How are you all doing? I know it’s been a very long time, since my last post, but I wanted to take some time off and focus on motherhood. But now I am back, can’t wait to share with you more make up tips and reviews.
Since I was in collage, I have always been so obsessed with Marilyn Monroe and her sexy looks. She always manage to look sultry but yet so classy with her bold lips and eyeliner.
That 50’s era kind of inspired me to create a slightly different type of makeup, but still in my liking zone. Other than Marilyn Monroe, 50’s decade is also filled with so many other beauty icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, etc. It was an interesting time after the world war. The 1950 look was strong, elegant, and chic.
So, yeah, i’m gonna be showing you how i recreate the 50’s makeup look. I got inspired by the pin-up old Hollywood girl but i created it in an effortless way.
A little heads up, the 50’s makeup look is about pale skin, red lips, and wing eyeliners. So, let’s get to it!
Complexion! Women in this era put foundation and set it with powder in slightly pale color, but hey, just do the normal makeup base you usually do. It’s fine.
Then i contour my cheeks and forehead just to give a bit dimension, and put a soft blush color on my cheek bone.
Next, let’s do the eyes. I put a matte white shadow on my entire lid (you can use any eye shadows), followed with brown neutral color shadow on my crease and start blend them up to create transition.
After that, i created wing eyeliners just like the iconic pin-up look. This time I prefer thin stroke on my eyes using Tom Ford eyeliner. The key to this 50’s makeup look is that your eyeliner must be on fleek! Finished them up with my favorite duo, Shu Uemura eye curler and L’OREAL Lash Paradise mascara.
You can add a white liner on your bottom line also to freshen up your eyes. Just like I did.
For the eyebrow, as usual, i used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. One of my favorite! Don’t forget to brush your brow hair first, following the hair line.
The other key is the lip color. I used the NARS lip crayon in Dragon Red. It makes a beautiful bright red color and it’s very easy to use. You can build up the color up easily. A little tip to create a flawless red lips: correct the outline of your lips using lip brush and concealer. Voila! The red color will be carved perfectly.