Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn



Our April style icon Audrey Hepburn embodied a style that is continuously relevant through decades of fashion fads and innovations. Women revere Audrey while young girls and teens aspire to emulate her. Audrey brought the pixie look to Hollywood. Originally from England, she had a definite British influence with a fun subtle touch of proper. Her white gloves and structured feminine dresses feel both idyllic and chic. Audrey made a T-shirt and cropped pants a modern definition of chic. This paired with her signature short pixie cut and full straight eyebrows has been a style reference for designers, artists, actresses, models and makeup and hairstylists all over the world. The quintessential girl next door, adorable tom boy, pixie, elegant Cinderella, Audrey was all of these things for her generation as well as generations to follow.


Get the look:

Audrey's brows define her look just as much as her wardrobe and hairstyle, if not more. Using Besame's brown cake mascara thinned slightly more with water, apply with an angled brow brush. Shape the top of your brow first. Slightly define the top of the arch while keeping the tail straight. Next shape under the brow. Audrey had a higher arch that she filled in to create her signature look. Do this by filling the brow in fuller in the middle and slightly tapering at the end.

Audrey maintained a very fresh look with her flawless skin. Use Besame's pressed powders for a soft focus radiance. Try Violet around the cheekbones and eyes for extra brightening.

While Audrey wore many shades of lipstick, red was her signature. Many of her most iconic images have her in a  true red lipstick. Look to Besame for our collection of true vintage reds. Besame not only has a shade matched for each era, but also for each skin tone.


How has Audrey influenced your style through the decades?

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