Here's How To Do Makeup Like Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall is often remembered as the wife of esteemed actor Humphrey Bogart (via the Toronto Sun). The pair were married for 12 years and shared two children together, only separating due to Bogart's death from lung cancer in 1957. She spent the rest of her life dedicated to her late husband.

However, her love life is far from the best of her accomplishments. Bacall was one of the greatest actresses in the Golden Age of Hollywood, playing captivating roles in both noirs and comedy films (via Screen Rant). Her career ranged from her films with Bogart, like "The Big Sleep" and "To Have and to Have Not," to her comedic roles, most notably "How To Marry A Millionaire," where she starred alongside Marilyn Monroe.

While many have tried to master all of Monroe's beauty secrets, there may not be as much hype around Bacall's. However, if you're a fan of the gorgeous actress, you can easily replicate the actress's look with the makeup you have at home.

Eyebrows are the key to capturing her signature look

Lauren Bacall appeared effortlessly beautiful (via Vogue UK). She was often photographed with little to no makeup on, beautifully waved hair, and well-manicured nails. One aspect of Bacall's look that stands out above the rest is her stunning eyebrows.

Before films, Bacall had worked as a model. In an age where thin brows were in, Bacall broke barriers by keeping hers thick and highly arched (via Harper's Bazaar). Her brows were bold and dark, but it was part of the reason why she was selected by famed director Howard Hawks to star in films alongside her future husband, Humphrey Bogart. Bacall told Vanity Fair, "Howard [Hawks] had chosen me for my thick eyebrows and crooked teeth, and that's the way they would stay." If you want to recreate the makeup of this famous actress, you'll want to refrain from plucking your brows.

Thick and dark brows were a signature look of Bacall. Filling your brows in with a dark pencil or brow gel will set you on the right path to imitating the signature Bacall look.

Pick out the perfect red lipstick

Lauren Bacall was known for her captivating and often sexy looks in her films. One aspect of her beauty routine that never changed over the decades was her love of red lipstick. Whether she was wearing very little makeup or was in full glam, Bacall was almost always seen wearing her signature red lip (per Us Weekly).

Once your brows are arched and perfectly shaded in, your look will be very Bacall-inspired once you pop on that red lipstick. If you want to take it a step further and really channel the actress, you could snag one of her signature colors at your local drug store.

According to, Bacall, along with Marilyn Monroe, was the face of Revlon's "Fire & Ice" shade, which the brand still sells today. The actress' involvement with the campaign helped push the idea that red lipstick was a sexy shade and that the women who wore the bright color were making a sexual statement.

Finish off the look with some mascara and highlighter

Lauren Bacall's eyebrows and bright red pout were her signature looks, and other than those staples, her makeup routine was rather simple (via Elle). Want to channel her beautiful eyes? All you have to do is carefully apply mascara. The screen starlet didn't wear eyeliner, just a simple coat of mascara on her lashes and she was good to go.

As for the rest of her face, she used very little product on her skin. She notably had gorgeous glowing skin, which Beauticate recommends, using an illuminating product on your face. Popping a bit of highlighter on your cheekbones will give you the effortless Bacall glow you're after.

Want to bring the look full circle and copy those gorgeous waves Bacall regularly sported? Verily Magazine recommends popping some volumizing mousse in your locks, blow-drying to add volume, using a 3/4-inch curling iron to produce curls, then brushing out for fantastic 1940s-inspired waves. Now, you have all the secrets to looking like a 1940s film noir icon!