THE MOST ROMANTIC MOVIE LOOKS
By Solana Hawkenson
Looking for the perfect look to wow your love interest this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than the Dishmag list of the most romantic movie looks! From the 40’s to current day, let these gorgeous leading ladies give you some amorous inspiration for the biggest date night of the year. Glamorous curls, luscious red lips, sexy lace dresses and eye-catching sparkle are just a few of the ways to make you stand out, whether you’re sharing drinks in an intimate setting or heating up the dance floor. Take one cue or combine a few to make a unique look that’s perfect for you!
*Warning: May contain spoilers!*
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939)
Any Southern Belle knew how to swoon, and how to look good doing it. For starters, a juicy peach lip is sure to seduce your Valentine, so how about trying the Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipshine in Mandarin ($24, saksfifthavenue.com). Lush eyelashes are the best feature to flirt with. Your amour will stare longingly into your eyes after you’ve applied a buildable volumizing mascara like the Lancome Hypnose Custom Volume mascara ($27.50, lancome-usa.com). You’ll look absolutely demure for your darling!
Gene Tierney as Laura Hunt in Laura (1944)
In this film noir, the detective investigating the murder of a beautiful woman (Laura) becomes obsessed with her after seeing her portrait. With Laura’s classic curls and elegant style, it’s no wonder she had so many suitors! You too can achieve old hollywood glam by using hot rollers like the Conair Infiniti Pro by Conair Instant Heat Ceramic Flocked Rollers w/ Cord Reel ($50, amazon.com) To get her enchanting style, choose a dress with a plunging neckline and glamorous embellishments at the shoulders, like the TFNC Midi Dress With Embellished Shoulders & Wrap Skirt ($90.96, asos.com).
Audrey Hepburn as Princess Ann in Roman Holiday (1953)
If there’s one thing Hepburn is known for, it's her well groomed brows. Keep yours in check and show off your gorgeous peepers with the Benefit Brow Zings brow shaper kit ($32 at benefitcosmetics.com). To get her regal hairdo, start by making a high ponytail, then braiding and securing with a clear elastic. Then, starting from one side of the crown of your head, lay the braid across the crown and secure the braid with bobby pins. Add a crystal collar necklace like the Ann Taylor Crystal Collar Necklace (on sale for $44.99 at anntaylor.com) and voila! Princess approved.
Robin Wright as Buttercup in The Princess Bride (1987)
Another princess? Yes.Why? Because, at some point or another, admittedly or not, we all dream of our own fairytale ending, being swept off our dainty, glass-slipper covered feet and a head full of thick, cascading curls flowing across the brawny arms of a handsome prince. So, getting princess curls is the first step to acing this transformation. First, tightly curl the bottom half of your hair; part in the middle and pull both sides back, securing top half of hair with an elastic. Adorn with a jeweled headband, like the ‘Tasha’ Happily Ever After Head Wrap ($110, Nordstrom.com). To get the naturally pure and pretty complexion of a princess, try the new bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($29 at bareescentuals.com), which combines skincare benefits and naturally radiant coverage in one!
Kate Winslet as Rose Dewitt Bukator in Titanic (1997)
How could we leave this one out? The flirting, the drama, the kiss, the tragedy! This film had us rooting for Rose + Jack 4ever. One of the most memorable loks from the iconic film is Rose’s red dinner dress. From the dress, to the jewelry, to the hair, this look is all about the bling, bling, bling! Rose’s red tendrils frame her face, and a crystal ribbon weaves through her hair. Get a similar look by creating a loose bun in the center back of your head. Curl any smaller loose pieces, and adorn with hair jewels like the Triple Pearl Cluster Hair Spins ($8.50, claires.com). Deep red lips and flushed cheeks will surely give you the look of love, and a vintage inspired choker necklace will complete your demure look.
Kate Hudson as Andie Anderson in How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Hudson killed it in the backless yellow dress she wore toward the end of the film, leaving teenage girls searching for look-a-likes in prom shops all over town. With her hair pulled into a low, loose chignon, she was the epitome of modern and effortless cool. Steal her simple and seductive style with the DAILYLOOK Backless Chiffon Maxi Dress ($54.99 at dailylook.com). Part your hair on one side, pulling it all back into a low ponytail. Wrap your hair up around the base of the ponytail and secure with an elastic, letting any shorter pieces in the front fall freely. Perhaps the most important part of achieving this look is to rock a winning smile! You Flash a winning smile in a flash with the Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening System for Teeth ($10.99 at walgreens.com).
Catherine Zeta Jones as Elena de la Vega in The Legend of Zorro (2005)
A lady who can hold her own in a sword fight and features a mysteriously seductive masked man by her side? Girl’s got it goin' on. Emulate her old school style with a corset dress like the Guess Dancer Dress (on sale for $50 at guess.com). To achieve her sexy tousled ‘do, part your hair in the middle, loosely curl and pin up the front of each side with bobby pins. Line eyes with brown liner and smudge to soften the look. Add a touch of creamy mauve lipstick for a luscious pucker. Try Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rush ($22, urbandecay.com).
Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
This scene has nothing to do with a love affair with a guy, but is the scene where Andy leaves her demanding and condescending employer and finally comes into her own. Begin by straightening your hairComplete your elegant look with black wrist length ruffle edge gloves, curling just the ends. Tease the top, then pull half of it back and secure with an elastic, letting your bangs lay naturally. Keep most of the face natural, applying a single sweep of black liner across the lids, and finishing with a classic red lip, like the Dior Rouge Dior Couture Colour Voluptuous Care Lipstick in Rouge Massaï ($35 at Sephora.com). ($14, unique-vintage.com).
Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (2014)
Don’t hate us for including more than one Leonardo DiCaprio film. The man knows how to make an on-screen romance feel real! In this scene, Daisy meets with Gatsby for the first time in decades, in a room completely filled with flowers. She looks like a spring dream herself in a pale violet dress with matching lace gloves and pretty pastel makeup. Her trendy bob is sleek and secured on one side by a simple barrette, showing off her stunning features. To get her timeless look, straighten hair and apply a smoothing serum like the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum ($19.99 for 5.1 oz. at paulmitchell.loxabeauty.com). Then, part hair to one side and pin back the side of the larger half with a sleek hair barrette, like the L. Erickson Pearl Studded on Tige Boule ($55 at franceluxe.com). A soft smokey eye and pink lip gloss with complete the look.
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