To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Notebook, we asked Charleston-based makeup artist Kacie Faulling to envision what we'd find inside Rachel's iconic character's makeup bag.
Rachel McAdams | Circa 2004
No movie better portrays that carefree feeling of summer than The Notebook—set in the Lowcountry and celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Every gal who took to the theaters in 2004 wanted to be Rachel McAdams' character, Allie Hamilton, frolicking on the beach, cruising on bikes, and eating ice cream with Ryan Gosling in tow. And while snagging the heartthrob might not be on the itinerary for June, stealing Allie's retro look can be. With her curled tresses, rosy cheeks, and defined pout, Allie combines the elegance of the Southern heiress she is with the easy charm of vacations by the sea.
For a Plump Pout...
"Lip exfoliation is essential for smooth, healthy lips. Massage in crystals to buff away any flakiness before applying your lipstick."
Get the Look: Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $22.50; sephora.com
...With Long-Lasting Color
"Try a chunky crayon for easy application. This balm stain is minty and long lasting."
Get the Look: Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in Romantic, $6.49; target.com
For a Healthy Flush...
"Gently sweep blush over cheeks. Start with the apple and move along the cheekbone."
Get the Look: Buxom True Hue Blush in Temptation, $24; sephora.com
"Mist over your finished look to fight cracking, fading, and settling."
Get the Look: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $30; nordstrom.com
For Pretty Peepers...
"Select a compact with a mix of matte and sparkling shades for day or night. Add a swipe of the pink shimmer to cheeks and bottom lip for a glow."
Get the Look: Chanel Lumières Facettes Quadra, $59; chanel.com
...And Defined Brows
"Lightly sweep the definer through your brows to frame your face."
Get the Look: Laura Mercier Brow Definer, $20; macys.com
For Textured Hair...
"Lift handfuls of hair and spray onto roots, holding 6 inches away. Lightly set with fingers for volume and a clean matte finish."
Get the Look: Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo, $6.19; ulta.com
"Section hair in 1-inch pieces. Clasp ends and tap the 'go' button. The iron twists your hair up to the roots."
Get the Look: The Beachwaver, $199; nordstrom.com
Prim and Proper
This raffia bag in primrose and gold comes with a compartment for brushes and tools.
Love it? Get it! Grace Brush Case in Charleston, $60; stephaniejohnson.com