Be inspired by fictional heroines: Hermione Granger

Be inspired by fictional heroines: Hermione Granger

Everyone needs a hero, and for girls, some of the best role models are found in fiction. This month we look at four heroines, and how their distinct personalities can be translated into hair and make-up styles you can imitate. Today we start with the smartest and sassiest heroine of all: Hermione Granger

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Sonali effortlessly radiates Hermione's easy-going look that is both youthful and polished.
Sonali effortlessly radiates Hermione's easy-going look that is both youthful and polished.
Photo: Suzanne Goodwin Photography

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Even before her makeover, Sonali Gidwani's strong features and friendly smile make her a natural beauty.
Even before her makeover, Sonali Gidwani's strong features and friendly smile make her a natural beauty.
Photo: Suzanne Goodwin Photography

Make-up

  • Hermione is the quintessential "girl next door" with a touch of sass (and magic). She's innocent, kind, friendly and strong. Effortless gold and bronze eyes are perfect to complement Hermione's personality: down-to-earth with a magical edge.
  • Bronze and gold work best for this fun and easy look because they suit a large range of skin tones. The application doesn't need to be too perfect: just mix the two shades onto the eye socket and blend well. Finish with just a touch of mascara and liquid eyeliner.
  • The most important thing is not to go too "smoky" on the eyes, so don't overdo the liner or mascara. Hermione's look is subtle and natural, so keep things subtle.

Hair

Hermione is free-spirited, strong and independent, which is reflected in a simple yet sophisticated flowing hairstyle. The challenge with a carefree, loose hairstyle is keeping it that way all day in Hong Kong's humidity. Applying some fixing spray or mousse to wet hair before drying should do the trick.

Take three-finger-wide sections of hair and blow-dry or curl away from your face. This creates a dramatic, voluminous look.

Tip: If you're curling your hair, gently pull the curling iron out, drop the hot curl into the palm of your hand and leave it to cool there. Letting the curl drop straight away will make the curl too loose.

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Make-up: Krystina Te Kanawa
Hair: Benjamin Amey and Rex Wong of Hollywood Hair
Wardrobe: Reverie
Stylists: Ariel Conant and Heidi Yeung
Photographer: Suzanne Goodwin Photography


Behind the scenes of the photoshoot

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Sassy sorceress

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