Hitchcock Heroines

by Who What Wear
We're feeling a Hitchcock frenzy (pun intended) in the air as fall approaches: Chanel gave their autumn colours names like Vertigo and Suspicious, production's finished on Hitchcock (the film starring Anthony Hopkins as the great director and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh), and there's no shortage of nipped waists and tweed suits hitting stores for fall. Hitch's heroines may be classic beauty icons--but their arched eyebrows, flushed cheeks, and blood-red lips feel particularly right this season.Since neither Max Factor nor the makeup artists behind the iconic looks from movies like Rear Window and The Birds are still around, we've whipped up our own list of products to help you channel Grace Kelly.

Hitchock's leading ladies may live terrifying lives--whether running from birds, Norman Bates or Shadow of a Doubt's Merry Widow Murderer--but they suffer their hardships with flawless faces. So start your retro look with Stila's new Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer ($44); the two-in-one product offers full coverage. Fill your brows in just a bit more than usual with Tom Ford's Brow Sculptor ($42) and swipe Revitalash's Spotlight Highlighting Pencil ($24) underneath the arch of your eyebrow. Blend the shimmer up into your brows and pencil a bit in the inner corner of each eye, pushing it out onto the lid. Smile and brush Cover Girl's Cheeker Blush ($4) in Classic Pink along your cheekbones. A strong red lip will help you stand up to villains so apply Revlon's Matte Lipstick ($9) in Really Red, blot, and apply once more.

Use the Mason Pearson Tail Comb ($22) to tease your hair (this is a good time to try out that faux bob !) and throw Estee Lauder's Lip Conditioner ($8.50) and Guerlain's Parure Compact Foundation ($64) into your most ladylike bag. Wherever you're headed, make sure you don't sit next to the wrong stranger on the train!

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