Gone With the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes—There's something truly appealing about the beauty in classic Hollywood films. Flawless complexions, shiny curls and brilliantly red lips never get old.
The style is iconic, recognizable and, with the right products, easy to recreate—the perfect recipe for Halloween makeup. Beyond the holiday, there's one more reason to revisit Hollywood iconic beauty: Westmore, a cosmetics company and team of hair and makeup pros, is celebrating 100 years behind-the-scenes of Hollywood films. Starting with George Westmore, a wigmaker that created the first tupee for Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, the company has worked on films such as Gone With the Wind, Blade Runner (1982) and Rocky. Now, they're revealing to E! News the secrets behind the look.
"To get Scarlet O'Hara's perfect pucker apply a red lip liner in a cross-hatch right at the center of the top lip," the brand cited from the original beauty breakdown of 1939. "Follow the lip line all the way to the outer corners of the lip. Do the same on the bottom lip, but make the lip line fuller. Now, use a lipstick to fill in the lip and blot. Cover the lip with a tissue and dust with a brushstroke of translucent powder to set the lipstick. Now, add just a dot of gloss right to the center of the bottom lip to create fullness."
Luckily, the lipsticks we use today are much more advanced, so you don't have to necessarily use translucent powder to set (especially with matte formulas). There are steps, however, that you should follow to channel old Hollywood glamour. With the help of PRIV makeup artist, Jared Lipscomb, we curated the steps and products, so you can get the look with ease. Follow our E!ssentials tutorial below!
Need some help? Join the likes of Kate Hudson and Jared Leto, and book a PRIV artist for your Halloween makeup needs. The popular beauty app has makeup artists and hairstylists available in Los Angeles, Orange County, Austin, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington DC and Miami, with pricing starting at $100.
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