Bond Girl Beauty Secrets: From Halle Berry to Lea Seydoux

He's had more women than we've had hot dinners, that Mr Bond, but he does have impeccable taste. Recreate some of the most infamous looks from our favourite Bond girls with these beauty secrets.


by Ellie Hooper |
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Wai Lin, Tomorrow Never Dies

Beautiful Michelle Yeoh plays deadly spy Wai Lin, and looks just as good running around in her catsuit as she does in a ball gown. For her evening look, use a lilac liner on the lids, followed by eyeliner on the upper lids only. Next use a brown tinted lipstick for 90s glam.

Dr Christmas Jones, The World is Not Enough

We loved Denise Richards in her Bond girl days. So natural, so effortlessly beautiful, the American plays Dr Christmas Jones, who Bond meets while she’s working on the oil pipelines. Pay attention to your brows for Denise’s super-sexy look, pencilling them in dark an strong. Line the top of the lashes to get that feline effect, while keeping lips nude and natural. Finally you could add a little Benetint to give a complexion that’s been out in the elements.

Elektra King, The World is Not Enough

Use a thick felt liner to get the smouldering eyes Sophie Marceau shows off in The World Is Not Enough. And if you’ve been considering getting a fringe for winter, what better time than now to get one cut in, complete with highlights like Elektra.

Jinx, Die Another Day

One of the most iconic Bond scenes of all time has to be Halle Berry, playing Jinx, exiting the sea as Bond looks on. Frustratingly, most of this look is down to Halle’s natural, incredible skin and bone structure, but you can recreate it by paying attention to groomed brows, waterproof mascara, and a bronze coloured eyeshadow, like the one included in this Sleek palette.

Miranda Frost, Die Another Day

Bright eyed Miranda Frost, played by Rosamund Pike, keeps things simple with her beauty regime. Brush our your brows with a pencil like this one from Smashbox, and if you are fair like Rosamund make sure you pencil in any gaps. Another trick is to place a little white eyeliner on the waterline of the eye, so your peepers look super-bright and wide awake.

Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale

Eva Green has some of the most beautiful colourings we’ve ever seen. In Casino Royale, she amps the glamour factor with a red brick lipstick colour and smokey eyeshadow.Top this off with a low undo and you’re ready to put your cars on the table.

Camille Montes, Quantum of Solace

Olga Kurylenko plays Camille, a Bolivian agent who has to be rescued by Bond. During much of the film her make up is only used to accentuate her natural beauty - so plenty of bronzer is required. We like Benefit’s hoola powder used below the cheekbones for a natural finish.

Sévérine, Skyfall

Bérénice Marlohe’s played a dark, damaged soul as Sévérine - a woman who was forced into the sex trade as a child. Despite her dark past, Sévérine plays a classic femme fatale and her look reflects this. Dark, feline eyes are created using eyeliner that flicks out dramatically, and a dark plum lip. Top all this off with a low undo and you have Sévérine chic down to a T.

Dr Madeleine Swan, Spectre

We’re loving newest Bond Girl Lea Seydoux’s look, both in her downtime and when glammed up to perfection. A fresh faced beauty during the day - try an invigorating exfoliator like Dermalogica’s microfoliant to get her squeaky clean complexion. By night however, Dr Swan transforms into a slinky, diamond wearing glamazon - complete with lose curls and a dark red lip. We love MAC in Russian Red for a similar shade, or if you’re looking to save a few pennies, try SEVENTEEN in It’s a Kiss Off.

Lucia Sciarra, Spectre

The oldest woman ever to be cast as a Bond girl, Monica Bellucci has, and probably always will, look effortlessly beautiful in every role. Playing a grieving widow in Spectre, Lucia Sciarra’s look is concentrated on her dark eyes - with smokey shadow applied to the lids and lashings of mascara on her eyelashes. If, unlike Monica, you aren’t naturally blessed with sooty black lashes - help yourself along with some fibre lashes like these from Silk. They don’t look as obvious as falsies, but will give your natural ones a boost where they need it. Team this with a nude lip for ultimate Bond Girl chic.

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