“Skyfall,” the latest installment in the James Bond franchise, recently debuted. With Sam Mendes in the director’s chair, the film has generated a lot of buzz, leaving fans anticipating high-flying stunts and tantalizing encounters with Daniel Craig’s beautiful costars. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the first Bond movie, “Dr. No,” making it a great time to reminisce on the leading ladies that have enraptured the British spy. For decades, Bond girls have embodied cutting edge sex appeal with their alluring looks – below we’ll give you tips on how to copy their eye-catching makeup aesthetic.
“Skyfall” (2012) – Sévérine
French actress Bérénice Marlohe is the most recent woman to enjoy the limelight attached with being a Bond girl. Movie posters show her character Sévérine sporting shadowy eyes and long lashes that are great for a night out with the girls or that special someone. To get lashes that are camera ready, it’s essential to choose a mascara that can separate and condition lashes to eliminate clumps and maximize length and thickness.
“A View to a Kill” (1985) – May Day
Roger Moore’s Bond gets to enjoy multiple Bond girls in this film, including one who defied the typical standards of beauty – May Day, played by model and actress Grace Jones. Throughout the film, May Day makes sure her eyes remain the star attraction by applying a wine red eyeshadow and matching blush. Instead of using a standard shadow, opt for a liquid eye gloss to add an extra pop of shine.
“The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977) – Anya Amasova
Barbara Bach became an international sex symbol when she seduced the world in her role as Russian agent XXX Anya Amasova with her innocent doe eyes and full lips. To enhance the appearance of your pout, apply lip plumper that facilitates the natural production of collagen. Look for an option that stimulates circulation as well to keep your lips vibrant and healthier than ever.
“The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974)/”Octopussy” (1983) – Andrea Anders
Andrea Anders, played by Maud Adams, spent a fair amount of time showing off her figure on the beach and was such a hit that producers brought her back to star in a second Bond film. In “Golden Gun” she is frequently seen with highlighter under her brow line. Get the look by applying an eye highlighter under your brows instead of the corners of your eyes.
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969) – Tracy Bond
Tracy Bond was the only woman to convince 007 to settle down and get married. Diana Rigg, now 73, played the spy’s blushing bride, but her character didn’t survive the movie, leaving Bond to find new loves in subsequent sequels. She sported iconic ’60s winged lashes and natural face makeup. You can get all the tools and products to pull this look off by purchasing an eyelash kit that features a lash curler, mascara and eyeliner.
“Dr. No” (1962) – Honey Ryder
Ursula Andress was cast as the original Bond girl, Honey Ryder. When she emerged out of the ocean in a stunning white bikini with a knife strapped to the side (a look that Halle Berry emulates in her turn as a Bond girl in “Die Another Day”), men couldn’t take their eyes off her and women wanted to be her. Part of the allure was her tanned skin, which highlighted her bright blue eyes. You can get her sun-kissed shimmer with a bronzer that can enhance your natural color without extended exposure to UV rays.