Last year I published this article, where I shared with you some little known facts about the Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie, as well as divulging the exact shade and brand of lipstick worn by Audrey in the film. There were two famous make-up looks for which Audrey was best known throughout her career, her nude 60s look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the bold, bright lips from the Funny Face era. Today we’re going to look at what lipstick Audrey Hepburn wore in Funny Face and why it’s still such an amazing shade today!
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Audrey Hepburn Make-up Tips
I just love Audrey Hepburn’s make-up. It’s classic and simple yet bold at the same time – a look that isn’t easy to pull off. She is one of the few people who can combine both bold, heavy brows with a daring lip colour and still appear classy and understated. But it appears that despite being cast in some of the best loved movies from vintage Hollywood, Audrey’s make-up kit consisted of very reasonably priced products. It is well known that Audrey Hepburn’s make-up artist was the master of excellent make-up artistry tricks that still blow our minds even today! Here are some of her top beauty tips:
- Keep eyebrows natural and full.
- Brush up your brows and fill in with pencil or powder where needed.
- After applying mascara, Hepburn would brush through her lashes individually to create the illusion of full, natural lashes without them appearing clumpy from mascara. This is what gave Audrey lashes that resembled false lashes!
- Keep your skin looking natural and play up your eyes, brows and/or lips.
What Was the Lipstick Audrey Hepburn Wore in Funny Face?
Often referred to as “a film in love with fashion”, Funny Face depicts the beginning of the love affair between Audrey Hepburn and fashion brand Givenchy. While Breakfast at Tiffany’s often gets all the praise for being one of Hepburn’s most famous movies, Funny Face is certainly the most fashionable! This 1950s film truly feels like you’re taking a trip back in time through fashion history, oozing flawless glamour at every opportunity. Although Audrey is perhaps best known for her role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, many of her true fans consider Funny Face to be their favourite film. The story tells the tale of an unconventionally pretty, bookish type of girl (Hepburn) who meets a photographer, travels to Paris and evolves into a beautiful model, dressed in the most wonderful designer gowns.
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Her make-up style in this film is very typical of the 50s but a look that almost anybody could wear today. She sports full, natural looking brows and lashes, and full red lips. The lipstick she wears is Revlon’s Fire and Ice. This lipstick celebrated a huge advertising campaign at the time which made it one of the most popular lipsticks of the 50s and it’s still available to buy today. What’s most unusual about this bold shade of red lipstick is how versatile it is. Depending on your skin tone and natural lip colour, Fire and Ice either resembles a warm shade of true tomato red or a soft coral pink. On me, the lipstick takes a bright shade of red – but on others it has more of a pink tone. Thanks to the lipstick’s reaction to your natural lip pH balance, it is likely to suit you no matter your skin tone type.
Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Revlon Fire and Ice
Unfortunately, Revlon is not currently a cruelty-free brand. However, I have done my research and found some excellent alternatives that are cruelty-free and are not tested on animals! These are: