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Beauty Icons 101: Lana Del Rey

HerCanberra Team

WHO DOESN’T DREAM OF POSSESSING THE LOOK OF THEIR FAVOURITE SCREEN SIREN?

From Audrey Hepburn’s doe-eyed lashes to Brook Shields’ famously wild brows and hair circa Blue Lagoon, everyone has a beauty icon they dream of emulating – and it’s not unattainable.

We asked local hair and make-up teams to recreate their favourite iconic looks, with sultry-voiced Lana Del Rey being a natural choice.

YOU GLOW, GIRL!

Achieve luxurious skin by buffing in foundation with a brush or beauty blender and give yourself a healthy glow. We love the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette for a dewy finish.

A HINT OF SMOKE

For the eyes, use the Kat Von D shade and light palette colours Ludwin and Succubus. Apply them only in the crease with a soft blending brush, as the winged liner should be a focus. For a perfect jet black wing, apply Shu Umera gel liner using an angled brush.

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PLUMP IT UP

Nothing says ‘icon’ like a signature red lip. Apply 
it around the edges of your lips and be sure to emphasise your cupid’s bow to achieve a plumper look. Use Jeffree Star Redrum to ensure longevity throughout the wear.

SCULPT IT

Contour the underside of the cheekbone to strengthen your bone structure. Sweep a contouring bronzer from the hairline at the temple, through to under the cheekbone, then under the jawline. The more you blend, the more natural it will look.

WAVING, NOT DROWNING

Retro waves are best achieved with a Cloud Nine Micro Wand. Start by prepping dry hair with a grapefruit-sized amount of medium hold mousse – we love the all-star combination of Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity with the L’Oreal Professional’s Volume Riche. Dry in with hair dryer.

Starting at the nape, take your hot tong and curl the hair in the same direction, leaving a rectangular section for the fringe. Make sure you pin each section up to allow it to cool down. To get the wave at the front, just remember this simple rule: two forward, one back.

Give everything a light spray and remove all the pins. Using a paddle brush, brush hair into place. Give
your hair another light spray with L’Oreal Professional Crystal Gloss and you are good to go! Tuck behind your ear on the ‘smaller’ side for a more polished look.

MAKEUP BY VENDULKA WICHTA

HAIR BY JESS BACZYNSKI

MODEL BRAUTON HEATH WILLIAMS AT DEVOJKA MODELS

You can read this article in full and more in our latest edition of Magazine: The Dream Issue. Available for free while stocks last. Click here to find your closest stockist. 

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