Long time no see sorrysorrysorry that was awkward now it's done bye. OK so this post (+ video) is an entry to the House Of Fraser Beauty Ambassador thing - deets here - it's a little late as the thing closes on like the 26th or something but ah well.
The task was to make a blog post based around a beauty icon, and I chose the classic Hepburn (in Breakfast At Tiffany's, no less) because her eyebrows are the shizz and eyebrows are kinda a thing at the moment. Because the video is sans-voiceover, I've gone through the steps that I did right here (but plz watch the video too):
SKIN: Audrey pretty much has A* perfect skin in the film, but I didn't want mine to look overly heavy so I went for the usual light base + concealer duo - no, it doesn't hide my freckles, but it would take some pretty heavy duty stuff to do so (also I like them). I started with the beautiful Tarte BB Tinted Moisturiser in Light, c/o the amazingly wonderfully lovely Holly, slapped all over. It evens things out a bit and is nice and dewy, but there aren't millions of coverages (#grammer). For that reason, I patted in a splodge of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard under my eyes to brighten errythang up. I also set everything down with some Mac MSF Natural in Light Plus.
BROWS: The brows started pretty simple - I drew lines of the usual brow-filler-inner eyeshadow slightly higher than normal, and mapped out a generally wider and more arched/raised shape. Once I had eventually filled that in to my liking, I gone did all cray cray and went in with a bit of black eyeliner. Wtf, I know. But, the Topshop Kohl in Coal filled in all the sparser patches and darkened my brows overall without actually looking too drawn on. The trick is most definitely in using the lightest of hands. Also probably avod this if your brows are naturally blonde. But still, not too shabby.
EYES: The eyes are pretty much as 'Classic 60s' as you can go without breaking me too far out of my shell. I shmushed a bit of face powder all over my lids to even things out, before doing an eyeliner thing that I will detail out in my next video which should hopefully air next week. I took a bit of grey-ish brown eyeshadow - Nars Belissima - and did a lil spot of vague 'eye contouring' to make them look ever so slightly bigger, theoretically. I applied a dusting to the crease of my lid, in that windcreen-wiper motion, as well as some underneath my lower lashline, dropped by a millimeter or so so it technically should make my eyes look bigger. Technically. Then, mascara, of course. This time I used Benefit Roller Lash.
LIPS + CHEEKS: Just the ~one~ product here, laydeez + gents. I used the Clinique Chubby Stick in Woppin' Watermelon on both my cheeks for a youthful (yeah I'm so old guys) baby pink flush. It's very brightening and fresh looking. Plus, the formula is just the right balance of sheer and pigmented, and its balmy as opposed to sticky. Perf.