Alongside Anna’s quirky roles in the 60s, I fell in love with her makeup. Her feminine yet low-maintenance style seemed more accessible between the extremes of her contemporaries, super-groomed Audrey and bombshell Brigitte, with minimal dewy foundation, pink-peach lips and winged liner.
To recreate Anna’s ‘naturally healthy’ looking base I like to first massage few drops of Darphin’s Tangerine Aromatic Care Energising Oil* into the skin. It gives an impressive boost of radiance without leaving the skin looking or feeling greasy. The citrus scent is beautifully uplifting too. Following minimal foundation and concealer, FACE Stockholm’s bronzer in (aptly named) Marseille is perfect for adding an ‘I’ve been on the run in the South of France’ tan. It’s a particularly nice matte shade for adding colour and structure to paler skin. Anna’s blush is fairly natural and something like MAC Tenderling offers a similar sculpting flush. For lips, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 13 ‘Pink in Paris’* and Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 05 Candy Shimmer* add a wash of pink with a hint of gloss.
To replicate Anna’s winged liner I like to even out the eyelids with MAC Paint Pot in Painterly and line with Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner. A couple of coats with Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Excess Mascara* creates full volume without the need for false lashes. Most of her early 60s films are in black and white but, in Pierrot Le Fou and Anna’s (slightly dodgy French pop) ‘Roller Girl’ music video, her winged liner is sometimes paired with periwinkle blue eye shadow. Stila’s Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Periwinkle is perfect in a very thin line parallel to black liquid liner, or along the lower lash line, for a 60s inspired, but less full-on, look.
Anna’s brunette mid-length bob and full fringe in Pierrot Le Fou has also been the inspiration behind my haircut for the last few years. I’m yet to master the perfectly dishevelled finish, now sported by Karina ‘protégés’ Clemence Poesy and Charlotte Gainsbourg, without looking like I don’t own a hairbrush, but a few sprays of Oribe Dry Texturising Spray through the mid-lengths and a quick ruffle is a fairly good approximation.