MAKE-UP LOOK: Une Femme Est une Femme (1961)

Sunday, January 1, 2012


photo source Film Stills

Anna Karina's role as Angela in Jean-Luc Godard's UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME (1961) has lived on in cinema and fashion history: her character's look - consisting of a wardrobe filled with primary colors, tights, and bows - has bewitched movie enthusiasts for decades. Whilst I am not usually a fan of Jean-Luc Godard's movies, I can't help but be charmed by this one! Anna Karina is undeniably adorable, and I really love Jean-Paul Belmondo's performance as Karina and Jean-Claude Brialy's friend - not to mention the adorable 50s musicals nod! The other day I decided it would be fun to do my make-up in a loosely based take on Angela's signature look in the movie. I pinned the sides of my hair up, put on some bright blue eyeshadow (I used Make Up For Ever's Flash Color Pot no20), applied black eyeliner in a cat eye style, and wore a red cardigan.

What movies to you turn to for beauty inspiration? And, as a side note, Happy New Year everybody! I hope you have an incredible 2012. ^^

60 comments:

  1. You have got this perfectly and it looks ever so lovely on you. You should definitely wear your make-up like this on a regular basis xx

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  2. You look so lovely and it truly reminds me of the movie! Happy New Year! Can`t wait to see what you`ll get up to in 2012!

    >'.'<

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  3. Wheeee, so cute! You can definitely see the link. Love it, though I hate coloured eyeshadow on myself - doesn't suit me, booooo.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  4. Oh you did an excellent job with that make up! You look like the spitting image of Anna :). I really love her clothing in Une femme est une femme!

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  5. You nailed the make up! I love her look in this film, she's so cute! you're a actually a bit of a ringer for her in these photos!

    Emma x

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  6. Wow you look gorgeous. I never would've thought to try blue but it looks perfect! xx

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  7. Happy New Year!
    Such a gorgeous look - I think one of my beauty resolutions might have to be a little more daring, I love that blue.
    Although not on film, my main beauty inspiration this year is Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks. I want her eyebrows!

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  8. This hairstyle looks great on you! I've never thought about who my make up inspiration is, hmm ...

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  9. I think you nailed it, you look lovely! I've never watched the film before, but I've seen screencaps of it everywhere and I think I'll have to watch it now, if for her style alone.

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  10. So cute! Anna Karina kind of looks like Kate Moss, but not as grumpy, haha. Have a great year, it has been so nice meeting you!

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  11. Amazing job, as per, Kailey! You totally nailed Anna's look. I haven't seen Une femme est une femme yet, but I typical love Godard. She was brilliant/beautiful in Vivre sa vie and Bande a part and I liked Jean-Paul Belmondo in A bout de souffle so I'm sure I'll love this one - plus, who doesn't love 50s musical references? ;)

    P.S. Happy new year! xoxo

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  12. You look awesome! I love "Une femme est une femme", Anna Karina and Belmondo so this post just made my day. :) Happy New Year!

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  13. You have done the makeup truly perfectly! <3 I am so obsessed with Anna's look in this movie!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  14. The makeup looks fab on you! I think people should bring bright blue eyeshadow back! Even though i am more of a 50's fan the makeup in 60's films always looks more fun to try. Great post.

    Jade

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  16. oh I adore Anna Karina! and this makeup is so good!
    Have a wonderful year Kailey! :)
    xoxo,
    B
    Ballad of Seasons

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  17. Wow good job, it look amazing!

    You have the cutest hair too :)

    Happy 2012!

    life/style/flash.

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  18. oh wow! So ABBA chic. I love it!

    Happy New Year darling!

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  19. Aaah this is such a perfect look! I wish I could try it out but I have these monolids which I don't know how to work with :'''(. You look amazing with it and so alike to Anna Karina! ♡_♡

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  20. I love this! You did a great job. Goddard films are awesome :)

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

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  21. I love make up from the sixies. You did a great job on the look. Your eye make up looks amazing. Love the colour of the eyeshadow.

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  22. Such a great inspiration! It looks totally fabulous on you!

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  23. I love this! <3 Anna Karina xx

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  24. I love this make-up style, I must try it myself. Happy new year!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  25. you did this SO well! Very inspiring, i think i'll try it sometime :]]]

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  26. Oh, I LOVE IT. I am giving it a try. You have pulled it off SPECTACULARLY.

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  27. Beautiful look. I really liked Une Femme Est Une Femme. My beauty inspiration has always been Audrey Hepburn. I think that timeless look is what I aspire to.

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  28. Gorgeous! What girl wouldn't want to look like Anna? (And you do quite a lot, regardless of the make-up!)

    Happy New Year! xx

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  29. i always see memes of her on tumblr, but never knew the film! thanks for educating me and creating such a beautiful look, it suits you perfectly

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  30. Kailey,
    You look exactly like her!!! Great makeup job. It's so spot on.
    By the way, I hope your New Year was amazing. Thank you for the wishes! I'm glad to have 'met' you in 2011. :)

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  31. its lovely!hope you can take a look at my blog x

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  32. Ahhh, it looks so pretty! I love the colour, it suits you :D I actually thought it was you in the row of four photos! Happy new year, hope it's magical and sparkly and everything else that's lovely ;D
    xxxx

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  33. Frickin' gorgeous! You're a dead ringer,actually!

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  34. Wow, you mimicked the look perfectly! I need to experiment more with makeup...I think I'm terrible at it though ahah

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  35. Oh I reallllllllyy like that I'm going to have to try this.

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  36. ooh I really want to try that,I've never heard of her but I like her look x

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  37. Brunettes look so qt with blue eyeshadow! Have you seen 'Two or Three Things I Know About Her (2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle)'? I quite liked it. xo

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  38. Beautiful! Anna Karina always looked so effortlessly chic and you look so like her!

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  39. I LOVE Anna Karina! You've truly perfected this look down to a t. Gorgeous!

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  40. You look gorgeous!
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  41. you pretty much nailed it!! So pretty :)

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  42. Holy crap, you captured the look perfectly!

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  43. I've been thinking a lot lately about doing a "Une Femme Est Une Femme" inspired makeup, I always loved how Angela wore such a strong eyeshadow without looking weird! You did an amazing work and you really look a lot like her :D

    The movie "Alphaville" also by Jean-Luc Godard is probably the movie that inspires me the most when it comes to beauty!

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  44. Pretty make up! Love it!
    Happy new year girly :)

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  45. Great inspiration! You have a very nice blog :) x

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  46. Anna Karina is one of the most beautiful women of the 60s and I love the makeup. Stunning!

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  47. Ah I know so many people who looove Anna Karina. She looks adorable as do you! You've translated the make up really well. I love it :)

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  48. This look really suits you, i swear by cat eye eyeliner too.. so pretty x

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  49. Do you have a cleft? I always thought clefts on girls are pretty. To add to the flattery, the blue eyeshadow stands out more with your black hair than her brown. :)

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  50. You've got this look down! I just wear liquid eyeliner, boring, but quick (:
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  51. What brand eyeshadow is that? Love the colour. Nice contrast to the sweater. Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

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  52. You sort of look like this Brazilian musician Mallu Magalhães, you should check her out! I also have seen that movie and I thought despite how slow the movie went, the protagonist was simply beautiful (and very stylish).

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  53. I love your hair its so cute, and this make up look really suits you! :0
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  54. gorgeous look. the bright colours are wonderfully refreshing, and you did the look justice!

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  55. how do you successfully apply black eyeliner in cat eye style? when i do it the line looks either too short or too fat. anyway i like all makeup and fashion style of the party with peter sellers.

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