Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bombshell Beauties ~ Poodle Tips

"Introducing the two and only, Miss Jane Russell!" ~ Bob Hope

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!
Step Three: Apply a shimmery white shade to your brow bone and inner corner. Using a light grey or light brown shade, apply shadow to your crease. Blend away!

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.
Step Four: Fill in your brows. Over arch them to get that full, high 50's brow look.

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 Five: Using either a liquid black liner or a black pencil, draw a thin line from your inner corner to the outer edge of your eye. Make sure and apply liner to your inner corner water line.

Step Six: Starting at the outer edge, draw a line upwards toward the outer end of your brow.

Step Seven: Borrow a trick from Marilyn's makeup artist Allan "Whitey" Snyder! Using a dark shadow and a thin brush, draw a line outwards from the middle of the bottom of your eyelid to the outer corner. Then extend the line downwards slightly. Smudge the line with a q-tip. It will appear as though your lashes are casting a shadow. Cool huh??

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 Nine: Optional, curl your lashes. Apply a thin coat of mascara to upper lashes.

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 Eleven: Apply another coat of mascara to blend the two layers of lashes. Also apply mascara to your bottom lashes.

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"
Step Sixteen: Paint on your perfect Bombshell mole!!

Don't forget to catch your man when he falls at your feet!! Ha!!


  1. Wow. Such a lot of work....but it looks fabulous on you!

    1. Thanks! It does seem like a lot when you write it all out, but it wasn't too bad. I of course am super lazy and NEVER wear lashes, so that was a pain. And all the lipstick layering was ridiculous; but the eye stuff was pretty easy. Plus, it helped make my weird face photogenic! Bonus! That's why I posted so many pics! Ha! ;-)

    2. Whatever! You DO NOT have a wierd face! That's just silly.

    3. Oh I have a weird face! Picmonkey is a VERY kind program! Hehehe! ;-) Wrinkles? What wrinkles?

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    1. Thank you! My little friend picmonkey had a lot to do with it! HaHa!

  3. You are so adorable! I pinned your tute and shared all around! Love your posts and hints! And those pics are super great! Thanks for all your sharing! I, for one, am so enjoying you! :)

    1. I'm blushing from your comment! ;-) I told my husband I have to post a lot of pics when I actually take a good picture, because it is a huge rarity! Ha! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and comment such nice things!
      ~xoxo CoriLynn

  4. Love the photo in the black sweater. I ha to do a double take to see if it was you or Jane Russell!!

    1. Awww! Thanks! I'm horribly un-photogenic, so after a millions pics, I was excited to find some good ones! Ha!!
      ~ xoxo, CoriLynn