A true diva of the glitz and glamour world, Audrey Hepburn had more to her than her beautiful eyes. The lady with a substance was always passionate towards helping others. She charmed the masses with her memorable film portrayals, great heart, wisdom and captivating looks.
Taking makeup tips from this elegant actress is what we all commonly do but have you ever thought of actually transforming yourself into Audrey Hepburn using her clever beauty techniques?
Makeup can completely transform a person's facial features and to able to look similar to Audrey Hepburn would be a dream come true for all her fans. Audrey Hepburn carved a niched for herself in the makeup industry with her bold and feminine brows and the bold cat eye look. Her iconic beauty has been craved by millions of fashion conscious women around the world since her very first on-screen appearance in Sabrina in 1954.
Her trademark features are easy to replicate. The below article is a step-by-step makeup tutorial to recreate Audrey Hepburn's eyes. So, this Friday night, get all dolled up in your very best Audrey Hepburn look!
Everything You Need to Know About Audrey Hepburn's Eye Makeup
Before you proceed to the step by step makeup tutorial, certain tips about Audrey Hepburn's classic eye makeup look will help you recreate the look easily.
Her shadow color was always light or a natural skin tone color. She cleverly let her defined line and edge work do the talking when it came to eye makeup. Although, some women do go in for a finessed contouring and some eyeshadow while recreating her eye makeup, the classic Audrey Hepburn eyes had nude or neutral eyeshadow. Well-blended crease definition has to be kept in mind while doing your eyes.
Her eyebrows were full, dramatic and quite defined. She managed to make a statement with her eyebrows. Today they are considered as a timeless and chic makeup trend. While recreating the bold yet soft Audrey Hepburn eyebrows, you need to use a blending brush first define the edge of each eyebrow and then softening the edges. While doing your eyebrows, you might find the prominence of your eyebrows a bit over the top, but in the end, these look beautiful with your overall Audrey Hepburn look.
While doing her eyeliner, attention to detail is given. Audrey Hepburn's eyeliner is mostly done with a liquid liner with high levels of precision. A very fine tip or a very sharp pencil liner will help you get a very precise eyeliner. Her eyeliner extends past the line of her lid and is very sharp.
Audrey Hepburn's eyelashes were her most famous makeup technique. Each eyelash of hers was meticulously separated with a pin. Although this task was undeniably laborious, it rendered a dramatic look to her eyes and gave her full and shapely eyebrows. She drew attention to her beautifully done up eyes with her fluttering gaze on the classic silver-screen.
Audrey Hepburn was one of those fashionistas who stood the test of time and aged gracefully. Many aspiring makeup artists and stylists always sought her for her expert opinion and ideas. Below is a step by step tutorial on how Audrey Hepburn creates her mesmerizing eye look.
Step by Step Guide to get Audrey Hepburn's Eyes
Audrey Hepburn's eye color was as mysterious as her aura. While some thought her eye color to be brown, the others thought them to be green. Whether her eye color was green or brown, the shade was rare. Her fluttering gaze and her classic eye makeup created ripples in the industry. A quick tutorial to teach her about her eye makeup is below:
1. You need to change your face shape
If you are aspiring to get the same eye makeup look like Audrey Hepburn, you might as well, cast some attention to her overall face contour. Her blusher was cleverly done to create and the illusion of sharp and angular jaws - making her eyes pop.
2. Cover up with a foundation and concealer
Givenchy was Audrey Hepburn's favorite designer. She managed to make her skin look flawless with these products. A flawless pale skin drew all the attention to her eyes.
3. Get the perfect blending brush
You are about to start with the eyes, and you will need a perfect blending brush.
4. Neutral Eyeshadow
Audrey Hepburn used more nudes and greys to enhance her deep-set eyes. The focus was always given to her eyes, and her eyeshadow was mostly done up in nudes or neutral shades.
5. White eyeliner on the lower lid
A key vintage beauty hack, applying white or nude eyeliner on the lower eye widens the eye completely.
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6. Define the Eyebrows
Using a brow filler and an angled brush, Audrey defined the shape of her eyebrows. Her eyebrows were a little dense, thick and yet soft.
7. Contour the Nose
Contour the sides of the nose with taupe eyeshadow to get a more Audrey Hepburn to look. This will not only sharpen your nose but also enhance your eyes.
8. Apply Winged Black Eyeliner
A winged black eyeliner precisely puts along the line of the upper eyelid will give you an Audrey Hepburn eye look. By adding a little eyeliner underneath the black liner of the eyes gives the eyes a more open look. You can try this trick if you have small eyes.
9. Create the Perfect Eyelashes
10. False Eyelashes
Lastly, put a pair of thick and long eyelashes to get the ultimate Audrey Hepburn eye makeup look.
Audrey Hepburn's eye makeup look is easy to recreate. Get dolled up for your next retro-themed party in this classic Audrey Hepburn look.