Get Rosario Dawson’s Look from Haunted Mansion For Your Halloween Party This Season!!

By   |   October 26, 2023   |   Beauty, Lifestyle
Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion, now out on Prime Video, BlueRay and DVD, was one of the funniest films of the summer season!

We loved the style of Rosario Dawson, who plays Gabbie, a protective mom who assembles a quirky team to expel ghosts from her New Orleans home. We think this is the perfect look for The McKittrick Hotel’s highly anticipated annual celebration, Monster: A Halloween Party, taking place throughout the legendary hotel this weekend through Oct. 31!

Gabbie’s quick and easy costume can be pulled off with innovative thrifting and aptly applied makeup. We caught up with Kimberly Jones, key makeup artist on the film, who gave us the 411 on how to pull off Gabbie’s lewk. Read below to pull together your 1950s-inspired homage to the film!

The Inspiration

“Working with Rosario was fabulous. Her character, Gabbie, is really into vintage items—that’s why she purchased the house; she wanted to turn it into a vintage bed and breakfast inn. She’s into vintage fabric, hairstyle and makeup, so I did everything with a 1950s flair to pay homage to that era.”

The Products

“Rosario likes to use all-natural products. Most of the products I used on her were from ILIA Beauty. They have a wonderful shade range for all faces. We were able to utilize almost everything from them for her face.”

The Look

“I took a little bit from the 1950s classic housewife. I stayed with a very clean, beautiful makeup base for most of the movie, where they are stuck in the house trying to escape the ghosts. To give it more of a modern feel, I left more of a satin finish to the skin. I utilized a cream blush on her face to give her a bit of sheen sheerness to the skin. For the eyes, I stayed with neutral colors of bronzes and metallics. And I also used a plum color.  Based on different skin tones, the more yellow tone someone has, the more that color will appear like a slate. At the end of the movie, for its final hurrah, I played up Rosario’s eyes  with a cat eye.”

The Lips

“We did not use a pencil on her lips. We used Burt’s Bees, Pomegranate, a pinky stain lip balm to soften the look.  On top of that, I used Runway from ILIA for a modern look.  It’s a richer tone red with a bit of maroon, which goes well for more women with more pigment in their skin.”

photo credit: Disney


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