Referenced by Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Emma Stone, Elvira Hancock, the moll played by Michelle Pfeiffer in ’80s classic Scarface, is an enduring beauty influence. “Her look reflected all the excess of ’80s America,” says makeup artist Mary Greenwell. There was no adhering to normal beauty rules: Hancock was all glossy bob, smoky eyes and high-shine lips. Shape eyeshadow up towards the temple (apply a brown liner all over the lid first to boost the color) and go as rich as you dare with the lip – a honey hue is a modern update. When it comes to your hair, curled-under ends are key: barrel brushes at the ready…
Recreate Michelle Pfeiffer’s Scene-
Stealing Movie Moment
The Pro Kit
Use a chocolate-colored eyeliner over the lid to shape the eye and hold shadow in place.
Sweep a matte smoky shadow out and up towards temples.
Create a chiseled effect by blending
this contouring duo below cheekbones.
This shimmery stick is the perfect hybrid of a lipstick and lip gloss.
Curl ends with a barrel brush and add conditioning crème for shine and hold.
Channel the iconic Scarface beauty with smoky eyes and bold lips. By Evie LeathamCredits
Photograph: Alamy / Universal