No matter what year it may be, the classic, chic looks of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and other simply stunning women will never go out of style. They were blessed with amazing genes for sure—and the aplomb to stand out from the crowd. “These women knew how to play up their best features and had the confidence to emphasize what made them unique,” says celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Peter Lamas, who’s worked with several icons. “Far from the cookie-cutter definition of beauty today, the women of the Golden Age of Hollywood were sophisticated and dared to show off what made them different.”
Highlight your assets and achieve the timeless, enviable looks these ladies are known for—and turn heads wherever you go—with Lamas’ easy step-by-steps.
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1960s British model Twiggy became famous for her androgynous looks and big, beautiful eyes. “She always carried eye drops with her to hide any redness she might have,” Lamas says, “and we played up her eyes even more by using falsies and white eyeliner, which emphasizes the whites of the eyes, making them look bigger.” Follow his simple how-to when you want peepers that pop.
1. Using white eyeliner, line your top and bottom lashes as close to the lash line as possible from the inside corner of your eyes to just past the middle. (It will look like a sideways “v” with the point near your nose.)
2. Apply false lashes to the outer corner of your top lashes. Lamas recommends using individual falsies.
3. Finish with two coats of mascara, allowing the first layer to dry before applying the second.