Awards season might be over but Hollywood is still inspiring this season’s beauty.
From crimson lips at Jean Paul Gaultier to 1940s finger waves at Zac Posen, when it comes to achieving a totally on-trend spring look, the only way is retro.
Red lips were everywhere during the Spring/Summer 12 shows with Dior, Anna Sui and Jean Paul Gaultier opting for retro-inspired scarlet shades. To create this classic old-school Hollywood look, go for a satin-finish lipstick such as Revlon Colour Burst in True Red or Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Sheers in 400.
Flawless skin is essential in capturing the 1940s look. Opt for a foundation or powder that will give a velvety finish without any sheen or shine. Try Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder.
Strong eyebrows are key to achieving Hollywood heroine chic so if your arches are less than bold, you might need to fill them in with an eyebrow pencil that matches your natural brow. Liquid liner and top-heavy lashes will also maximise your retro look. Pick a volume-boosting mascara like Max Factor 2000 Calorie or Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes.
Vintage-inspired ‘dos were all over the runway with Gaultier’s retro rolls and Anna Sui’s subtle Marcel waves. For these looks, invest in some good quality curling irons and a strong hold hairspray such as Elnett Strong Hold.© Cover Media