1930’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Ida Lupino

1940's Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino was often referred to as “a model of modern feminist filmaking“. She often chose feminist acting roles (after a few budget “bad girl” roles) and in the early 50’s she was the first woman to direct a film-noir. She was also a writer and producer. My best guess is that this is a pic of Ida from the 1930’s. She spent most of the 1930’s blonde but this photo has been colored and I think they did her hair in her natural brown shade that she wore post-1940’s. Here’s what I did to get a similar Ida Lupino look:

FACE – Of course with the powers of photo blushing, Ida’s complexion is perfect unlike mine. I applied Reviva Labs Makeup Primer with my fingers (not pictured). I applied Guerlain Lingerie de Peau in Beige Claire and blended. Under the eyes and over blemishes, I blended Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer in Natural Honey.  With a fluffy powder brush, I applied Coty Airspun Loose Powder in Naturale. Cheeks are nude but I need a little bit of color so I applied a small amount of Clarins Blush Prodigein Rosewood, a nice neutral.

EYES – Brows are finely defined and mine are much thicker. I filled in my brows with Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre in Natural Blonde. On the lids, I applied NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone (not shown). For eyeshadow, I’m using Lancôme Color Design. From lash line to brows, I applied Positive, a matte sand. On the lid, I applied Pose, a metallic antique gold (this color is much more “Ida” than the pic of me below). I also used this shade to line the bottom lash line. I closely lined top lash line with Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil in Coffee, a dark brown. I also lined the top water line. I lined the bottom waterline with Paula Dorf Eye Liner in Enhancer, a soft “nude”. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara in Very Black to top and bottom lashes. I wish I had bottom lashes like Ida’s but I don’t. I then applied a set of Ardell Lashes.

1930's makeup look

LIPS – Lips are such a pretty color. I lined lips with Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in Rose to keep color in place. Directly from the tube, I applied Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Coral Crush, a satin coral. With a lip brush, I applied L’Oreal Colour Riche LeGloss in Red Ravishing, a bold red lip gloss.

For a fragrance, I wanted something with aldehydes and went with Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois. 

Ida Lupino Makeup

The flash made my eye makeup look washed out. But, overall I like this look. I think it has summer potential with the gold eyeshadow and coral lipstick. Ahh…summer.

What are your weekend plans? It’s a gloomy day today, even by Seattle standards. The dreaded s-n-o-w is predicted but I will believe that when/if I see it. It’s a cold, gloomy weekend and I’ll most likely hang around home. Have a great weekend and stay warm!

*Ida Lupino pic from www.doctormacro. Post contains affiliate links (excluding Sonoma Scent and Reviva Labs).

6 thoughts on “1930’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Ida Lupino

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous! I am not kidding when I say you are the reason I’ve upped my game, and I am very grateful for that. It’s fun, and I always feel somehow more creative and glamorous when I’m done. Does that sound silly?

    I’ve been monkeying around with metallic shades in golds and bronzes, and it’s been fun. Love the new L’Oreal glosses – I have two of them, and they are wonderful.

    Would love to hear your thoughts on mascara on the lower lashes. I don’t usually wear it, and it works. Makes my eyes look a little larger, but sometimes I want a more dramatic lash, and it generally tends to bleed. I bought the Maybelline One By One Volum’ Express mascara in waterproof black. It seems to work a bit better, but still smudges the tiniest bit. Thoughts?

    • 🙂 No it makes sense. I seriously wear makeup for myself and how it makes me feel. It makes me feel polished and it is a creative outlet.

      Metallics, I would have used that new Maybelline Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in the Gold IF I owned it when I did this look. It would have been much better for this. Have you tried them? They are awesome for our rainy weather and seriously last and last. I thought I wouldn’t like metallics but these work even as a liner.

      I don’t wear mascara on the bottom unless I do a vintage look or for some reason line my bottom lash line. It doesn’t do much for me other than smudge. I look more awake and alive without it. The mascara that seems to work for me is the Maybelle Full n Soft Waterproof and Mally Volumizing. Those don’t run on me.

  2. Victoria,
    I’m a huge fan of your vintage posts…I always look to icons of the past for inspiration.

    Women in the celebrity spotlight got nothing on Vintage Beauties like Ida!

    I’m also a fan of SSS Champagne de Bois!

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