Jan 15, 2015

The classic Hollywood glam gal is just that: classic. This perennially favorite look is tried and true, with big-picture looks that put the B in bombshell. With pin-up girl elements like curled hair, flirtatious lashes and kiss-me red lips, this glamorous gal epitomizes the golden era of old Hollywood. The individual elements are simple enough, but when combined, they make a major impact.

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Apply thin liquid- or cream-based eyeliner, like Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro Liquid Eye Liner on your top lash line, winging it out slightly at the ends. Follow with false lashes, like Shu Uemura Natural Volume False Eyelashes. Fill in the eyebrows and enhance the arch with a pencil like Lancôme Paris Les Sourcils Definis.


Red lips are crucial. Line with a lipliner like YSL Dessin Des Levres in True Red, followed by your favorite bright red lipstick in a semi-matte texture; perhaps something like NYX Cosmetics Creamy Round Lipstick in Electra.


Create, soft, retro curls by wrapping two-inch sections of hair around hot curlers and allowing them to set for about 20 minutes. Then, remove the rollers and gently brush out the curls to make them natural and wavy. Make it last with Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hair Spray on hair and L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray on your face — you have a long night in the spotlight ahead.

What's your favorite occasion for a classic, Hollywood glam look? Tell us in the comments!

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