How to Master Eight Iconic Beauty Looks
Get Katharine Ross' full, fluttery fringe:
- Start by curling your lashes, but not just at the roots. Instead, working from roots to tips, clamp the curler several times along your lashes, which helps form a natural-looking bend.
- Brush on two coats of a lengthening mascara, layering it on thicker at your lashes' outer corners for a flirty, cat-eye effect.
- Wipe off the wand with a tissue, then comb it through your lashes one last time to separate and define them.
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Get Cindy Crawford's strong brows:
- For the most natural look, use a brow pencil -- not powder -- in a shade that matches the hairs. (The one exception: If you have very fair brows, pick a pencil that's one shade darker.)
- You only want to fill in the sparse areas of your brows; otherwise, they'll look drawn on. Start by sketching the pencil along -- but not above -- the top edge of each brow using short, light flicks. Next, fill in just the bald spots, again with short flicks -- and then, stop.
- Sweep a spooley brush through your brows to blend in the pencil and create a soft, flawless finish.
Get Sophia Loren's cat-eyes:
- The easiest way to get that crisp, delicate flick is with a felt-tip eyeliner pen. (They have the same staying power as liquid formulas that come with a separate brush, but they're way easier to maneuver). To steady your drawing hand, rest your elbow on a surface, or hold it with your other hand.
- Place the tip of the pen at your innermost lash. Keeping it right at your lashes, draw it along your lash line in one continuous swoop, making the line slightly thicker toward the end.
- Flick the line up just a smidge past the outer corner, which creates a subtle life that makes your eyes seem bigger.
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Get Christie Brinkley's healthy flush:
- If you have fair or medium skin, your most flattering blush is a warm, not-too-bright rosy shade. For dark skin, try a redder pink. And no matter what your skin tone, stick with a shimmer-free color (the sparkly ones never look natural).
- To locate the apples of your cheeks, look in the mirror and smile; those round, protruding spots are where you want to focus the color. Swirl a medium-size blush brush -- not a big, fluffy powder brush, which makes it difficult to control the placement -- in the color, then tap the handle against a surface to shake off the excess.
- Using circular motions, lightly swirl the bristles along your apples, starting in the center and blending outwards. If you're putting on cream blush, do this same technique, but instead of a brush, hold your fore- and middle fingers together, then use them to rub on the color.
Get Lauren Bacall's statement pout:
- Find the red lipstick that's most flattering for your skin tone: If you're fair with pink undertones, look for a blue-based red; for skin that has yellow or olive undertones, pick a red that has a hint of orange; and if you have dark skin, a deeper berry-red works best.
- Prep your lips by swiping on a clear, waxy lip balm, then give it a few minutes to absorb. (This prevents a dry, cakey mouth.)
- For a soft yet polished look, swipe on the color straight from the tube, give it a couple of minutes to sink in, then blot your lips with a tissue to create a lighter, stained effect.
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Get a toned-down, modern version of Twiggy's violet lids:
- If this is your first foray into purple, try a medium violet shadow -- it's gorgeous on all skin tones -- and apply it with a small, fluffy eye shadow brush.
- Sweep the color along your top lash line, then blend it up to your lid's crease without re-dipping your brush in the shadow. With colored shadow, the trick is to keep it slightly sheer so your lids don't look heavy. (Unless you have dark skin, in which case, work a deeper plum shade into your creases.)
- Bold shadow on its own can make your eyes seem smaller, so add a few coats of black mascara to your lashes to ground the look.
Get Raquel Welch's sultry eyes:
- Start by sweeping a medium gray eye shadow (for extra oomph, pick one with shimmer) all over your lids, fading the color up towards your brow bones.
- Using a thin eyeliner brush, work a deeper charcoal gray shadow into your top and bottom lash lines. (A creamy black eye pencil works, too.)
- Move your eye shadow brush back and forth like a windshield wiper over your entire lid to create a well-blended, hazy effect.
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Get Reese Withersppon's rosy kisser:
- 1. Intimidated by fuchsia lipstick? Don't be -- the trick is to pick something in the magenta family, which adds warmth. Steer clear of pinks with white or chalky undertones, which can drain the color from your face.
- Reese's shiny finish works on the red carpet, but in real life, it's overkill with such a strong color. To create a softer, more romantic effect, use your finger to pat on the lipstick.
- A mouth this vibrant is enough of a statement on its own, so balance the look with just a hint of blush and soft eye makeup.
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