Saturday, 31 January 2015

1950s Makeup Look

One of the most recent looks we had to do on my course for Makeup for Film, TV and Theatre was a traditional simple 1950s look. We looked at notable famous figures from the 50s like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn and looked at their makeup.

They had a paler complexion, using only a sheer foundation, concealer on blemishes and dark patches, blush, elongated brows with a high arch, a neutral simple eye, powder for a matte finish, a red or darker pink lip, mascara and of course, liquid eyeliner. 
Here's what I came up with on Becky my model.......

The makeup seems very simple and matte however I'm only used to applying makeup to myself, which is why I'm taking this course as you can probably tell by the liquid eyeliner! I found this the hardest part to get the eyes matching and also getting it as close to the eye as possible was difficult when working on an eye shape I wasn't used to.

The eyebrows we obviously had to work with what we had but using a dark eyeshadow made it a lot easier to follow the shape. I also found it so hard not to contour or bronze my model as I'm so used to this and think it completes a look!

I honestly enjoyed this style of makeup as it was very simple for a starting look, next week is 1960s! What's your favourite era for makeup?
Speak soon,
Beth xo

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  1. I love this look... winged liner is my go to look <3 xxx

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  3. Lovely post! I love this fifties inspired look. I enjoy your blog so much that I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Makeup artists gotta support other makeup artists :) Check out my post for the details!
    Abby x

  4. uhmm i think my fav make up era is the 50s. i love the simplicity of the look of audrey hepburn in roman holidays and breakfast at tiffany's!

    xx from Italy
    Cate // kate/idoscope | youtube