“M, what on earth is this contraption?”
“That, Bond, is a Thighmaster. Google it.”
“My thighs need no mastering, M.”
“Famous last words, Bond. Famous last words.”
Can I just say how hard it is to find a frickin’ Thighmaster these days? Because really, if you’re gonna dress up as Bond girl Xenia Onatopp, you want your thighs to be like BAM! — straight-up killing machines!!
I’m not kidding either. In 1995’s GoldenEye, Xenia, played by the gorgeous Famke Janssen, is the Bond babe who famously kills by crushing people to death with her thighs (wha?!).
(Keep in mind, this was before MMA was popular, LOL!)
In fact, Xenia almost takes out Pierce Brosnan’s Bond in one of their encounters…
I sure love Xenia’s makeup in the movie. She smolders in a smokey eye and rich red lips while she seduces her prey.
Psycho on the inside, but she keeps it classy on the outside.
This afternoon I thought I’d pattern my makeup after hers — not literally copying it, but I tried to capture the same feel, with the biggest difference being that I used a rich gold eyeshadow to play off the OPI GoldenEye polish on my nails.
The eyes: step by step
For this look I used the new Guerlain Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette ($79), but you could always dupe the colors, or swap them out for shades that better suit your skin tone.
1. Start by sweeping a shimmery golden eyeshadow on your lids. (Get it? Golden eye-shadow? Yuk yuk yuk!)
2. Give some depth to the look by patting a shimmery taupe directly on top and blending the colors together to create a soft gradient.
3. Smoke out your eyes by patting and blending a black eyeshadow on your lids. Then, apply the same shadow along your lower lash lines with a pencil brush, and for even more definition, line your upper and lower water lines with a black eyeliner pencil. Finish with a few coats of mascara.
Cheeks, lips and nails
Xenia’s got some killer cheekbones, so I chiseled mine out by brushing bronzer just below the apples of my cheeks before slicking a red lipstick on my kisser and coating my nails with three layers of OPI GoldenEye.
That’s it. All done.
Better watch out, Bond. I’m comin’ for ya.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,