In need of makeup inspiration this month? We’re going back to the ’40s and ’50s with these 6 old Hollywood inspired looks!
1. Katharine Hepburn
Katharine was well known for her killer cheekbones, red hair and fierce independence. Apply a red blush in a sculptural motion right under your cheekbones and blend it up towards your ear like you would a bronzer. Go for arched brows and apply lots of mascara, concentrating on the outer thirds of your lashes for a dreamy cat eye effect. Line your lips with a brownish red lip liner and fill it in with a lipstick of the same shade.
2. Grace Kelly
The darling Princess of Monaco was the epitome of classic American beauty. To emulate Grace’s demure elegance, keep your eyelids bare save for a single coat of mascara on your upper lashes. Fill in your brows with a brow powder for a softer look and take that same shade onto your socket line for a little definition. Finally, dab on a rosy tint onto your lips and cheeks for a radiant glow.
3. Sophia Loren
Who can forget Sophia Loren’s iconic winged liner and pale pink lips? To get her signature cat eye, draw a cut crease below the lash line and extend the line upwards without meeting the upper liner. Fill in your lower waterline with a white eyeliner pencil to give your eyes a wider and larger appearance.
4. Audrey Hepburn
Although known the world over as a beloved fashion and style icon, Audrey never once thought of herself as such. For this look, we decided to go for one of her most classic looks – doe eyes, full brows and a rich red pout.
5. Elizabeth Taylor
Liz loved using blue and purple eyeshadow colours to make the whites of her eyes appear clearer and brighter. It also really brought out her dark hair, pale skin and the violet hues of her eyes. Pair a purple smokey eye with deep plum lips for the ultimate Liz effect.
6. Brigitte Bardot
When you look at any bouffant hairstyle, you’ll be reminded of French model, singer and actress Brigitte Bardot. For an easy way to create her bouffant do without having to do any backcombing, spray some hairspray onto your fingertips and lift the top sections of your hair to create volume and texture. Complete the look with dark kohl-rimmed eyes, pinkish nude lips and a fuzzy sweater!
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Text & Styling Clara Siew | Art Direction Audrey Lim | Photography Soon Lau/Awesome Image Sdn Bhd | Makeup Shiyo Joo | Hair Mei Choi | Model Antonina Nowicka/Icon Model | All Outfits Bebe