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.
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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.

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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.
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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?
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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.
 

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

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