Bonnie and Clyde is a great example of two decades colliding. The film is set in the 1930s but made in 1967, giving Faye Dunaway’s Bonnie a new twist. Feisty, gun slinging and cigar smoking just like the original Bonnie Parker but with a cool beatnik edge, Dunaway’s look has become utterly iconic. The makeup is very minimal but combined with costume, hair and attitude, it makes an instantly recognisable image.
Get the look:
1. Faye Dunaway had a beautiful creamy completion so avoid too much fake tan! Clear, even and glowing is the aim.
2. Define brows in a long arch, nicely thick but light in colour. (MAC Fling Eyebrow Pencil)
3. Use a big fluffy eye shadow brush to blend a light brown colour on the eyelid and up into the socket, fading it out right before the brow bone area. (Laura Mercier Cafe au Lait)
4. Switch to a neater brush to apply the same light brown colour under the eyes along the lash line. Don’t be afraid to blend this colour quite low, it will give a
round shape to e eye, so much more 1930s!
5. As the movie was made in the 1960s, Ms Dunaway sported a fantastic set of false eyelashes. Go for a pair that have clumps of lashes spread out, rather an a
dense strip that you can’t see through. Add a thin line of black liquid liner if you need help hiding the strip, and don’t forget lots of mascara. (Eylure naturalites super full 100)
6. Pouty Bonnie looks like a major fan of lip liner. Use a camel coloured pencil to draw slightly outside your natural lip line, fill in the lip and then layer a
coral/camel coloured lipstick on top. (Rimmel by Kate Moss lipstick 14)
The real Bonnie Parker.
Faye Dunaway as Bonnie in 1967
Gwyneth Paltrow as Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker… Created by the amazing 90s makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin for his book “Face Forward”)
Model Anna Selezneva doing an awesome job for a photo for Harper’s Bazaar in the March 2010.
Hilary Duff pulled out of the Bonnie Parker role in 2011.