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1930’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Toby Wing

Get the makeup look of Toby Wing

I love this promo pic of 1930’s actress and showgirl, Toby Wing. The colors are wonderful. Her outfit is very J.Crew, don’t you think? Here’s what I did to get this Toby inspired look:

FACE: Like all Old Hollywood babes, the complexion is perfection. With my Elizabeth Arden Foundation Brush, I applied Lancôme Absolue Foundation in Ecru 10. To conceal under eye darkness, I applied with my Bobbi Brown Concealer Brush, Covergirl Ageless Concealer in Corrector. To set foundation, I applied Cover FX Setting Powder in Translucent with a powder brush. With an e.l.f. Fan Brush, I applied a small amount of Wet n Wild ColorIcon Blusher in Heather Silk, a medium pink shade. I applied this shade “high” on the apples of the cheeks.

EYES: I am not a fan of thin 30’s brows, you guys know that. I filled in brows with Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre in Natural Blonde. I brushed brows in place with a spoolie. With my fingers, Shiseido Hydro Powder Eyeshadow in White Lights. This is a sheer pearl shimmer (not pictured below). With a large shadow brush, I patted on MAC Pigment in Kitschmas, a silvery mauve. I applied this shade from the crease to brows. On the lid, I blended with a medium shadow brush, mark Eye Shadow in Minx (not pictured), a shimmery cool taupe. I lined top lash line closely with NARS Pencil Eye Liner in London, a matte gray. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara. I then applied Ardell Duralash Accents/false lashes.

1930's Toby Wing Makeup Instruction

LIPS: I filled in most of my lips with NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Bloom, a pretty berry fuchsia. Directly from the tube, I applied Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Premiere Plum, a shimmery berry shade.

1930's Toby Wing Makeup Look

Now for a fragrance, I want a pretty amber with plum and rose, Natori EDP. And look at those nails! Don’t forget a nail polish! I recommend Essie Nail Polish in Big Spender, a red-violet pink with a satin finish.

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8 thoughts on “1930’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Toby Wing

    1. I love Milani and these lip colors really do compete with Dior. I can’t find any Walgreens or Target in all of the Seattle area that carries Milani! It is so frustrating. I have been ordering from Cherry Culture because it saves me the hassle of driving and calling.
      Chanel Egoiste. That is a yum!

      1. Well, just to report back: I visited the MIlani website to find out where I could get the line, and it turns out that K-Mart (ick, I know) carries it. SO, I went to K-Mart! Unfortunately they did NOT have this color (bummer!), but I did pick up a great shade of orange, and a little plum gloss–and they both look great. The textures on both are incredible, and the colors are both flattering on my skintone (which is surprisingly hard to find).

        What a fun day! And thanks for the intro to Milani! 🙂
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          1. ROTFL, that’s hilarious! My husband came along to protect me from the zombies he expected around every corner, but alas, K-Mart in this crappy little town is alive and thriving!

            The lipstick is called Orange-Gina (#24), and is a true orange with a rusty undertone—this is now the only orange in my (very large and growing) collection that I think I’ll be able to wear with minimal makeup, so I’m kinda freaking out over it! 🙂
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          2. Haha, there’s an abandoned K-Mart in my ‘hood and I hear that tweakers live in there and some non-profit is trying to convert the “ye ole spooky” building into a methadone clinic!

            Anyways, I have Orange-Gina and it is one of my favorite oranges ever! I need to swatch all the oranges that I have of Milanis and do a post. Orange-Gina was the best color for me when I had my hair dyed black. I’d wear it with NO other makeup in the summer and somehow it worked.

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