Empress Sissi [Heart-to-Art]

Empress Sissi, portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

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Unconventional. Independent. Wild. Empress Elisabeth of Austria certainly did not leave anyone indifferent. Well captured by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, the Empress of Hearts was also known for her beauty. The German painter shows a radiant-looking Sissi whose features seem to be delicately enhanced by touches of makeup.

Scroll down to recreate Sissi’s look with a modern twist…

FACE

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Sissi’s complexion looks effortlessy flawless and healthy. Choose a BB Cream or a light coverage foundation and apply were needed to create a fresh looking skin as natural as possible. Skip powder or select one with a hint of iridescence to keep the glow.

EYES

For the eye makeup, nothing to complicated. Apply a bronze-toned eyeshadow all over the lid and blend around the crease for a flawless effect. Add a touch of light to the inner corner with a shimmery light shade. Finish up by tracing a simple line with a black eyeliner along the upper lashline – without creating a wing. Sissi does not seem to be wearing anything on her lashes but you could apply a few coats of brown mascara to keep the eyes subtle.

LIPS AND CHEEKS

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As for blush, add a light flush of pink to the cheeks – Sissi seems to have applied hers very close to her lips and blended it upward along her cheekbones. To complete the look, choose a orange-toned lipstick with a glossy finish – a bold orange will give a slightly punchy twist to this fairly natural makeup.

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-Hermine


Source

Sissi’s Painting: https://alchetron.com/Empress-Elisabeth-of-Austria-1166084-W

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