Get the Look: Audrey Hepburn, Moon River

It's no secret that my favorite movie of all time is Breakfast at Tiffany's. Sure it's a cliche, but watching it brings on so many happy feelings that I can't help it. My favorite scene in the whole movie is when Audrey Hepburn as Holly sings "Moon River" while sitting on her fire escape. It's such a beautiful song, and recently when watching it I realized what a lovely makeup look she's wearing in the scene.

It's not as full-on glam as her other looks in the film - you know the ones. This look is more of a hazy, lived-in version, which really appeals to me. Her skin in this scene (as well as the whole film) is flawless, though it looks like she's not wearing any foundation at all. To mimic this, I'd pick something that looks incredibly skin-like, like the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water - it's so thin that it just becomes one with the skin, while at the same time evening out any imperfections. It also has the perfect finish, not too matte and not too dewy. She's also got this soft rosy flush to her cheeks, so I thought my two favorite blushes from Stila would be perfect. The Convertible Color in Lilium is one of my favorite makeup products - it blends onto the skin so easily, is so creamy and fresh-looking on the skin, and the shade is the perfect natural pink. The Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Rosewater is a very similar natural pink shade, but it's a liquid rather than a cream. This one gives a much more toned-down and subtle look, although it can be layered for more oomph. You could also do some contouring to try and mimic Audrey's killer cheekbones - since this look is so natural though, I'd leave that out on myself.

She doesn't wear too much eyeshadow throughout the movie, but what she does wear are soft browns and grays - the shades in the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette are perfect. I'd use a bit of Frisk, the third shade from the left, all over the lid. Audrey's most famous look is her cat eye, so a gel liner is essential. I like the L'Oreal one. After drawing a subtle winged line, I'd go back into the eyeshadow palette and take a mix of Primal and Undone, the last two shades, to smudge and diffuse the line. And you can't have an "Audrey Look" without lashes, so after curling them, I'd apply coat after coat of my favorite mascara at the moment, the Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara

Throughout the film, she wears a very distinct salmon-y nude lip color (I've found that the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon is a really close match), but in this scene it's, again, more lived-in and subtle. The perfect product for this is definitely the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. It's the best nude pink, and the soft matte finish lends itself very well to this worn-in look. 

You can check out the clip of this scene here. What's your favorite makeup look from a movie?


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