Beauty Icon: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

Known for her smooth golden locks, fresh face and minimalist style, the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy was a timeless beauty and a true fashion icon. Her makeup mirrored her style in many ways—clean, simple and fuss-free.

To recreate her look, keep skin as healthy-looking as possible. If you can wear it bare, go for it! If you need a little extra coverage, use BB cream to achieve her classic fresh-faced look. Make sure your eyebrows are well-groomed, and stick with really clean lids—skipping the eyeshadow and liner altogether, or choosing a shadow that’s close to your skin tone. Add a coat or two of quality mascara. Finish off the face with a ruby red shade of lipstick—a signature look of hers!

Get her look:
Dr. Jart Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm ($36)
Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara ($22)
Clé de Peau ‘La Beauté Enigmatique’ Eyebrow Pencil Cartridge ($25)
Nars Semi Matte Lipstick ($26) + Lip Pencil ($25)

Written by Natalie Lynn Borton of Thoughts By Natalie.
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Author: Natalie Borton

Natalie is a San Diego-based jewelry designer and blogger who covers style, motherhood, wellness and life. Find her on Instagram at @natalieborton!

  • I was just looking up her makeup last week. Not much of it is still made, but she did wear MAC Russian Red as the bold red lip, or so they say.

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