The Brigitte Bardot Effect - Happy 80th Birthday!

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and although we say that copying is a bit, well,  unoriginal we can't deny that the look pioneered by original sex kitty, Brigitte Bardot, is pretty hard to resist.

Modern celebs like Sienna Miller, Georgia May Jagger, both Delevignes and Kate Hudson pay tribute to Bardot every time they step on the red carpet and though she may be a bona fide style icon in her own right, Kate Moss owes her just-out-of-bed sexy hair to the French actress/singer/model/animal rights activist. Her smokey eyes too. And her nude lips. And her red lips!

The great thing about the Bardot look is that it's easy to emulate, but - it's quite hard to get right. The bed head style requires actual styling and smudgy eye make-up can't be created just by giving your peepers an aul rub with your fists. So, while perhaps you can't get Bardot-ed up by a Glam Team á la the bouffant-headed beauties of the A-List, we say, have a go at 60s-esque make up (let our Laura show you how.)

Let's celebrate La Bardot today, as she enters her ninth decade by flipping back our hair, pouting those lips and applying a generous few layers of liner and mascara. Viva Brigitte!


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