“No, James, I mean it. This Tabs character is…dangerous. This whole playboy tabby supermodel persona of his is just a cover. We know he’s up to something… We just don’t know what it is yet.”
“What do we know about his current location?”
“We know you’re close. He was spotted last night at a Petco in Novato, and we expect him to return there tonight. He appears to have a penchant for gravy…”
“I want you to be there when he arrives at the Petco tonight.”
“Bring him in, James. I want you to stop that cat.”
T-minus four days till the new Bond movie unleashes suave justice on American movie goers and I. CAN’T. WAIT.
I grew up on a steady diet of James Bond. Both of my parents loved the movies, and when I was a kid, whenever a new one would come out, my folks would pack us all up in the car, and take us to the local drive-in.
Yep, I said drive-in. We used to have an actual drive-in movie theater in our town (some years ago the lot was turned into a strip mall).
Skyfall, the latest film in the Bond franchise, opens this Friday nationwide, and OPI recently released a new 12-piece Bond movie-inspired nail polish collection of the same name.
I was taking a shower the other day when I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to do a series of makeup looks inspired by Bond girls and the colors in the new OPI Skyfall collection?
Yes, yes, I think it would.
And for the first one, how about Elektra King? She plays cat and mouse with Bond in 1999′s The World Is Not Enough.
It’s not one of my favorite Bond films — I cracked up laughing at the pained expression Pierce Brosnan makes in the unintentionally funny seduction/torture scene below — but I love, LOVE the nail polish based on the movie in the Skyfall collection!
It’s a shimmery purplish taupe with tiny flecks of glitter, and it looks almost like a silvery khaki sometimes, depending on the light.
In the 1999 movie, Elektra King is played by the gorgeous Sophie Marceau. There’s a scene during which she puts JB through hell while wearing a sultry smokey eye and a full-length purple, taupe and black gown — you know, because when you’re inflicting pain upon an international super spy, why settle for sweats?
As for Elektra’s makeup, most of the smokey effect seems concentrated along her upper lash lines and the outer third of her lids. One second it looks more khaki to me; the next it’s more like a purplish taupe…
Hey, kinda like the nail polish!
In true Bond girl fashion, it’s also super seductive, but I think it’s also a little soft around the edges, which I like. I love the look, and so I thought I’d let it inspire me today…
The eyes: step by step
1. Sweep a shimmery, khaki taupe cream shadow like Benefit Skinny Jeans on your lids and into the crease.
2. Pat a shimmery, purplish taupe eyeshadow (I used MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Stolen Moment) directly on top of the cream shadow, concentrating most of the color along your upper lash lines and the outer third of your lids. Then, draw the color along your lower lash lines.
3. Enhance the smokey effect by lining your upper and lower lash lines with a dark purple liner like MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Raven. Soften the edges, and then drag the color ever so slighty into the outer corners of your eyes, finishing by filling in your brows and adding a couple coats of mascara.
The cheeks, lips and nails
The rest of the look’s a breeze. Just sweep a peachy brown matte blush on the apples of your cheeks, line and fill in your lips with a warm red shade, and paint those paws (claws?) with two or three coats of OPI The World Is Not Enough.
Your friendly neighborhood
Bond girl beauty addict,