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Throwback Thursday: Classic Beauty, Rita Hayworth

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Happy Throwback Thursday everyone! This week, we honor another legendary Hollywood beauty:  Rita Hayworth. 

Nicknamed "The Great American Love Goddess," this Hollywood bombshell's fabulosity simply can't be denied.  A Brooklyn girl, turned international super star, Hayworth was known for her legendary roles in classic 1940's and 1950's films such as, Gilda and the Lady from Shanghai.  A pinup and dream girl for many American servicemen during World War II, it is Hayworth's breath-taking beauty, signature auburn hair and 1940's glamour that keeps this ginger an icon amongst makeup mavens and hair stylist gurus alike. 

Rita Hayworth is considered one of the most recognizable femme fatales of the 1940's.  During this time, a 1940s femme fatale was beautifully glamorous, but never overdone.  Subtle makeup, soft hair, and long seductive nails are all Hayworth signatures women still covet today. Here's how to get the look.

Hayworth's makeup showcased her flawless skin and natural beauty.  For the foundation, create a soft even base with foundation that delivers an airbrushed, matte finish.  For the eyes, choose a light color, avoiding heavy eyeliners or bright palette shades. A light, soft pink blush to flush the cheeks and false lashes are all you'll need to complete the look before applying a beautiful red lip. 

For hair, a femme fatale of the 1940's like Hayworth styled their hair with grace and elegance.  Choose a side part, keeping hair wavy with long-length curls. Hayworth wasn't a natural redhead, but wore the fiery shade just as beautifully as she did blonde and brunette hues.

And don't forget about your nails! Long before the days of tips and acrylics, Hayworth was known in Hollywood as having the longest nails in town. Despite her many performances as a dancer, Hayworth maintained amazing nail length, painting her talented talons a bold red to match her lipstick. Lipstick to match the nails! We love it!

Looking for some additional tips on how to channel the legendary Hayworth?  Check out the two-part Rita Hayworth hair and makeup instructional video below for your step-by-step femme fatale tutorial.  See you next Thursday!

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