Audrey the Authentic…

by Dorothea

 The Art of Aging Gracefully

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
Audrey Hepburn

Audrey MakeupPhotograph by Douglas Kirkland 1966

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) needs no introduction or accolades, she is simply the epitome of style and substance. Rather than clinging to her youthful look, she embraced every stage of her life with wit, class and grace. You will find “Create the look” (and a video tutorial) at the end of this post!

AudreyTiffHer iconic look in the 1961 film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as Holly Golightly.

How to go from the look above to the ones below? Two things define her “timeless” look: perfect hair and perfect make-up.

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But Audrey also knew how to be natural and let her hair down:


And there were the times she really went natural, because there were matters greater than appearance and looks, and even then she looked fantastic:

AudreyUnicefAudrey in Ethiopia 1988 as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador – Photograph by John Isaac

When American Photo ran an issue on celebrity photography, they asked Isaac to ask Hepburn if they could airbrush her facial wrinkles. Audrey Hepburn’s replied, “Johnny, tell them not to mess with that picture. I’ve earned every one of those wrinkles.”

AudreybangladeshAudrey in Bangladesh in 1989

AudreyKenyaAudrey in Kenya in 1992

“Create the Look”:

Audrey’s smoky eyes and soft pink lips work well on women of every age, skin and hair color! One of my favorite make up artists Tom Pecheux created these looks for Estee Lauder (watch tutorial video), using strong colors for the eye make up that still create a sophisticated look:




“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

That is a motto to embrace!