3 iconic beauty looks we guarantee you’ll be dying to copy

And how to give them a modern spin

Beauty Crew Editor / October 05 2017

When it comes to beauty trends, there’s no doubting that the 2010s has been an era inspired by Cara Delevingne’s bold and perfectly-arched brows, Kim Kardashian’s sharper-than-a-knife contoured cheekbones and Gigi Hadid’s effortless tousled beach waves. 

And while we’re all for embracing current trends, let’s not forget that there have been many decades before this one that have given us some pretty epic beauty looks. Iconic and cult beauty looks that should not be buried in the past, but rather recaptured and reimagined for today. 

So next time you grab your go-to products to create your go-to looks, try one of these show-stopping iconic beauty looks instead – and find out how to keep them looking fresh, bold and fashion-forward.


The seductive ‘50s pastel pout

Forget the pinned-to-perfection refinement of a 1950s housewife; you’re going to want to channel your inner bombshell in the form of Brigitte Bardot with her sultry smoky eyes and cult-status nude lip. And lest you think there’s nothing sexy about a nude lipstick, think again. Grab Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Bare Affair for a pigmented finish and hue that’s anything but boring.

Brigitte Bardot makeup

Pair it with: Lined eyes and big, defined waves. To get that bounce in your hair, use a large barrel hair curler like VS Sassoon Big Soft Hair Curls Styler.


Pretty in pink in the ‘60s

Who doesn’t like their makeup to be pretty with a side of sass? Look no further than Twiggy’s iconic doll-like eyes and vibrant bold lip from the 1960s. Bring that cult mod beauty look into the now by using Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Coralberry. The crème finish paired with the on-trend and highly pigmented shade will make for a fresh and modern statement lip, reminiscent of Twiggy’s signature look.

Twiggy makeup

Pair it with: Long lashes and doll eyes. To get Twiggy’s lashes, apply a volumising and lengthening mascara, like Dior Pump’N’Volume Mascara, and then use your fingers or tweezers to gently clump small sections of lashes together before the mascara dries to create that doll lash effect.


Glamour lips of the ‘90s

Amongst the latte and brown lipstick shades of the ’90s, it was Cindy Crawford’s statement-making power red lip that has managed to withstand the test of time. Recreate and modernise her iconic lip look with Revlon Super Lustrous™ Lipstick in Bombshell Red. The deep shade will give Cindy’s go-to brick red a 2017 feel, while still paying homage to the original.

Cindy Crawford makeup

Pair it with: A deep side part and big waves that throwback perfectly to Cindy’s ’90s style, and defined brows using Le Sourcil Le Crayon Eyebrow Pencil.

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Which of these beauty looks are you most excited to recreate? Please share with us in the comments section below.

Image credits: Getty; Beauty Crew

Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.