Since rediscovering How to Steal a Million this weekend, I've found myself in awe of Audrey's look. Her bold eyeliner and coral-colored pout exude a playful elegance that's as relevant now as it was in 1966.
Keys to achieving this look—
Create a radiant, semi-matte finish to the skin by applying Armani Designer Compact Foundation SPF 22 over an illuminating primer, such as Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets. Then, using a fine-point brush, cover any remaining imperfections with an opaque concealer, like Cle de Peau.
Applied together, Givenchy Prismissime in Maharani Apricots adds a perfect balance of color and shimmer to the cheeks. Each of the powders can also be used on their own to highlight the eye and brow area as well.
For Audrey's look-at-me liner, I prefer to use a rich pencil, like Kanebo Eyeliner in El01, as it's easier to control than a liquid-based liner. False lashes are also a must (Shu Uemura's Smoky Layers are fantastic), as is a volumizing mascara, such as Fresh Firebird in Black. Your choice of shadow should be matte, and in shades of taupe, nude, and beige (depending on your skin tone and coloring).
With so many options available, it all comes down to the finish you're most comfortable with. For a pinch of color, try CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain in Coy Coral. To achieve a retro, muted lip use NARS Lipstick in Barberella, or Lancome Le Rouge Absolu in Peche, for a silkier finish. For a glossy lip, you can't beat YSL Gloss Pur in Pure Coral. And if a sheer, barely-there tint is what you crave, try MAC Slimshine in Missy.
To complete this look, use a complimentary shade of nail lacquer, like Chanel Le Vernis in Orange Fizz (a creamy coral) or Dior Vernis in Sweet Orange (a shimmering, peach-pink). If you're one to restrict bright colors to your toes, pair either of these polishes with Essie Power Lunch (a sheer, pearly peach).