(Closed) Vintage Makeup Ideas!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

there is a picture somewhere on this website with a really great, classic look, i will find it and post it, although I dont want the bee who it belongs to to be offended.  let me see if i can find it…

Post # 4
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well I dabble a little with makeup as a hair dresser and when someone says Vintage hair and makeup … the first thing i think of is Pin Up Girls …. I mean think of the Icons like Marlyn Monroe & Bettie Page & the Rockabilly styles

I personally think… finger waves soft Curls.. Pompadors

I think Heavily Lined Eyes but smudged to be soft lines, long lashes  & red lips

Post # 6
322 posts
Helper bee

I love the hair and makeup videos from Super Kawaii Mama, here’s one for hair like Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) from Mad Men – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpa9Y-WWXmM

Speaking of Mad Men, theres a lot available on the web about the makeup for this show set in the 60’s, I found a tip from the makeup artist – “I didn’t use any lipsticks or nail polish colors that had blue undertones. They popped out too much on film. I wanted everyone to look natural. I stuck to true reds, true pinks, and true corals.” They used MAC cosmetics for season 3.

The key products would be liquid eyeliner, mascara and strip lashes for the cat eye look.

“Women of the 60’s had a stricter code of style and etiquette, so people tended to follow the trends closer to the book. Nowadays, women have a variety of different brow styles so we are constantly tweezing, shaping, and filling the brows to recreate the look of the period…

… Also, replacing gloss and sheer or shimmer lipsticks with matte reds, bright pinks, and corals help create a more retro look. Lastly, instead of a powder blush try using creme in pinks and corals to create a flushed looking cheek.”


For the Dita von Teese look, heres a great video tutorial – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18ha-IHJPiM

And another tutorial for the makeup inspired by the vampire queen Sophie Anne from True Blood (Evan Rachel Wood has a very retro makeup look in the series, not at all dark or goth, despite being a vamp) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFnIDWNqx-M

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