Hearing the name Brigitte Bardot instantly sparks descriptive words like sexy, vixen and bombshell—she exudes confidence and an iconic je ne sais quoi. Credited with popularizing the city of St. Tropez, Bardot’s makeup was always soft yet smoldering, and her voluminous and always oh-so-blonde mane defined a generation. It’s no surprise that this French bombshell’s femininity continues to inspire present-day beauty. We all want to get this sultry icon’s timeless ’60s look!
1) It’s all in the eyes—or, in Brigitte’s case—the cat eye. Using Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner ($6.44), create a thick line on the upper lash line, adding a dramatic flick on the outer corner. Before it dries, smudge the line with a cotton swab or Sonia Kashuk Smudge Brush ($4.99) for a slightly imperfect look. Connect the upper outer corner of the eye to the lower lash line for maximum impact. Bring the line to the inner corner of the under eye and smudge slightly. Leave the waterline bare.
2) Dramatic lashes are key for her sultry, doe-eyed look. Load on two to three coats of L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara ($7.04), leaving the bottom lashes bare.
3) While Brigitte’s hair was a bright honey blonde, her brows were always a few shades darker, giving her look that distinctive edge. Fill in brows with Bobbi Brown Light Brow Kit ($47).
4) Brigitte’s full and pouty lips were eternally nude with a pink undertone, rounded and lined well past the natural lip line. Line lips with M.A.C lip pencil in Subculture ($16.25) and fill in with L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Toasted Almond ($8.95), blending both products together with your ring finger.
5) A dab of peachy Stila Convertible Color blush in Lillium ($25) to the cheeks is all you need to warm up the complexion.
6) Volume is key to recreating Brigitte’s bouncy mane. Apply a Living proof Full Thickening Cream ($26) to damp hair and blow-dry, using your fingers to create volume. Wrap hair in Remington T Studio Pearl Hot Rollers ($34.99), mist with hairspray and allow to cool. (Pro tip: always pull hair at a 90-degree angle from the head when putting rollers into the hair for major lift). Once cool, remove the rollers and lightly brush out hair. Part down the middle and finish off with a final mist of hairspray.
By Erin Gerlach Of The Sparkle.
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