FAB BAG Magazine
Make Up 12.1.

Published on June 1st, 2017 | by Yashodhara Ghosh

The Audrey Look

With that slight frame, those accentuated collar bones, those delicate, elfin features, Audrey Hepburn is the stuff that dreams are made of…

Her beauty not withstanding, the depth of wisdom that this legendary woman spoke put the matter of external beauty in clear perspective. From the day that she graced the silver screen, her ethereal beauty, inimitable grace set new standards of elegance. Not just that, Hepburn’s unique personal style has since inspired a whole fashion canon of its own, interpreted and reinterpreted by legions of designers, stylists and fashionistas for decades. Hermes scarves, high ponies, fringes, capris, ballet flats, crisp white cottons, or the iconic little black dress – it all started with the original diva. While grace and charm cannot be bought at the make-up store, here is our tribute to the great woman: an essential guide to emulating her look.

Base

Hepburn always sported that fresh-faced, almost ethereal look, with skin sparkling like the early morning dew. To get the effect of light apply the lightest shade of cashmere foundation you can get away with. Use it obliterate all traces of tan to achieve that delicate, feminine pallor. Set it with a translucent powder.

Eyebrows

Hepburn is one of the few legends who managed to set a new trend even with her brows. Whatever be the shape of your brows, take a small stiff angle brush, widen out your eyebrows, and stipple in dark brown eye shadow or brow powder between the roots of the top line, pulling the brush upwards to get more thickness. You can use wax to set the colour and shape.

Eyes

Hepburn used a combination of liquid liner and charcoal eye pencil to create that unforgettable doe-eyed look. Since the lining will be bold on both lids, opt for a minimalistic eye shadow in nude or light pink. Use an eye liner brush with a tight compact head, and starting from the inner corner, start lining as close to the lash line as possible, gliding over the roots of the lashes. As you reach the outer corner, apply more pressure to achieve a wider line on the outer corner. Stop widening as you pass the outer edge of the lash line, and taper upward in a gentle, curved flick for that trademark cat eye. To compliment the bold upper lid, apply a thick smudged line of dark brown charcoal pencil on the lower lid, to create a dramatic backdrop for the lower lashes. The shade applied on the lower lid should be lighter than the top liner. If the heavy-handed lining on both lids makes your eyes look smaller, use a white pencil liner on the innermost part of the lower lash line to open them out a bit.

Lashes     

If you want to go the whole hog, invest in some individual eye lashes and use them to replicate that luxuriant look Hepburn’s lashes had. Otherwise, you could just use two generous coats of mascara on each line of lashes. Use lash curlers.

Cheeks

Accentuate the cheekbones with a very light pink blush-on, just to give that flushed look. Blend it out in an upward motion. Keep the cheeks as subtle as possible.

Lips

Use your liner to delineate the outline; while marking out the upper lip, draw a defined bow shape. Hepburn rarely went for fire-engine reds or glossy shades: stick to matte shades of red, pretty pinks and berry colours. Steer clear of the gloss.

You’re all set to go. But remember to complement your make-up with goodness and grace, if you want to be a true diva like Hepburn, for “the beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.”

FAB BAG PICKS

City Color Be Matte Lipstick : Be Matte Lipstick is every girl’s must-have secret. Its rich formula is highly pigmented and enhanced with Vitamin E to nourish your lips and provide long-lasting color. Available in 8 stunning shades, your lips will never feel dry and maintain the perfect shade throughout your day. CLICK HERE to view product

SUGAR Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal-01 Black Velvet : It is an easy-to-apply black kajal eye pencil. This dark kajal gives an intense black finish and can also be used as kajal eyeliner. This multi-use product combines the benefits of kajal with that of gel eyeliner and does not fade or smear for more than 10 hours. No sharpening required – it’s the best kajal any girl could ask for! Made in Europe, this dark black kajal is free of mineral oil, paraffin, preservatives and parabens which makes it safe to use on the waterline and lash line. CLICK HERE to view product

Makeup Revolution The Matte Effect Concealer Stick : Matte and very creamy, packing all the coverage you need to depend on. An all round concealer providing a matte finish covering all imperfections. Definitely a product which should be part of your daily makeup routine for quick and easy coverups. CLICK HERE to view the product

