You already know how much I love classic makeup, so today I thought I'd share a look inspired by Audrey Hepburn. I'm a big fan of hers, so I felt like I was channeling her with the black cat-eye glasses, makeup with the focus on my eyes, and my solid black top. 🙂 If you want to mimic the Audrey Hepburn makeup look, it's easy to do with a few key steps.
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How to get the Audrey Hepburn Makeup Look
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Primer: Benefit | Foundation: UD | Blush: Milani | Lipstick: VS (discontinued) [similar] | Eyeshadow: Carli Bybel | Liner: Stila | Mascara: bareMinerals | Brow Pencil: Anastasia Beverly Hills | Brow Gel: Anastasia Beverly Hills
Begin with Good Skin
The first key to Audrey Hepburn makeup is to start with beautiful skin. Her skin always looked fresh, dewy, and blemish-free. In case you hadn't noticed, we always say that good skin is the best foundation you can have for any makeup look!
Apply Sunscreen & Light Foundation
Audrey's skin tone was usually pale and she didn't load her face down with heavy makeup. I've been using Urban Decay's Naked Skin “One and Done” foundation and I really like it! It's oil-free with an SPF of 20, and the coverage is fairly sheer. BB creams and tinted moisturizers are also great options if you prefer light coverage.
Pay Special Attention to Brows
Brows are a key point in any Audrey Hepburn makeup look! Audrey was lucky to have brows that were naturally full and dark, but she kept them groomed and shaped them so they'd accentuate her eyes.
I have a brow routine that I love! I've always been an Anastasia Beverly Hills brows girl, but every now and then I experiment with something else. To keep my brows in tip top condition, I begin by shaping and plucking them. Next, I'll fill blank spots by drawing in any missing hairs with an Anastasia Brow Definer pencil or their Brow Wiz pencil (in the video below I tried out Benefit's Precisely My Brow and was really happy with it). Finally, I set everything in place using Anastasia Clear Brow Gel.
Here's a video I shot of my typical brow routine:
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Eyes Should Stand Out
Audrey Hepburn's doe eyes were probably her greatest feature, and she knew exactly how to play them up with makeup. To get a similar look, focus on making eyes appear larger by using the trick where you lightly line the lower waterline using a flesh-toned or white pencil. (See my diagram of eye terms if you aren't sure where to find the waterline.) Be sure to use mascara so lashes will really pop.
My mascara is an old standby from Bare Minerals that I always keep in rotation, and I used my Carli Bybel eyeshadow palette.
Add a Touch of Color
As the final step, add a light touch of color via blush and lipstick. Since Audrey's skin always looked dewy, blush can help acheive that look. Select a blush with a light shimmer to it, like my all-time favorite blush “Luminoso“.
Audrey didn't wear extremely bold lipsticks, so stick to a color close to the natural shade of your lips. The lipstick I'm wearing is a discontinued one from Victoria's Secret, but I've linked to a similar shade below.
The blush I use has a bit of a sheen/highlight to it that I like.
Hair Tips for a Classic Look
I have a detailed post all about how I get my long, loose curls here, but I used hot rollers for this look and brushed through them with my fingers when I took the rollers out. I recently had my hair colored and requested highlights like Nina Agdal:
They turned out great! The stylist did a really good job of highlighting the strands near my face. I had it trimmed, too, so the ends would be nice and bouncy.
I try to always take good care of my hair since I use so many heat products on it. I'm still using the Shea Moisture with Manuka Honey from Target to condition it. I love the way it smells and that it keeps my hair nice and healthy. Plus, it's inexpensive!
You can check out my healthy hair tips post on the blog or head to more.com to read in-depth about my top 10 tips to avoid split ends. If you're working with second-day hair, this post has tips for how to get more volume.
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