MEJ Masthead

Beauty Icons 101: Modern Audrey Hepburn

HerCanberra Team

WHO DOESN’T DREAM OF POSSESSING THE LOOK OF THEIR FAVOURITE SCREEN SIREN?

From Audrey Hepburn’s doe-eyed lashes to Brook Shields’ famously wild brows and hair circa Blue Lagoon, everyone has a beauty icon they dream of emulating – and it’s not unattainable.

We asked local hair and make-up teams to create their favourite iconic looks, starting with the elegant Audrey Hepburn.

Credit: Lucian Milasan / Shutterstock.com

Credit: Lucian Milasan / Shutterstock.com

DOE EYES

In this case, the more lashes the better! After lining the eyes with black eyeliner, apply a set of full lashes and if that’s not full enough double it with another pair.

When applying lashes remember never to wear the lashes without measuring them against your eye and cutting them to fit. Also never overdo the glue – you don’t want to glue your eyelids shut! Don’t forget to coat the lashes with lots of mascara to achieve a heavy-lashed look.

PINK KISSES

Keep it neutral by applying a soft pink lip. Turn any lipstick into a long-wearing version by applying translucent powder to it – put on your lipstick, then hold a tissue over your mouth and dust translucent powder over it with a brush. The powder will transfer onto the tissue, locking in your colour.

Audrey_large

TOP KNOT

Begin by spraying your wet hair with a texture spray then blow dry your hair until completely dry.

Pull your hair into a loose ponytail on the top of your head and put a hair tie around it — you want it to look effortless and messy, so no need to use a comb or brush.

Separate the hair in the pony into three different sections and tease each section individually. Separate your teased hair into two sections and wrap the hair in opposite directions, as you would when creating a topknot. Pin these sections in and leave the hair messy with some strands out – remember you want to look a little like a ballerina who’s rebelling.

To complete the look, pull a few rogue pieces out around the face. This look is timeless and you can make it more formal by adding a tiara, veil or flower crown.

MAKEUP BY JACQUI SCOTT

HAIR BY PETER MAGRO OF PONY & PINS

MODEL ALEXANDRA RUBIO

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARTIN OLLMAN

You can read this article in full and more in our latest edition of Magazine: The Dream Issue. Available for free while stocks last. Click here to find your closest stockist. 

Magazine_Six_Cover_LaurenCampbell

user

Her Canberra

Sometimes a story is bigger than one person…that’s when the HerCanberra Team puts its collective head together to come up with the goods. Enjoy!

More about the Author

CC Home Stories Leaderboard