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1940’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Betty Hutton

1940's entertainer Betty Hutton

This is such an adorable picture of Betty Hutton. Yeah, it made me, a grown woman, put in a bow in my hair. Here’s what I did to get a similar 1940’s inspired look:

FACE: With my fingers, I applied Paula’s Choice All Bases Covered Foundation in Nude. Under the eyes, I applied e.l.f. All Over Cover Stick in Apricot Beige and blended with a concealer brush. With a powder brush I applied Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent to control shine. On the cheek bones, I blended e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in Golden Peach, a warm bronzed peach shimmer. With a small blush brush, I applied Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder down the nose and in a “c” around the brow bone.

EYES: Brows are tidy. I filled in my brows with Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre in Natural Blonde. With a large eyeshadow brush, I applied Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Honeymoon, a light wheat shimmer. I closely lined top lash line with Dior Waterproof Eye Liner in Trinidad Black. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Estee Lauder More Than Mascara in More Black to top lashes and one coat to bottom lashes. I applied Ardell Duralashes in Natural.

1940's Betty Hutton Makeup Instruction

LIPS: I lined lips with Jordana Lip Pencil in Nutmeg (not pictured), a light warm brown. Directly from the tube, I applied e.l.f. Lipstick in Voodoo, a warm rose. With a lip brush I applied Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss in Beehave (not pictured), a clear lip gloss. I applied this to the bottom lip.

Makeup tutorial for 1940's Betty Hutton look

And Betty is wearing nail polish. A similar color is Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Lady is a Tramp. Now it’s fragrance time. I’d like something floral but not sheer, like Estee Lauder Beautiful.

I’m still entertaining my Nashville guests and I’ll be doing that throughout the weekend too. What are  your weekend plans?

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4 thoughts on “1940’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Betty Hutton

  1. What can I say? Your face color is much healthier 😉 (don’t know if it’s due to the old picture bad quality or great products you have nowdays). But I like her bow more!

    Tomorrow we’ll be also entertaining some guests so it’ll be probably a long walk in San Francisco (I hope it’ll be not too cold).
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    1. I say it’s the poor photo quality of the time. And I like her bow better too 🙂 My bow was from a gift and I pinned it on a headband so I could be more like Betty 🙂

      Hope the weather is good! We’re going to the coast today and the weather is the same there most of the time…gloomy. But, I think they’ll enjoy it since they are from a landlocked state.

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