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Favorite movie scenes about makeup!

A fun question from a few days ago regarding favorite makeup tips got me thinking about movies that truly helped me figure out how I wanted to portray myself to the rest of the world. I can cite two specific movie scenes that taught me more than any magazine ever could:


Ferris Beuller's Day Off: the police station scene where Charlie Sheen's character advises Jennifer Grey's character on her eye makeup and what people thought of his own sister's makeup look.


The Breakfast Club: Emilio Estevez's reaction to Ally Sheedy's makeover, or rather makeunder,


What are some of your favorite movies that gave you ideas about makeup or inspired you to try out a certain look? Maybe I'll find some good movies to watch this weekend!

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I don't know why, but I always get a kick out of Charlize Theron putting on her makeup in Young Adult, in an attempt to seduce her now-married high school sweetheart. She has that look on her face that I think we all have sometimes when we do our makeup: "I am arming myself with gorgeousness to impress <insert hot guy's name here>" Smiley Tongue


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i really liked this lipstick look from the last Star Wars movie

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For some reason the Hunger Games always comes to mind when I think about movie makeup. I think it's primarily due to the fact that the paper lashes are just SO captivating.


Whimsically yours,

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Memoirs of a geisha!!!!

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I love this question. There are 7 movie makeovers that I can think of that are most memorable to me.

1. Sabrina in the 1997 remake of the movie Sabrina with Harrison Ford. She goes from a tomboy/bookworm to a woman that embodies Parisian/ it!

2. Julia Robertfor who went from prostitute to woman of sophistication in Pretty Woman.

3. Lindsay Lohan who metamorphosed from plain Jane to popular girl in mean girls

4. J.Lo who transformed from maid to all couture in maid in Manhattan

5. Nerd to prom queen in She's All That

6. Not a makeover but Robin Given's character Jacqueline in Boomerang was full on head to Toe glamour. It was a huge change compared to her paired down look in real life.

7. Diana Ross in the old classic Mahogany. She goes from poor inner city girl to high fashion model/designer.

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What about in Princess Diaries. Love that makeover!

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Julie Delpy's "no makeup makeup" look in Before Sunset blew my mind. She looked so radiant and beautiful, like she was lit from within.  So natural and effortless...*dreamy sigh*



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