How to recreate classic beauty looks (inspired by the movies!)
In the 1960s, every guy with a pulse had a poster of Brigitte Bardot on his wall. Her bed-head hair and smudged liner had that romp-in-the-sheets vibe men still lose their ability to form words over. Steal her look and prepare for heads to turn. Twice.
Retro bombshell: A hot look for a hot date
As worn by: Brigitte Bardot
Tousled Hair Use a mega 2-inch barrel curling iron (Hot Tools Gold Spring, $55) to create a head full of waves; break up with fingers, says NYC hairstylist Tommy Buckett.
Bedroom Eyes Dip a liner brush in jet-black gel eyeliner (we like Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $23) and draw a thick border all the way around eyes. Now, mascara, mascara, mascara.
Sultry Lips Your eyes are the focus, but you still want a makeout mouth. A soft nude creates the illusion of fullness—pillow lips. Try Maybelline New York Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm in Peach Kiss, $4.
A bold red lip, defined black liner and a high pony is the LBD of beauty: so simple, yet endlessly chic. Audrey Hepburn epitomized the look. Channel her anytime you want to appear finished, not fussy. Can't ever go wrong.
Polished elegance: Meet-the-parents perfect
As worn by: Audrey Hepburn
Bold Red Lips There's a gazillion shades of red. Audrey's is a vivid, blue-based crimson in a matte finish. Perfection: Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color in Cherry Lush, $49. If yours is glossy, blot with a tissue to deshine.
Defined Eyes Glide a thin stroke of black liner (Laura Geller Eye Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner Kit, $35 for three) along your upper lashes. Keep the line thin and precise. You want meticulous versus messy.
Classy Pony Unwashed hair is easiest to style, says Buckett. Greasy? Blast roots with Umberto Beverly Hills Dry Clean Dry Shampoo, $13, first. Then tilt head back to prevent bumps and tie hair high and tight.
Total girl next door. Glowy skin and a side-parted blowout look effortless and make you seem approachable. Classic example: Julie Christie. (Current: Kate Middleton.) She's that stunning friend you somehow don't hate.
Naturally gorgeous: Goes anywhere, everywhere
As worn by: Julie Christie
Easy Body Apply volumizer (Tigi Bed Head Superstar Thickening Spray, $18) to damp roots, then blow-dry hair upside down. Once 95 percent dry, flip head over and smooth with a round brush and medium heat.
Subtle Volume Wrap dry sections of hair from your crown around jumbo rollers (Conair AdjustaCurl Root Volumizer, $15 for four). Let sit for 10 minutes, then remove and brush hair once; part to side.
Low-Key Lips A warm pink is universally flattering and gives that no-lipstick lipstick look. Our pick: MAC So Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Prêt-À-Pretty, $17
There's something collegiate about the sporty style that Ali MacGraw made famous in Love Story. Her super straight strands and barely tinted lips are exactly how you want to look tailgating in the fall.
Pretty preppy: A weekend winner
As worn by: Ali MacGraw
Soft Lips Chapped lips instantly ruin your fresh-faced vibe. Before you swipe on a tinted balm (Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint in Guava Berry, $7), scrub with a dry washcloth.
Pin-Straight Hair Take 1-inch sections of dry hair and comb out tangles. Slowly glide a ceramic flatiron (José Eber, $145) through strands. Small sections and a snail's pace is the secret to sleek.
Flushed Cheeks Pick a gel blush in the color your cheeks turn after a brisk walk and tap it on your apples, says celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff. We used Estée Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush in Hot Fuse, $28.