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Style Icon: Brigitte Bardot

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Who doesn’t love Brigitte Bardot? The little French actress of the 50′s and 60′s – and bonafide sex kitten – had one of the sultriest come-hither looks of all time, and people have been copying her iconic look ever since. Part of what is so amazing about her look is how relevant it still is – the winged eyeliner, the big luscious bed-head curls – its retro, but still right on trend today.

So, lets talk about how to get the sultry siren’s look…


Use a liquid eyeliner to create a cat-eye on your top lid – this is the signature part of Bardot’s lid. Apply a thin line beginning from the inside of your eye all along your upper lash line. Stay as close to the lash line as possible! At the corner of your eye, bring the eyeliner brush upwards past the edge of the eye. Taper the line at the end and thin it out as it reaches it end point. Repeat it again and again until you get a nice thick line. And don’t forget to line the bottom last line as well – a pencil may work better for this! Next, apply a neutral eyeshadow on your lids. Finish off the look with some feathery false lashes and lots of mascara!


Use a pinkish-nude liner and line closely to the outside edge of your lips to provide a full and pouty appearance. Bardot was known for her pouty looks. A nude or pale pink matte lipstick is the perfect shade to finish up with.


Whip out the hot rollers, ladies! They’re back and they’re the easiest way to get the voluminous look that Bardot sported. Make sure they are big enough to create a nice wave – not ringlets! As you pull each section out, tease it with a back comb or brush. Smooth it over, hairspray it and pin up any sections you like – or leave it down and cascading.

Here’s what you’re going to need…I think I am going to try the look for my next party or event!

Brigitte Bardot  Makeup and Hair Blow Hairspray, Pop Beauty False Eyelashes, T3 Hot Rollers, Estee Lauder Black Eye Crayon, Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner, Burberry Mist Sheer Lipstick, Dior Diorshow Blackout Mascara, Philips Teaze Comb

Have you ever tried out the French actress’ look? Are you going to now?


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5th April 2012 | ashley | Hair & Beauty, Style Icon

i am defo going to try it out for my graducation as i tink its perfect, im also doing a sort of omage to her hair style of buffant with a side ponytail. but if you know how she did her hair i would love to know. xxxx