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Danielle Darrieux inspired make-up tutorial
Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 (yes she is still alive rocking 95 !), she is the most recognized and talented french actress of all time. She has been doing movies for 80 years !
Her first movie was called "Le Bal" (1931) and her last was "Pièce montée" (2010). She went through silent movies and speaking movies. Some of her most well-known movies are : "La Coqueluche de Paris" (1938 - The Rage of Paris), "L'Affaire Cicéron" (1951 - 5 Fingers), "La Vérité sur Bébé Donge" (1952), "Le Rouge et le Noir" (1954 - The Red and the Black), "Alexander The Great" (1956), "Madame de..." (1953 - The Earring of Madame de...), ... and the list goes on and on !
She is also a good singer.
She met and worked with several famous actors and actress such as Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais, Gérard Philipe, Jean Gabin, James Mason, Richard Burton, Catherine Deneuve (my all time favorite french actress).
She was known as DD (her initials), way before the famous BB (Brigitte Bardot).
She got married 3 times.
She is part of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres as an Officier (Order of Arts and Letters as an officer) which is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields, in France. She is also a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour) and she received an Honorary César in 1985, a Molière d'honneur in 1997 for her career and a Globe de Cristal d'honneur in 2010. She received 3 times the Victoire de la meilleure comédienne du cinéma français in 1955, 1957 and 1958 (best french actress).
So as you can see, she's pretty accomplished !
My inspiration comes from a mix of the different looks she wore (my main inspiration being from the movie L'Affaire Cicéron see the first picture).
The eyeliner is closer to what she wore during the 40's (see pictures below) and the brows are definitely 50's. The eye shadows are mostly matte but I included some very light shimmer ones for a more balanced look. I chose to use a white pencil in my waterline, like her 30's/40's make-up.
My eye shape is very different from hers (she has a very define crease and quite deep set eyes).
For the lips I didn't do a full orangy-red lips because it doesn't look great on me. I first used a dark neutral red lipstick and then I applied an orangy-red lip tar on top. And of course I did a 50's full lip shape.For the face... matte people ! 30's-50's = matte (french people are huge fans of a matte finish anyway)
List of products :
-- M.A.C Cosmetics FIX +
-- MUFE 5 Camouflage cream palette n°5 (green cream used)
-- CHANEL Perfection lumière Long-wear flawless fluid makeup SPF 10 (shade n°12 Beige rosé)
-- TEMPTU PRO s/b Concealer wheel
-- Paris Berlin Translucent powder
-- Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Super matte loose powder n°20
-- Paris Berlin Eyebrow pencil n°3
-- M.A.C Cosmetics Eye shadows in Omega and Copperplate
-- NARS Blush in Douceur
-- M.A.C Cosmetics Blush in Peaches
-- Too Faced Shadow insurance
-- M.A.C Cosmetics Eye shadows in Blanc type, Omega and Copperplate
-- Bobbi Brown Shimmer wash eye shadows in Bone and Champagne
-- Bobbi Brown Matte eye shadows in White
-- MUFE Matte eye shadow n°50 (Orange)
-- M.A.C Cosmetics Eye khôl in Fascinating
-- Urban Decay Liquid liner in Perversion
-- Red Cherry Short, Medium and Long flare lashes
-- M.A.C Cosmetics Haute & Naughty lash mascara
-- REVLON Matte lipstick n°007 In the red
-- OCC Lip tar (name unknown orange based red)
Here is the tutorial for this look :
Hope you guys enjoyed !
Talk to you all later ! :)