Bombshell. The mere mention of the word has you thinking of sultry sex icons like Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Hendricks, Megan Fox and any VS model, really. When it comes to repping the pin-up look, these women have it nailed”they have the confidence, the curves, not to mention that whole tousled hair, come hither eyes and pillowy lips thing. So take a cue from some of the big (and small) screen’s sexiest sirens, and amp up your hot factor with these simple makeup tips:
Prep your face and keep it dewy and flawless by using a light coverage foundation or BB cream. To ward off any unwanted shine, brush translucent powder over your T-zone. Next, skip the blush and give your cheekbones a sexy candlelit glow with a swipe of warm-toned powder highlighter. Try Smashbox Fusion Lights in Intermix, $30
Nothing says bombshell like pair of full, shapely brows. Clean up any stray hairs beneath your arches and define their sultry shape with a soft, brow pencil using feather-light strokes. Brunettes, Brondes & Redheads: pick a shade lighter than your tresses. Platinum Blondes: stick to a shade darker. Lock down the look and get pesky hairs to stay put with the help of a brow wax pencil, like Anastasia’s Brow Fix, $21
Where would a sex kitten be without a pair of smoldering cat eyes? Get wink-worthy peepers by swiping a soft, brown-toned shadow over your entire lid. Then, smudge a darker brown shadow into your crease and along your lower lash line and waterline. Apply black liquid liner to your top lash line, making the line thicker as you reach the outer corner. Slightly extend the liner for a flirty, winged look. Add some seductive sparkle by softly dusting a shimmering champagne shadow in the inner corners of your eyes and under your brow bone. Finish up with a generous amount of lash-fluttering, voluminizing mascara. Try L’Oré©al’s Voluminous Mascara, $7.99
Lastly, pucker up with a perfect pout by applying a sheer, nude lipstick to your top and bottom lips. Don’t go more than a shade lighter, or darker than your natural lip colour”remember, for this look, all the drama is in the eyes. Make your kisser provocatively plump by lining your lips with a neutral-toned lip liner, extending it only slightly above your natural lip line, and rounding the edges. Feather lip colour to fill any gaps and top it all off with a glossy, neutral lip gloss. Our pick: Bobbi Brown’s Lip Gloss in the universally flattering shade Buff, $23
Now that you’ve mastered glowing skin, bedroom eyes and kissable lips, all you need to be a bona fide bombshell is an artfully mussed, I woke up this hot windblown mane, and you’ll be ready to turn some heads.