MAKEUP MUSES Brigitte Bardot Born in 1934 in Paris into a well-connected family, Brigitte Bardot began modeling at a young age, appearing in women’s magazines and on the cover of Elle in May 1949 at the age of fifteen. Three years later she married journalist and film director Roger Vadim and appeared in her first film, Crazy for Love. She appeared in several more films over the next four years, but it was 1956’s controversial And God Created Woman that really made her a starand introduced the bikini to the world. Interestingly, like Twiggy and Marilyn Monroe, Bardot had her breakthrough after dyeing her naturally brownish hair blond: With this, a bombshell was born. Her biographer, Ginette Vincendeau, has written that Bardot (known as BB) €œset radically new standards of looks and behaviour for women . . . Bardot uniquely combined the new’ (iconoclastic sexuality, agency, new looks, the insolence of youth) and the old’ (the object of desire who knew exactly how to strike a pin-up pose). €10 Like Twiggy, BB also set trends with her makeup. The opposite of the round, wide-eyed mod look, she favored a sultry, winged eyeliner in an elongated feline shape, smoky wingedout lids, and full pale lips enhanced to their maximum poutiness with lip liner. Although Bardot very often did her own makeup, Odette Berroyer was employed as her makeup artist, working on many of her movies and appearances from 1955 to 1973, and the evolution of her eye makeup during this time suggests that Berroyer may have had a key part in creating her iconic appearance. The two women were close, and BB even bought Berroyer a flat near her home in 1978.