Saturday, February 18, 2012

Troian Bellisario's Bohemian Look

Beauty breakdown for Troian Bellisario aka Spencer from ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liar's"
This was one of the funnest shoots ever !! First thing we did was talk about the feeling we were trying to convey. After taking a look at wardrobe and talking to the hair dept, it was clear that this was going to be a chill and relaxed shoot. We wanted to keep it earthy and organic with a touch of grunge.

Prepping the face:

1. I always start with a spritz or 3 of Mario Badescu's rose water. I've been using it for years. It's relaxing, gentle and moisturizing.
2. Conceal under the eyes and anywhere else that needs it (avoiding the eye lids). I used Temptu's concealer wheel. On the eyelids I like to use Mac's paint pots as a primer for eyeshadow. I used the color "Painterly" on Troian.
3. Apply your foundation base. I used Temptu's SB Foundation applied with a foundation brush.
4. Set with a loose translucent powder. I used Makeup Forever's HD powder.

We now have a beautiful clean palette ready to shade and sculpt.


I brushed a nude creamy colored matte eyeshadow all over her lid, I then used a soft matte brown along her crease, making sure to blend real well where both colors met. I lined her lash line with a dark brown pencil liner and smudged it immediately. I did the same for under her eye. I applied the same shadow as her crease over the smudged liner on the bottom of her eye to give her a little more grunge. To give her a little sparkle, I used a little nude shimmer powder on the inner part of her lash lines on top and bottom. I toyed with the idea of lashes, but in the end we decided to ditch the lashes and just use mascara on Troians already beautiful natural lashes.


A little pinch of red blush goes a loooong way!!! Just a dab on the apples of her cheeks.


Good ole chapped stick! Any kind will do. I used Dr. Dobbs in Tangerine.

I finished off her look by dusting a bit of bronzer along her temples down the sides of her face stopping at her cheeks.

Photo: Lesley Bryce for Troix Magazine
Makeup by Veronica
Hair by Crystal Boyce
Wardrobe by Karen Raphael

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