Our Director of Makeup Simone Cohen discusses how to steal Michelle Pfeiffer's smouldering style as Scarface's Elvira Hancock
"A stylistic icon of the 1980’s Elvira Hancock, is fearlessly sexy..."
SKIN A flawless complexion is what gives us the confidence to act fearlessly. L’Occitane Brightening Touch Targeted Corrector, $45, not only corrects imperfections but has the power of Vitamin C to boost radiance. Warm up features by applying NARS Laguna Tiare Bronzer Set from Mecca Cosmetica, $93, to all those areas first exposed to the sun: Tops of the cheeks, temples, brow bone, down the nose and chin.
BROWS Underneath her perfectly blunt fringe, Elvira’s brows are effortlessly shaped which is what gives her eyes the extra edge. NAPOLEON PERDIS Browtox Pack, $39, frames and tames to give brows super-sharp definition. Paraban-free and packed with synthetic beeswax allows smooth, effortless application and the formula is smudge proof.
EYES A classic eye technique consists of three or more colours blended out to create dimension. HOURGLASS Modernist Eyeshadow Palette, $92, from Mecca Cosmetica makes the perfect transition from nude to chocolate. Use the soft nude all over your eyelid. Blend the taupe shade into the socket of your eye and finally add the chocolate on the outer edge of the eyes to create the ultimate classic look.
For those who struggle with liner, BOBBI BROWN Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner, $37 has a perfectly tapered brush to allow for a smooth line every time. The trick is to work the gel evenly into the brush before you apply it in feathering soft strokes across the lash line. Don’t be scared to give your liner an extra edge by extending out into a sharp wing. (You can use tape to stencil through the outer corners to make sure its straight!)
LIPS Elvira hasn’t the time nor the patience to re-apply her lipstick and neither do we! Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain, $55, from David Jones is a liquid lipstick, applied like a gloss with the confidence of a long-wearing lipstick. Apply once, let it set and forget. We suggest channelling your inner-Elvira in the berry sexy shade of No. 33 – Bourgogne Artistique. Mwah!
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