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Makeup Artist Transforms Into Disney Princesses On Instagram

Her Indian-inspired takes on the princesses are gorgeous!

Disney princesses have been enchanting the public’s imagination for decades. Whether it’s the demure Cinderella or a butt-kicker like Mulan, there’s something for everyone. To show that the love of these characters knows no age limits, Disney even has a new dress shop for adults based on the princesses.

Instagram influencer and makeup artist Hamel Patel of South Carolina already had a sizable online following thanks to her beautiful and brightly colored makeup looks. Recently, she decided to recreate classic Disney princesses herself with a slightly new take. As an Indian-American, Patel incorporates her South Asian heritage with the classic Disney costumes for looks that are vibrant and unique.

Combining traditional Indian attire—like saris and ghagra cholis, Indian jewelry, as well as bold eyes and lips—with the classic colors and props of Disney princesses, Patel dazzles as Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Aurora and Ariel. Her take on the princesses makes the iconic characters more inclusive for kids from different backgrounds.

“Growing up I always wished there was a Disney princess I could relate to, one that represented where I came from….Introducing outfits/makeup looks inspired by the eight original Disney Princesses we all grew up watching, with a little desi [Indian] twist!” Patel wrote in one of her Instagram posts. Take a look at some of creations below.

For Snow White, she coyly bites into an apple while sporting the red bow and dark blue clothing we’ve always seen Snow White wearing.

"One bite, & all your dreams will come true." 🍎 Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @ex1cosmetics / invisiwear foundation in 8.0 @fentybeauty / pro filt'r soft matte longwear foundation in 300 #fentybeauty #profiltr @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina / dipbrow in ebony #dipbrow #anastasiabeverlyhills #abhbrows #anastasiabrows #abh #norvina @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @doseofcolors / @desiperkins X @katy fuego highlighter @morphebrushes X @jaclynhill #morphexjaclynhill #morphebabe #morphebrushes @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette @stylistylecosmetics / pressed pigments in liquid gold @maybelline / gel liner in lustrous sapphire #mnyitlook @sigmabeauty / wicked gel eyeliner #sigmabeauty #sigmabrushes @shophudabeauty @hudabeauty / Farah lashes #hudabeautylashes @wetnwildbeauty / megalast liquid catsuit matte lipstick in missy and fierce #wetnwild #wetnwildbeauty #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist #hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #mua #makeupartist #indian #desi #looksbyhp

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As “The Little Mermaid’s” Ariel, Patel cleverly adds a fork (or “dinglehopper” as the mermaid princess calls it) to her hair.

Under the sea 🐠 Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @kyliecosmetics / kylighter in salted caramel #kyliecosmetics @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette #morphe#morphebabe @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautydesertdusk palette @sigmabeauty / gel eyeliner in wicked #sigmabeauty #sigmabrushes #sigma @iconalashes / make him miss me lashes @lusciouscosmetics pout maker lip contour crayon in fierce @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautydesertdusk palette twilight on the lips #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #mua #makeupartist #indian #desi #looksbyhp

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For “Beauty and the Beast’s” Belle, Patel alludes to the character with a pop of a yellow sari blouse and a rose. And that jewelry is stunning!

Until the last petal falls 🥀 Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @beccacosmetics / light chaser highlighter in opal flashes jade #beccacosmetics #beccahighlighter #beccababe @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette & #morpheXjaclynhill palette #morphe#morphebabe @iconalashes / I see you boo lashes @wetnwildbeauty / megalast liquid catsuit matte lipstick in missy and fierce #wetnwild #wetnwildbeauty #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #indian #indianmakeup #indianbridal #desi #desimakeup #bollywood #mua #makeupartist #looksbyhp

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For her take on Mulan, Patel clutches a knife and references being a warrior.

Find your inner warrior ⚔️ Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette & #morpheXjaclynhill palette #morphe#morphebabe @doseofcolors / @desiperkins X @katy turbosan and noli @doseofcolors / @desiperkins X @katy fuego highlighter @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / liquid matte in trendsetter #hudabeautyliquidmatte #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #indian #indianmakeup #indianbridal #desi #desimakeup #bollywood #mua #makeupartist #looksbyhp

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Looking bright in pink as she channels “Sleeping Beauty’s” Aurora, Patel references a dream.

Once upon a dream ✨ Outfit/Jewelry: @banjaraofnc . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter 340G Baklava @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @kyliecosmetics / kylighter in salted caramel #kyliecosmetics @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette #morphe #morphebabe #morphebrushes @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautydesertdusk palette @shophudabeauty @hudabeauty / farah lashes #hudabeautylashes @lusciouscosmetics pout maker lip contour crayons in untamed and fierce @hudabeauty / #hudabeautyliquidmatte in crush #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist#hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #mua #makeupartist#indian #desi #looksbyhp

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The unmistakable touches of sky blue and the headband make Patel’s Cinderella just about perfect.

Bippity Boppity Boo ✨ Outfit: @banjaraofnc Jewelry: Mom's collection . . . @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty / #hudabeautyfauxfilter in 340G Baklava #hudabeautyliquidmatte in girlfriend and bikini babe @shophudabeauty @hudabeauty / Samantha lashes #hudabeautylashes @benefitcosmetics / precisely my brow pencil and ka-brow in 06 deep @benefitcosmetics / 24 hour brow setter #benefitbrows @benefitcosmetics / hoola bronzer #benefitclubpink #benefitcosmetics @bhcosmetics / iridescent highlighter @carlibel deluxe palette #bhcosmetics @morphebrushes / 35B pro palette #morphe #morphebabe @profusion / ella from sultry palette @lagirlcosmetics / aquatic glide gel eyeliner #lagirl #lagirlcosmetics #makeup #undiscovered_muas #makeupartist #hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #mua #makeupartist #indian #desi #looksbyhp

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Which one is your favorite of Patel’s creations? Stay tuned to her Instagram page for more stunning makeup work.