26 October 2010

Brigitte Bardot Inspired...


I've been promising you guys this tutorial for SO long, and it's finally here.  I'm having some serious computer difficulties at the moment so I'm sorry for the delay in getting this tutorial up.  *EDIT* It's now live, click here to watch!  Here are a few shots from the video and a blog post on how I achieved this Brigitte Bardot inspired look!


Here are all the tools I used for hair and make-up!  As you can see, you really don't need a lot of products/materials and this is actually very easy to do.


Hair: You will need some bobby pins (not pictured because I was wearing them!), a round brush and some hairspray.  I used L'Oreal Elnett.  I did a half-up, half-down style with a lot of volume at the top.  I had straightened my hair using my GHD the day before, and backcombed the top part just at my crown, using hairspray as I went to achieve a volumised look.  I styled this and pinned it at the back using four bobby pins.  I also backcombed my fringe for added volume and set the whole look with lots of hairspray.


Make-Up: You first need a matte foundation base.  I didn't include this in my tutorial as it's the same foundation routine as I did in my Autumn Makeup Look video.  I used Bare Minerals foundation, concealer, Mineral Veil and Warmth bronzer for a matte, natural base.  For the eyes, I used Impala Waterproof kohl eye pencil in black as a base and in the lower waterline.  I used Bourjois Noir Precieux eye-shadow all over the lid and along the lower lashline, Maybelline Line Definer liquid liner in black along the top lash line and CoverGirl LashBlast mascara.  I used my Bare Minerals concealer to tidy everything up.  For lips I used Davis accent lip pencil in a neutral pink and Rimmel Airy Fairy lipstick.  On my cheeks, I used Maybelline's ExpertWear blush in Rose.  Again, I kept both lips and cheeks a matte neutral pink colour.


Fashion: Brigitte Bardot's style was very classic and Parisian chic.  She wore a lot of 50's style dresses that are particularly flattering for girls with curves...with a very cinched waist and an A-line skirt.  This dress is from TK Maxx and has a high-neck which gives it a late 1950's/early 1960's feel.  She also wore a lot of kitten heels and mid-heels rather than platforms or killer heels.  The black shoes I'm wearing are from ASOS.  She wore minimal jewellery and kept the main focus on her big hair and smokey eye make-up.  I'm wearing simple silver studs from Accessorize.  

Alternatively, for a casual Brigitte Bardot inspired look, I would opt for skinny jeans or cigarette pants, ballet flats and (if you wanted to be really French!) a nautical blue and white striped top.

So, I hope this post will inspire you not just this Halloween but also for any other reason you might like to channel Brigitte in either your hair, make-up or outfits...and as always, let me know what you think! 

Stay Stylish!

xoxo



28 comments:

  1. Awwwww I love all these pictures and you look so classic and stunning! XOXO

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  2. You look so super stunning in these pictures.. love u xxx

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  3. Those black and white pictures are beautiful!

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  4. So gorgeous! I can't wait for the video.

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  5. these are my favourite pictures I'v seen of you:) x

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  6. you look so nice these are my favourite pictures I'v seen of you:) x

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  7. You look so amazing in these Anna. Love this look and going to try it out to switch it up from the red mouth all the time :)

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  8. SOOO pretty as always anna. i love this look and i love the dress.

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  9. This is such a beautiful look! I love the dress- so pretty! You should definitely wear it more often. :)

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  10. You look amazingly beautiful! I like it all - the hair, the makeup, the dress!

    I think that you're really a makeup artist now, the eye makeup is amazing and super profesionnaly done!

    Bravo!

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  11. GORGEOUS!!! I am really loving your new haircut and that make-up is so pretty on you...LOVE that black and white picture!!!

    Liesl :)

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  12. This look is beautiful!! I love that dress, too!! I can't wait for the tutorial! ♥

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  13. @crawlinginmyweb Thank you, sweetie!

    @LeFloof <3

    @Maeve Thank you!

    @Ashley Thanks, it should be up today...Jonathan is editing it at work, eek!

    @Orla Aww, thank you so much!

    @Rebecca Thank you! You should definitely try it, having said that I've never seen anyone pull of red lips the way you do ;)

    @Meredith Thanks! <3

    @Heidi Thank you :) I know, I've only ever worn it once! :(

    @Policosmetics82 Aww, thank you Polina!!

    @Liesl Thank you Liesl! xxx

    @Shopperita Thanks dear, it will be up later on today!

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  14. hmm. i agree with lefloof.. who could that lovely man be ;) haha

    you look stunning in the first black and white picture anna! :D

    xxx

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  15. WOW! You look stunning, Anna!! Loved this post!! xx

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  16. That looks very very beautiful!

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  17. you look very beatiful, i like this make-up a lot

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  18. I'm in love with your lips! and hair seems stunning, too.

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  19. I like your hair like that. Look forward to the video!

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  20. you're beautiful! Love your look...well done girl!

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  21. Love the black and white photos, SO cute, you should get them framed! X

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  22. Love the hair!:X:X
    This look really suits you!Kisses!

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  23. beautiful!! loved the second to last photo, it's a really natural picture of you. Sometimes the simplest expressions say so much more in a picture. Great job with the look!

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  24. I saw this top and just thought it would look amazing on you :) Loving you blog and videos!!! You make be feel so festive :)

    http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2061363&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208524&parent_categoryId=203984&sort_field=Relevance&pageSize=20

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  25. You look absolutely gorgeous in this post! Love love love the dress!

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  26. You look absolutely STUNNING Anna! I adore this look on you. The dress looks amazing too, so stylish and chic...<3 <3 <3

    Ahh! Is it weird I am so excited? Perhaps I drank too much coffee but I just love this entire look =) Pulled off beautifully. Way to go.

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  27. I am still trying to look for a pair of earrings like your studs. We use to have Accessorize in Canada but I think they closed down. I remember once after work I stopped by the store, not knowing it was popular in UK...just looked interesting, and thought, I must go back sometime...(it was a little out of the way location wise so I didn't for a while!)

    Anyway there were about 2 locations where I live, tried to look for it but they closed =( Even a stranger (who I asked for directions) on the street thought it was still there too!

    Boo-hoo. Will be on the lookout though.

    Love these outfits you put together =)

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  28. this is by far your best makeup ever!
    you should wear this more often, it's absolutely perfect for you, including the hair.
    great! :-)

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