The Top 10 Products For Channelling Taylor Swift’s Vintage Beauty At The 2013 MTV VMAs

27 August 2013 by

As much as we love Taylor Swift, it’s safe to say the 23-year-old starlet has been playing it a little, well, safe, recently when it comes to her beauty looks. She’s become quite the pro at the Grecian plaited look, as well as sporting quite the ensemble of sleek, straight hairstyles. So, when we caught sight of Miss Swift on Saturday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, our jaws really did drop as Taylor looked every inch the old school Hollywood glamour babe. Way to go, Taylor! Team Grazia beauty just cannot stop staring at those gorgeous Marilyn-Monroe inspired curls, her cherry-red pout and those incredible arched brows.

Want in? The best thing about this retro look is that it’s universally flattering and is much easier to create than it might seem. This is a really bold, beautiful look guaranteed to highlight all your best assets, plus it creates serious impact and is perfect for evening events a la VMA’s… Just click through our gallery and Taylor’s Hollywood glamour can be yours before you know it...

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L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Perfecting Foundation, £8.49

A flawless complexion is key to the vintage Hollywood look, so arm yourself with a blendable foundation like this one from L’Oreal Paris which guarantees an even and fresh look. Apply with a foundation brush or cosmetic sponge for seriously impressive, red-carpet worthy results!

Daniel Sandler Micro-Bubble Lipstick in Titanium Micro Red, £13.25

Whilst we’ve seen Taylor sporting a red lip before, this hue was a totally different look for our favourite songstress and guaranteed serious red-carpet glamour. For a pop of colour, try this lipstick from make-up supreme Daniel Sandler which is the perfect cherry hue for a pout a la Taylor.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume All Day Hold, £5.99

It goes without saying that short finger waves are the epitome of this retro beauty look and Taylor had this down to an absolute tee. Keep your look set with this clever spray from John Frieda which promises to keep your style on lockdown and adds a slick of gloss to boot.

Benefit Dandelion, £23.50

Taylor’s look is all about the eyes and lips, so you don’t want to go too OTT on the blusher. A flawless, radiant complexion is key, and a slick of pale, highlighting blush like this one from Benefit will guarantee a perfectly groomed finish. We love!

Eyeko Brow Gel, £18

For a beautiful arch like Taylor’s, it’s all about the sculpting, but don’t over-tweeze otherwise you’ll be left with nothing! It’s better to fill in and sculpt what you already have, and we love this nifty little brow mascara from Eyeko which makes creating a Hollywood-worthy brow beyond easy. You can thank us later, seriously.

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in Silver Moon, £22

Taylor topped off her smoky liner with a slick of silver shadow. This really opens up her eyes and adds to the glamour, too! This shimmery eye shadow is Grazia beauty fave…

MAC Lip Pencil in Spice, £12

For the ultimate 50s lip a liner is key. This pencil from MAC is a cult classic, so we highly recommend you get involved, too! If you look closely at Taylor’s pout, you’ll see she has highlighted her cupid’s bow- you too can get the look with a liner, so don’t panic if your pout isn’t as naturally perfect as Taylor’s!

Bourjois Queen Attitude Kajal Khol Eyeliner, £6.99

We just can’t stop staring at Taylor’s stunning eyes. We just love the way she’s kept her smoky eye looking fresh and not too heavy. Our top tip? To really open the eye, don’t apply liner to the inner rims of your lower lashes, instead apply lightly just slightly below at the roots of the lashes. Big eyes guaranteed!

Tocca Colette Eau de Parfum, £54

OK, so we admit we don’t know exactly what perfume T-Swift was wearing on Saturday night, although this is exactly how we’d expect her to smell- with notes of bergamot, jasmine, musk and vanilla, this is one boudoir worthy fragrance! What’s more, the bottle is beyond beautiful and the perfect addition to any bathroom shelf… 

Diptyque Soothing Lip Balm, £20

When wearing a strong lip a la Taylor, it’s really important to keep your kissers in tip-top condition for a really smooth and even finish. Pop this pretty little tin in your handbag and apply throughout the day for seriously kissable lips!


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