I have been so excited about todays post for so long, I can’t even tell you! Today I am partnering up with Covergirl and Lucasfilm to share an easy DIY Leia Bun hair tutorial and a beauty look from the light side of the Covergirl “The Force Awakens” collection.
As soon as it was announced that Covergirl would be doing a Star Wars inspired collection I was ready to run to my nearest Target at the drop of a hat. Once it was launched I did just that to find that it was for the most part sold out in my area! If you are experiencing similar issues I have two bits of good news for you!
1. I will be giving away TWO Covergirl prize packs at the end of this post filled with Star Wars goodies!!
2. I was able to find the collection online just in time for holiday gift giving.
This hair idea is super easy and this is not one of those blogger moments where I’m lying to you and it really isn’t, it takes a few tries but once you get it down it will take you ten minutes. Its what im planning on doing for the premiere here in Portland on the 18th.
The makeup look is surprisingly simple as well and completely wearable for day to day. If you are a brunette like I am, you will love the bronzy tones of the light side collection.
Without further ado! Here is what I did, be sure to enter the giveaway at the end.
What I used for the hair: Garnier Finishing Paste (the best stuff!), Two tube socks, and a few bobby pins. Like I said, super simple.
I started out with a clean face and added powder foundation, cheek tint, and eyeliner later on.
I started out with the lip color, as it was probably the most exciting thing on my counter. I fell in love with the bronze/gold color and it is my new favorite for fall and winter. It goes on super light which is great with such a bold color.
Next I moved on to the eye palette and mascara. The eye palette was super easy to follow (they section out all the steps) and the mascara in true covergirl fashion was fantastic. I have used the lash blast since middle school.
The best part about each mascara is that there is a limited edition Star Wars quote to collect. Just in case you need one more reason to fill your cart, these would make the best stocking stuffer for any Star Wars lover.
With makeup done! (easy!) I moved on to my hair. In order to do this part your hair right down the middle or as close as you can get if you have cowlicks like I do. Next section your hair into two low ponytails like pictured.
Loop the bottom of the ponytail onto your cut off tube socks and slide it a few inches up the hair.
Begin to pull and flip the hair towards you and a bun will begin to form. This will take a few times to get used to, so if you need help just search “sock bun” on Youtube!
Repeat on the other side
Done! you have two perfect Leia buns and are ready to launch!
Be sure to enter to win in the rafflecopter widget below and may the force be with you! Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be in theaters December 18th.
Thank you to Lucasfilm and Covergirl for sponsoring this post! All Star Wars images owned my Lucasfilm. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Disney Damsel a possibility 🙂