by Haleigh Amend
There is no better way to get makeup inspiration than taking precedent from film stars over the ages. Whether you want to look classy like Audrey Hepburn or chic like Carrie Bradshaw, here is what you need to recreate looks from the past century’s icons.
Audrey Hepburn’s signature fluttery lashes and peachy lips came about after she starred in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in 1961. To achieve this glamorous but wearable look, use Revlon’s lipstick in the shade “Pink in the Afternoon.” An HD foundation is a must. Try the Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. Save yourself from wasting time layering on mascara and trust us when we say the Ardell “Demi Wispies” false eyelashes look unbelievably real. Use the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade to achieve Hepburn’s bold brows. The key to remember with pomades is that less is more: The less you use, the more natural and realistic your brows will look.
Marilyn Monroe rarely went out in public without her iconic red lips paired with dramatic black winged eyeliner. She kept her eyelids clean, utilizing subtle neutrals to add definition and make her liner pop. The Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in “Intense Black” gives ultimate control over application. For a smooth line, steady your dominant elbow on a countertop to prevent your hand from shaking. Q-tips and eye makeup remover can correct any small mistakes. To achieve that ultra-sultry red lip, start with a lip liner to prevent smearing. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in “Classic Red” works perfectly for this. To avoid dry-looking lips, a moisturizing lipstick is important, and the cult favorite Mac Cosmetics lipstick in “Russian Red” fits the bill.
For a modern look, turn to Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City.” While her subtle smokey eyeliner is rather simplistic, it’s perfect for busy days. To match her look, swipe eyeliner on the top and bottom lash lines, and then smudge it with Q-tip. Urban Decay’s 24/7 glide on eye pencil in “Corrupt” is the perfect rich brown color to define your eyes. Create hollow-looking cheekbones with an angled brush and bronzer, like the Alima Pure Bronzer in “Sombra.” To finish off the look, add a swipe of the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme lip gloss, and you’re ready to take on the day. Carrie-style.
Kate Winslet’s natural skin, rosy cheeks and berry-stained lips from her role as Rose Dawson in 1997’s “Titanic” is a must-try. To get her “no foundation” appearance, buff on the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation for incredible yet undetectable coverage. To achieve an “I just kissed Jack Dawson” flush, apply the NARS blush in “Sin” to the apples of your cheeks. Lipstick Queen’s “Medieval” lipstick is perfect for that sheer, deep red pout. Then you’ll be ready to leave behind your estranged fiancee and take on the world.