04.04 . An icon, a make-up style: Audrey Hepburn’s doe eyed look

In all of her roles, from flirtatious to seductive and even her more secretive characters, Audrey Hepburn always knew how to adapt to each of her characters with ease. In 1951, people started to notice the young brunette’s stunning wide eyes and her graceful nature. Her comedic talent combined with her dainty, elegant frame, rapidly made her one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood.


As well as being a huge fashion and beauty icon, Audrey Hepburn is one of the few actresses to date who was been nominated for an Oscar award time and time again. Although it was clearly her talent which enabled her to act in some of the world’s most internationally recognized films, it was her doll-like features that really caught the attention of women. When Sabrina was released in 1954, her sophisticated makeup and doe eyes were copied by women everywhere. The British actress always made a point of creating dramatic eye makeup using mascara, eyeliner and eye pencil to accentuate and enhance her naturally beautiful eyes. Even today in 2014, Audrey Hepburn still fascinates and her beauty remains timeless.


Drawing a smooth flick with eyeliner requires skill and practice! To create a precise, neat line, you will need to take this look step by step to create perfect symmetry. Start by drawing a very fine line along your lash line with your eyeliner, working from the outside inwards, and stop at the inner corner of the eye. Next, lightly pull the outer corner of your eye upwards with your finger and look downwards whilst drawing a thicker and longer flick outwards. To finish, join these two lines together to create a smooth feline flick and fill in any gaps with eyeliner for an intense look.

Audrey Hepburn certainly knew how to leave a trace, and still inspires women even today. Her wide doe-eyes are just as copied now as they were almost 60 years ago, and that isn’t about to change any time soon.


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