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1940’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Alice Faye

color photo of 1940's actress Alice Faye

I always feel a bit sad about my freckles, but hey, look at Alice Faye. She has freckles and she’s still a babe. I like this look because it’s very laid-back and summery in a vintage way. And this is a great look for blondes and redheads with warm complexions. Here’s what I did to get a similiar 40’s inspired Alice Faye look:

FACE: With my fingers, I applied Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital Tinted Moisturizerin Sand. With my fingers, I applied Covergirl Simply Ageless Concealer in Corrector, under my eyes. I dusted on Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder to absorb any shine. On the cheeks with a medium sized blush brush, I applied Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Golden Pink, a rusty pink with bronze shimmer that is very pigmented.

EYES: I brushed brows in place with Noir Brow Gel. For the eyes, I’m using Physcian’s Formula Baked Trio in Baked Sands. I’m using it dry. From lash line to crease, I applied the lightest shade, a champagne shimmer. In the crease, I applied the medium shade, a bronzed brown. I blended in the crease like a half moon. To give the illusion of thicker lashes, I closely applied Avon Ultra Luxury Eye Liner in Dark Brown to the top lashes. I really wish I had a set of brown false lashes, but I don’t. I curled lashes and a applied a few coats of Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara (not pictured) and then applied a half set of Ardell Lashes. Like I said, I really recommend dark brown mascara and lashes for this look, but I don’t have any 🙁

Get the look of Alice Faye

LIPS: I lined lips, slightly going over the natural lip line, with Elizabeth Arden Lip Pencilin Rustic, a rust shimmer. Directly from the tube, I applied Lancôme Color Sensational Lip Color in Sugared Maple, a warm rust with faint gold shimmer. I forgot how much I love this color.

Now for a fragrance. I want something floral and slightly tropical like Ormonde Jayne Frangipani. But, I want to wear that most of the time anyways.

Alice Faye 1940's makeup

So, what are your weekend plans? My neighborhood is having a block party on Saturday. There’s music, belly dancers, random stuff like that. If it isn’t so hot, I’ll take Frink out to that. He loves to get attention from children and lick their sticky, grubby fingers. I’ll most likely be finishing some renovation stuff. We are putting trim up in the bathroom and stuff like that.

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2 thoughts on “1940’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Alice Faye

    1. I forgot how much I love this lip color. I used to wear it all the time in the fall. And here I go again. I love “rusty” shades.

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