Help me Obi-Wan… Princess Leia First Attempt

Saturday  27th Feb

Today I looked into Makeup in film from the 1970’s, particularly in film. With Star Wars being the at the forefront of Hollywood in 1977 I wanted to explore the designs of Special Effects Makeup Veteran Rick Baker and try and recreate them.

This is the reference photo I used:

Princess leia

This is my first attempt at Princess Leia’s iconic look:


I tried to bring out the pink tones I could see while watching the film, that didn’t appear strong in the reference photo. I noticed that I didn’t make my blush strong enough, that is used in Princess Leia’s look to accentuate her youth and innocence. I plan to try this look again later before my final piece to get the colour tones and levels of eyeliner more prominent.

I used:

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Soap and Glory Mascara

MAC Lipstick

Urban Decay Black Eyeshadow

Benefit Hula Bronzer

Sleek Brow Duo



  1. Amel · March 10, 2016

    This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. mahalafashion · March 10, 2016

    Such a fun post! I’ve never thought about copying makeup looks from films :p

  3. Camille Shern · March 10, 2016

    May the force be with you! Beautiful!

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