Femme fatale of the 1700s, Marie Antoinette was renowned for her fabulous style and trend setting beauty. She picked fashions for the day with a pin in a special book and changed the trends in France forever...what better inspiration for a real life beauty look. You can copy the bright pastel trends of the Sophia Coppola movie staring Kirsten Dunst, but if you're looking for something more down to earth, everyday attainable, try these ideas:
- Jazz up your beauty space by converting vintage looking frames into gorgeous counter top trays and stack your beauty essentials there to start your day on a glamorous note.
- Create luminous skin (especially during drier months when you need extra oomph) by mixing a highlighter or luminizer in with your foundation, or applying it directly to your face after foundation (on areas that can use shimmer like your brow bones or cupid's bow.)
- Define your eyes. For an ultra glam look, play up your eye line by finishing and filling in your brows. On eyes, apply a neutral beige shadow from brow to lash line, contou the socket area with darker nude, and then apply heavy eyeliner. Apply it with an angled liner brush and follow with several coats of mascara. Keep lips a pretty, neutral pink.
- Create a volume rich bouffant. Marie Antoinette was all about the hair, so grab your teasing comb! Start by spraying dry shampoo on the underside of your hair, then flip it up and use a "backcomb in a bottle" like Sexy Hair's What a Tease, to the layers around the crown of your head. Then backcomb hair to get more height, sweep everything to the side with a chic black ribbon.
Who's your historical beauty inspiration?