Friday, 4 July 2014

Retro Makeup: 1930's

A long time ago I had an idea that I would live up to my blogs name and reignite my love for everything with a retro vibe. I had the idea that I would attempt to recreate iconic makeup looks of the decades, ranging from the 20's to present day. It has been a while since my last attempt which was a 1920s Flapper Girl, but I've finally got round to doing another which is look based on the 1930s.

For this look I was a little bit suck for ideas, because I didn't want it to look too much like a 1940s recreation which I already have a look in mind for. As I wasn't getting any closer to any ideas I asked my grandma who was born in the 30s if she could give me some sort of idea. She told me how she would watch her older sister apply makeup, and the type of products that she used. She told me how everything was very simplistic but a red lip was always the thing to wear. So here is my attempt at a look...

I wanted it to look as though I had nothing on my skin so I just mixed some of MACs ProLongwear Concealer with my regular moisturiser. This gave me a very light coverage but with just enough to cover the bits that need hiding. This was it for the base, no bronzer, blush, highlight or concealer. For my eyes, I applied a very light layer of Bootycall from Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and buffed in until it was almost invisible. This just brightened my eye a little but still looked like there was nothing there. A tiny bit of mascara and a light application of matte brown shadow on the lower lashline. A slick of matte red lipstick, the one I chose was Sleek Matte Me in Rioja Red, and you're done!

I love how simple this is and how little products I had to use. It's definitely a look that I see myself wearing again!
If you want to see my 1920s Flapper Girl look, you can find that here


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