Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tutorial: 50s Inspired Makeup Look

The 50s were all about femininity and sensuality. Bombshell beauties like Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sophia Loren ruled the silver screen. They were radiant, beautiful, sexy, and irresistible. They gave the impression they could get any man they wanted and they probably could!

Here's the finished look:



Their makeup reflected these features. Luckily for you bombshells, 50s style makeup is fairly easy to execute! Here's How:

How to get the eyes:

1) Use a neutral eyeshadow base from lash line to brow.

2) Blend a mid-tone brown eyeshadow into crease to contour.

3)Next apply a white-ish shadow from lash line to brow bone over the brown in the crease.

4) Line the upper lash line with a black liquid or cream/gel eyeliner sloping the line slightly down and out for a sleepy eyed effect.

5)You can us false lashes but weather you use real or fake, enhance those lashes with dark mascara! the smudge a little black shadow lightly on the outer half of your lower lash line.

How to get the Lips!

Make sure your lips are nice and smooth. For this, I use a lip brush and applied the lipstick that way. That's really the only step, just make sure you have a nice precise lip line, you can line your lips with liner if it's easier for you. Go with a red liner that's a close match to your lipstick:-)

I used these products:

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Mulch eyeshadow
MAC Vanilla eyeshadow
MAC Frost Pigment
MAC Fluidline blacktrack
Lancome Definicils Mascara


Well, I hope you enjoy this tutorial and try it out for yourself, I promise, it's really easy! Thanks for reading!


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