We’ve already shown you how to be Maleficent’s misunderstood villain for Halloween–but would you like a much easier, more delicate Halloween costume? Read on to find out how to be Princess Aurora, also known as Sleeping Beauty (played by actress Elle Fanning) for Halloween!
While Maleficent is all about dramatic, obvious makeup, her adopted daughter Aurora is more focused on subdued, naturally-beautiful makeup that is in keeping with the Disney princess aesthetic. That kind of no-makeup makeup can still take a long time, however, as seen in this video of Elle’s makeup process for a similar role and in our look at the makeup Emily Blunt wore for The Jungle Cruise film. We’ve got the steps for achieving Aurora’s soft makeup look below; as for the exact products used, we do know from directly asking her makeup artist Erin Ayanian Monroe that it was “spot conceal where needed, some painted-on freckles, brow fill and a tinted balm of some sort”! Monroe is known by Elle Fanning for her “glowing pre raphaelite makeup“, and that’s a perfect way to describe Aurora’s look in the movie!
While Erin Ayanian Monroe couldn’t remember the exact names of the products that she used, we do know that Elle is a Loreal Paris ambassador and that Loreal Paris is the brand for a lot of the makeup used on her in The Great where she sports a similar (albeit less Disney princess-style) makeup look. We also know that Monroe loves using the Loreal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops in Iconic Glow, the Perfect Slim Superliner in Black, and a mix of Color Riche Pink Fever and Les Macarons Guava Gush on Elle, so those might be good items to check out!
The first step to this Halloween costume is good skincare (follow Elle’s lead here)! Face masks with honey, aloe, snail mucin, mugwort, maple sap, chamomile, jasmine, or wild mint can all be incredibly calming. Try reaching out to sites like Peach and Lily or Soko Glam for free online consultations to figure out what will help your skin look its best; if you start this in advance, your skin can be extra glowy for your big Halloween moment, since Aurora really does wear very little makeup!
Next up is the makeup itself. First, put on some sunscreen (Monroe recommends Supergoop’s “Unseen Sunscreen”, which is truly the most invisible and lightweight sunscreen we’ve ever witnessed) to give your skin an even glow. Next, spot conceal just where needed; if your skincare has been paying off, you might not feel like you need any concealer! Pat it onto any spots that you want to cover, or perhaps onto your cheekbones as a highlighter. Next, add fake freckles (or accentuate your own) with a freckle pen. There are many on the market now; we’d recommend checking out the ones mentioned in the makeup video below for product suggestions! Here’s what Elle told Allure about freckles: “I’m obsessed with freckles, and I do have quite a few freckles but I exaggerate them a lot. There are ‘freckle pens’ that actually are eyebrow pencils, but you have to make sure that they’re the right color for your skin tone. You put foundation on, then take a ‘freckle pen’ and dot it over your natural freckles, and then even add more on top. I think it makes your makeup look more natural because it looks like you’re not wearing any foundation.” We agree with her!
For your makeup’s final touches, apply a tinted lip balm that makes your lips look just a little bit better. The Bloomeffects Tulip Lip and Cheek Tint is a good one to try for this, because anything that works for lips and cheeks will help you get an easy but flattering look. Monroe didn’t mention using blush on Elle, but a little bit could help emphasize your Disney princess nature, so lightly swirl some onto the apples of your cheeks (or use the lip and cheek tint for it). Fill in your brows just a little if you want to, and you’re good to go!
We were as happy as Elle/Aurora was on this day, her wedding day, when we saw her wedding dress! For Aurora’s wedding day , it looks like she just had a bit of mascara on as opposed to having none on for the rest of the Disney film. She also had an amazing wedding dress, but we’ve got a dupe for that below too if you want your Halloween costume to reflect her wedding!
For dress ideas, check out the ones below from Jasmine’s Vintage Closet. And if you need some hair tutorials for Aurora’s look, check them out below too! Her wedding hairstyle is much more curly, and she keeps all of her hair loose, but these simple twisted hairstyles seem to be the theme for her days as a more rustic woodland princess.
There you have it! Now you can head out into the woodland realm as the cheerful, resourceful, kind-hearted Disney princess that you are. Happy Halloween–and if you’d been searching “exact makeup aurora elle fanning maleficent” ever since the movie came out, now you know what was used! Check out our Cinderella tutorial too–and if you want to portray the classic version of this Sleeping Beauty princess, then try our Briar Rose tutorial for an earthy makeup look or our Princess Aurora tutorial for a more glamorous look!