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Definitely for Halloween! I was cruella de vil one year and edie sedgwick right before that movie came out. I also went through a major smoky phase which was partially influenced by Pirates of the Caribbean.

Off the top of my head, no? Not unless you count envying the glamour of Ingrid Bergman and wishing I could look like her someday 😉 (I love, love, love old 30s and 40s black and white films; Casablanca is my all-time favorite ever).

TOtally. When I was much younger I was trying to get the au naturel Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing- again I was very young and just playing around. I wanted to look like Katherine Hepburn in Philadelphia Story but couldn’t figure out her cosmetic coloring, and I would study Grace Kelly in Rear Window and Kim Novak in Vertigo. As you might imagine I had a lot of fun with my brows. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre and a number of other BBC productions influenced me cosmetically. My hair for a period was far more Mrs Slocombe on Are You Being Served? I still want to achieve Sean Young in Blade Runner but I am missing her gorgeous bone structure. Monica Bellucci in Brotherhood of the Wolf was another inspiring one I tried. I’m not really one for the natural look but Naomi Watts in Painted Veil kept me in a thrall. I looked up the tutorials for Black Swan and here is my last of a lengthy confession- I just revisited the Titanic tutorial for Rose’s Edwardian bloom. I love that palette. Seems I’m either hopelessly Goth or terribly Edwardian in my cosmetic proclivities. So sorry for the extensive confession.

I’m also quite fond of Peggy from Captain America: The First Avenger. That bold fuschia lip with the gentle eye and short, wavy hair. (We could be twins with that hair! :D) I’ve tried to find a good closeup of her face to see how the artist did the eye to offset the lip, but no go. 🙁 I can’t figure out if they used heavy eyeliner or eyeshadow.

I’ve also worn the look they used for Natasha Romanov/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in The Avengers, with the bold liner and downplayed lip, though I generally use a cooler-toned shadow then the copper/brown they used on her in the film.

I apologize in advance for throwing out my geek cred with these movie choices. :p

I can’t say if I’ve been inspired by a movie look, but definitely a tv one! In one episode of BBC’s Sherlock, Irene Adler had the most fantastic eye makeup. A stunning smoky eye with black liner… until she looked down, and you could see a second line of liner that was bright blue! I went out and bought an electric blue liner right after I watched that episode! Double liner on top: I’d never thought of it!

Movies always inspire me! For example, I went to see Anna Karenina and wore Keira Knightley’s makeup look for a week afterwards. I watch the Sherlock series and a character wears a red lip and bright blue eyeliner? I wear it the next day and so on. There is always a movie to inspire me to try something new.

Cher’s lipstick in Moonstruck when she gets the makeover and ready for the Opera. It was the perfect velvet matte burgundy-red. Everyone forgets about late 80s makeup. The bright colors were gone. . .it was matte and powerful.

The Hunger Games Books & Movies inspired me to wear gold eyeliner like Cinna and I bought a colourful palette to make bold looks, but more wearable, like the Capitol.

I admit that when I was watching the new James Bond movie (Skyfall), I found myself taking notes on some of the Bond girls’ makeup! One girl in the movie (from the casino scene) had an awesome smoky eye and I copied it for New Years Eve!

I am quite often inspired by movies (and tv)!! My most recent was from the Merlin series on the Space network. Katie McGrath’s character Morgana now has fantastic green eye makeup that I tried out as an inspired look last week. My husband actually liked it!! Before that, Funny Girl with Barbara Streisand made me want to go put on her very 1960’s face! It was the middle of the day though so I refrained. LOL

While not exactly a movie, I took my love for Louise Brooks to the next level. I had the hair, and I wore similar makeup. There is a strong resemblance naturally, so it was a very simple look. Prior to that, was my Wednesday Addams phase, including the braids & similar dresses.

There was also the Halloween I dressed as a cat, and took several cues from my programme which I picked up a few months prior. I wasn’t even planning to dress up, but on a whim while I was cleaning my room, I happened to pick up the book and realized I had almost everything I needed, so why not?

Breaking Dawn part 2 for sure!! I absolutely loved Bella’s vampire makeup! Other than movies, I’ll be the first to admit that the Kardashians inspire me to work on my smokey eye!

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