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.
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.
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!