Audrey Hepburn Cat Eyes at Badgley Mischka


With both French actress Romy Schneider (don’t worry, I Googled her for you) and Audrey Hepburn as the inspiration, makeup artist Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics created fresh, glowy skin and dramatic cat eyes for the look backstage at Badgley Mischka Spring 2010.

In the movie The Swimming Pool, filmed in France in 1969, Romy Schneider had a fabulous glow that Pecheux replicated on the models at this show with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Shimpagne.

On the eyes, he used Nanogold eye shadow and black liquid liner to create the Audrey Hepburn cat eye. Lips were lined in Whoorl Lip Pencil.

Hair for this show was created by Peter Gray for Redken. “I love the simplicity of this look,” says Gray. “But sometimes the most simple things are the hardest to achieve—the most complex.”

Gray applied Redken Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream-Mousse to damp hair to give the hair “a lot of guts” before blow-drying and then back-combing through the crest for volume. He then smoothed the hair back and separated into three horizontal sections across the back (see photo above). He first smoothed and fastened the middle section into a ponytail. He then used two more ties to fasten the remaining sections to the first ponytail.

Now comes the tricky part:


Gray then used a needle and thread to fasten the ponytail to the nape of the neck and then swept it up and through the loop for a sleek and glamorous result. Definitely not a look you can do by yourself at home!

Dashing Diva painted the nails an opaque shade of nude called She.E.O. to complete the look.

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  • Great article! has some great screen shots of Audrey, another great source for makeup inspiration.

    lana (Reply)

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