|picture from Blue Velvet Vintage|
Eye shadows - usually very pale but sometimes blue-enhancing taupe's or browns a cream format would give the subtle look associated with Grace Kelly. Kiko Long Lasting Eye Shadow stick in 07 Golden Beige would be a great one to use and the slight gold tint would suit blue eyes. MAC's Paint Pot in Painterly (a bare nude) or Bare Study (soft beige with gold pearl) are also great choices. A light wash of Charlotte Tilbury's Colour Chameleon in Champagne Diamonds would be great for blue eyes.
Eye Liners - A gel liner would be best for this if you can - my favourite is Inglot's AMC Gel Liner in 77 Black with a MAC 266 angled brush. If you find it easier to use a pen liner then Collection 24hr Felt Tip liner is great and long lasting or Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner is another lovely option.
Skin - getting skin like Grace Kelly is slightly harder to achieve. She never looks like she has that full-on coverage but then I don't think she necessarily needed it. If you don't then MAC's Face and Body gives a beautiful sheer finish (but is very buildable if you need a bit more) as does the Estee Lauder EE Cream, though it comes in a limited colour range. If you need more coverage nothing makes me feel more film star than Dior's Star Fluid Foundation as long as you skin is nicely moisturised and you blend it in well.
Blush - you want a barely there healthy look so a cream is ideal here. You'll need to find something to match your skin but Kiko's Velvet Touch Creamy Blush Sticks are gorgeous and will have a lovely subtle range of colours. Or you can use this as an excuse to invest in the famous The Multiple from NARS.
Lips - again this depends a lot on your skin tone. It would be very easy to Grace Kelly to go for the more trashy reds but she tones it down a little and looks classic. YSL's Rouge Volupte Rouge in Danger and MAC's Ladybug are good choices. For a more high street price Rimmel lipsticks are fantastic and Alarm will work for most skin tones. For a sheer coverage I love Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm, Rose is a good Grace Kelly colour to go for.
|My favourite outfit from my favourite Grace Kelly film Rear Window|