Frida Khalo’s Beauty Statements

Artist, feminist, communist, fashion icon, LGBT idol – Frida was a great many things. She embodied unconventionality and put Mexico on the fashion and beauty map. A look at how the Mexican artist celebrated individuality through her make-up. We break down the rebellious artist’s signature statements.

Chic Cheek

Olive-skinned Frida was unafraid of using colours in her art, attire and make-up. She loved highlighting her cheekbones and often wore a bold red lip stain to match.


The Brow Code

Rule breaker alert. Before Brooke Shields and way before Cara Delevingne, Frida rocked the big brow. Her iconic unibrow has been immortalized courtesy her many self-portraits, giving the rest of us the courage to go bold with them.

Gender Bender

After her divorce from fellow artist Diego Rivera, she cut her hair short and owned the look effortlessly by wearing men’s suits. Did someone say androgynous fashion?


Hair Supply

Long before Game of Thrones made elaborate milkmaid braids a thing, the Latin American artist rolled up her thick, black hair into stylish updos, complete with a centre parting. She loved flowers and ribbons, and absolutely no one wore floral crowns better than her.

I wrote this article for the July issue of The Juice magazine. It was originally published here.

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