On Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend an advance screening of 50 Shades Darker with a few friends. The screening was a lot of fun; we all received masks similar to the one Anastasia wears to the Masquerade Ball and I made sure to get a big cup of wine because you definitely need it to watch this movie with a theater full of strangers.
If you haven’t read the books, I highly recommend that you read them before seeing this movie. They had to cram a lot into the run time and they left out a lot of the backstory. So if you didn’t already know Christian Grey’s story you might think he was crazy and possessive. One of the main things they left out was Christian’s therapist Dr. Flynn. Anastasia even gets to meet him and talk to him and he explains why Christian has a need to control everything. It does sound like he makes a cameo in the third movie, but he was definitely referenced multiple times in the second book.
Here are a few ways you can get your 50 Shades fix in case you want more:
1.Masquerade Mask ($15.90)
You can get the exact mask that Ana wears to the masquerade party and it’s affordable!
2. Ana’s Lipsticks
According to @evelynenoraz, the 50 Shades Darker makeup artist, “They were a liquid lipstick from Mac Cosmetics for the red ( plus Mac lip liner ) and from Anastasia for the deep berry color ( liquid lipstick as well ) or Glossier lipstain.”
Because some of you want to know what lipsticks I used on Dakota…here's the break down ! 1st pic: MAC Cherry lip liner and MAC Retro matte lipstick Feel So Grand 2nd pic : ILIA lipstick Arabian Knights ( goes on like a stain and can be subtle or vibrant – the best ) 3rd pic: MAC Burgundy lip liner ( all over the lips ) and Glossier Generation G Jam lip stain or Anastasia liquid lipstick in Heathers for the kissing moments. Eye shadows by Dior #50shadesdarker #lipsticks #makeupbreakdown #anastasiasteele #maccosmetics #maclipstick #ilia #glossier #anastasiabeverlyhills
Based on that statement here are my guesses for the exact shades:
MAC Cherry Lip Liner ($17.50)
MAC Burgundy Lip Liner ($17.50)
3. Ana’s Eyes from the Masquerade
According to Evelyn, she used Dior’s Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Lune and Millenium ($31/each).
4. Jimmy Choo Lang Patent Strappy Sandal ($795)
During that steamy dinner/elevator scene, Anastasia was wearing the Jimmy Choo Lang sandals.
If these are out of your price range, you can try the Pleaser brand shoes that are an exact match for only $52.95:
5. Anastasia’s Masquerade Dress
The dress Ana wore to the masquerade party was stunning. Custom designed by Monique Lhuillier and the 50 Shades Costume Designer, Shay Cunliffe, it is one of a kind! Women’s Wear Daily shared more details here on how this dress came about.
I found a few options for the dress and the beautiful feathered cape she wears. For the dress, Forever 21 has two different options with a Satin Maxi Dress ($34.90) and this Selfie Leslie Halter Neck Dress ($44.99):
6. 50 Shades Darker Prize Pack
I’m giving away a 50 Shades Darker Prize Pack complete with masks, tea lights, lip balm and a Large sweatshirt.
The winner will be announced on February 26. You can enter via the Rafflecopter below:
Have you seen 50 Shades Darker yet? What did you think?
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