Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Anastasia of Beverly Hills: Bombshell Brow Blueprint

Happy Wednesday!

In honor of the recently held 84th Annual Academy Awards, Anastasia of Beverly Hills gives us what they call "Bombshell Brow Blueprints" -- comparing classic Hollywood icons to today's A-listers:

The Ingenue -

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Sheer style and an atypical approach to beauty sums up why Hollywood has always been captivated by "The Ingenue". Ladies like Audrey Hepburn and Rooney Mara blaze their own trail when it comes to both their fashion and their beauty. Natural makeup with bold undertones, androgynous hairstyles, high-fashion, and sometimes-quirky styling creates a type of beauty that you can't keep your eyes off.

The Sophisticate -

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From real-life princesses to Hollywood royalty, "The Sophisticate" possesses a style that is the embodiment of elegance. Balance and ageless beauty are the keys to why this type of bombshell has remained the pinnacle of Hollywood glamour for decades. For Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Michelle Williams, and Meryl Streep, impeccably tailored fashion, hair, and makeup create a refined femininity that is the perfect blend of sexy and classy.

The Girl Next Door -

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The nicer side of knockout. These women come in two flavors, "The Sweetheart" and "The Spitfire", and the only thing separating them is their attitude. Hollywood has always loved this approachably natural kind of beauty, and stars like Natalie Wood, Dorothy Dandridge, Emma Stone, and Paula Patton embody this sweet and sassy take on femininity. Wholesome, and maybe even a bit tomboyish, these leading ladies rely on a less dramatic sensibility, instead focusing on a softer, more relatable type of sexiness. 

The Classic Bombshell -

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An exotic, smoldering sizzle is what has always characterized this classic role in Hollywood, and for good reason. These leading ladies have captivated audiences since the earliest days of Tinsel Town with their unique blend of sex appeal and highly-accentuated femininity. From Ava Gardner and Sophia Loren to Angelina Jolie and Sofia Vergara, the archetype of the "Classic Bombshell" has remained timeless, and untouched despite changing notions of beauty ideals.

I'd like to think that I am part-The Sophisticate and part-The Girl Next Door, haha!
What about you?

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45 comments:

  1. More of the girl next door, for me.

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  2. Mimi - Im so sad. I can't see the photos for some reason - maybe my silly computer?

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    1. oh no, i'm so sorry to hear that! :/ i don't know why, but i'll try to fix it on my end.

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  3. So cool. I love the girl next door type best, too.

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  4. I think I belong in the 'ingenue and girl next door' category :p
    I've recently started semi-filling in my brows with an eyeshadow :p
    and it worked quite well. I've been into eyebrows more recently!

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    1. i like using eyeshadow for my brows too! ;)

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  5. Very interesting article about stars similarities, congrat for your blog and thx for your comment. I am following you :)starting today!

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  6. I really like this post...hmmm I would love to be the Classic bombshell but...I think I am more of the sophisticate!

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    1. i'm so glad you liked it! and being the sophisticate is good. :)

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  7. Love this kind of posts. Agree almost with everything, but not Audrey and Rooney.

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    1. yeah i wouldn't really say that rooney is exactly like audrey hepburn, but they do look alike in that photo, don't you think?

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  8. hihi, i think i am more the girl next door (:
    and sweetie. thank you <---------------------------------------------------> so much for your sweet message!
    aaw :3 and thank you for the positive energy, so kind of of you! :3
    well, i follow you!
    loves, saar.

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    1. you are very welcome, i'm happy to spread positive energy around! and thanks for following! :)

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  9. Oh thank you for your nice comment!!! :D

    I like you blog!!!!

    nice greetings from germany

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  10. I absolutely love this brand and it is apparent she knows brows! I think I need to go scoop of that fat brow duality pencil! Thanks for sharing. x

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    1. you're welcome and haha, i knooow, she really does! :D

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  11. Great article! i think im mopre like the ingenue type. But i adore the sophisticate ;)

    Im following you!

    xoxo

    http://esenciasdecanela.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for following! and i think being an ingenue is cool. :)

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  12. what a fun article. I think I am all girl next door :)

    Stop by & enter my Vedette giveaway!

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  13. I can't tell. Mine don't arch!

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    1. no worries, mine don't arch that much either. ;)

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  14. Not too sure but I'm thinking I'm part Sophisticate and something else. Hmm. I'll have to think about that

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    1. it's fun to think about it, huh? ;)

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  15. Definitely girl-next-door!

    --Olivia :)

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  16. Hmm, that's interesting! I don't really know which one I am... I guess you could say I'm kind of like the first three?

    Love, Belle

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    1. yeah, totally! i think it's even possible to be all 4. ;)

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  17. I LOVE Emma Stone! i hope i'd be closest to girl next door!

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  18. Great blog! I loved reading this post! and I'm so in love with what everyone wore..

    xx
    What Would Marella Do?

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    1. aww, thank you! i'm so glad you enjoyed this post! :)

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  19. Lovely post!

    Bisous, Sara
    champagneandcedarwood.blogspot.com

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  20. They all look gorgeous and I'm glad we still have some hollywood beauties! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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  21. I agree with these! Very nice. I think I'm part- The Ingenue and part- The Girl Next Door. ;)

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  22. i would like to think i'm the sophisticate too. LOL. :D This is a really interesting post.

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    1. thanks, i'm glad you think so! :)

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