In today’s world, being a diva has become a negative characteristic, a word often used to describe spoiled celebrities or persons demanding special treatment. However, genuine divas from history were all about being classy, untouchable and goddess-like. The concept of beauty has changed throughout eras, but there’s that vintage look that’s simply timeless. It draws attention and urges us to try to identify with it, so we too can experience what it feels to be in the spotlight as the classiest woman in the room. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe – these are just some of the names that became symbols for sophisticated and gorgeous looks. Of course, when it comes to being a diva – it’s never just about the appearance. Glamour cannot be purchased, it demands a certain attitude. Here’s how you too can be a diva, even if it’s just for a day.
Hairstyle is all about volume and waves.
Glamour has many different faces, but to get that retro look – think volume and waves. Step away from straight flat ironed hair and experiment with the Old Hollywood style. The length of your hair is not an obstacle: if it’s shoulder length, get inspiration from Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren; if it’s short, turn to the absolute queen of the stylish pixie cut, Audrey Hepburn. Short hair is great for reminiscing jazz-era: make finger waves and you’ll be a head-turner! If you have long hair, try glamorous waves: the trick is to curl your hair with a curling iron and then use a simple brush to break the curls into beautiful waves. Here’s an extra tip: spray some perfume on the brush and then comb your hair – it will leave you with a beautiful scent!
Proper skincare and beauty routines
Have you ever seen a diva with pimples or dull skin? Of course not! Commit to a skin care regime to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. This means you should forget about being sloppy: no excuse for sleeping with your makeup on! Invest in quality products and take your skin type into consideration. The basic three steps for every lazy diva-wannabe include cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating. Keep in mind that daytime routine and nighttime routine are different. If you have extremely dry skin, you can use overnight face masks to restore moisture. In addition to this, take good care of your teeth. Just think of Marilyn Monroe and her stunning smile framed with red lipstick, or even Kate Middleton’s perfect pearly whites. Although using home remedies (e.g. baking soda) can be effective, turn to teeth whitening in Sydney for more lasting results worthy of the name diva. Add a glossy red lipstick and you’ll get people wondering from which red carpet ceremony you’ve wandered off.
Makeup with eyebrows in focus
The first step towards getting that diva look is not over-plucking your eyebrows. Sure, Marlene Dietrich made a bold statement with her high-arc thin painted eyebrows, but you may want to skip that. Thick, filled-in eyebrows such as Elizabeth Taylor’s or Audrey Hepburn’s are the way to go. Of course, don’t make your eyebrows too thick if they are naturally thin. The trick is to enhance them and give them more definition since they frame your face. Red lipstick is a must for that retro-diva look and overall – it’s really simple to achieve glamorous makeup style. Just make sure you don’t overexpose your skin to the sun and lay off the foundation.
Outfits that are on point
Glamour doesn’t have to be expensive. The trick is to be savvy when shopping: buy feminine pieces and simplify your look. Avoid costume-like outfits and stick to some basic rules. Whatever you wear, you have to maintain your physique, a good posture, and diva-attitude.
These are some main things you should think about when chasing that retro-Hollywood look. With a little bit of effort, you can be a true diva every day!
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