Hollywood’s love affair with Lauren Bacall certainly wasn’t fleeting. The flaxen haired bombshell with the famously raspy voice, bounced onto the silver screen and left viewers positively captivated. From the picture-perfect pose that made her an icon, bold and becoming angular eyebrows to her masterfully contoured cheek bones, polished pin-tuck and Pinot-red pout; Lauren Bacall maintained a style signature that reaffirms the mantra – never mess with a winning formula.
1. Film: To Have and Have Not, 1944
Best beauty moment: Luminous cheekbones
Famed for her striking angular features, Bacall had contouring down pat before there ever was such a thing. To garner an equally striking profile, opt for a light and luminous illuminator like St Tropez Skin Illuminator in Gold, that’ll reflect and diffuse the natural light.
2. Film: Dark Passage, 1947
Best beauty moment: Angular brows
Boasting one dynamic set of brows, Bacall sparked brow envy amongst Hollywood’s elite. Bold yet perennially polished a great set of thicker eyebrows needn’t look messy and unkempt. Try By Terry Eyebrow Mascara to keep your set in check.
3. Film: The Big Sleep, 1946
Best beauty moment: Bed-head barrel curls
While the screen siren was certainly renowned for her trademark pin-tuck curls, ever-so-slightly undone barrel curls are sparking a retro revival. Hot rollers tend to work best and hold their shape, try the Infiniti-Pro by Conair Hot Rollers to avoid losing your curl come nightfall.
4. Film: Written on the Wind, 1956
Best beauty moment: The perfect red lip
Like most of life’s great endeavors, the road to a perfectly punchy pout never did run smooth. But Bacall made a great argument for why you shouldn’t part with ‘that’ shade once you eventually find it. Colour-match your rouge of choice to the skin inside your wrist to determine which hue will best work with your skin tone. A universally flattering shade like M.A.C Russian Red, agrees with almost everybody.
5. Film: How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953
Best beauty moment: Bedtime beauty
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Go without it and be prepared to pay the price. A good nights sleep clocking up a full eight hours, will do wonders both inside and out. Apply an infused balm like This Works Sleep Balm to leave you well rested and positively glowing come morning.
Story by Ashley Ropati.