Texas-based makeup artist Nicole Gray imagines what we might find inside the makeup bag of the silver screen starlet.
Debbie Reynolds | 1967
Girl-next-door beauty Debbie Reynolds won postwar audiences with her cheery disposition and natural charm (thanks to her Texas roots, no doubt!). Best known for her role toe-tapping with Gene Kelly in 1952's Singin' in the Rain, the El Paso-born triple threat had the formula down on approachable beauty. Here, Debbie adds a drop of sultry with black-lined eyes, but when balanced with a soft lip color and silky headband, she doesn't lose her sweet appeal. Take a cue from the actress, who celebrates a birthday April 1, for a pretty weekend look.
For a Bold Stare...
"Apply two coats at a 30-degree angle across top and lower lashes for a subtle cat-eye."
Get the Look: Almay Eyeliner in Black, $6.99; ulta.com
...With Lengthy Lashes
"Using a wand with staggered bristles, add three coats on the top and one on the bottom for volume and lift."
Get the Look: They're Real! Mascara, $23; benefitcosmetics.com
For Color That Lasts All Day...
"Flaunt a flawless shade day-to-night by filling your pout with a colorless liner that also hydrates."
Get the Look: Make Up For Ever Lip Line Perfector, $19; sephora.com
...In a Perfect Nude Shade
"Look for a balm that adapts to your body's unique chemistry to create a natural shade similar to Debbie's."
Get the Look: Addict Lip Glow, $31; dior.com
For Flip-Worthy Strands...
"It's all bounce, no crunch with this spray. Tease hair and mist 4 to 12 inches away from locks to keep a light bounce."
Get the Look: Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray, $20; fekkai.com
...With a Girl-Next-Door Vibe
"To master Debbie's do, use a headband in a silk material. Bonus: It'll tame flyaways too."
Get the Look: L. Erickson USA Scarf Headband, $40; franceluxe.com
For a Natural Flawless Complexion...
"Work in this base with your fingers—sponges soak up the product."
Get the Look: Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm, $54; bobbibrowncosmetics.com
...And a Cheeky Radiance
"Use a pressed powder that has pink notes and gold shimmer to create a bronzed glow."
Get the Look: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush, $30; sephora.com
April Showers? No Worries.
The sun always shines with this bright makeup bag.
Love it? Get it! Katie Folding Cosmetic from Mumbai Turquoise Collection, $46; stephaniejohnson.com