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Beauty Icons 101: Monica Bellucci

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 recreate their favourite iconic looks. This week it’s iconic Italian film actress Monica Bellucci.

START FRESH

Remove the oil from your face using a micellar water such as Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water. Prime your eyelids with your foundation of choice then dust translucent powder over the top — this will make blending your eyeshadow easier.

ALL ABOUT EYES

Apply a medium shimmery brown to the entire
 lid, stopping at the crease – the Harlotte Smokey Eye Palette in Shimmer is perfect. Apply the same shadow all the way under the eye, stopping about one centimetre from the centre. Soften and blend out the edges of the eyeshadow using a soft brush in a windscreen-wiper motion.

Apply a darker metallic brown to the outer third of the eyelid and blend in a ‘C shape’ up into the crease. Apply a lighter shade in the centre of the lid and at the inner corner of your eye.

To finish, line your top lash line with dark brown pencil and your inner rim with cream pencil to make your eyes pop. Curl your eyelashes, and apply mascara and false lashes.

Brush your brows up and fill in any gaps, as necessary.

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PERFECT PORCELAIN

Apply your foundation, starting in the centre and blending out – try Harlotte Afterglow for a soft, dewy finish. Pinpoint and conceal any blemishes using a small brush and tap the concealer into your foundation with your fingertip.

Dust cheeks with translucent powder before contouring or applying blush to ensure it blends smoothly.

FIRST BLUSH

Apply a soft orange blush first for a pop of warmth before using a more pinky tone over the top.

NO POUT ABOUT IT

Use two shades of red lipstick – darker on the outside, brighter in the centre of the lip – to create the illusion of bigger lips.

BILLOWING WAVES

Making sure your hair is fully dry and clean, lightly spray with a working styling spray such as Silky ZERO Cult Hair Spray.

Using your medium rod (or tong), wind the hair around it to set a nice medium curl. The best way to curl the hair is by winding it toward the centre of the back the head. This will help make the curls more balanced on both sides.

Continue curling in wide sections, moving up the head. Once completed, shake your hair softly and
put in a very loose ponytail. Twist the ponytail and pin to the top of your head and let the curls fall around your face. Use bobby pins to secure ponytail and curls in place.

Spray with a finishing spray such as Silky ZERO
Cult Hair Spray and finish with a light spray of the Dilkara Essence of Australia Shine Spray for optimum shine results.

MAKEUP BY KATIE SAARIKKO

HAIR BY JULIE OKELY

MODEL TAYAH MOTT AT VICTORIA’S MODELS

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. 

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