Hey, ladies! I did a couple makeup trials today. They weren’t that different from each other, but I’m wondering if I should go in a different direction? I’m trying to have a slight 1920s feel to my wedding. Do you think this works? I think the real distinction is that all the silent movie actresses were super pale, and I have a yellow tint to my skin if I’m not a little tan, so that’s not a very good option for me :(.
Thoughts? Advice? Any or all would be appreciated! I have a ton of eyeshadow and I’m open to different lipstick colors, so don’t be afraid to make suggestions!
I’d tone down the eyeshadow and bump up your lashes–I did a quick Google search of “1920s stars” and found that many of them have dark lips that are very well-defined, minimal eye shadow, and long, full, dark lashes. Instead of applying shadow to your entire lid, focus on the area just above your lash line. Also, don’t be afraid to darken and define your brows! Hope this helps. 🙂
I like the old-fashioned makeup look. Your lips are perfect and I wouldn’t change anything. The 1920’s were all about eye drama, lip drama and pale face with barely any blush. When I want to do a old glamour look, I do a very thick line of liquid eye liner which adds instant timelessness to your look. I would keep the eyeshadow the way you have it but add false eyelashes to that extra punch of drama.
Try this, but not so crazy with the eyeshadow haha:
I would go with the lighter eye makeup and play up your lashes and brows. Darker makeup can have a tendency to make your eyes appear smaller. I do think you’re going in the right direction with the lip color. My only suggestion there would be to pick something with a darker base- maybe a little bit of blue or violet in it- the red you’re wearing in the photos is coming across slightly orange in the photos.
I love the inspiration for your makeup though. I love the idea of vintage- especially from the 20s. It’s very distinct and classic.
Another thought–instead of going red-red on the lips, which makes me think of the 40s/50s more than the 20s, why not try a burgundy tone? Still in the red family, but a deeper, richer color than classic red.
I have done a lot of twenties make-up for shows and we are always told to play up super long lashes, darker thinner eyebrows and small round lips. Kind of like heart shaped lips. I have lips like that naturally (and hate them) but I am sure you could make the lining more defined and pointy kinda like a heart.