How To Be a Bombshell
Sep 07, 2011 - by Amanda Gabriele
Bridget Bardot. Marilyn Monroe. Sophia Loren. These are the glamorous women we turn to when we want to turn. Minus the occasional, copious amounts of plastic surgery in their later years, these are the gals we look at for bodacious beauty rituals and tastefully seductive fashion sense. As the elegance of Hollywood quickly fades, we tend to forget what a true glamour queen actually looks like. Not ones to be absentminded about the belles of yore, here's FashionIndie's guide on how to be a bombshell.
Take your hair to new heights - A bombshell doesn't have flat, limp, lifeless hair sprouting from her pretty little head. Take a tip from Bridget Bardot and add some sexy volume to your coif. Get higher with a teasing comb and Oribe Volumista Mist, which swells each hair shaft to remarkable lushness, brilliant luster and incredible volume.
Wear innerwear as outerwear - Push up your chest, grab your favorite garter and pull out your trench coat - it's time for a lesson in lingerie. We're not talking trash, but a little undies-inspired clothing never hurt anyone. Just look at Sophia Loren. But if her look is a little bold for your taste, this Dolce & Gabbana Lace and Satin Bustier Dress will sculpt a sexy silhouette with just the right amount of provocative.
Perfect your pout with red - What's more glamorous than a red lip a la Marilyn Monroe? Throw out your nasty Jersey Shore-esque lip gloss and get to shopping for your perfect shade of red. If you're having trouble getting started, Dolce&Gabbana Makeup has a ton of fabulous shades to choose from. For a classic you can keep, try the Classic Cream Lipstick in Fire.
Say it with a strong brow - Put away your tweezers and stop telling your waxer to take everything you have. The brow is back and ready to make some demands - look, listen and forever be hypnotized. Elizabeth Taylor knows; her dark, majestic eyebrows highlighted and framed her gorgeous violet eyes. To up the drama like Liz, try Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake to define and shape your arches.
Up the ante all around - A bombshell isn't just a pretty face, she's a dime. Whether you want to read a good book, browse an art gallery or refine your taste buds, remember there is more to life than Facebook. And just take a look at how glamorous it can be - Jane Russell lounges in chic, casual style.
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