Ursula Andress always had that great sexy 60’s bombshell look. This look will never get old: dark eyes and pale lips. It is the epitome of well, sexy. To get this look first prep skin with a matte foundation and concealer if needed, something like NARS Oil Free Foundation and Concealer Stick in your shade. Lightly dust skin with a powder if you are an oily skin type. Bronzer is a must. Use my favorite bronzer, NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna. It has the right amount of golden shimmer and color. Brush brows into place with a brow comb and pencil in if needed with a powdery pencil like NARS Eyebrow Pencil in your shade. Panama is the one closest to Ursula’s shade. Apply foundation and powder to eyelid. Use a nude matte shadow from lashline to brow bone. Use something like the lightest shade in the NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Bellissima which is a sheer shimmering beige. This shade really “lifts” the brow bone. Take a large shadow brush and brush the deeper shade from the duo into the crease, it is a grayish brown. Blend until it looks airbrushed. Line eyes with a smoky khol liner like NARS Eyeliner Pencil in Black Moon which is a deep matte black. Line eyes on the top and on the bottom. Take an angled liner brush lightly dipped in a black eyeshadow such as the matte black in the NARS Eyeshadow Duo Pandora. Brush outwards, blending and creating a rich but soft smoky eye. Apply false lashes and/or a rich black mascara. Use NARS The Multiple in St Barts which is a shimmery tan taupe on cheeks. Blend with fingertips for a natural bronzed look. Line lips with a nude lip pencil such as NARS Lipliner Pencil in Fantasia which is a nude peach shade. Lips are matte and super neutral. Coat lips with NARS Lipstick in Belle Du Jour which is a nude beige. Apply a crisp but classy fragrance such as Emilio Pucci Vivara perfume to complete this look.

We’ve had a few pretty warm days here and it had me thinking of beachy fragrances and bronzers again. I was thinking of these things before in Tennessee when it was like 90 degrees, but when we moved here it was like 50. So today I’m wearing bronzer, gold lipstick and heavy eyeliner to hold onto summer even though all the hot fall makeup collections are out and about. I was looking at surf rock record art and had this desire to cut my hair shorter which I always regret later on. I decided to think more of Honey Ryder in Dr. No to make me appreciate my long hair. Typically, not a Bond fan because he is a bit of a chauvinist, but I’ve always loved the chicks in the flicks. You can’t go wrong with the look of a Bond Girl.  So this is what I would use to recreate the look.


First, I could never be as tan as Ursula without getting mega freckly (how did a Swede get so dark anyways?). use a tinted moisturizer such as Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Teinte. Tinted moisturizers are great because you can cheat and buy a shade darker to add color without looking weird. I’d bronze with Guerlain Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in Brunette. Seriously, if you have not used this product you are missing out. It is amazingly natural and anyone can wear it. Brush it on with Sephora Bronzing Brush which is another must if you do not own one. I use mine daily. Fill in eyebrows with Lancome Le Crayon Poudre in Natural Blonde and set with Amazing Cosmetics Brow Gel. Since you’ll be frolicking on the beach with this look, use an eyeshadow base such as Lancome Aquatique Waterproof Eyeshadow Base. This is a great product. Remember to close the lid tightly after each use so that it doesn’t dry out. I’ve had one of these get all grotty before because of my hectic mornings and not paying attention. Use L’Oreal Hip Eyeshadow Duo in Dynamic. Dust the lighter shade from all over the lid. Apply the darker shade in the crease and blend with a fluffy brush. Use MAC Eyeshadow in Bisque under the brow. Line top and bottom of eyes with black eyeliner like Dior Waterproof Crayon in Trinidad Black and smudge MAC Eyeshadow in Typographic around the lashline. Coat lashes with lots and lots of Maybelline Full and Soft Waterproof Mascara in Very Black. Pat Nars The Multiple in Palm Beach onto cheeks. All you need for lips is CARGO Plant Love Botanical Lipstick in Mariska (named for my favorite Law and Order actress and lovely daughter of Jayne Mansfield), a light neutral taupe. Plus, the packaging for the lipstick is so appropriate for the era of Ursula Andress. I’d wear Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess as a fragrance. A look like this is so timelessly sexy despite if your name is Ursula or not. bronzegoddessmariskamaybellinewpdiorblacklorealdynamic