Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Kristen Stewart As Bella Swan in Twilight

December 2, 2008

So I gave in to the teenager inside of me and saw Twilight the second day it came out *lol* While British hottie Robert Pattinson looked totally yummy in the movie, I could not help but drool over female lead Bella Swan’s makeup. Played by actress Kristen Stewart, Bella’s look is soft and natural with an innocence that is totally to die for.

Kristen Stewart as Bella makeup in twilight

To match the descriptions of author Stephenie Meyer, makeup artist Jeanne Van Phue applied neutral makeup on Kristen with a light hand. Kristen also wore brown color contacts every day to achieve the “large, chocolate-brown and menacingly sweet” eyes Bella has.

According to Van Phue, the biggest challenge on the set was the rain. “We were outside all the time, and it rained the entire time we were there,” Van Phue said. “Most of the shots were exterior, and trying to fix makeup in the rain with wet face and wet brush was difficult.” The experience made her a convert to SK-II Air Touch makeup. “It goes on flawlessly — no smudges or streaks,” she said. “And I accidentally found out it was water resistant.”

Bella makeup in twilight

Here is the list of products Van Phue used on Kristen:

* SK-II Air Touch Foundation in OP-3
* MAC Blot Powder/Pressed in Light
* Visiora Compact Powder in PC 103

* MAC Eyeshadow in Blanc Type, Flute and Wedge
* Smashbox Limitless Lash Mascara in Black Waterproof

* Smashbox Lip & Lid Primer
* Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Good to Go

Credits: Makeup411.


  • Reply Anne @ yummiebitez.com December 2, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I loved her makeup too in the movie. Not so much on the acting though. and R-pat is smoking hot!

  • Reply Rachel December 3, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I’m a girl, but I was jealous of Robert Pattinson’s makeup. I think he looked even better than Kristen Stewart! That luminous, translucent skin…I really want to know how they achieved it.

  • Reply Yra December 3, 2008 at 10:15 am

    hey phyllis, i totally love your makeup site. It rocks so much that I go to this blog every time i go online. I have a big problem though. I have an upcoming Christmas party coming, and I don’t know what makeup should i wear? I’m Asian so could you give suggestions that are available here. 😀 Also, could you give me advice how to do makeup without overdoing it? I would love to have makeup on, without anyone noticing me having. Thanks! looking forward for your response.:D

  • Reply Phyllis December 3, 2008 at 10:44 am


    Rob wore the same foundation as Kristen in the movie (SK-II Air Touch Foundation).

  • Reply Phyllis December 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Yra, I actually did a Christmas party FOTD the other day. I will post it up tomorrow so please check back in a bit =)

    As for the no makeup look, all you have to do is go nude. Stick with neutral colors and apply with a light hand. I personally would not recommend this for parties though because parties are the *perfect* occasion to wear something a little more out there. But if you’re new to makeup, neutral eyeshadow, pencil liner, mascara, a bit of concealer to cover up discolorations, a pink/peach blush along with a lipgloss should do.

  • Reply Reiz December 8, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Wow i can’t believe Bella’s make-up artist revealed all of his tips!lol I would never have found out if i didn’t see your blog=)
    Kristen looks pretty in the movie and of course out on the red carpet! I was wondering if you have time to do a make-up breakdown for Kristen in this picture:


    I love the make-up in all of her latest photos! they really match her eyes and skintone* Thanks!

  • Reply Fion June 11, 2009 at 12:49 am

    i love kristen stewarts smokey eye, its so hot!

  • Reply Cille October 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    hey I got all the makeup I could get but do you know how to apply it?
    And also I live in Denmark and they do not sell SK-II Air Touch Foundation in OP-3
    or the
    Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Good to Go
    so do you know something i can use instead? I have all the other produkts:D

  • Reply asa February 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

    i love her bracelet and ring 🙂

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