While the actress rarely switched up her eye makeup, she did play around with other areas of her beauty.
She often painted her pout in a vibrant crimson color during the 1950s—a major trend in that era. However, just as the times were changing in the Swinging Sixties, she swapped out the fiery vermillion shade for a much softer hue: a peachy pink.
It became such a trademark of Audrey’s that she even encased the delightful color in a one-of-a-kind Cartier lipstick holder made of 18-karat gold and embellished with a single sapphire stone. Engraved on the bottom were her initials, “A.F.”—a reference to her marriage with Mel Ferrer at the time. Très chic!
Per celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge—who purchased the makeup accessory and referenced the Christie’s Auction description provided by Audrey’s son, Sean—the specialty piece actually contained a small amount of Audrey’s personal lipstick, which she described as “a true salmon pink.”
Many beauty devotees have considered Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon a great dupe (especially in reference to her Breakfast at Tiffany’s lip color). Others that look similar to Audrey’s tried and true: Sephora Collection’s Rouge Lacquer Lipstick in Slay and MAC Cosmetics’ Powder Kiss Lipstick in Sheer Outrage.
Although Alberto helped define the star’s signature glam over the years, it’s important to note that beauty pioneer Wally Westmore is responsible for many of her iconic looks in films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, Funny Face and others.