Don’t you love the beauty looks of yesteryear? Today, we have a makeup how-to inspired by the classic beauty of bombshell Brigitte Bardot. (Some people think it’s Bridget Bardot, but it’s Brigitte. Like Brigitte Nielsen. Plebeians.)
This look uses the “cat eye” style of eyeliner which has been knocking men on their backs since at least the early ’60s. Here’s the video tutorial on how to achieve this makeup look:
Ever heard the term “learn to walk before you can run”? There are many ladies out there (myself included) who could apply this lesson to makeup. We see some beautiful makeup, get starry-eyed (pun intended) and start painting on our own faces before we know what’s what. Then we end up looking less Botticelli and more Picasso, and tissue half of it away while we cry off the other half, bemoaning the extra thirty minutes we’ve just added to prep time before going out.
When it comes to eye shadow, everyone has to start somewhere. There are some foundations (again, pun intended) that non-makeup artists would do well to learn the same way that their professional counterparts do. For my fellow makeup laypersons, here’s a list of commonly used terms and some helpful tips on eyeshadow application.
When it comes to celebrity makeup, Gwen Stefani’s look is iconic. (In fact, that over there is Gwen for OPI. Isn’t she cool?) Here are Gwen’s favorite makeup and beauty products for maintaining her glam rock look while being a new mom:
Ricky’s Smooth and Bungee Elastics: “I like to play with my hair. When you’re pregnant, you’re tempted to change your style radically. I’ve had to resist!” For maximum hold, Gwen uses Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Hairspray.
If you’re a Gossip Girl fan, you probably love to hate Blair Waldorf. Her personality may be lacking at times, but beauty is one area in which Blair can claim flawlessness. Leighton Meester’s look as the Park Avenue princess is both classic and tragic – not to mention gorgeous! Here’s a guide on copying Blair’s fabulous daytime makeup look:
1. Blair’s strong brows reflect her confidence and severity. Pluck yours into a straight shape with a definite arch, and fill in with Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette. Don’t over-tweeze!