Beauty Crush: Audrey Tautou in ‘Priceless’


Audrey Tautou Priceless 

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Audrey Tautou

The 2006 rom-com Priceless may be a French film, but one thing's for sure: Star Audrey Tautou's sunkissed beauty certainly isn't lost in translation. In a far cry from her iconic turn as Amelie, she of the whimsical bob and milky skin, Tautou channels her inner glamazon as Irène, a gold-digging vixen who gets duped by a hotel waiter. Looking the part requires a killer wardrobe—think exquisite lingerie, slinky gowns with plunging necklines, and a super-sexy backless gown—and a polished take on straight-from-the-beach hair and makeup.

It all starts with loose waves, though layers and some sideswept fringe keep the 'do from looking too beachy (not that that stops our leading lady from wearing her hair up and sticking drink umbrellas in it for one scene). Bumble and bumble's Curl Conscious range can help you tame your own waves, giving the right amount of bounce and definition without going too crunchy or wild. If your hair is naturally straight, add a texturing spray to your roots, blow-dry, and work a curling iron (about 1") section by section, using the texturing spray before each curl. Use your fingers to soften the curls, making sure they frame your face beautifully.

Vacationing in the Côte d'Azur, it's only natural for Tautou's character to have a gorgeous tan. The trick here is to achieve a soft, shimmering glow, not an orangey, baked burn. Fittingly, the actress' go-to brand, Chanel, has a Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base that guarantees a natural-looking tint. Follow up with their Sheer Illuminating Fluid to even out your complexion and boost the skin's radiance, using the Luminous Bronzing Powder for sculpting. Lastly, apply a small dap of highlighter to the apples of the cheeks and blend well.

Next, mimic Tautou's strong brows by filling your arches with Chantecaille's Brow Definer. For a night out, create a sensual smokey eye with Tom Ford Beauty's Titanium Smoke, finishing with a touch of dark brown liner and mascara for extra oomph.

Finally, coat your pout with a rose-hued lipstick, such as Burberry Beauty's Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick in English Rose. With any luck, it'll help you score a French kiss of your own!