ON-SCREEN BEAUTY: 15 ICONIC BEAUTY MOMENTS IN FILM
The power of cinema is all about creating escapist magic, in which hair and makeup play a huge part in shaping whether it’s shaping a character’s fantastical sense of self or adding to the tone and setting of the film. Good movie beauty can even provide a cultural barometer for the trends of the past, present and the future and inspire Halloween costumes, personal makeovers and even entire fashion collections.To get more news about yellow video, you can visit our official website.
Below, we present 15 memorable hair and make-up looks on the silver screen that has gone on to shape how we perceive and admire beauty.A young Christina Ricci lit up the screen as dancer Layla who falls in love with her ex-con kidnapper, exuding a dreamy innocence in babydoll dresses and peach glossy lips. But what stuck with us most was her glittery sky-blue lids—reminiscent of the very first Barbie in 1959—which was obscurely perfect in the complicated American arthouse flick and taught us to never underestimate the power of colourful eyeshadow.
Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love served us a heartbreaking tale of unconsummated love, encapsulated by dimly lit ’60s Hong Kong aesthetics and the beautiful Maggie Cheung in an endless array of stylish high-necked cheongsams and immaculate beauty looks. Finely-flicked liner and perfectly filled-in brows framed her enigmatic gazed, while barely-there cherub cheeks and a softly coiffed updo elevated her look to achingly mesmerising effect. Matte lips completed her look in various shades from rosewood to soft plum and classic red, complimenting the kaleidoscopic variations of her elegant dresses.
Alongside its epic wardrobe of vintage designer to channel the late ’80s style of punked-out glam and Helmut Newton sensuality, Atomic Blonde also made a killer impression through its beauty looks. Alongside smokey feline eyes and icy-pink lips, Charlize Theron, who played an MI6 spy in 1989 divided Berlin, rocked a platinum blonde shag à la Debbie Harry—in textures both straight and wavy—that was fiercely sexy and effortlessly chic, even when those locks gained bloody-pink tips after that kickass stairwell fight scene that lasted a whole seven minutes.
Tom Ford’s directorial debut gave us a Christopher Isherwood adaptation that was full of dreamlike-cinematography, beguiling visuals and ’60s style. It also gave us Julianne Moore as the beautiful and balmy Charley with her mod graphic liner, doll-like lashes and crazy-voluminous top bun, who hypnotised us all when she traced those perfect lines along her upper and lower lashes in a steady fell swoop.
The opening scene of American Psycho gave us a lengthy monologue by the obsessively narcissistic Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), alongside his iconically extensive beauty regimen that introduced his next-level vanity to the world. The murderous Manhattan businessman’s psychotic 10-step skincare routine to maintain his hard-fought good looks was progressive for its time, and comprised of endless ‘gel scrubs’, an ice pack (if his face is puffy), a 10-minute ‘herb-mint facial mask’ and absolutely nothing with alcohol because it “dries your face out and makes your skin look older”.
The beauty transformation of Beyonce’s Deena Jones encapsulates the young singer’s journey to musical stardom. Her natural beauty shines at the beginning of the film with nothing but a touch of glossy lip balm, before culminating into full-blown disco glitter that illuminated her lids lime and turquoise and highlighted her face in silver for her One Night Only performance. Plus a shout out to those thick luscious lashes in her Diana Ross-inspired photo plastered on the recording company’s wall.
Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic on-screen fashion may have come from Breakfast at Tiffany’s but her best beauty moment was in comedy musical Funny Face. She played the shy, doe-eyed philosophy student Jo who gets discovered by a fashion photographer and transformed into a style icon. In it, Hepburn’s classic beauty and air of nonchalant glamour was immortalised through straight, groomed brows, her now-iconic cat-eye flick and painted lips as she models an array of stunning Givenchy-designed pieces against a definitively Parisian backdrop. Side note: And let’s not forget the fierce couture looks worn by OG supermodel Dovima in her cameo.