Tuesday, July 12, 2011

audrey hepburn makeup.

My fashion icon is Audrey Hepburn, without a doubt. She embodied such poise, class, grace and spirit. It is no wonder that new generations continue to fall in love with her. The inspiration for this makeup look comes from my all-time favourite picture of Audrey. Her makeup is flawless, fun, and embodies her beautiful energy.

STEP 1: Moisturize and apply a primer to smooth out skin

STEP 2: Apply your foundation to even out skin tone. Keep in mind that Audrey's skin tone was fair, so if you choose to use a foundation a shade lighter than you normally use, that would work well with this look. Also, her skin always looked flawless, so aim for a foundation that provides more coverage if you need to.

STEP 3: Apply concealer to any spots with redness, (ie blemishes or around the nose) and under eyes.

STEP 4: Fill in eyebrows. In this photograph, her eyebrows are not as full as she is known for having, so be sure to fill them in, but not quite as dramatically.

STEP 5: Using a light brown eyeshadow (or bronzer if you haven't got a brown eyeshadow) on a thin brush or angled brush, draw out the rounded shape for the lid.

STEP 6: Use grey or silver creme shadow all over the lid, staying within the outline you've drawn. Aim to use something with a little shimmer to it.

STEP 7: Pat on liberal amounts of white or silver shadow on lid. Slowly build up the colour.

STEP 8: Apply something sheer with sheen, sparkle, or even glitter, over the lid. If you use glitter, be careful of fall out.

STEP 9: Using black liquid or gel liner, apply liner across lash line and wing it out, following the shape you created earlier. Build up the line until it is fairly thick.

STEP 10: Using a thin brush, carefully trace over the rounded line you drew on the lid with the brown shadow earlier, with black liquid or gel liner. This line should be thin.

STEP 11: Using black liquid or gel liner, apply along the bottom lash line, keeping as close to it as possible.

STEP 12: Smudge bronzer underneath the bottom lash line, starting from the outer corner to the middle of the eye.

STEP 13: Apply two coats of black mascara. The eyelashes are crucial to this look, so don't be shy! If you wanted to use false eyelashes, go for it! The bigger, the better.

STEP 14: Touch up your concealer and add blush to the apples of your cheeks. Be sure to keep the blush subtle, and look for a more natural colour.

STEP 15: Add a touch of highlighter on the apples of your cheeks.

STEP 16: Powder your face.

STEP 17: Use a pink or nude lip liner and carefully outline your lips.

STEP 18: Apply a light pink lipstick, careful to stay inside the line you've traced. You may want to add a gloss over top of this.

STEP 19: Spray your face with a setting spray to keep your makeup looking fresh all day or night.

STEP 20: Look fabulous and have fun!

- Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer
- Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Normal/Dry Skin 110 Ivory
- Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer in DEA
- Annabelle Eyebrow Pencil in 040 Medium Brown
- Rimmel Sun Shimmer Bronzer in 002 Bronze Goddess
- Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow
- Tarina Tarantino Bronze Palate
- Maybelline EyeStudio in Pink Punch 25
- Maybelline New York Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in black
- Christian Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara 090
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Creme Duo in Aspen
- Cover Girl Pressed Powder in Ivory 205
- Annabelle Lip Pencil in Nude Lustre 305
- Palladio Lipstick in Petal Pink
- Urban Decay Moisturizing Setting Spray

Have fun recreating this look, and let me know how it turns out!


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