Ah, movies. They make us laugh, they make us cry, and sometimes the really good ones have us pondering about the meaning of life hours after we’ve left the theater. Who would have known that movies could offer us another life lesson in the makeup department? Yes, you read right—beauty plays a key role in every movie, be it romance, comedy or drama. But did you know that you could actually learn a thing or two from the actors that are made up on set for what could be up to four hours prior to taping a scene? We’ve handpicked for you a few of the good, the bad and the downright ugly makeup missteps that will have you paying just a bit more attention the next time you hit the movie theater!
Movie: The Notebook
Beauty Lesson: Invest in a waterproof mascara.
Stop crying your heart out, Allie! That’s what we were saying watching The Notebook on repeat. Between the fights with Noah and that steamy love scene leading to some rain-drenched action, we couldn’t help but notice Allie’s doe-eyed look. No, not even torrential downpours or telling her fiancé Lon what really happened in Seabrook with her first love couldn’t make her mascara budge. Want waterproof eyes a la Allie Hamilton-Calhoun? Coat your lashes with Maybelline Great Lash – Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” ($5.19 on drugstore.com) to ensure that mascara remains on your eyes, not running down your cheeks!
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-Valerie Lombardi of My Mag Dash
Valerie Lombardi is the founder of MyMagDash.com, a website that provides monthly reviews of women’s magazines as well as beauty products and celebrity fashion. In her spare time, she creates YouTube videos that are dedicated to discussing beauty products and showing viewers “how to” videos. Valerie is a self-proclaimed magazine connoisseur, avidly reading any magazine she can get her hands on. She aspires to become a beauty editor for a top women’s magazine. You can follow Valerie on Twitter @ValerieEllee and @MyMagDash.