This week, we honor classic beauty, Nancy Kwan as our Thursday Throwback.
A popular actress of the mid twentieth century, Nancy Kwan's career, and gorgeous looks helped to showcase beauty's diversity. Known as the Chinese Bridgette Bardot for her dance moves, Kwan was known for her roles in popular movies that were box office sensations. Born to British and Chinese parents, Kwan was a classically trained dancer whose debut in the film The World of Suzie Wong helped seal her stunning looks into silver screen history as a rising cinema star of the early 1960s.
America's fascination with Kwan quickly catapulted the young actress into fame. Nancy was not only a Hollywood starlet, but she was every bit the beauty and fashion trendsetter. Legendary hairstylist, Vidal Sassoon cut the stars hair and after the iconic cut was featured in Vogue Magazine, it was quickly renamed in honor of the star who rocked it ever so chicly. Sassoon was quoted as saying "My new style, which until then had been known as the Mary Quant cut, because it had been seen first at her collection, got a new name: the Nancy Kwan cut."
Kwan's makeup was simplistic and beautifully natural. Her minimal makeup look featured full brows, flawless skin, soft lip colors, and often let her freckles show through, which we love. Wanna try this 60s minimalist look out for yourself? Here's how.
Go light on the face makeup. A liquid foundation or BB with full, yet lightweight coverage will deliver that naturally flawless look you're after. Lightly dust a bronzer on cheeks to boost skin's radiance. For brows, opt for a more natural arch and fill with a brow pencil that compliments your color. Eye shadows should create light smoky eye with natural hues and brownish shades. A few coats or mascara complete the look, along with a neutral nude or coral lip shade.
Now a bob haircut is more of a commitment, so try a faux bob hairstyle. Simply create a ponytail, twisting it underneath to resemble a bob cut and setting it in place with bobby pins. Now you've nailed the Nancy.
Check out the fun video of Kwan below, showing off some of her fabulous dance moves as she performs the classic song 'I Enjoy Being a Girl' in the hit musical film Flower Drum Song. Kwan is clearly channeling her inner beauty goddess in this scene that makes this song a true favorite.
Will you be trying this Thursday Throwback on for size? Let us know in the comments below!
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