin for this look is flawless and demi-matte, with a major focus on a richly pigmented, heavily blushed complexion. Rare Beauty's Grace Soft Pinch Liquid Blush is perfect for this look, as once the product dries, it's not budging at all. With a few drops, I added the mauve liquid to the apples of my cheeks, blending up towards my temples, forehead, and outer eyelids as if it were my contour or bronzer. I then loaded my blush brush with Moonshot's Soft Peony Blush powder, setting and diffusing all over the same areas, as well as a bit higher underneath the eyes for added brightness. This pale baby pink color is perfect for softening any harsh blush colors, adding a youthfulness to the skin. Both of these ride or die blushes are featured in my recent blog post, the ultimate blush guide, if you'd like to read more about them.

Next up, the eyes. For this look, I used red-toned, brick brown matte shades blended in the outer corners, deep burgundy shimmers patted purposefully on the lids, and a bright gold shimmer just below the brow arches, at the inner corners, as well as at the tip of my nose for an all-over gilded look. I created the exact same gradient on the lower lash line, blending the darker colors into that bright gold shade at the inner corner.

For that sultry, fluttering gaze, opt for some romantic, yet natural strip lashes.

And finally, for the lips, I layered on a few different products for that perfect soft apple color. First, I lined my lips with Il Makiage's Luna Waterproof Lipliner in collaboration with one of my favorite OG glam gurus, Carli Bybel. The earthy nude shade creates a gorgeous dimension, enhancing the natural shape of my lips for a flirty pout. Next, I added some rosy depth with Anastasia Beverly Hills' Dusty Rose Lip Stain. The deep, borderline burgundy hue can go from a light, natural stain to a deep, pigmented flush as you layer the product, drying quickly and staying put on the lips. Lastly, I topped the entire lip look with Morphe's Venus Lip Gloss from their Madison Beer Collection. The neutral, mid-tone pink shade creates a romantic softness to the look, adding a non-sticky shine that draws all the attention to the lips.

the fit

When it comes to Snow White, I wanted to tap into her iconic look without being too on the nose or costume-y, if you know what I mean. With that, the most important thing in my eyes was finding a dramatic top that I would actually wear (on say, an evening dinner date night?) with pronounced puffed sleeves. For the bottom, you can easily pair this corset with a pair of jeans, or even a long satin skirt for a more romantic look.

For those high-end, luxury corsets, I recommend scouring House of CB's site. For some more affordable options, check out Shein's selections.



olivia rose.

Pisces. Poet. Traveler. Romantique.

Hopelessly addicted to all things beauty.

In love with making my life a work of art.

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