Bardot Inspired

One of the best things about a person is having identity. I'm not only talking about character, but also that "something" that makes them special. A while ago I ran into a Brigitte Bardot board on Pinterest and I had the idea of creating a look inspired by her. Her style was so unique that it took her name and turned it into the definition of a classic matte smokey eye. 

Una de las mejores cosas de una persona es tener una identidad. No sólo me refiero a carácter, sino también ese "algo" que los difiere del resto. Hace poco me topé con fotos de Brigitte Bardot en Pinterest y tuve la idea de hacer un look inspirado en ella. Su estilo era tan único que tomó su nombre y lo convirtió en la definición de un clásico smokey eye matte.

Something I find very important for this look is the way the eyeshadows are blended. The eyes are supposed to look a little lived in, slightly droopy, not the usual cat eye shape that we live in these days. There's a lot of smudging in the lower lash line that helps it look carefree and smokey. I obviously don't have the same lips as her so I outlined my cupid's bow to make it a little more rounded. What's so great about this look is that it fits everything and every one, even if you're new to makeup you'll find products similar to these to recreate something à la Bardot. 

Algo que encuentro muy importante para este look es la manera en que se difuminan las sombras. Los ojos deben verse como si ya tuvieran tiempo de haberse usado, un poco caídos, no en la forma cat-eye en la que vivimos en estos días. Hay mucho difuminado en la parte de abajo que ayuda a verse descuidado y ahumado. Obviamente yo no tengo los mismos labios que ella, así que delineé un poco por fuera el corazón de mi boca para hacerlo más redondo. Lo mejor de este look es que combina con todo, incluso si eres nuevo en el maquillaje seguro encontrarás productos similares a estos para recrear algo à la Bardot.

- L'Oréal 24H Infallible Foundation. 
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. 
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. 
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. 
- theBalm Downboy Blush. 
- 3 Concept Eyes blush in Maybe. 

- MAC Omega + Mystery (eyebrows/cejas). 
Wet n Wild Color Icon Kohl Liner in Baby's Got Black. 
- theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette: Matt Abdul + Matt Wood (lids and lower lash line/párpados y área de abajo), Matt Hung (crease/cuenca), Matt Lombardi + Matt Malloy (brow and inner corner highlight/iluminado de ceja y lagrimal). 
- Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara. 

- Beautique Defining Lip Pencil in Natural. 
- MAC Crème D'Nude Lipstick. 

Have you tried a Bardot style makeup before? Now I need to style my hair like hers!

¿Has probado antes un maquillaje al estilo Bardot? ¡Ahora necesito arreglar mi pelo como ella!


  1. Icons from the past really had their own style and signature look didn't they, while these days it's very easy for people to just blend. I think you portrayed her style perfectly and you look absolutely stunning as always x

    Beauty with charm

  2. I think matte shadows give a really nice classic look, nudes lips look great on you too! You've inspired me to try this look out :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

  3. I love the shape of the the eyeshadow, it's my favorite on myself compared to winging it out.


  4. Your eye makeup looks stunning. I don;t go for a very smokey eye but whenever I apply eyeliner I always like to smudge it out, it just gives a softer look. x

  5. Brigitte Bardot is one of my beauty icons and you re-create her look so beautifully Siham. Xx

  6. The makeup is gorgeous and the eye look is the one to be much appreciated out of all and it also suites you. Love your blog and if you fancy a read, check onto my blog

  7. Good to know I did it right! Thank you Ella <3!

  8. It's the easiest way to get a simple smokey eye, right? Thank you!!

  9. You're right! After I did this look I've been trying to stick to this sort of blending.

  10. I love mattes, they're so easy to work with. Thank you so much Hanh, please show me if you do! :)

  11. They do! I was a little scared to do this and not succeeding haha. Thank you so much Alina! :*

  12. I love dark eyes paired with nude lips. So pretty! Sadly I'm a granny these days lol and don't go out partying anymore (or very rarely). I feel like I just don't have enough occasions for a look like this. But your post made me want to find an excuse to go out just to recreate it. Lovely, as usual! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  13. Me neither, I'm becoming one of those people who rock smokey eyes at a café in the afternoon haha, better play with all that makeup! Thanks gorgeous Xx