Modernly Classic Beauty. If there was such an entry in the dictionary (and there should be, don't you think?), actress Anne Hathaway would be front and center. At yesterday's Los Angeles premiere of Rachel Getting Married, Hathaway's stained berry lips and shiny 1940s hairstyle were the perfect combo to complete her updated vintage style. I particularly love how she accessorizes with a barrette, unexpectedly placed low and to the side. Does this gal ever have a misstep? Nope — she's gorgeous.
- Face — For a soft and dewy look, use a tinted moisturizer such as Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer ($7.20). To reduce shine and set makeup, sweep a dusting of powder (only after all makeup has been applied) like Neutrogena Healthy Skin Loose Powder ($9.75).
- Cheeks/Lips — Apply a berry colored lipstick such as Urban Decay Lipstick in Voodoo ($22), a dark pink. Blot to remove any shininess, and repeat the process (apply and blot). You should be left with a nice lip stain — very trendy. Next, do the old lipstick-as-a-blush trick, and dot the berry shade to the apples of your cheeks and blend. The effect is a natural, light flush.
- Eyes — With a super soft hand, apply dark brown liner like Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil in Black/Brown ($6.20). Finish off with a sweep of matte, soft taupe shadow on the lids. Try the lightest shade in Physician's Formula Matte Collection Quad Eye Shadow in Canyon Classics ($7). Use the darker brown shade over your eyeliner to set.
For tips on how to achieve Anne's retro hairstyle,
- Apply Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream ($20 to $27.50) to hair that is about 80 percent dry. Use a round brush to create volume at the roots, and curl under on the ends. Part hair on the side, and gather the non-heavy side into a low clasped barrette. If more wave is wanted, use heated rollers only on your ends for about 10 to 15 minutes. Use a shine enhancing hairspray to set, if needed.