I love this 1925 cover of actress Greta Nissen. It’s such a “doll” look. Adorable. Greta was one of those talented Hollywood actresses whose career was ruined by talkies. (She had a strong Norwegian accent that Hollywood didn’t want). Here’s what I did to achieve a similar 1920’s inspired look:
FACE: I applied Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation in Beige Claire and blended with my fingers. Under my eyes, I applied Covergirl Simply Ageless Concealer in Corrector and blended with my fingers. With the puff included, I applied Coty Airspun Powder in Translucent. Cheeks are exceptionally rosy! With a blush brush, I applied NARS Blush in Desire, a matte hot pink. I applied the blush downwards. I also contoured down the nose with a countouring powder.
EYES: Brows actually look good for the 1920’s. I set my brows with Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear. For the shadow, I applied Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Riviera Rose (not pictured), a soft pale pink pearl. I applied from lashes to brows. On the entire lid, I applied Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Hot Cinnamon, a medium bronze shimmer. I also lined the bottom lash line with this shade. I lined the bottom water line with Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow Pencil in Sin, a shimmery champagne. I lined the top water line with Estee Lauder Artist’s Eye Pencil in Softsmudge Brown for a thicker lash look. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Estee Lauder More Than Mascara to top lashes only. I applied Ardell Dura Lashes. I feel that individual lashes on the outer corner would have been best for this look. But, I don’t have those right now.
LIPS: I lined lips with Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Wild Clover, a medium mauve. Directly from the tube I applied Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Bois de Rose, a medium natural rose with faint shimmer. To the bottom lip, I applied a small amount of Lancôme Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss in Spring Fling, a pale sheer pink.
For a fragrance…I wanted a sweet rose, so I went with Tauer Une Rose Vermeille for this look.
I’m pleased with how the makeup came out. It’s actually very modern. I think it’s a great look for light to medium complexions with light to medium hair.
Any weekend plans? I have none. It’s going to be cool and rainy. I thought about going shopping downtown, but I’m going to wait until after Thanksgiving sales. I remember last year, there were some great on-line promotions and I regretted not being “prepared” for them, haha. Have a great weekend!