2011 has undoubtedly been the year of the ‘dramality’ show (TOWIE, Geordie Shore, Desperate Scousewives), introducing Britain to the world of vajazzling, ridiculous tans and the infamous scouse-brow.
According to the Telegraph’s Fashion journalist Jane Cullen, 2012 is set to be the year of the make-under. It’s time to take a step back, before ‘dramality’ shows, before Jordan and Peter, all the way back before our fixation on Z-list celebs ever even took a hold.
2012 is all about recreating Hollywood’s heyday – understated, sophisticated, glamorous and sexy. Think Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner. Think black thigh-split maxi-dresses and gold drop earrings, bright red lipstick, killer heels and fur shrugs.
And what better time to kick of this new, old look, than at your New Year’s Eve bash? We’ve compiled a handful of beauty products to get you started.
The key to classic Hollywood glamour is this: radiance.
So how to achieve that gleaming, radiant skin without covering yourself in glitter?
We recommend starting your regime with Gatineau ‘Melatogenine Futur Plus Eye Concentrate’. Claiming to fight the appearance of wrinkles, smooth eye-bags and banish dark circles, this emulsion gel is sure to make your skin naturally radiant, before you even start applying your makeup.
You can buy ‘Melatogenine Futur Plus Eye Concentrate at Very for £47
The next must-have product for Hollywood glamour is the ‘Estee Lauder Golden Alligator Refill’ with ‘Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder’. With a decadent look, this vintage-style compact is great for quick touch-ups throughout the evening…and it looks pretty snazzy too.
You can buy Estee Lauder Goldon Alligator Refill with Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder at Estee Lauder for £36
The centre-piece of any vintage look has to be the lips. Why not try Dior’s extreme luxury range of high fashion lipsticks? Introducing Diorific, the epitome of decadence with its beautiful gold casing, rich texture and long-lasting colour. We recommend Dolce Vita Red, a bright red shade for a sexy kick.
You can buy Dior’s Diorific in Dolce Vita Red at Debenhams for £21.50.
No Grace Kelly-esque outfit would be complete without a sophisticated fragrance, and no perfume radiates sophistication more than the eternally classic Chanel No.5.
You can buy Chanel No.5 at Boots for £86