Sunday funday again and this week I’ve been inspired by my icon, Audrey Hepburn. I was rewatching ‘How To Steal A Million’ starring Hepburn and Peter O’Toole the other day and one makeup look in particular struck me as one I’ve never tried, but is pretty iconic for both the 60s and Hepburn herself. The glitter cut crease with thick, graphic liner and a nude lip.
This makeup look appears in this film during a scene set in the Ritz Hotel bar, while Hepburn and O’Toole’s characters discuss stealing a million dollar statue from a museum to prevent the museum authorities discovering it’s a forgery. In the scene Hepburn wears an uber glamorous black cocktail dress and a veil covering her eyes. But if you look closely, you can see the twinkly glitter under the veil, sparkling away like a beacon of 60s bling. There’s also plenty of photos of the makeup without the veil, so I’ve worked off those for the accuracy.
60s makeup is definable by certain faces and certain looks. Think Twiggy with the spidery lashes, Elizabeth Taylor with the blue shadows and thick black liner, but there’s a lot more going on in 60s cosmetics than you’d think. There were so many new innovations in cosmetic making that people were starting to experiment with a lot of new things, and of all the old movies I’ve seen, glitter seems to be a big thing that a lot of makeup artists and well-known faces favoured.
I also wanted to do this look this week because recently I got some amazing Violet Voss glitters from Cult Beauty and one of the colours I picked happen to be a silver! For a full list of products used, and for a comparison photo of mine and Hepburn’s looks, keep scrolling!
- IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream in shade Fair
- L’Oreal Infallible 24H Matte foundation in Porcelain
- Chanel Le Blush Creme De Chanel cream blush in Chamade
- NYX Professional Makeup Concealer Wand in shade Porcelain
- NYX Professional Makeup Concealer Wand as base
- Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Liner in black for the wing and the socket line
- Duo clear lash adhesive on the lid
- Violet Voss Disco Ball Sparkles 15 in Galaxy 3D Glitter
- Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara in Indecent Black
- Eylure false lashes 101
- Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Noir along the lower lash line, smudged out
- Chanel Le Blush Creme De Chanel in Chamade
Don’t forget plenty of mascara on the bottom lashes for that truly 60s look!
I honestly think that working from images as a way of learning new makeup techniques is the best and easiest way. I’ve never done a cut crease before, and this was a great way to learn a starting point. Maybe glitter wasn’t the easiest way to start, but I think the final result is totally worth it! I love the sparkle in this look, and when paired with a nude lip, it’s actually very wearable for a special occasion.
What’s your favourite era for makeup looks? Let me know in the comments!