Bond Girls Inspire These Real Life Beauty Tips
Berenice Marlohe gets glam as sexy new Bond girl Severine in Skyfall, out this week. She’s just the latest in a line of impossibly beautiful women in a Bond film as a so-gorgeous-it-hurts and uniquely named beauty. Want to evoke that luscious, irresistible Bond girl look? We’ve rounded up the five skin, hair and makeup tips inspired by the sexiest Bond babes of all time.
1. The Red Is Not Enough. Some of the most striking Bond girls ever, including Elektra King, Vesper Lynd and Lupe Lamora, know that a red lip should be used to your advantage. The Bond babe tip for the perfect red lip? Don’t be subtle. The bolder hue and heavily saturated product, whether matte or glossy, is key to turning heads with your pout.
2. The Skin Who Loved Me. If there’s one thing any Bond girl knows when it comes to beauty, it’s that skin is always, always in. From the iconic Dr. No moment when Ursula Andress emerges from the ocean as Honey Ryder, Bond beauties have been baring their share in bikinis and skimpy ensembles — always with glowing, perfect skin. To get this, even in the winter months, you must invest time in an exfoliating and moisturizing routine. Want to be the woman with the golden glow? Opt for a self tanning lotion all year round while protecting skin from harmful rays.
3. Live And Let Locks Be Lush. While Halle Berry was a sexy exception, Anya Amasova, Britt Ekland, Denise Richards and Jane Seymour have all proven that to be a Bond girl, long, voluminous locks lead the charge. Big, bouncy sixties inspired styles and cascading waves are essential Bond fare, and they start with a round-blush blow-out, velcro roller set, and a light mist of shine spray on brushed-out waves.
4. For Your Bedroom Eyes Only. Berenice Marlohe shines as Severine in Skyfall, and the dark, mysterious stunner proves that a smoky eye is the smoking gun for a sensual Bond girl look. The key to luscious Bond bedroom eyes? Choose a soft matte shadow in a rich hue like deep grey or purple, accented with smoky black toward outer corners and an eyefull of feathery lashes via fakes or liberal coats of volumizing mascara.
5. Keep A GoldenEye Out For Too Much Glitter. We can imagine if Jill Masterston (who faced sudden death by gold body paint in Goldfinger) could give one bit of advice echoed by makeup pros worldwide, it would be to avoid overdosing on golden shimmer. Though a gilded look can be on trend, we say keep the face shimmer super subtle, opt for gold nails, or just add a touch of gold to inner corners of eyes.