Let’s face it, being a villain is so much more fun than being a princess. As horrific as their characters may be, Disney Villains have a style that is all their own. Whether it’s highlighting a facial feature or a creative use of color, Disney Villains know how to give good face.
The Evil queen was as vain as they come. Knowing how to play up her best features—cheeks and eyes—makeup really added to her personality. Cruella de Vil’s swipe of red lips always complimented her furs and Ursula’s bright sea colored lids really complimented her watery surroundings. While Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis was terror personified, it was Maleficent’s strong eye brows that really made her present on screen. With such iconic looks, the beauty in Disney Villains is both glamorous and exciting. This Halloween take a cue from these strong characters and express your inner Villain with these luxurious twists.
Eyes are a critical factor when mastering the look of a Disney Villain. Whether you crave long-lasting wear or intense color payoff, prepping your eye lids with a strong shadow primer is a sure way to nail any evil look. Urban Decay’s Primer Potion is the ideal primer as it is thin enough to layer under shadow, doesn't feel heavy and helps bring out eye products true colors and textures.
Urban Decay Complexion and Eye shadow Primer Potions--$20-$31, Sephora.com
E.L.F takes the guess work out of color matching with their Disney Villains Beauty Palettes. Each palette is dedicated to a villain and houses the exact colors that work for each look. If that’s not enough, E.L.F goes one step further and features a how-to guide on how to achieve these evil looks for either day or night. In addition to the perfect shades, the palettes also include other beauty additions like lip colors that tie in the full look.
E.L.F’s Disney Villains Collection--$9.99, eyeslipsface.com
For this look, an intense black liner is required and Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner is the perfect product required for this look. Featured in a true black that stays put for hours, Tarte’s clay liner easily glides onto the top of your lash line, framing your eyes to the perfect intensity. To add extra drama, add a flick at the end of your liner with Tarte’s multiplEYE lash enhancing liquid liner. The fool-proof felt tip edge helps you achieve a perfect flick every time.
Tarte Liner--$22-$24, Tartecosmetics.com
The perfect topper to every evil look is a great set of lashes. A brand known for its extraordinary looks, Illamasqua have created a lash that is exclusive to Halloween. Their bat lashes transform limp lashes to an extravagant winged look which makes for a perfect complement to the villainous look.
Illamasqua Bat False Eye Lashes & Nail Varnish Duo Set--$22, bloomingdales.com
This year, ditch the usual candy apple lipstick and opt for a luxurious deep red. Lipstick Queen’s Velvet Roper is the answer to a luxe lipstick. Housed in glamorous, ultra-luxurous gold tube, Velvet Roper lipsticks deliver rich color that feels like smooth velvet fabric when applied to lips. A lipstick that truly defines glamour, Velvet Rope will step up your evil look to a great degree. Choosing this ultra-rich lipstick in Black Tie is the ideal vampy red to update both Curella and The Evil Queen’s signature red lippies.
Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick--$50, lipstickqueen.com
If you desire a more dramatic lip, swap a red for a rich wine hue. Pairing the lipstick with a equally intensely colored gloss allows for a more updated touch to the classic matte lip. Playing with a different texture can update the overall image and add an unexpected touch to the overall look. Pairing Cargo’s Essential Lip Color in Bordeaux with FLOWER Lip Gloss in Zen Zinnia is the perfect lip to sport if you want it aim for a more dramatic look.
CARGO Essential Lip Color -- $22, CargoCosmetics.com
FLOWER Shine On Lip Gloss--$6.98, Walmart.com
While many opt for a few coats of a solid black polish, single colors are just too boring for a villain. Deborah Lippmann’s Ruby Red Slippers is a shade that captures both the personality and glamour of an evil character. Consisting of luxurious red glitters intermingled in a dark gel-like base, this Lippmann polish makes nails look like shimmering, dark rubies.
Deborah Lippmann--$17, nordstrom.com
If you prefer a more varied look, E.L.F’s Disney Villains collection features a nail cube that has all your evil nail color needs. Each featured character has options of colors that fit each personality. For a more festive manicure, layer Illamasqua’s smoky top coat with shiny black speckles atop your chosen shade.
E.L.F Nail Cube --$9.99, eyeslipsface.com
With these luxurious swaps, your villainous look will be the envy of any princess. Make sure to trade in classic colors with unexpected tones and textures for a more interesting look. Updating these iconic looks will take your evil looks from average to glamorous in a matter of a few steps.