(Or: “You live alone, creating your life as you go.”)
A few years ago, I went through a phase where I was o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with all things Warhol, which led me to watch (the critically reviled, but personally loved) Factory Girl. Although I’d heard of Edie Sedgwick before, I didn’t really know much about her beyond her signature look. Much like Marilyn Monroe, although many aspects of her life were very sad, I found her–and her haunted glamour–fascinating.
And let’s face it: Edie was lightyears ahead of her time in being famous for being famous.
At minimum, you’ll need the following items:
- black eyeliner
- foundation and concealer
- neutral blush
- nude lipstick
- taupe and grey eyeshadows
- at least three eyeshadow brushes (one kept clean for blending)
- dangly earrings
- black and white striped top
If you want to go all out, you can add in any of the items below:
- cigarette (real or prop)
- leopard coat
- dark brown liner or brow pencil
Finally, a makeup look that doesn’t require a pale foundation! Ok, I guess my regular foundation could be considered pale, too, but at least I didn’t have to be any paler than I usually am for this one.
Anyway, I used a beauty blender for my foundation and concealer, making sure that all of my blemishes were hidden. Next, I used a neutral cream blush to add a little life to my cheeks, but made sure to keep it subtle.
The most iconic part of Edie’s beauty look was her over-the-top eye makeup. I lined my eyes with liquid liner, winging it out dramatically at the outer edges, and then I applied a pencil liner to the lower lashline. Then, I used the taupe and grey shadows to do a smokey eye that also winged out. I topped the look with false lashes.
I looked everywhere for my nude lipstick, but couldn’t find it. Instead, I used a tiny bit of the neutral cream blush on my lips and then topped it with a thin coat of Glossie r’s rose balmdotcom to add a tiny bit of shine. At the last minute, I also decided to darken my mole with a dark brown brow pencil so that it stood out a bit more.
I finished up the look by clipping back my hair (I couldn’t find a reasonably priced pixie wig) and putting on the striped shirt and dangly earrings. For some of the photos, I also added in a leopard coat, fake cigarette, and a glass (ideally it would have been a tumbler, but apparently I don’t have any…?).