Thursday, June 4, 2009

Beauty Icon: Carol Lombard

With an acting career than spanned more than 20 years, Carol Lombard was more than notable. She began her film career as a young girl playing a tomboy in the movie The Perfect Crime. Her career has it's roots in silent film with a very successful crossover to "talkies" proving her strength as an actress. Lombard should be noted for her fantastic wit and sharp wit and sarcastic sense of humour. As a result, she often starred in screwball comedies, one of her most notable movies being the Hitchcock classic, Mr & Mrs Smith. A true Hitchcock blonde, she enticed many actors including William Powell and Clark Gable both of whom she would go on to marry. Her life was tragically cut short by a plane crash at age 33. However, she is not easily forgotten. In 1999, she was listed as number 23 out of the 50 Greatest American Screen Legends.

Her look truly symbolizes Old Hollywood beauty. Fresh-faced yet with underlying vamp. Carol Lombard is definitely iconic. Her makeup was flawless and her blonde coif a constant soft, curly dream.
This shampoo employs chamomile to lighten blonde hair to a Carol-worthy shine. The Blonde Solid Shampoo by Lush-$14.95 for 100g

True to the style of the 20's and 30's, Lombard's brows were always expertly tweezed, delicate, and thin. This gem will get every last hair with it's hybrid of the point (for small regrowth) and slant (for what's already there) Tweezerman Pointed Slant Tweezers-$25

“You ought to see the map for my face in the Makeup Department. It looks like a landscape of the moon.” Max Factor Pan Cake Makeup in Natural 121-$7
For perfect winged liner try MAC paint pots. They are the perfect creamy consistancy so it goes on smooth and yet evenly. MAC Paint Pot in Blackground-$16.50

This product gives you amazing lashes. The wand vibrates to coat your lashes completely. It is a little startling at first and you must apply slowly. Takes getting used to but the results are great. Lancome Oscillation Mascara in black-$34

“I’ve lived by a man’s code designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.” Shiseido "Perfect Rouge" Lipstick in Salon and Dragon each-$25

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