BreBeauty Makeup Breakdown: Hanna Marin

{Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin all images from}

What you’ll need:

  1. Moisturize and use primer to prep your skin for makeup. Using a foundation brush or your clean fingers apply your NARS Sheer Glow foundation from the center of your face, blending downward and outward. Apply concealer with a concealer brush or clean fingers over and under the eyes and wherever additional coverage is needed. Using a large fluffy brush, set your makeup completely with the pressed powder.
  2. Using a large fluffy powder brush, apply bronzer everywhere the sun would hit you naturally. Blend it over your temple, cheekbones, and chin in a 3 shape alongside your face. Blend it over your forehead, nose, and neck as well. Smile to find the round, fleshy, apple of your cheeks and apply your Douceur blush, blending softly up into the hairline for a natural flush. Apply the highlighting powder from the temple to the top of the cheekbone in a backward C shape, to highlight and sculpt the features.
  3. Using the doe foot applicator, apply NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base all over the eye from lash line to brow bone. Using a synthetic bristle brush or a clean finger, apply cream eye shadow in Cosmic Girl to the lid up into the crease as well as a thin line on the lower lash line-this will intensify the powder eye shadow you apply on top of it. Apply Lola Lola eye shadow to the lid and up to the crease, following the natural shape of the eye socket. Using a tapered blending brush, blend the cream and powder eye shadows together until you achieve the desired color, shape, and effect.
  4. Apply Abyssinia eye shadow to the tear ducts and brow bone to highlight. Blend Lola Lola and Abyssinia together in the crease.
  5. Use a pencil brush to apply the lid color, Lola Lola eye shadow, to the lower lash line, smudging the product into the lower lashes, smoking out the line and blending the cream shadow and powder eye shadow together to achieve the desired effect. You want the most concentration of color and product to be on the outer edge and corner of the eye.
  6. Using NARS Eye Liner Pencil in Black Moon, starting at the outer lashes and working your way in, apply a thin, tight line to the upper lashes. Drawing the line thinner as you reach the inner corner and tear duct. You can go over the line to smooth it out, even out any mistakes, and make a slightly thicker line on the outer edge. Apply a thin, tight line to the bottom lashes and the inner wet line, again, getting thinner as you reach the inner corner and tear duct. You really want to deposit the product at the base of the lashes, making the lashes look thick and lush and further defining the eye.
  7. Curl your lashes with the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Get as far back to the eyelid as possible (without pinching!) and pump the curler for ten seconds to really lock in the curl. Apply NARS Larger Than Life Voluminizing black mascara to the upper and lower lashes, getting as far back to the root of the lashes as possible for a thick, rich look.
  8. Using your fingers or a pair of tweezers, carefully remove the lashes. Don’t be afraid to cut them to fit your eye shape if need be. Apply a thin but substantial amount of glue to the base of the lashes, (I apply a little extra on the inner and outer edges) wait twenty seconds for the glue to become tacky, and then apply the lashes from the outer corner of your eye first and working your way in. You want to place lashes just on top of your own natural lashes; you can hold them in place and give them a moment to set up before you proceed. Once the lashes and subsequent glue have dried, you can take one more pass with your black eye pencil. Gently apply a thin line of eye pencil just on top of your false lashes; this will help make your false lashes look more natural.
  9. Use a synthetic bristle angle brush to lightly fill in your brows with NARS eye shadow in Blondie. Use short, upward strokes- you’re creating a shadow effect, the illusion that there is slightly more hair.
  10. Line and fill in the lips with a lip pencil that matches your lip color like Fantasia lip pencil. Apply Turkish Delight lipgloss on top to complete the Hanna Marin look.

{The look that inspired the BreBeauty breakdown}

I haven’t made my love for the ABC Family show, Pretty Little Liars, a secret as sheepishly confessed here. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am a sucker for this show every Tuesday night at 8:00. In honor of the complete first season’s recent DVD release, I will be featuring a breakdown of the main characters makeup this week. Even if you are not familiar with, or a fan of the show, the makeup looks are seriously pretty and flattering. I hope you enjoy!

What do you think of the Hanna Marin look? Will you try it? Are you also a fan of the show? Book series? Are there any TV or movie characters you would like to see a breakdown of? Sound off in a comment below!

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5 Responses to BreBeauty Makeup Breakdown: Hanna Marin

  1. Sam says:

    Me likey. Me likey a lot

  2. Teri Roughen says:

    Hi Bre-
    I don’t know these girls but they sure are pretty. I notice you recommend both Nars and Mac. No preference? T

  3. Breanna says:

    Hi Teri! Great question. I definitely play favorites when it comes to makeup, as I want it to last and photograph beautifully. To that end, M.A.C. and NARS are my number one favorite lines. I use both in my personal and professional makeup kits. The girls are from a show that I am addicted to. Their makeup (and hair) always looks fantastic! It’s like a murder mystery soap opera, for the teen set.

  4. Breanna says:

    @Sam Thanks so much Sam! I remember you liked Hanna’s look from the last time I posted about PLL. I take it you’re a also a fan of the show?

  5. Sam says:

    Yes I LOVE PPL! Thank U SO much 4 doing a tutorial on Hanna Marin! She’s MY FAV out of the Liars!


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