Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Brigitte Bardot Inspired Look

Mood: Very Happy
Listening to: Klingande- Jubel

WARNING: This post contains heavy eye make-up and serious pouting. 

Hey beautiful bloggers,
I was reading this blog post by Vivianna does Makeup and I love how she captured Audrey Hepburn's classic look. Anyway to cut a long story short, the reason behind the post was because Max Factor have been celebrating 100 years since they launched their first product so they've been recreating some of the most iconic looks in the last ten decades with Gwyneth Paltrow as their model. The four icons from the last 100 years that were chosen were: Audrey Hepburn, from the 50's, Brigitte Bardot, from the 60's, Farrah Fawcett, from the 70's and finally Madonna in the 80's.

I was very inspired to do a make-up look after reading this post and instantly I wanted to do a Brigitte inspired look from the 50's. Brigitte Bardot, in my opinion is one of the most beautiful, iconic people in history. One of many reasons I chose the Brigitte look was because I thought out of them all, I could achieve this look the most; plus we're both blonde so I could picture the look better in my head and I absolutely love the smouldering black eyes and pouty pale lips on her.

Personally, pale lips are not for me at all but I decided to give it a go and try and achieve pale lips without looking ill. I think I managed it.

Products used
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser in Nude
Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyliner in Zero
elf Waterproof Eyeliner Crayon
Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick in Pink Bronze
elf Eyebrow Kit in Ash Blonde
Collection Concealer in Light 2
Eyeko Skinny Liquid liner in Black
YSL Rouge Volupte in 32 
Naked 3 Eyeshadow in Blackheart

I only had my iPhone as a camera, so apologies for the bad quality pics!
So to create this look I moisturised my face and added MAC's Prep and Prime as a base. I went with my Laura Mercier's tinted moisturiser as I didn't want a heavy foundation because Brigitte has beautiful and youthful skin and I wanted to focus more on the eyes. I also concealed under my eyes with the Collection concealer just to get rid of any dark circles.
 For the eyes I covered my lids with the elf Eyeliner Crayon and blended it for a neater look, I then added winged eyeliner using my Eyeko eyliner and then dabbed some Blackheart (A deep black eye shadow with red glitter flakes) on my lids just for a more heavier and dramatic look. I then lined my upper and lower waterline with the Urban Decay eyeliner and applied lashings of mascara.
 If I had false eyelashes in the house I would have definitely used them to finish off the eyes.
For my cheeks, I just dusted some of the Seventeen Instant Glow shimmer brick on my cheek bones, it's a gorgeous natural colour and slightly bronzes your face and just gives you a healthy glow.

For my lips, I lightly dabbed on some of my YSL lipstick and then added a bit of my tinted moisturiser to make my lips a few shades lighter. If you have a very pale lipstick, I would just use that instead but I don't own any pale shades so I had to work with what I had in my make-up bag.

Finally I finished off with my eyebrows using my elf Eyebrow kit and VOILA, the finished look!

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out! I adore the eye make-up and will actually use it more often. I actually don't mind the paler lips with the heavy eye make-up but I think I prefer a bit of colour. 
So guys, if you had to chose, what look would you go for? Let me know.

*This post wasn't sponsored by Max Factor or any other companies. All opinions and ideas are my own.

Love From Bethan



  1. Love the look

  2. Oh my gosh, this look is so pretty! Love the timeless elegance.


  3. Ahh this post is so nice!
    Keep in touch xoxo

  4. I have to check out this campaign, I'm SUPER curious to see how they'll doll Gwenyth up. And I think you definitely pulled off the Brigette look- and it doesn't hurt that you have blonde hair, too ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    1. I think they've done Gwyneth's look realy well. Thanks for stopping by.


  5. You look gorgeous! Love the way you've done your eyes :)

    Shannon Marie
    Schnella Blog

  6. Great Post ! What you think about if we follow each other to help us and keep in touch? If yes, follow me and i follow back as soon as i see it !

    Have a nice day ! Rabea <3

  7. You look gorgeous! I LOVE your eyeliner xx

    Gemma |

  8. love this. bardot had the best makeup, obsessed.


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