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1930’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stewart cigarette card

I love 1930’s looks, but there aren’t many color photographs of icons from this era, so, I’m desperate for inspiration and I’m resorting to using cigarette cards. I’m actually really impressed with this look. It’s something “modern enough” for today. Here’s what I did to get this 1930’s inspired look:

FACE: Hey, when you’re drawn you’re going to have the perfect complexion! But, we don’t have that going for us. I applied e.l.f. All Over Cover Stick in Apricot Beige under my eyes. I then blended with a cosmetic sponge. I applied Paula’s Choice All Bases Covered Foundation in Nude with a makeup sponge. With a kabuki brush, I applied Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent to set foundation. With a medium sized blush brush, I applied e.l.f. Studio Blush in Pink Passion, a matte bright pink, to the apples of my cheeks.

EYES: I filled in my brows with Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Medium. I applied e.l.f Mineral Eyeshadow Primer. For the eyeshadow, I used Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone, this is the green and neutral collection. On the lid, I applied the medium warm brown shimmer. Closer to the inner corner of the eye, I blended the light khaki shimmer shade. In the crease, I blended the darkest warm brown and lined my bottom lashes with this color. Under the brows, I applied the champagne shimmer. I lined the bottom water line with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Sin, a shimmering champagne. I lined the top and bottom lash line with Estee Lauder Artist Pencil in Softsmudge Brown. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black. I applied a full strip of Ardell Lashes.

1930's makeup look

LIPS: I lined lips with Avon Ultra Luxury Lip Pencil in Rosebud, a medium pink. I made the cupid’s bow “pointier”. Directly from the tube, I applied Clinique Different Lipstick in A Different Grape, a pinky-plum with a satin finish.

Now for a fragrance…I’m going with Guerlain l’Heure Bleue EDT.

Get the makeup look of Gloria Stuart

What are your weekend plans? So far, I have none. The weather is supposed to be warm and sunny here. My husband has to work some and so do I. Not fun. I imagine that we’ll be getting a few last uses out of the grill and taking a little frug down to the waterfront to cool off. Frugs pass out when the weather exceeds 60°. Have a great weekend!

*Post contains a few affiliate links. Gloria Stuart card from my collection. Other pics are EauMGs.

10 thoughts on “1930’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Gloria Stuart

  1. Now, when I can :), I want to ask two questions.

    1. What did you do to your hair to get that look?

    2. It’s not the first time I read about you using a transparent powder. Do you prefer it to a powder with a pigment? Do you prefer a pressed powder to a loose one?

    Weekend… The only plan was to go to the exhibition Dutch and Flemish Masterworks in one of the local museums. Other than that we plan just to get some rest: it’s strange but this “short” week seems to be endless and very tiresome.
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    1. 1. This was a sloppy attempt at fingerwaving, after a week of practice, I’ve done much better. When the hair is wet apply more hair gel than you think should ever be in your hair. And if you think you applied too much, you didn’t. Take a comb and style in a “C” and then reverse the “C” and use clips to keep it in place. Since it has been very warm, I do this and wrap a scarf over my hair and let it air dry at night. There are some great tutorials on Youtube.

      2. I wouldn’t say that I prefer it. I do like those with a faint yellow hint, Bobbi Brown does great with that. I don’t notice the powder showing up funny or “white” in photographs (powders marked “HD” look awful under a flash!). I actually prefer pressed and using with a powder/kabuki brush. It seems less messy than loose. But, I use whatever I have right now. I think the loose stuff looks sheerer and isn’t so thick. Like I said, I like the Bobbi Brown.

      Your weekend sounds really fun! And I agree, this short week has been exhausting. It has felt much longer. Ugh.

    1. I think they came out this year during the spring. I went all over the place looking for these darn things! This one is my favorite out of the 3. Well, the one that I wear the most.

  2. Love, love, love!

    And the hair is perfection!

    You can take full responsibility for my recent return to trying out looks and tearing out pics from magazines. Thank you for that!

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