I love Dorothy Dandridge. This is a beautiful picture of her. She’s pretty in pink 🙂 I am also loving her thick brows in this pic. This look can work for many complexions, eye colors, and hair colors. Here’s the colors that I used to achieve this classic 1950’s pink makeup look.
FACE: Apply a dewy finish foundation such as Lancôme Absolue Makeup in your shade, with a foundation brush. I applied Covergirl Simply Ageless Corrector under the eyes to cover dark circles. With a powder brush apply a dusting of pressed powder such as Victoria’s Secret Pressed Mineral Powder in your shade to set foundation. With my fingertips, I applied two sheer layers of Revlon Cream Blush in Berry Flirtatious, a sheer berry flush shade, and blended.
EYES: There’s no way that I can get Dorothy’s brows. I filled in my brows with a brow powder, Bare Escentuals Bareminerals Brow Color in Dark Blonde. I then “set” the brows with a clear mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara. On the lids, I applied my concelaer as a base. From lash line to brow, I applied Alima Pure Eyeshadow in Champagne, a light shimmery champagne shade. In the crease blending “outward”, I applied Alima Pure Eyeshadow in Mocha, a medium cool brown shimmer. I went back and applied more of the Champagne towards the inner corner of the eyes to add “light”. I took a sponge tip appicator and applied the medium shade (a lighter golden brown) from Maybelline Eye Studio Cream Eyeshadow Trio in Neutral Liasons and lined my bottom lash line. I then smudged with my fingertips. The eye makeup is very fresh; it’s all about brightness. Now is the time to apply false lashes if you want to. I had a set of half lashes I was going to apply for this look. However, I have had awful allergies and a cold mix for a week. I really do not want to apply false lashes right now, but it does make this look. Instead, I lined my top lash line halfway with Bobbi Brown Kohl Liner in Black Chocolate, lining closely to give the illusion of fullness. I curled lashes and applied Maybelline XXL Pro Lash Extensions Mascara in Very Black. Do not apply mascara to bottom lashes.
LIPS: I love the shiny plummy berry lip colors on Dorothy’s lips. I lined my natural lip line with Dior Contour Lip Pencil in Heather Rose. Directly from the tube, I applied Wet n Wild Wild Shine Lip Lacquer in Lustful, a sheer berry plum with shine. I am in love with this bargain lip color; however, the smell isn’t my favorite (smells like caster oil). Good news, the scent fades quickly. But, the color is perfect for this look!
Now for a fragrance…for some reason I’m thinking Van Cleef & Arpels First EDP. It has the notes of the shades in this look: blackcurrant buds, rose, hyacinth. But, it isn’t overly floral.
Overall, I really like the look. It feels modern because of the dewiness. I always love a berry lip on myself. The picture of myself is sans flash. I really “glow” like Dorothy with the flash on, the lips look shinier, etc. And I feel sick, hope the redness is from my pink boudoir and not a fever 🙁