Auli’i Cravalho’s system for transforming into Princess Ariel is royally impressive. The 18-year-old voice of Moana graced our TV screens on Tuesday night for ABC’s live production of The Little Mermaid, and aside from her impressive vocals, we couldn’t help but notice how she nailed the signature Ariel look. Her gorgeous red wig and perfectly-placed purple flower made way for an on-point princess experience — even before she put her tail on!
Cravalho’s glam team kept her makeup quite natural for the performance, and let the famous red hair speak for itself. They fully complete her eye look before moving on to a wig cap, spray paint, and many, many bobby pins to keep the wig in place. The result? Something straight out a fairytale. Watch the behind-the-scenes breakdown of her beauty look above.