If you’ve already seen the latest James Bond installment, Skyfall, you know that Daniel Craig is handsomer and Bond-ier than ever—a cool mix of dashing, elegant brutishness and utter brilliance. But did you know that this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Britain’s favorite spy on the silver screen?
In honor of such a momentous event, Birchbox Man broke down the grooming rituals of every James Bond: from Sean Connery’s after shave to Pierce Brosnan’s pomade, and of course, Daniel Craig’s secret to sexy skin. Don’t miss a very good looking trip down Bond memory lane—head over to the Birchbox Man Guide right now.
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When I saw Ted Noten’s new gun-shaped makeup kit, I immediately thought of all the gorgeous Bond girls that have come into the spotlight over the years. From Eva Green to Halle Berry, one thing is for sure—these girls are fierce, and even manage to steal the focus from studs like Pierce Brosnan.
Noten’s pistol-shaped lip-gloss is a little too intense—I am more a fan of Urban Decay’s teardrop-shaped bullet Lipstick in Naked or Peroxide. Described as a “weapon of love,” this lipstick nourishes and protects lips, and has added ingredients to stimulate cellular function and prevent dehydration. Maybe that’s the secret to how the bond girls brave taxing situations?
Being completely covered in gold paint like Jill Masterson in Goldfinger doesn’t sound great—but hints of gold in your palette definitely has an appeal. Get a glistening lid with Stila’s Eyeshadow in 14K.
And lastly, every bond girl needs an on-screen beach appearance, fully equipped with the perfect tan (and a flawless beach body). Get the sun-kissed look with Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe.
I feel pretty ready to fight crime now—or maybe a girl’s night / movie marathon is more appropriate.
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