Audrey Hepburn is undeniably one of the most iconic actresses in Hollywood. Her roles in various movies like Sabrina, Roman holiday, and My Fair lady were no less than brilliant. However, one of the most sought out Audrey Hepburn’s makeup look among women is the iconic breakfast at Tiffany’s.
So, without any further ado, let’s dive into the how-to of this simple look.
Every canvas needs a primer for the artist to unleash his masterpiece. Hence, an essential step before recreating this look is to prime your face. The primer will “optimize” your skin surface for the makeup to stay longer, look vibrant, and mattify any large pores or minor blemishes. Options can vary from drugstore makeup products like Nyx’s studio perfect or Tatcha’s silk canvas primer.
However, your skin type comes into play here. If you have oily skin, it is recommended to go for primers that have a brightening effect and add minimal moisturization. Women with skin types on the drier spectrum may try a brightening and moisturizing primer for a glowy finished look.
The Flawless Finish
For achieving the no-makeup makeup look, the next step for your Audrey Hepburn’s makeup look requires a liquid foundation. For a vibrant look, it is best to choose a liquid foundation that is buildable and leaves a dewy finish. Start by dotting the foundation on areas of your face that requires more coverage, for instance, the under eyes, t-zone, or cheeks—followed by covering the rest of the face.
Use a lightly damp makeup sponge or a beauty blender and dab it across the face to even things out and achieve an airbrushed finish. Be careful to dab only on the skin and not drag it as it will result in harsh patchy lines. If you’re going for a higher coverage look, you can always follow it up by applying a concealer to any problematic areas and dab it into the skin.
The most crucial step is to set everything in, you guessed it, translucent powder. Get a big puffy makeup brush and dip it lightly into your loose powder. Before dabbing the powder on your face, make sure to tap the excess off. Translucent powder is used to give your face a slightly sheer finish and lets your makeup last all day long.
Add Some Color And Brightness
The next step should be adding some tint to your cheeks to brighten your look and add depth to the skin. Use a soft, pink color to lightly blush the apple of your cheeks and the tip of your nose. For this Audrey Hepburn’s makeup look, avoid using any dark contour or bronzer. For an added glow, use a fan brush to apply the highlighter on the bridge of your nose and the cheekbones. However, keep a light touch; we want to keep the look as natural as we can.
The Cat Eyes
The essential element of your Audrey Hepburn’s makeup look is the eyes. As quoted by Celia Burton, a London-based vogue makeup artist, “her almond eyes were synonymous with the winged eyeliner that adorned them, and the perfectly defined lashes that fluttered as she gazed through the window of Tiffany & Co, eating a croissant.” Today, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide to Alberto Di Rossi’s secret to achieving the iconic cat-eye look.
Start by brushing the eyelid with a color similar to your foundation base using a fluffy brush. A light shade is going to help brighten the eyes and make everything even-toned. Then, blend in a beige-pink shade using a double-edged brush in the crease. This step will bring out the color of your eyes and add more depth. This next step is optional, but we suggest you do it because it ties the entire look together. Finally, lightly dab the eyelid with a silver shimmer to accentuate the look.
Now the most awaited part, for the classic Hepburn eyeliner look. With either a liquid liner or a gel liner, start by drawing a sharp line angled at 45 degrees from the end of your lash line. Next, drag the outer corner of the line to the inner corner of your eye, staying as close to the lash line as possible. Complete the line with the eyeliner stretched till the innermost corner of your eyes. However, as you move towards the outer corner of the eyes, make the line thicker. You can leave the eyeliner as is or add a wing in the end to achieve the classic cat-eye look.
Volumizing The Eyelashes
It is not an Audrey Hepburn’s makeup look without luscious lashes. But, if you don’t have the option of using fake lashes, we have just the right solution for you. Start by curling your eyelashes with an eyelash curler using a pulsing motion and gently moving up. Then apply your mascara, giving a few light coats and giving it 30 seconds to dry. After the drying process, apply a final layer of mascara, making sure your eyelashes don’t clump in the process. So, there you have it, the perfect lashes for your Audrey Hepburn’s makeup look and a tribute to Alberto de Rossi and his safety pin.
The Thicker The Better
Audrey Hepburn was known for her bold, bushy eyebrows. If you are someone with naturally thin eyebrows, you do not need to worry because we’re here to rescue you. First and foremost, use a Spoolie to comb and brush the eyebrow hair in one direction. Then using a thin brush dipped in brow wax in the same shade as your natural eyebrow color, gently start filling in your eyebrows where the hair is sparse. However, if you are someone with thicker eyebrows, use a Spoolie to blend and comb the eyebrow hair, and using an eyebrow pencil, lightly outline the eyebrows to create a sharp look. Make sure not to make your eyebrows too thick or dramatic for this look.
Audrey Hepburn was indeed known for her signature red-colored lips. And we all know the trend of red lipsticks is timeless. So to get the perfect lips for this Audrey Hepburn makeup look, start by moisturizing your lips with any lip balm the adds hydration.
Then, carefully start outlining the natural lining of your lips using a red liner. Top it off by applying red lipstick gently across your inner lips. You can use a lip brush for this step to achieve a precise and even look.