From the moment Ursula Andress emerged from the ocean in 1962’s Dr. No, we’ve admired and envied the Bond girls – each one as charismatic and startling as the last. And though the actresses may have changed over five decades, the Bond girl beauty formula remains the same: flawless skin, a perfect pout, glossy locks and seductive eyes. So, to mark the film franchise’s 50th anniversary, here is a guide to achieving classic Bond girl glamour in just a few easy steps.
No Bond girl worth her salt would be caught with less than flawless skin that’s the perfect accessory for lighting up the screen… sometimes literally! Shirley Eaton, who played Jill Masterson in 1964’s Goldfinger, is one of the most iconic Bond girls despite having a screen presence of hardly five minutes – mainly thanks to the gold paint that dresses her skin in the powerful death scene. While head-to-toe gold may not be an achievable look, why not take a cue and use an illuminating formula like Oskia’s Get Up & Glow or Jemma Kidd’s Make Up Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme for instantly radiant skin?
For Your Eyes Only
The ideal Bond girl’s eye makeup looks natural yet sophisticated. And the best way to achieve that is by using a lengthening mascara like Benefit’s They’re Real! or L’Oreal’s Waterproof Lash Out Extra Extending Mascara. As for the eyeshadow, most Bond girls are particularly partial to a lightly smoky eye, so get hold of the MAC Carine Roitfeld Jungle Camouflage Full Face Kitpronto. Oh! And remember that the ideal 007 girl’s eyebrows must be perfectly defined, so keep the Make Up Forever Brow Seal close at hand!
Lipstick Never Dies
One of the key qualities any Bond girl needs is a killer pout, with red lips being favoured by Sophie Marceau (Elektra King), Eva Green (Vesper Lynd) and Talisa Soto (Lupe Lamora) and many others. Check out this post to on how to get the ultimate red lip!
Of course, all Bond girls show off their deliriously hot bods in sexy bikinis and a shimmery golden tan. James Harknett from Sienna X tanned the Skyfall cast and gave the down-low on getting the look: first, you need to exfoliate with a body scrub to remove any traces of dead skin. Once you’ve applied your self-tanner, top off with Sienna X Radiance Body Balm to highlight your best assets with a luminous shine.
Dr. No Split Ends
When it comes to hair, Bond girls can be blonde (Britt Ekland), brunette (Olga Kurylenko) or redheads (Gemma Arterton) but in terms of length the pixie cut seen on Halle Berry is more of a rarity, with voluminous tumbling tresses tending to be the norm. And the secret to achieving this look is to go easy on the hairspray. You want touchable, free-flowing hair that’s begging for Mr. Bond to spontaneously grab and mess up. After you’ve styled your hair, gently work in the John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Agent Flawless Finishing Crème with your fingers for a sleek, shiny finish.