Whoa—See Blake Lively Try ’60s Bangs for Her New Movie Role!

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Only Blake Lively would get struck by lightning during a car crash and emerge totally unscathed—oh, and with a newfound ability to not grow older, to boot. At least, that’s what happens in her new film, The Age of Adaline, which opens nationwide on April 24. Lionsgate gave us the exclusive first look at one of the nine Adaline “Through the Ages” character posters, with a ‘60s Lively—or rather, Adaline—rocking a full fringe, head scarf, and thick eyeliner.

“We had to make Adaline a real person, so there was a lot of playing dress-up in different eras,” makeup artist Monica Huppert says. “The ‘60s were the opposite of everything else—the ‘40s and ‘50s were about bright lips, like pinks and reds. The ‘60s were rebellious in their own way and different than anything done prior; it was all about paler lips and lots of eye liner.” Huppert used L’Oréal Pro-Last Lipcolor ($10) in Passionate Petal to give Adaline the perfect, subtle pink lip. As for Adaline’s bangs, hairstylist Anne Carroll tells us exactly how she created them: She clipped them in. “The bangs were not Blake’s,” she reveals. “They were actually clip-ons that I had colored to match her hair!” She collaborated with the costume department and costume designer Angus Strathie for the matching headscarf, after doing extensive research on all the different eras and citing lots of vintage photos for reference. If anyone can pull of retro bangs and a headscarf, it would be Lively—and we can’t wait to see the beauty looks for the other eight decades she’ll no doubt make us all want to copy, ASAP.


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