Movies have a magical power to inspire and motivate us. How many times after a great musical have you had the urge to grab a microphone and sing your lungs out? Or maybe you watched Eat, Pray, Love and decided to embark on the journey of self-discovery? How many times have you watched Dirty Dancing, that final scene where Patrick Swayze lifts Jennifer Grey and thought to yourself that you surely could pull off that epic dance move? Often, movies can give us the kick in the behind we need to make positive changes in our lives. If your beauty routine has been a bit neglected the past few months, here are several movies that could help you revive it.
Apart from the legendary ‘bend and snap’ and the fact that you cannot wash your hair after you got a perm, there are so many other things Legally Blonde and the cute Elle can teach you. Watching this quirky blonde stumble through life (and Harvard) can show you that beauty and brains go perfectly together. You will see plenty of fabulous early 00’ fashion and various beauty routines that might jump-start your routine.
13 Going on 30
It seems that making weird faces while applying makeup really helps! Well, at least according to this rom-com. Amazing outfits and great makeup routines (and some dance ones) can inspire you to get that bold lipstick that has been on your mind for months. Want to add Herbal to your everyday skincare? Do it! Want to wear chopsticks in your hair? Why not! This movie will remind you that you can be whoever you want to be.
If you wish to feel like a teen again and receive some beauty inspiration, Clueless is your best choice. Another quirky blonde, Cher, who enjoys makeovers because they give her a sense of control might motivate you to change something in your beauty routine. Prepare for fabulous hairstyles, amazing outfits, and closets of your dreams.
The Devil wears Prada
Do you feel like an ugly duckling sometimes? Are you out of ideas on how to wear your hair or do your makeup? Watching the always charming Anne Hathaway in the role of Andy, who evolves into a real fashionista may be just what the doctor prescribed. Of course, you can watch it just for the legendary Meryl Streep and her fantastic performance. That’s all.
Rupaul’s Drag Race
Okay, this is not exactly a movie but a TV show that has been running for 13 seasons now, but it deserves a place on this list. Who knows more about beauty routines than those fabulous queens? It is safe to say that most women do not know how to do their makeup as flawlessly as these guys, and it is impossible not to admire their power of transformation. Do you want to know how to make your curves pop? How to make your skin glow? How to draw attention to your cheekbones or make your lips bigger (without any procedures, of course)? Then watch RuPaul’s drag race and take notes! Competing to be the next drag superstar, these contestants will reveal a lot of their beauty secrets, so listen carefully.
If you have watched Grease at least once (and who hasn’t) you surely remember the iconic scene where Frenchy’s dye job goes wrong. Maybe her hair was just too much at that time, but these days she would proudly wear it. It is safe to say that she was ahead of her time, but that mistake was also a teachable moment. It taught us that any beauty mistake can be reversed and that things are almost never as bad as they seem.
Now prepare a bowl of popcorn, press ‘play’, and enjoy.