“I’d quite like to try doing a 50’s style look

“I’d quite like to try doing a 50’s style look with my makeup but I don’t know how to go about it. Can you help?” - Lost Summer Memories Maybe!  I’m not a makeup artist at all so I’ll just tell you what I would do if I got invited to a 50’s theme party, like, tomorrow.  I think the quintessential look for this era is pure skin, a decently significant brow, and a red lip … sometimes the eye is quite nude, or dusted with white shadow. But why not modernize it just a bit?  1. Base - I like Make Up For Ever HD Foundation when you really want to get a uniform look with a slightly matte finish.  Keep the blush simple and minimal. 2. Eyes - An intense pearl white like Stila Jewel Eye in Opal all over lid and into inner corners, followed by mascara.  If you want to update it for fun, I love the idea of a blue or teal liner - Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams are great. 3. Brows - The 50’s brow is full and fluffy. I like to brush upwards, fill with pencil in tiny strokes, and brush upwards again.  This is a good all-in-one solution: Smashbox Brow Tech to Go. 4. Lips - If you do nothing else, do a true red lip!  I love YSL Pur Couture in Rouge Vernis, and I’m also a huge fan of the Bite invisible lip pencil. If you have any tips for a 50’s look, or if your approach is totally different, perhaps share in the comments? PS New post on Lady on how I shop the best stuff from Forever 21 Image: Vogue Mexico

“I’d quite like to try doing a 50’s style look with my makeup but I don’t know how to go about it. Can you help?” - Lost Summer Memories

Maybe!  I’m not a makeup artist at all so I’ll just tell you what I would do if I got invited to a 50’s theme party, like, tomorrow.  I think the quintessential look for this era is pure skin, a decently significant brow, and a red lip … sometimes the eye is quite nude, or dusted with white shadow. But why not modernize it just a bit? 

1. Base - I like Make Up For Ever HD Foundation when you really want to get a uniform look with a slightly matte finish.  Keep the blush simple and minimal.

2. Eyes - An intense pearl white like Stila Jewel Eye in Opal all over lid and into inner corners, followed by mascara.  If you want to update it for fun, I love the idea of a blue or teal liner - Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams are great.

3. Brows - The 50’s brow is full and fluffy. I like to brush upwards, fill with pencil in tiny strokes, and brush upwards again.  This is a good all-in-one solution: Smashbox Brow Tech to Go.

4. Lips - If you do nothing else, do a true red lip!  I love YSL Pur Couture in Rouge Vernis, and I’m also a huge fan of the Bite invisible lip pencil.

If you have any tips for a 50’s look, or if your approach is totally different, perhaps share in the comments?

PS New post on Lady on how I shop the best stuff from Forever 21

Image: Vogue Mexico