After reading What Remains, I absolutely fell in love with Carolyn Bessette Kennedy all over again. A little known fact: I met her on a beach in Big Sur while she and John were celebrating their first anniversary, and she was as kind and beautiful as you might imagine. Below is a piece I did on her classic makeup look for Glitter Guide this week—a look I personally adore and strive for myself!
Known for her smooth golden locks, fresh face and minimalist style, the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy was a timeless beauty and a true fashion icon. Her makeup mirrored her style in many ways—clean, simple and fuss-free.
To recreate her look, keep skin as healthy-looking as possible. If you can wear it bare, go for it! If you need a little extra coverage, use BB cream to achieve her classic fresh-faced look. Make sure your eyebrows are well-groomed, and stick with really clean lids—skipping the eyeshadow and liner altogether, or choosing a shadow that’s close to your skin tone. Add a coat or two of quality mascara. Finish off the face with a ruby red shade of lipstick—a signature look of hers!
Get her look:
>> Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm ($36)
>> Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara ($22)
>> Clé de Peau ‘La Beauté Enigmatique’ Eyebrow Pencil Cartridge ($25)
>> Nars Semi Matte Lipstick ($26) + Lip Pencil ($25)
What do you think of Carolyn’s classic beauty style?
Image via Glitter Guide