Getting Beauty Tips From Hitchcock Heroines
Alfred Hitchcock is known as one of Hollywood’s most prolific directors and writers and he knew how to create mystery and suspense for his audiences. He also worked with some of the most beautiful and stylish actresses in the industry, including Grace Kelly, Tippi Hedren, and Eva Marie Saint, among many others. If want to add a retro and vintage look to your style you can take some clues from their hair, makeup and wardrobe and look just like a glamorous movie star.
The first thing you might do is add some vintage skirt suits to your wardrobe. The women in his movies were always dressed impeccably, and Hitchcock made movies during the mid-century when women typically wore skirts and dresses. Vintage pencil skirts and flower patterns as well as ruffled blouses are very much in style now, inspired by TV series “Mad Men” and women like Christina Hendricks, who herself looks very much like a classic Hitchcock beauty.
Arched and styled brows are a staple for Hitchcock beauties, so check out yours and do some plucking and waxing where necessary. Don’t overdo it; keep your look feminine and natural but clean and trim your brows so you have lift and height at forehead. Use a highlighting pencil just underneath the arch of your brow to open up your face and light up your eyes.
Strong red lipstick is also a must-have when taking inspiration from Hitchcock heroines. A red shade can be worn anytime of the day or night, so shop for darker colors you can wear for day and brighter, more noticeable colors of red for nighttime. Use a lip brush to apply it properly and be sure to blot for a matte look.
A teased hairstyle is also a great retro and vintage look and one that can open up your face. Invest in a good thin comb with a rat tail and use some styling gel in your hair. Pull it up and tease it back a bit and then fasten it away from your face with a nice clip. For nighttime, use a clip decorated with crystals or beads or something else as eye-catching. A sleek chignon can also work for daytime.
Mind your accessories when you dress for a true vintage look. A string of pearls can be a perfect choice for daytime or night, and simple pumps are the perfect choice for vintage shoes. Avoid anything too flashy as Hitchcock’s beauties always knew that less is more when it comes to accessories and their overall look. Let your lipstick be your focal point and keep your wardrobe modest and feminine and classy, and you’ll look perfectly retro and vintage just like any Hitchcock heroine.