Beauty Cues From Our Favourite Disney Princesses

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A nostalgic nod to the ladies that lit up our screens, not only did the Disney Princesses inspire fashion, but kindled beauty in little girls the world over.

Here, we take a retro ride through the whimsical worlds of Disney gone by, and pluck our favourite beauty moments for some modern inspiration. We salute our beauty crowns to the princesses that charmed us (and their subsequent princes’).


Although not technically a princess, we adore Alice. As does Disney, so much so that she transcended the cartoonist realm of 2D and has her second 3D feature film on its way. Alice is also very à la mode, with hair accessories having a serious moment right now. Embrace the trend with an Alice-esque band, however put a slight modern spin on it by tucking hair into a loose and low pony. Mimco’s aptly named Aliceband is perfect for those Disney desires with a hit of cool.

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Mimco Twist & Shake Aliceband

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A fable etched in our childhood consciousness, Cinderella is one of the original princess pack. With virgin hair and classic features, she is sweetly delicate and plays out all our romantic imaginations. Maintain her saccharine guise with a rose lip; a lick of Tom Ford’s suitability named Sweet Spot and peachy keen cheeks are fit for a princess. Just don’t misplace that (Gucci) slipper.

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Tom Ford Lip Colour Sheer in Sweet Spot

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Hailed as one of the sexiest Disney princesses of all time, Princess Jasmine of Agrabah has got it going on. Exuding only va-va-voom vibes, her eyes do all the talking, made even sexier with a perfectly cursive winged liner. Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Gel Eyeliner is a cult classic for that feline flick, just fold hair back into a bouffant low pony, slick on marsala-coloured lipstick and you’ll be on that magic carpet in no time.

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyelinerdisney princesses BELLE

When Belle entered the grandeur ballroom in that yellow gown, our hearts skipped a beat (or two). Belle was testament to the transformative power of makeup and hair, and it was her long, fluttery lashes that were a standout. Channel her fabulous flutter with Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Lashes, guaranteed to make you the belle of any ball.

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Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes

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A beauty icon for the red-head ladies, Ariel’s marmalade mane launched a universal appreciation for those russet-tinted darlings of the world. Offset with her aquamarine eyes, this little mermaid stopped traffic (or a school of fish) with her (bomb)shell beauty. Want to try the fiery trend but not quite the colour chameleon? Perfect for the commitment-phobes, Evo Fabuloso’s Red Colour Conditioner lasts just a few washes under the sea.

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Evo Fabuloso Red Colour Intensifying Conditioner

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The latest queenly addition to Disney’s princess portfolio, Elsa has become modern fairytale folklore with girls besotted by Frozen’s Queen. With her beautiful icy guise, we are drawn to those eyes. One of the only princesses who rocks a more dramatic macquillage, her eyes are shaded in theatrical pinks and purples, so we think it fitting to recreate the look with Disney’s collaborative palette with Urban Decay for the new Alice Through The Looking Glass Collaboration. Let it go (beauty wise) like Elsa.

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Urban Decay x Alice Through The Looking Glass Palette (available May 17 at Mecca Maxima)

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Written by Chrisanthi Kaliviotis

With her lyrical turn of phrase and penchant for uber-glamour, Chrisanthi Kaliviotis is in her element writing about beauty for The Carousel, while weaving in fun fashion and pop culture references. She also loves a road test, so we send many of the new hair tools that arrive her way (she actually knows how to use them). Have you seen that hair?


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