There is no denying that the magic of Disney extends much further than our favorite childhood movies and enchanting theme parks. It has played a big part in our childhood, taught us many important life lessons for which we will be forever grateful and, of course, made us believe that fairytales and happy endings exist. We should admit that most girls dream of being a charming princess who after all their struggles and hardships would meet their prince and live together happily ever after whereas most boys fantasize of becoming a brave and strong prince who would save the princess from all the dangers in the world and happily rule his kingdom with her by his side. Even though to most of us it was only a dream, one artist decided to transform herself into her favorite Disney characters to make this magic happen again.
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Laís Cordeiro Rosa, also known as Lally or lallymakeup on Instagram, is a make-up artist from Brazil who recently became one of the new Instagram sensations. Apart from her incredibly detailed eye-catching make-up designs, she creates colorful make-up designs inspired by Disney characters which bring us back to our childhood. When asked how she came up with the idea of Disney-inspired make-up designs, she said “I love Disney and drawings in general! I use the colors of the characters and their characteristics. For example, the villains I always try to make the make-up darker.” Well, we should note that more than 10.8K followers on her Instagram account approve of these make-up designs!
Each and every make-up design is really well-thought-of and unique focusing on a particular character. The artist pays a lot of attention to detail so that each detail would reflect a certain trait or a feature that makes them stand out of the crowd. She uses different shapes and colors which reflect the character the best to capture the true essence of each character. “I like to pass on the character’s personality in the make-up. For example, for a livelier character, I always try to use glow elements, vibrant colors, etc. For a character like Ursula (The Little Mermaid), I focus on dark colors and marked shapes. I think the right color is the most important and also the hardest. I haven’t done the Cinderella makeup yet because I haven’t found the right blue yet” – says the artist to Bored Panda.
Lally who is now 26 years old has been a make-up artist for more than 9 years. She says that she started her make-up artist career when she was just 17 years old. “I started to do thematic makeup, because I was in a forum called deviantart, but I couldn’t draw. And I really wanted to do fan art! Then I started to get inspired by other makeup artists and created my makeup” – says the artist. After a lot of hard work and patience, she can now proudly call herself a professional make-up artist.
“I like to think that there is no right and wrong in art, and there is no right and wrong in makeup. Many people find thematic make-up strange, say they wouldn’t use it … but it’s not about using, it’s about expressing something I like. ‘The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary’ – I don’t know the author but my dad always told me that, and it’s true. You may have talent, but if you don’t practice to develop it and be better, you won’t reach your potential” – says Lally about her philosophy as an artist.
The artist says that she also works as a photographer in a photo studio and that is the reason why she couldn’t do many make-up designs this year. However, she promises to get back with a new make-up project inspired by the anime “Knight of the Zodiac”. And we can’t wait for that!