I haven’t seen Frozen yet, but one of my sorority sisters (hey Kels!) requested Elsa so I made sure to put it on my list! Just from watching clips and looking at pictures, I knew Frozen was full of some great hair and makeup so I was pretty excited to try Elsa’s ice queen look.
Trust me, you don’t need Elsa’s super blonde hair for this either. Anyone can pull off her amazing braid, I promise. Even though she wears purple shadow, it’s a really easy and wearable look. Click through below for your foolproof guide to looking like Elsa:
You Need: Teasing Comb, Small Hair Tie, Hairspray
You can use a regular comb, but a teasing comb will work best to get Elsa's volume.
You Need: Shadow Brushes Of Various Sizes
I used medium angled brush, a small shadow brush and a blending brush.
You Need: Dark Purple, Light Purple And Pink Shadow
I had all of these in my NYX palette, which don't have names. I used a dark matte purple, shimmery light purple and a dark matte pink. You can do this look without the pink or substitute a brown or gray for purple if you like!
You Need: Black Liner And Mascara
I'm using Maybelline Master Precise, Mary Kay pencil liner and Neutrogena mascara.
You Need: Blush Of Your Choosing
I'm using Josie Maran's Cheek Gelee in Coconut Watercolor. It's like a cheek stain and gives a really natural glow, which Elsa has right on her cheeks.
You Need: A Mauve Pink Lip Color (Or Make Your Own!)
Start With Day Old Hair
This could work with clean hair, but braids work so much better with slightly dirty hair.
Tease like you've never teased before! Work in small sections just at the top of your head and tease backward.
Regular Braid To The Side
When you reach the nape of your neck, pull your braid over to one side and do a loose regular braid the rest of the way.
Pull Apart Your Braid
This braid is supposed to be big and loose so if yours is too tight, just gently pull at it until it loosens up.
Prime Your Lid & Apply Dark Purple Shadow
Let your primer dry all the way first! Then apply dark purple shadow to your outer corner, crease and inner corner. Leave the middle of your lid open.
Apply Light Purple Shadow
Apply light purple shadow to the middle of your lid and blend it out into the dark purple.
Apply Pink Shadow
Add a little bit of pink shadow just above the dark purple.
Blend It All Out
Using a large shadow brush, gently blend everything together to make it less harsh.
Line Top Lid
I used Maybelline Master Precise here to create a thin black line.
Line Water Line
Then using a black pencil liner, fill in your water line. Don't fill in your inner corner.
Don't go too heavy though because Elsa doesn't have super crazy lashes like most other Disney ladies.
Elsa doesn't wear a lot of blush either, but apply just a little to give yourself a soft glow.
Apply Lip Color
You can use a mauve pink, a bright pink or whatever you've got!
Sweep Hair Back
Sweep your bangs or front section of your hair back into your braid and spray with hairspray. Pull out a few stray pieces.
Raise Your Brow
Get your best sassy face, raise your eyebrow and act like the cold never bothered you anyway.
Are you going to try this look? What character should I do next? Tell us in the comments!