Inspiration from the 1940 and 1950 make-up for me is watching old movies, for example, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany, Cat on Hot Tin Roof, Some Like it Hot, the list of movies is endless looking at photographs, images of film stars during this era.
Make-up during this era had a slight different element from each decade.
Skin was matte and contoured. The eyes shaded slightly in a neutral brown tone to socket and liner to the outer corner but only taken to the last outer lash. The eyebrows were more angled and shaped straighter with a fuller volume. Lips were overdrawn in a "balloon" shape from the cupids bow. The colours were soft the eyes and the lipsticks shades were a softer raspberry and reds.
Skin was matte and contoured with a light hint of blusher high on cheekbones. The eyes defined with a shimmer shadow and neutral tones with the liner to outer corner and a slight extended into a flick. The eyebrows are curved and soft compared to the 1940 more of a arch. The lips again overdrawn and taken from outer corners to mouth. The colours similar to the 1940 with more red lipsticks.
Make-up brands that i use vary from all ranges from Ariane Poole, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Bobby Brown, Jemma Kidd, Nars, many more. I will be offering 40's and 50's make up trials at The Wedding Institute on Sunday 29th April, so grab yourself a ticket and join the queue for a little flick of eyeliner and red defined lips.
See you there....