Decisions decisions - (left) WHBM dress c/o, Kate Spade heels; (right) Banana Republic dress (older), J.Crew heels
Last month, I got to work with MAKE UP FOR EVER on a fun project inspired by one of my favorite style & beauty icons (can you guess?). I’ll be posting a step-by-step video soon, showing how to go from bare face to a glamorous look reminiscent of that icon. I’ve been using MUFE products for several years (even got my makeup-averse mom hooked on their foundation!) so was very excited to try their new offerings. I had a long chat with their director of artistry, Lijha, about some application tips I hoped to learn and products I wanted to try.
As you probably guessed from the little black dresses above, I chose Audrey Hepburn for her enviable timeless style. Beauty-wise, her fuller brows, striking eyes, and “natural but better” lip color does not feel one bit dated since the 60’s. I asked Lijha for tips on two areas that are key to this look but challenging for me - brow shaping (esp. with brow hairs that take on a life of their own), and applying lip color that stays put.
This was the face chart she created based on my icon's signature look. It's striking for a night out, and very wearable on a daily basis if applied with a lighter hand: