How Sofia Carson Creates Her Signature Shade of Purple Lipstick — Interview
My mother and my grandma have all the time type of been my…what would you name it? My magnificence icons. I’ve my grandma’s nostril and my sister and I each share her chin. One in every of my first reminiscences is at my mother’s vainness, and she or he’d all the time put on this actually stunning crimson-red lipstick. I’d put on my mother’s lipstick, heels, and bandanna, and I’d sing songs from Evita and Madonna. I suppose magnificence and artwork and music all turned one at that age.
I grew up dancing in recitals after which nationwide competitions. My mother began doing my make-up once I was youthful. It was very particular: crimson lipstick and really pale, powdered pores and skin with a darkish grey eyeliner or simply mascara. It felt like my armor. Then I keep in mind sitting within the hair and make-up chair for the primary time in Vancouver once I was turning into Evie [daughter of Snow White’s Evil Queen, in the Disney film Descendants]. She required a little bit of a change — full blue wig and blue lashes. Or once I did the film Songbird, which is ready through the pandemic, it made sense that my character wore little to no make-up. However then there was a giant shift in her storyline the place she turns into much less susceptible, so we put her up in, like, this Tomb Raider-inspired slick braid, and that simply modified all the things.
“Being on digital camera might be the best lesson in magnificence.”
This character that I am engaged on proper now, Cassie, is extraordinary, all coronary heart and power. She’s survived virtually the unimaginable, and she or he’s just lately recognized with sort 1 diabetes. She has to work three jobs simply to pay her lease, and that’s not sufficient to pay for the insurance coverage that she must pay for her insulin. She’s going to have tattoos and I needed to make the tattoos extremely private to who she is. The story is named Purple Hearts. Not solely as a result of that is the medal that [her love interest] receives within the navy, however as a result of to me the mixing of a crimson and a blue coronary heart is, I feel, what the world wants proper now.
Being on digital camera might be the best lesson in magnificence. Once I first began, I solely used eyeliner and a nude lipstick that washed me out. I remember walking my first carpet and I saw photos and I was like, “This is not working.” And then over the years you meet different makeup artists, you learn more about yourself. For instance, I know now that I love smoky eye shadow, being able to start small and build it up for bigger events. The tones that are best for my eyes aren’t blacks or grays, but oranges or pinks or reds. My lips have stayed pretty consistent. I’ve always loved either like a pink or a red, and I’ve always kind of bounced between those two lips.