Formal Meg from Hercules Hair and Make-up Tutorial (Fashion Friday)

The sassiest Disney female of all, Meg is my all-time favourite Disney character to dress up as. With amazing hair and a gorgeous dress, it’s so much fun recreating the look of the feisty damsel in distress. For a dance Disney social at University last year I dressed up as her, but as it was Summer I opted for a mauve playsuit. With snow in parts of the UK this week, it’s certainly not sleeveless playsuit weather, so for today’s tutorial I opted for a long grecian-style dress in Meg’s purple colour.
The Dress

For the look, I opted for this full-length John Lewis number. A slightly brighter purple than Meg’s but accurate in style, this was the best option I could find. It was bought in 2014, so it’s not on the John Lewis website anymore, but click here for a similar Debenhams one.
The Hair

To get Meg’s iconic curly up do, all you need to do is curl the ends of your hair. You then need to put your hair up into a high pony tale, keeping the front bit of hair on your left side out of it. Next step is to quiff back the hair that you left down using bobby pins. Once you have your quiff, tightly curl the dangling hair so that it matches Meg’s loose curl. For a bit of Grecian detail, you can always add a gold hair accessory.
The Make-up
Face

I used very similar face make-up to my Elsa tutorial, so for concealer: Benefit’s boi-ing, for bronzer: my Rimmel natural one and blusher: my Bourgois blush in number 48: Ashes of Roses. The highlighter I used was Benefit’s high beam. If you missed the previous tutorial, my skin doesn’t cope well with foundation, it becomes quite irritated, so I tend to just stick to a concealer and bronzer combination.

Eyes

For eyes, I opted for the top left shade of my Rimmel 024 Pinkadilly Circus Glam’eyes palette – a smoky purple/brown tone. Meg has a strong smoky eye, so dark purples and browns work really well. For my brows, I filled them in using the dark colours of my MUA Dusk till Dawn palette. My eyebrows are nearly black, and this palette offers me at least 3 different dark tones to choose from. For eyeliner, I applied my L’Oreal Ultra Precision Super Liner in black. Meg has very defined eyes, so the eyeliner needed to be both thick and strong. Like Elsa, Meg has a clear wing, so I made sure to include this too.  I used my Natural Collection Black liner for my waterline and I used Rimmel’s Glam’eyes Day 2 Night mascara.

Lips

Meg has a deep purple lip colour, so I used an assortment of products to achieve this: a base of Maybelline’s 24 hour colour stay in 290: Glowing Garnet, combined with my Kate Moss No. 30 lipstick and one of the Color Rush Balms in 210 Boom Chic a Boom. It is so important you get this bold lip, it’s such a vital part of the look!

The Final Look


So there you have it, how to look like Meg for a formal evening out. I hope you like the tutorial and you find my tips helpful. Let me know in the comments if you have any other characters you’d like me to recreate everyday looks for. 

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Mouse Chick 

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