Tags: , ,


About the Author



Back to Top ↑

  • Recent Comments

  • Latest

  • Instagram Slider

    • Love being around Makeup and Beauty products? Come on inhellip
      1 week ago by thefabbag Love being around Makeup and Beauty products? Come on in, we're hiring! We're looking for some awesome people to join our Customer Delight Team. To apply for this position send us your CV to pallavi @fabbag .com with 'Customer Delight Executive' in the subject line. We're looking for freshers & people up to 2 years work experience. If you have what it takes to make things happen, we'd love to meet you! Location: Mumbai  #FabBagHQ   #JoinTheCrew  #FullTimePosition   #Mumbai 
    • This months bag is called The Flawless and Fierce Augusthellip
      1 week ago by thefabbag "This month's bag is called The Flawless and Fierce August Fab Bag, and they couldn't have chosen a better theme to suit all the August Children! The bag itself can easily double up as a clutch, with the scalloped edges on the envelop pattern! I absolutely Love it!", says  @Priyanjana  about the  #AugustFabBag . Stand out from the crowd with the sleek, bold yet feminine Flawless & Fierce August Fab Bag that has Makeup and Beauty products to help you conquer the world! Tap the link in bio to Book your Fab Bag Now.  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #BloggerQuote   #BloggerLove   #FlawlessAndFierce 
    • She chooses to be kind because it makes her happyhellip
      1 week ago by thefabbag She chooses to be kind because it makes her happy. She defends her boundaries and her loved ones without hesitation. She follows her passion no matter what the odds are. Make no mistake in understanding her - she is a Flawless beauty with a Fierce spirit. Our  #AugustFabBag  is a tribute to women like this everywhere, with makeup & beauty products to help her stand out from the crowd. Tap the link in bio to Book your Fab Bag Now!  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #StrongWomen   #FlawlessAndFierce 
    • August Fab Bag Sneak Peek 4  Receive one ofhellip
      6 days ago by thefabbag August Fab Bag Sneak Peek  #4  - Receive one of our bestselling skincare products as the fourth surprise inside the 'Flawless & Fierce'  #AugustFabBag . Our subscribers can't get enough of these best sellers so we know you'll love them as much as we do. Just tap the link in bio and Book your Fab Bag Now!  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #BestOfFabBag   #FlawlessAndFierce 
    • Freedom to Choose Freedom to Vote Freedom to Live Freedomhellip
      5 days ago by thefabbag Freedom to Choose, Freedom to Vote, Freedom to Live, Freedom to believe! Believe in the Flawless & Fierce You. This Independence Day, celebrate your freedom to be strong, independent and beautiful with the Flawless & Fierce  #AugustFabBag . Stand out from the crowd with Makeup and Beauty products that will help you conquer the world! Tap the link in bio to Book your Fab Bag Now!  #FabBag   #BeautySubscriptionBag   #FlawlessAndFierce   #HappyIndependenceDay 
    • Giveaway Alert Work Hard and Party Harder with this Fabuloushellip
      4 days ago by thefabbag  #Giveaway  Alert: Work Hard and Party Harder with this  #Fabulous  Giveaway duo. 4 lucky ladies stand a chance to win the Johara Pro Shine Nail Color in shades 'Toffee Brown' (the classic subtle shade for work) and 'Glitter' (the shimmery party shade) To participate, all you have to do is: Step 1: Follow  @TheFabBag  Step 2: Tag 3 friends Step 3: In the comment section, tell us what is your fave work look and fave party look Note: Participants, please keep your Instagram accounts public to be eligible to win.  #Contest  ends: 17th August 11:59 PM
    • It is a beautiful peachy pink colour!I am really impressedhellip
      3 days ago by thefabbag "It is a beautiful peachy pink colour! I am really impressed with the colour just by looking at its bullet! It looks great for everyday wear," says  @Megha811  about the Bella Voste Premium Lipstick in shade Peachy Punch from her Flawless & Fierce  #AugustFabBag . Stand out from the crowd with the sleek, bold yet feminine Flawless & Fierce August Fab Bag that has Makeup and Beauty products to help you conquer the world! Tap the link in bio to Book your Fab Bag Now.  #FabBag   #BeautySubscription   #BellaVoste   #LipstickLove   #FlawlessAndFierce 
    • This months Fab Bag is a surprise hit for mehellip
      14 hours ago by thefabbag "This month's Fab Bag is a surprise hit for me, loving selection of products including  @opulence_skincare  sugar scrub which I tried and loved,  @batisteindia  which I have been wanting to try for sometime now,  @mondsubindia  face,ear,neck mask which is intriguing to say the least and lastly is a lipstick from  @bellavostee . I am absolutely thrilled with this, had selected the shade fuchsia and it's a gorgeous purple pink shade which sets down as a creamy Matte texture, I absolutely love it! ❤️" says  @Oh_Sandhya  about the products she received in her Flawless & Fierce  #AugustFabBag . Stand out from the crowd with…