If you’re going to spend this Valentine’s Day alone, it might be worth revisiting some of the silver-screen women who redefined love through their inimitable personalities and unforgettable beauty looks.
Here are the Beauty Book teams favorite Rom-Com movies for Valentines Day:
Vivian Wards in Pretty Woman
Gawky, endearingly uncouth and devoid of any sense of self-awareness, Julia Roberts transformation from street-walker to drop-dead Upper East Side debutante was nothing short of iconic. Remember that woozy, wonderful moment in the hotel lobby when Richard Gere had to do a double-take to recognize his bedecked paramour?
If youre anything like our Pretty Woman, you might want to get her gorgeous ballroom look with: Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick - R356, NELF USA HD Custom Pro Palette Eye Shadow - Bare Brown and Nykaa Rock the line Kajal Eyeliner.
Vaidehi in Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya
A small-town girl with big dreams, feisty, fiercely feminist and resourceful, we can’t blame our Badri for becoming besotted and manic in his pursuit of his dulhaniya with a mind of her own. While we all felt a pinch of pity for her abandoned groom, we couldn’t help but secretly applaud that epic wedding day no-show.
If you can relate to our runaway bride, whose ambitions are a bit bigger than playing a coy desi bride for the rest of her life, youre in the right place.
Get a dose of Alias cute-as-a-button beauty look with: Maybelline New York Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick - Fuchsia Flash, L'Oreal Paris Lucent Magique Blush Blushing Kiss - 02 Fuschia Flush and L.A. Girl Eyeliner Pencil - Black
Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffanys
Its been decades now, but will we ever get over the breath-taking sight of Audrey Hepburn stepping out of her cab at Tiffanys; perfect coif, pearls and sunglasses, replete with all that old-Hollywood elegance? Nope, never. Careless, superficial and not always the most likeable character, Holly is a challenge, but we still find ourselves hoping for her happy ending, and if not that, then at least her flawless style.
Get your Starbucks and dose of old-world glamour wearing: NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss - Madeleine, IsaDora Perfect Blush - 54 Peaches 'N' Cream and Maybelline New York Volum Express Hyper Curl Mascara.
Elle Woods in Legally Blonde
As teenagers, it was Elle Woods who ignited the first inkling of a feminist awakening as the single-minded yet sensitive, blonde bimbo with a brain. First, she smashed expectations by getting into Harvard, exceeded them by proving hard work always counts, dumped the unworthy man who led her there in the first place, and won a law case, all the while winning our hearts. It doesnt hurt that she rocked some bomb-ass beauty looks on her way to the top, either.
Get her signature Malibu magic with: Colorbar Diamond Shine Lip Gloss - Irish Pink, Coloressence Eye Liner Pencil - Peacock Blue and Makeup Revolution Strobe Highlighter - Radiant Lights
Geet in Jab We Met
When Geet first uttered those infamous lines, ‘Mein meri favorite hoon’, it became the self-love slogan for girls everywhere, who were tired of watering down their true selves for the whims of men. A Punjabi phataka, impulsive, free, rebellious and unapologetically herself, it’s impossible not to love Kareena in this spirited role.