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August 01, 2010

FOTD - Style Icon: Bardot/60's film inspired

I was flipping through this month's Allure and came across a 2 page spread on Brigitte Bardot...I figured I hadn't done any reference makeup in awhile so why not! I love "the bardot" hairstyles, but she wasn't one of my favorite's for makeup. Mainly because her look was about what suited her features, unlike creating a "character" like Marilyn or Twiggy. Fully rimmed black kohl eyes are hard to pull off for blondes. Still, elements of her look can be amazing when done correctly, and it's one we constantly see referenced  in modern day styles. This is my take on her more toned down film/headshot look, medium on the liner and keeping everything matte for a 60's film vibe.
Just be careful it doesn't turn in to this! Oh Pammy! Girrrrrl!

The key to her look is Liner. Lining the eyes completely & lining outside of your natural lipline. The rest of the face is made up heavily & matte with an emphasis on warm/peachy tones. I added bigger lashes to open up the eyes, but a more natural style/corner lashes or none at all would be preferred for a traditional look.
Products Used:
Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish

Benefit Erase Paste Light
Chanel Universelle Loose Powder 020
Dinair Airbrush System & Foundation Vanilla
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Illamasqua Powder Blusher Lover

MAC Bare Canvas Paint (allover base)
MAC Blanc Type (allover)
Make Up Designory Apricot (crease)
MAC Wedge & Cork (outter crease)
Stila Kajal Eye Liner Black  (top & bottom lashline/waterline)
Senna Lash TLC Mascara Black
Ardell ULTRA Lashes #205 (top set only)

Revlon Nude Attitude Lipstick & Make Up Forever Flash Color Coral (mixed)
Me by (me)zhgan Enhance Me lipliner in Precious Me