Jane Russell was gorgeous, and boasted a 38D bra size!! Thus why funny-man Bob Hope introduced her as he did!
She was one of a new set of starlets that emerged out of Hollywood in the 1950's; the Bombshell!!
Voluptuous, curvaceous, and alluring, these dolls had a come-hither look that made men weak in the knees. But they were by no means the dumb dames they were often portrayed as. They used their appeal to their advantage; and they were smart, sassy poodles.
|"We're just two little girls, from Little Rock..."|
In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Love it!), Marilyn Monroe portrays Lorelei Lee, a blonde bombshell who may come off as a ditz, but is actually one sharp cookie! Jane Russell plays her wisecracking, cynical friend Dorothy Shaw.
In one of my favorite lines of the movie, Lorelei explains her gold-digging ways to her fiancé's father, saying, "Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she is pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?"
You said it Lorelei! HeHe!
In honor of those luscious babes, here's my take on a bombshell makeup look:
Step One: Put on your base face! Foundation, concealer, powder; and don't forget to contour! Use a bronzer on those areas you want to recede, and highlight the areas you want to stand out. Apply blush along your cheekbones toward your hairline.
Step Two: Apply an eye primer, or some foundation, to your eyelids. Next apply a neutral base shadow all over the lid, even into the corner. Follow with a matte white shade. Blend well.
|I used my Bomber Betty "The Fundamentals" palette.|
Best palette ever!
|I used Mirabella's shimmery "Stella" on my brow bone and inner corner;|
fun to use and say! "STELLAAAA!!!" Ha!
I used theBalm's Nude'tude palette color "Sultry" for my crease.
|I draw a line from the bottom of my brow to my arch first,|
and then from the top of my arch to the end of my brow.
Then it's just a matter of filling in the rest.
Step Six: Starting at the outer edge, draw a line upwards toward the outer end of your brow.
Step Eight: Apply a white pencil to your lower water line. Next, apply the white pencil between the two outer lines. My pencil is jumbo sized (NYX in "Milk"), so I used a thin liner brush to apply the white.
Step Ten: Remove some accent lashes from their packaging, and give them a little flex. Next, using a toothpick, apply a thin line of lash glue to the base of the lashes. Wait 30 seconds or so for the glue to get tacky, then apply the lashes as close to the base of your own lashes as possible. Press the lashes down with the end of a pair of tweezers.
Step Twelve: Using your middle or ring finger, apply concealer to your lips. Then line your lips with a red lip pencil.
Step Thirteen: Starting with a darker red lipstick, fill in the outer portion of your lips. Follow with a lighter red for your inner lips.
Step Fourteen: Apply white shadow to the middle of your lower lip; another trick of "Whitey's"! This will create the look of a pout.
Step Fifteen: Layer your center lower lip with a sheer red lipgloss.
|Lip Pencil: "Fire" Boots No.7|
Darker Lipstick: Revlon "Certainly Red"
Lighter Lipstick: Revlon "Fire and Ice"