Makeup Looks Inspired By Movie Characters

Movie characters have a certain quality that is undeniably inspiring. Whether it's their flawless skin, impeccable hair, or their consistently flawless appearance, there's something about them that captivates us. Their makeup looks are no exception!

For those seeking movie-inspired makeup ideas, you've found the perfect source. We've curated a collection of our top character makeup styles from beloved films, including Marilyn Monroe's classic red lip in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and Audrey Hepburn's sultry smoky eye in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." These iconic looks will have you feeling like a glamorous Hollywood star. 

So what are you waiting for? Grab your makeup bag and get ready to be inspired!


Here are the top 5 movie makeup looks to try:

1. Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

Marilyn Monroe, a legendary movie character, was recognized for her stunning beauty and famed red lips. Achieving Monroe's iconic look involves starting with a coat of vibrant red lipstick, such as MAC's Russian Red. Next, use a lip liner to subtly outline and slightly exaggerate the shape of your lips. Finally, touch up any areas that need more color and gently blot with a tissue to complete the glamorous look. 

2. Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Audrey Hepburn was most famously recognized for her enduring sense of style. Although her iconic little black dress is a standout, her sultry smoky eye is what truly captivates us. To achieve Hepburn's signature look, begin by applying a dark grey or black eyeshadow (such as MAC's Carbon) all over your eyelid, blending up towards the crease. Next, use a pencil liner (such as Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion) to line both your upper and lower lash lines. Lastly, use a cotton swab to gently smudge the liner for a soft, blended finish. 

3. Grace Kelly in "Rear Window"

Grace Kelly was admired for her elegant fashion sense and timeless beauty, making her makeup in the movie "Rear Window" a source of inspiration. To achieve Kelly's iconic look, begin by applying a nude lipstick like Nars' Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. Next, carefully outline and slightly exaggerate the shape of your lips with a lip liner. Fill in any patches with additional lipstick and gently blot with a tissue for a flawless finish. 

4. Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra"

Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" is undeniably the most iconic movie character. Her over-the-top makeup look has inspired many, including us. To achieve her striking look, begin by applying a bold wing of black liquid liner (like Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner) along your upper lash line. Next, use a pencil liner to tight line your lower lash line and extend it into a small cat eye. Finish off the look with some false lashes for added drama. 

5. Sophia Loren in "Two Women"


Sophia Loren's iconic features and timeless Italian beauty were showcased in her makeup for the film "Two Women." To emulate her look, first apply a vibrant red lipstick (such as MAC's Ruby Woo) generously on your lips. Then, use a lip liner to subtly enhance the shape of your lips, following their natural contour. Finally, touch up any areas that need more color, then gently pat with a tissue to set the lipstick in place. 

Where else can you find inspiration other than in our beloved TV and movie characters? Not only do you get the chance to embody and emulate them for a few hours, but with the help of cosmetics, creating and transforming yourself into your chosen character is a simple task. No need to fret about finding the perfect costume just yet! 

What kind of movie makeup looks will you experiment with? Share your thoughts in the comments section!