Hollywood Glamour Make-up with a Modern Twist

Hollywood glamour look is a fabulous idea for weddings because it is simply very elegant and sophisticated. With radiant skin, bright red lips and winged eyeliner you won’t fail to make an impressive entrance!

Old Hollywood glamour was a huge trend on catwalks and many celebrities were channelling this look at red carpet events. However, instead of a bright red lip this season is all about different shades of orange.

Orange lipstick is a must this spring and makes a refreshing alternative to bold red shades. While classical red hues are ideal for autumn and winter, orange is a much better option for spring and summer weddings. Bright orange looks amazing on nicely bronzed skin, but if you have pale complexion, tangerine mixed with burgundy is the perfect option.

Dennis Basso
Image from Harpers Bazaar

If you were wondering how to re-create an old Hollywood glamour look with orange lipstick, Dennis Basso’s spring/summer show at New York Fashion Week might give you a hint! We love how the bright orange lipstick works with black winged eyeliner, false lashes and perfectly groomed eyebrows.

Make-up artist Kabuki said that she was going for a Marilyn Monroe inspired, late 1940s Hollywood diva look. She used Ardency Inn Americana custom coverage concentrate as a foundation to create flawless skin look, Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner, Sephora Celebrity false eyelashes and Bite Beauty High Pigment matte pencil in Toast.

The hair is slightly undone and tied in a low ponytail which might be another interesting idea for future brides-to-be.

Prabal Gurung
Image from Vogue

We have seen a very similar make-up look at Prabal Gurung's spring/summer 2014 show. Electric orange lips and black eyeliner was styled with a side swept wet look hairdo and sky blue nail polish.

Make-up master Charlotte Tilbury created "a twist on a modern mannequin look, with a classic 1950's lip shape in bold colour," she says. Tangerine orange lips were created using What a Blast! Pro Longwear Pencil and Pro Orange Lipmix by M•A•C.

This look make-up look will suit brides-to-be who have tanned skin and perfect for beach weddings.

Image from The Telegraph

Dsquared2 also swapped the classic red lip colour for a more vibrant orange shade to achieve that sophisticated Esther Williams inspired American 1950s summer holiday vibe infused with old Hollywood glamour.

Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury gave the models a gorgeous goddess glow and finished the look with Morange lipstick by M•A•C.  Hair stylist Sam McKnight used plenty of Pantene Volume hair spray to create a 50′s inspired bouffant Americana hairdos.

If you have fallen in love with Hollywood style orange lips like we have, you will be happy to hear that many cosmetic brands have amazing lipsticks, pencils and lip glosses in various shades of orange. You can choose between different textures such as soft and creamy lipstick, lacquer lip gloss, lip liners or even lip mousse which is something between a lipstick and a pencil and often has a matte finish.

If you don’t feel that bright orange is the right shade for you, you can either go for a darker, almost red shade, or choose a lighter version.

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