How to: Audrey Hepburn Makeup Look



When creating this Audrey Hepburn inspired makeup look I went for super bold brows, doe-eyed makeup, and red lips.

Main parts of her look:

  • Brows: I couldn’t get my brows exactly the same shape as hers since mine are so highly arched.  Her brows were super thick but very straight, with almost no arch.
  • Eye makeup: I tried to keep my eyes very wide-eyed by skipping out on black liner along my waterline.  The key to making my eyes appear larger like hers was using a nude pencil on my waterline.  Also, the winged liner and lashes helped to achieve her flirty looking eyes.
  • Lips: In many of the pictures I came across of Audrey, she had full-looking red lips.  I could tell hers were slightly overdrawn but I decided I would line my lips normally.

Below is the complete Audrey Hepburn inspired makeup tutorial.

Tutorial: Creating an Ombre Lip

Ombre lips are very trendy especially for Fall.  I often get questions about how to achieve this look and it’s honestly not that complicated.  Below I’ve inserted a pictorial and listed the steps.

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  1. First, you should exfoliate your lips to remove any dead skin.  You can either use a lip scrub or a soft-bristled tooth brush.  This will also make your lips appear more plump because, as stated in an online article, you will increase the blood circulation to your lips.
  2. Next, you’re going to want to outline your bottom lip with your lipstick.  You may even want to use a lip liner if you’re using a dark colored lipstick just because that can help prevent the lipstick from feathering and bleeding outside your lip line.
  3. After that, go ahead and outline your upper lip with your lipstick.
  4. Next, use either a lip brush or your finger to blend the lipstick into the center of your lips.
  5. Finally, apply a lighter colored lipstick to the center of your lips to create contrast.

This dark, vampy lip combo is absolutely perfect for Fall and Winter.  Pair these lips with a simple neutral cat eye and you’ll be good to go.

This ombre technique is useful in making your lips appear fuller.

Remember, there are no rules when it comes to makeup so get creative with your ombre lips! You can apply a lighter color around the outside of your lips and a darker shade in the center.  You can even start with either a lighter shade or darker shade on one corner of your mouth and have it fade to dark or light.

Here are a few other ombre lip looks I’ve done in the past:

Red Velvie and Plumberry Pie lipsticks from Beauty Bakerie

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Honey and Marshmallow lipsticks from Beauty Bakerie

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Divine Dime Cosmetics lipstick in Bell, Feyoshe Cosmetics lipstick in Nude Beach, and Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence in Thoughtful


Five Ways to Appear Bright Eyed and Wide Awake when You’re Tired

We’ve all had those days when we’re exhausted but don’t want to look like we’ve been up all night.  Whether you’ve had a late night studying or were out partying with friends, you can fool everyone with these tips:

  1. One thing you can do is make sure you use a highlighting concealer under your eyes to brighten up the under eyes and conceal any dark circles you may have.
  2. Another way to appear more awake is to curl your eyelashes and apply some mascara to your upper and lower lashes.  Curling your lashes opens up the eye.  You can even take it a step further and apply some false lashes which will make your eyes appear larger and more awake.
  3. Also, you can line your waterline with a cream colored pencil or a shimmery champagne colored one.  You’d probably want to avoid black liner on the waterline just because it can tend to close up the eyes and make them appear smaller.
  4. Another tip is to add a shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes.  This highlights the area and brings light into your eyes.
  5. You can also line your upper lash line.  This will make your eyes appear larger.

In the picture below I’ve utilized the tips I’ve mentioned.  As you can see I appear wide awake and bright eyed.

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Complete product details:

Simple eye look with a pop of teal using Anastasia Beverly Hills contour powders in Vanilla and Nude, ABH Metallic Luster Liner in Liquid Gold, ABH Waterproof Creme Color in Azure, Cultureshock Cosmetics eyeshadow in Emerald, Hair and Makeup Addiction brushes, are Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Taupe, their Amazonian Clay tinted brow gel in Taupe, and Luna @lapetitlapinlashes.
Product info:
1.) Prime your lid(I used Urban Decay Anti-aging Primer Potion).
2.) Apply Vanilla all over your lid.
3.) Blend Nude into your crease.
4.) Line your upper lash line with Azure.
5.) Apply Emerald over top of Azure.
6.) Line your lower lash line and waterline with Liquid Gold.
7.) Apply @lapetitlapinlashes in Luna, @tartecosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara to your lower lashes, and highlight your tear duct with a champagne shadow.
On my brows I used @tartecosmetics Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Taupe and their tinted brow gel in Taupe.

Here’s the complete look:

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The flower halo is from Mad For Halos.