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Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's Inspired Make-up

26 Jul 2011 - Views - Comment


For more Audrey Hepburn inspired makeup, click here for my tutorial on her 1950's look in the film Funny Face. 

Especially for those who requested this tutorial, this video is also a bit of fun for anyone who wants to dress up as Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany's for a costume party or channel a little of her spirit for a night out. The fact that I've had so many requests for this look shows how the legend and the appeal of Audrey in this iconic film lives on and on. No-one else before or since has been as graceful, chic and downright gamine as her... she really took sophisticated glamour to a whole new level of stylishness!

Her make-up look was created by Wally Westmore, a big Hollywood Make-up Artist at the time with many great films under his belt. Interestingly enough he was one of 6 brothers who were all Hollywood Make-up Artists - that must have been an interesting house to grow up in!

Audrey's look in the film was ultimately one of fresh, youthful beauty. Her skin looked glowy, natural and very fresh at all times. The pink blush on her cheeks changed in intensity from scene to scene depending on the situation but was always a pretty pink bloom. The same with her eye make-up which was pretty minimal and ranged from brown liner and very little shadow for the day scenes to more depth for the evening and party scenes. Throughout the film, false lashes were absolutely key and helped to further emphasise her incredible doe eyes. Her eyebrows in this film were a big departure from the previously seen very dark and heavily drawn on ones. To compliment her lighter hair Wally kept her brows much softer, lighter and more broken up than we had seen before. Still naturally thick of course but much less at the forefront of her look ... this made her liner, lashes, and therefore her eye shape, the most noticeable and defined feature on her face.

Audrey never wore lip gloss always favouring a classic matte or satin lip which was very much in keeping with her classy, sophisticated image .. ditto bronzer. So to stay true to Audrey, ditch both of these items when recreating any of her'll make it look vulgar and Audrey would never stand for that!

I've done this type of look on hundreds of models and celebrities throughout my career but never on myself so this was fun for me to do too .... hope you like my Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired look!

If you want to learn more about the history of makeup, have a look at my FacePaint page here X



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