The new action flick X-Men: First Class features a long list of stars picking up the superhero story at the very beginning, when most of the mutants were still youngsters. Among the cast, the leading ladies offer several cool beauty ideas for you to steal!
January Jones plays the telepath Emma Frost, and she rocks a very retro bombshell hairdo throughout the movie. To get her look, towel-dry hair and apply a generous dollop of volumizing mousse, working through completely from roots to ends. Blow dry thoroughly, then put your hair up in large hot rollers for body and volume.
When the rollers have cooled, gently shake out your voluminous curls and mist all over with a volumizing hairspray, like Got2b Voluptous Volume Hairspray ($6 at drugstores).
Jennifer Lawrence (the mutant Mystique) adopts a girl-next-door look in the film, anchored by lots of fun ’60s-inspired minidresses and funky pendant necklaces. To get her I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-like-this glow, swap out heavy foundation for tinted moisturizer (like Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, $10 at drugstores); and trade black eye makeup for brown liner and mascara, which looks much softer in the daylight. Finish with a sheer gloss and you’re good to go!
Zoe Kravitz, as the winged Angel Salvadore, rocks some hardcore tattoos in the film, but you can get your fix the commitment-free way with temporary tats. Temporary tattoo sheets came a long way up from bubble gum pack inserts when Beyonce marketed them as part of her Dereon clothing collection. To express your rebel spirit, try Hard Candy Inked Up Tattoo Art ($10, Walmart stores).
Finally, there’s the sole human of the bunch, CIA agent Moira McTaggert (Rose Byrne). Love her sleek auburn ‘do, but don’t want to commit to a color change? Try a demi-permanent dye, which typically lasts through 28 shampoos. (Try L’Oreal Paris Healthy Look Haircolor; $10 at drugstores.)