1960s Makeup, Brigitte Bardot

?????????????Undoubtedly the queen of sex kittens, Brigitte Bardot is an icon of swinging 60s sexual freedom and fashion. Although she was famous for her buxom figure, it’s Brigitte’s beautiful face that gets the most attention making her hair and makeup integral to her image. Here are some tips to recreate the sex kitten look yourself.

Becca Stick Foundation €24


  • Begin with a beautiful base by applying a natural finish foundation; not too shiny, not too matte. Photographed in some of fashion’s earliest bikinis, Brigitte was a fan of sunbathing, so you can choose to go as pale or tanned as you like depending on if you’re being summer or winter Brigitte! If you have a tan with freckles, make sure you don’t cover them up! Becca Stick Foundation €24


Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace €23



  • Next, use a warm peach blush to softly contour your cheekbones. Avoid full on Kardashian sculpting here, you are creating a flush of colour on the apples of the cheeks that begins under the cheekbone, rather than stripes. Sleek Blush by 3 – Lace €23




  • Brigitte would not be a sex kitten without her trademark cat eyed liner. To recreate;
  1. Begin by rimming your eyes with a soft black pencil. Apply inside and outside the eye, wrapping around the entire eye for ultimate pitch black effect. Julie Hewett Eye Pencil – Soot €16
  2. Next, use a firm brush to smudge the pencil all around your eye and onto your eyelid. You want the pencil to fade into a near grey, but don’t be afraid to apply some more black if it becomes too wishy washy. Real Techniques Shading Brush €9
  3. Once you are happy with your smudgy grey/black eyes, add some definition with a black liquid liner. Focus on the upper lash line and finish with a steep diagonal flick. NYX The Curve Eyeliner €18
  4. Layer plenty ofmascara and maybe pop on a pair of false lashes for a nod to 60s glamour. Jamaal Buster Lashes – Bold and Beautiful €8


Julie Hewett Eye Pencil in Soot €16Real Techniques Shading Brush €9NYX The Curve Eyeliner €18Jamaal Buster Lashes Bold_and_Beautiful €8

  • Brigitte always wore a pale caramel lip to contrast with her dark sultry eyes. Don’t be afraid to draw a little outside your lip shape (just like Brigitte) to get the full bee sting effect, but make sure your lip pencil is the same colour as your lipstick to avoid the 90s foundation and eyeliner look! Kevyn Aucoin Lip Pencil – Medium €24 and ILIA Lipstick – Funnel of Love €26

Kevyn Aucoin Lip Pencil in Medium €24Ilia lipstick - funnel_of_love €26iliabeauty_funnel_of_love_smear

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