Friday, September 26, 2008

How To Steal A Million

This look was done as a request from our dear lovely Paige at MM. The best things I can say about her just don't do her personality justice, but I can honestly say that you Paige are a bright, generous and extremely positive person to have around ... and I greatly appreciate people like you in the world.

Paige asked for me to recreate Audrey Hepburn's look in the old film "How to Steal a Million" ... and I have tried my best to do so. It still isn't quite a match because no matter how hard I try with technique and shaping I will never even be able to fake having Audrey Hepburns eyes or wide smile, but the look in and of itself is pretty cool. Not only that, but it was alot of fun to attempt.

The bottom photo is what Paige kindly linked me to for inspiration, and it helped a great deal (how we lucked into having a photo with her eyes closed is beyond good fortune) ... and of course, here is the IMDB link to the movie.


basic face routine
Bare Radiance as blush; used Handy Buki brush

Nude Beach dry on browbone and slightly into inner corner of eye; used Flathead shadow brush
UD 24/7 eye pencil in Zero drawn into crease; blended slightly with Sephora #4 sponge applicator
MAC Metal-X Cream Shadow in Virgin Silver lash to crease line; used fingers
Extreme Silver foiled lash to crease line; used Wet/Dry brush
Cat Woman wetlined along crease line then blended downwards slightly; used Face Secrets Concealer/Liner brush and Wet/Dry brush
Cat Woman wetlined upper lashline only; used Face Secrets Concealer/Liner brush
Chanel Exceptionnel de Chanel mascara in Smoky Noir

MAC Lip Lacquer in Rainbeau

Questions? Comments? Please feel free to comment ... and thanks for looking!

And ... the inspiration for it all:


  1. I think you look simply divine, dahling! All that is missing is those false eyelashes! You certainly look like a Million, so no need to resort to stealing! Thanks for honoring my request! :-)
    <3, Paige

  2. I have always loved this picture of Audrey Hepburn! Excellent interpretation!

  3. Oh this is WONDERFUL!! ou are so talented hunny!! I would LOVE to try this!!
    Hope you are feeling all better hun - strep throat sucks!! ((hugs))

  4. Thanks so much everyone for all the compliments. Never in my wildest dreams had I considered lining my crease ... but it kinda works!

    And yes ... I am feeling better. Still really swollen throat, but at least it isn't on fire anymore! Thanks for all the get-well wishes!


Please be nice (that doesn't mean you have to like the look ... just be nice about not liking it!) ... no one likes a troll ;)