The legendary actress Audrey Hepburn needs no introduction. Known for her incomparable style and dress sense, the actress was one of the first few ladies to have developed their own style and fashion lines. Till date people do ponder over means and ways to get the everlasting and beautiful Audrey Hepburn look.
In this article we will be discussing how to get the Audrey Hepburn look in two parts. In the first part we will look in to the makeup aspects that will help us in giving a similar look as that of the Diva herself and in the second part we will discuss the hair styles that she posed to complete the Audrey Hepburn look.
Audrey Hepburn Makeup
Audrey Hepburn was known for her girlie looks. In movies like “breakfast at Tiffany’s” she looks like a doll with her long stretched eyes and the classic hair style. As suggested by Wally Westmore, here are some of the makeup tips that were used by him on Miss Hepburn in the movie “breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
The first and the most important of the makeup tricks that stands common in almost all forms of makeup is the creation of a perfect canvas to work on. Make up is a form of art and when doing make up the face acts as the artist’s canvas.
For getting the face ready, apply a good coat of foundation of reputed brand. This is done to ensure that a smooth and flawless base coverage is obtained and the blemishes on the skin get hidden. One of the characteristics feature that marked Audrey Hepburn look was that she rarely posed a tanned look in her films. Therefore use light colored shades of foundation that will impart a natural look to you.
If you have to use a concealer then use a shade that matches the foundation so that no two different layers of makeup are visible. Blemishes and under eye dark circles are usually hidden with the help of concealers. There are some products which are now available in the market that produces the effect of both the concealer and the foundation. A single coat of the product will give you the desired effect on your face.
Once the foundation has been applied to create the perfect canvas, apply some loose translucent powder on the face with the help of a large powder brush. Once the powder has been applied use a same colored face powder and dust off the excess powder with the help of the brush.
Eyebrows and Eye Make up
The next important parts are the eyebrows. Audrey Hepburn’s eyebrows were quite heavy set than that is popular today. If you too posses the same heavy set eyebrows then you are lucky enough to have at least one similar feature as the legendary actress!
In case you have a light set eyebrow use an eyebrow pencil that is of the same shade as of your natural color and draw a line parallel to the natural eyebrow line just underneath it. This will help to make your light eyebrows look heavy. The main aspect remains the use of the perfect shade eyebrow pencil that matches your skin tone.
When using an eye shadow to give eyes the shape of the eyes of the actress, use a dark brown shade all over the eyelid and then blend the shadow with the help of a brush beyond the crease line. This will make the eyes look larger and shapelier.
Next comes the eye lashes. Audrey Hepburn had very sensuous and dark eye lashes which were heavily curled. You can also produce that effect by using good mascara and apply a little more mascara to the outer corners of the lashes to give them the fluttering effect as seen in the actresses’ eyes.
To get the girlie cheeks of Audrey Hepburn apply a rose pink blusher to the apples of your cheeks. Do not overdo the color and keep the shade applied subtle. Use a highlighter along the lines of the cheek bones to shape the cheeks and give them a delicate look.
Audrey Hepburn applied neat matt lipsticks of natural colors. If you have marked her looks in her movies then you must have noticed that she was averse to use the dark shades of lipsticks. Outline the lips with a light cherry colored lip liner and then fill in with a similar shade of lip color. Use a tissue paper to blot the extra color from the lip.
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Audrey Hepburn Hair style
One important aspect of how to get the Audrey Hepburn look is the hairstyle that the actress used to sport. The legendry actress is known for her style sense and the niche for being fashionable in all possible ways. Her hair styles specially the “pixie style” that was started by her can be the perfect hair do to match with the Audrey Hepburn make up.
To get this particular look first separate the front bangs of your hair and cut them unevenly in an irregular pattern. Pull the rest of the hair back and tie in to a smooth pony tail and then fan it out.
This can be possible in case of long hairs. If you have short hairs then tie a second pony just two inches below the first made of your natural hair. Use pins and hair fasteners to tie the loose ends and allow the hair from the first pony to hide and fall over the second pony.
Use a small head pin or tiara to decorate the pony front. This fringed bangs accentuated the beautiful eyes of Audrey Hepburn and she sported the look from the first scene of “breakfast at Tiffany’s”. French fringes were also popular with her which many of the present actresses style their hair do as.
The ‘pineapple’ created at the back like a top knot too is one of the many common hair styles that the legendary actress was seen to sport often. Once you have done with your make up and ready with one of the hair styles sported by the legend, you will get the Audrey Hepburn look.
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