Get the look: Lily Collins

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Get the look: Lily CollinsLily’s look is typical Snow White. Think ‘skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony’. Want to give her a little run for her money in regards to being the fairest of them all?


If your hair isn’t as dark as Lily’s but you want to take a dalliance over to the dark side, invest in a semi-permanent dark hair colour like L’Oreal Casting Creme Gloss in Liquorice, R133. It creates a natural-looking glossy colour with visible shimmering tones.

Once you’ve got that right, ask your hair dresser to cut a heavy, ‘grown out’ fringe that ends just past your eye brows. Part this to the sides and create a bit of height by scooping up the top section of your hair; give it a slight twist at the back and then pin it in place to create a ‘half pony’.

To further enhance your new colour’s healthy-looking sheen, give it a few spritzes of a light-weight shine-mist like ghd Style Final Shine spray, R180.


Like Snow White, Lily’s also got ‘skin as white as snow’ but you don’t have to be super pale to pull off the look. It’s only important that your complexion be even-toned and flawless-looking and this is easy to achieve with make-up. To begin, apply a mid-weight foundation like Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF15, R305. To hide any imperfections that might still be visible, use a long-lasting concealer that matches your foundation.

To copy Lily’s dramatic yet fresh-looking eye make-up, start by using a black eye pencil (we like Yardley Retractable Eyepencil in Black, R84) to line your top lash line as well as the inner rim of your eye lid. Next, use a pearlescent champagne-coloured eye shadow on your entire eye lid, extending the colour just above your crease and blending it along the lower lash line of each eye. Finish up with two coats of a volumising mascara like The Body Shop Double Intensity Mascara, R99. (It’s a double-sided wand with a white-coloured formula on one end to bump up the thickness of each of your lashes and a ‘mascara’ end to blacken them up.) Alternatively, you can apply a set of full yet natural-looking falsies.

Add a whisper of colour to the apple’s of your cheeks with a soft rose-coloured blush like Clarins Blush Prodige Cheek Colour in Lovely Rose, R360. (If you didn’t know, your cheeks’ ‘apples’ are the part that stands out when you smile. To find them, simply give a big cheesy grin and then make sure your blush brush hits that section first before you sweep out and upwards.)

Create ‘lips as red as blood’ with a hydrating red lippie like Max Factor Colour Elixer Lipstick in Ruby Tuesday, R120.


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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Guccigirl

    I am so glad that the dark haired, pale skinned look is popular. I was running out of inspiration :)

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    Nice hairstyle! Like her brows!

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Oh my goodness. I watched this movie. I had no idea who she was. She’s really lovely. The perfect Snow White. :)

    7 years ago •

  1. Botes

    She is a natural beauty, flawless skin!!!! Love the lip colour!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Definitely gonna try some of the tips on this one

    7 years ago •

  1. The Ferosh 1

    She looks fresh,but too pale if you ask me

    7 years ago •

  1. diamond

    Ooopsy, im way tooo dark skinned to pull of a snow white look

    7 years ago •

  1. julandism

    Lily looks lovely and wow, look at those lashes!

    7 years ago •

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