Audrey Hepburn’s beauty tips
1. Perfect Lashes Take Work
Audrey famously used a pin to separate each of her lashes after applying mascara to get her trademark lush and defined eyelashes. Want the same effect without the risk of poking your eye out? A lash comb and non-clumping mascara should do the trick.
2. Ponytails Are Chic
A simple ponytail may seem like a lazy fall-back, but a perfectly straight side part and a bit of glossing serum can give you an Audrey-approved version in minutes.
3. Hair Products Are Key
After meeting Audrey in 1974, famed stylist Philip Kingsley created his iconic Elasticizer, a pre-shampoo product that keeps hair healthy and bouncy — even if it's constantly being styled. It's said that Audrey fell in love with the treatment, having large tubs of it shipped to her regularly.
4. Age Shouldn't Limit Your Style
See this photo of Audrey wearing a stunning Givenchy design? It was taken in 1988 when the actress was 59 years old. Take a page from her book and don't be afraid to take fashion risks simply because you're a little older.
5.Define Your Cupid's Bow
A dramatic Cupid's bow like Audrey's adds an extra dose of femininity to any look. Before applying your lipstick, use a sharpened lipliner to follow your natural lip line, but then dip a little below your natural Cupid's bow for a more exaggerated shape.
6.Simple Hairstyles Can Be Gorgeous
A bold print makes a big statement. So, balance it out with a slicked-back chignon, classic makeup, and minimal jewelry.
7. Big Hats Add Elegance
Not only do they protect your delicate facial skin from the sun, but you'll also look like an Old Hollywood starlet.
8. Bold Brows Are Always In
While wispier brows have come in and out of style, fuller, defined ones are always timeless.
9. Find a Signature Scent
Did you know that Givenchy L'Interdit was originally created in 1957 after designer Hubert du Givenchy commissioned perfumer Francis Fabron to design it specifically for Audrey? While we all can't have fragrances created just for us, we can pick a signature scent — whether it's a blend of two complex perfumes or a simple vanilla musk.
10. Steam Facials Work Wonders
One of Audrey's most beautiful features was her smooth complexion. According to many sources, she performed a steam facial twice per week. To do this at home, pour boiling water into a glass or ceramic bowl and lean over it with a towel over the back of your head, allowing the steam to rise into your pores for a few minutes.
11. Curly Girls Can Have Bangs
There's a common misconception that women with curly or wavy hair simply cannot have bangs without blowing them out or straightening them daily, but as Audrey proves in this 1953 portrait, curly girls can wear bangs, too.
12. Match Your Lipstick to Your Outfit
As Audrey proves in this studio portrait, this fashion and beauty trick is oh-so easy and oh-so chic.
13. Don't Be Afraid to Go Bold
For a statement-worthy hairstyle like a big beehive, try dark winged eyeliner with full eyelashes to balance your hair and face. Then, keep your lips and skin simple for a more modern look.
14. Shield Your Skin From the Sun
Applying sunscreen is a key step in any anti-aging beauty routine, but if you want an extra means of protection, a colorful umbrella like the one Audrey carried on a beach in 1955 is stylish and functional.
15. Perfect Posture Is Key
Want to look slimmer, taller, and more confident? Take a cue from Audrey and always sit or stand up straight.
16. Less Is More
At nearly 60, Audrey was as gorgeous as ever. That's because she knew the lighter the makeup, the better. Rather than weighing down her eyes with lots of heavy shadow or aging her lips with heavy lip liner and color, she kept things subtle, allowing her still-radiant complexion to shine through.