Written by Nicky Webb

Throughout all the years of film and TV, there have been so many iconic beauty moments that have made their mark in beauty history. Many fans have emulated these iconic looks throughout the years and have brought back different makeup trends that are still popular today. Here are some of the film & TV looks that are totally unforgettable!

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn's rendition of free spirit Holly Golightly had a stand-out look that is still replicated and loved today. Audrey’s character displays bold, beautiful eyes with thickly coated lashes to bring out the innocence in her character. With blushed cheeks focusing on the high points of the cheekbone, the dimensions in Audrey’s face really pop. Tied in with a bold lip, this look is striking for any night out.

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Tina Carlyle from The Mask

Cameron Diaz famously played the seductive Tina Carlyle in the hit movie The Mask. Her look is still famously replicated today and is considered timeless. Cameron Diaz is seen fashioning a statement red lip with orange undertones. Keeping it simple on the eyes with a brown, smoky look and having a complimentary coral blush on the cheeks bring together the whole look. The look is simple, which makes it easy to replicate; we love that it really brings out the features of the face!

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Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie

Barbara Eden, who played the ever-popular Jeannie in the 1965 TV show I Dream of Jeannie, had an enchanting makeup look from which elements are copied in editorial and runway looks to this day. Barbara can be seen with a blue colour wash eye that is strictly focused on her mobile lid. This is then paired with beautiful, thick lashes. The rest of her face is kept quite natural, a slight blush on her cheeks and a nude pink on her lips to bring a bit of life into her skin. This timeless look can be seen in photoshoots and high fashion magazines with a slightly modern take.

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Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke, who currently plays Daenerys Targaryen in the TV hit Game of Thrones, has an elegant and beautiful “no makeup” makeup look that influences a lot of young people. Daenerys wears a very simple makeup look with filled-in, sculpted brows that aren't too harsh and a pink tinted lip. She also sports a bit of mascara and a soft blush, which is applied to have the same effect as contour. This natural look inspires young people to apply minimal makeup in order to enhance their natural beauty.

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Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

The gorgeous Uma Thurman plays the alluring Mia Wallace in the movie Pulp Fiction. Mia Wallace has a distinctive style and look that is memorable in cinematic history. Every part of Uma’s face has been clearly defined with strong application techniques. Her brows are bold and have been filled and sculpted precisely; she has slight shadow in the socket of her eyes as well as thick liner to heighten the intensity; and, of course, she wears a bold lip to balance out the whole look. While some aspects of this look have been abandoned, there are still many factors to this look that are popular today.

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Nina Sayers from Black Swan

Natalie Portman executes the role of Nina Sayers in the dark yet moving film Black Swan. This makeup look was a huge marketing point for this film and a big contributor to audience engagement. It is still seen in costume renditions and photoshoots as it’s extremely memorable and symbolic. Black shadow and liner are used around Natalie’s eyes and a silver shadow is applied on top to symbolise the feather strokes. She then has a pink lip and subtle contour on the cheeks. The heavy application of white under her eyes and forehead is to symbolise the white of the swan as well as it being appropriate for stage lighting as Nina Sayers is a ballerina who performs on stage. This look was and continues to be a huge makeup stand staple in cinematic history.

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 Velma Kelly from Chicago

The stunning Catherine Zeta-Jones, who performed in the musical movie Chicago, has an iconic doll lash look that has become iconic. Catherine Zeta-Jones fashions these gorgeous doll lashes to open up and widen her eyes as well as a soft peachy blush and bold red lips. As simple as this look is, it is worn beautifully by Catherine, making it a huge standout in the movie.

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Sandy from Grease

Olivia Newton-John plays Sandy in the extremely popular and much-loved movie Grease. Sandy’s look is extremely iconic and memorable and has people talking about it still today. Olivia has many stunning looks throughout the film, arguably the best one being the last scene of the film, in which she comes out as a confident new woman. Paired with a striking outfit, Sandy wears smoky shadow and black liner on her lids, highlight and blush on the cheeks, and a bold red lip to finish it off. Many fans still love to replicate this look today.

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Lorelei Lee from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe was a huge 50s fashion icon, her makeup looks being remembered and idolised to this day. The movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes had an iconic scene that has been recreated in current movies; the makeup look Marilyn wore in this movie is simple and elegant, making it wearable for anyone. She wears a bold red lip along with a dark pink blush and bold lashes. Overall, her skin projects a hydrated, glowing look—something that is now a heavy focus in today's makeup looks.

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Frances Steven from To Catch A Thief

Grace Kelly, a royal beauty that was famously in many films in the early to mid 1950s, performed beautifully in To Catch A Thief. In the film, Grace’s natural beauty was enhanced. Grace sported a natural glow and colour in her face. With slight blush and a flattering pink lip, this look is timeless and a perfect everyday look to wear.

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