Funny Face, Audrey Hepburn, 1950s Beatnik Makeup

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Funny Face is a treasure trove packed full of fashion inspiration from Kay Thompson’s pink office redecoration to the extravagant photo shoot sequence and everything in between. One of the most iconic parts of the film is Audrey Hepburn’s dance routine in a hip underground club. Audrey becomes the ultimate beatnik chick, with her tiny black clad figure and cool cat moves, she’s like a stylish burglar! I adore the beatnik makeup look that Audrey wears throughout the movie with over the top eyebrows and laid back stained lips. Here’s how to recreate Audrey’s Beatnik chic.
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1. Foundation should be natural and give an even matte finish. (Becca Stick Foundation)  Set with a light dusting of powder to hold it all in place. (Becca Mineral Powder )
2. Use a dusty pink or rose coloured powder blush to emphasis your cheekbones. Don’t draw a stripe like you would when contouring with bronzer. Instead, place your blush brush under your cheekbone and sweep it up onto the apples of the cheek. (Pixi All Over Glow in Rose Radiance )
3. Audrey kept her own eyebrows very flat underneath so she could elongate them and add extra height with pencil. It was very over the top but done with such finesse that it always looked to die for! To recreate the effect, use an eyebrow pencil slightly lighter than your own brow hair. Concentrate on the arch and the extended direction at the end of the brow. When you’re happy with that last portion, start filling in the front of the brow with tiny strokes to replicate hair. (Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil )
4. Shade your eyelids in a matte grey toned brown eyeshadow and blend up into the socket line. Make sure there’s concealer or an eyeshadow base underneath the eyeshadow to give the best blending results! (CC Eye Fix / Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow in Taupey Grey )
5. Finish the eyes with a thin line of black liquid liner and give it a lovely thin flick at the end. (Blinc Eye Liner )
6. A few coats of mascara and a big pair of false lashes! (Ilia Beauty Mascara –  / Ja’maal Lashes in Looking For Love )
7. Audrey’s lips are either very natural with just a touch of balm (Smith’s Rosebud Slave) or slightly more emphasized with a red stain, like the wedding dress scene. (Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in 103). To achieve the soft matte red, apply balm to your lips before you do you makeup so it has time to soak in. When you’re ready to apply your lipstick, blot off the blam and apply a dusty red lipstick with a lip brush and blot with tissue. You can layer up lipstick to make it last, making sure to blot each time for that petal lip effect.
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