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1940’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Linda Darnell

Linda Darnell summer

I love Linda Darnell. And this is an awesome 40’s poolside pin-up inspired look. Here’s what I did to get this better than the girl-next-door look:

FACE: It’s summer and I don’t want a heavy foundation. Nobody does. Under the eyes with a concealer brush, I applied and blended MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30. With a kabuki brush, I applied Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Foundation Powder in Natural Ivory. It has the added benefit of SPF 20. In the hollows of the cheeks, I applied Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Bronzer in Light. All of the face products have a SPF of at least 20.

EYES: I filled in brows with e.l.f Studio Eyebrow Lifter & Filler in Ash. For the eyeshadow, I used Wet n Wild ColorIcon Palette in Lust. From lash line to crease, I applied the matte medium purple shade with a medium sized brush. From the crease to brow, I applied the satin ivory shade with a “fluffy” brush. With a slanted, stiff ย liner brush, I lined my top and bottom lash line with the dark matte eggplant shade in the compact. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara (not shown) to top and bottom lashes. I then applied a strip of Ardell lashes.

Makeup instruction to get the look of Linda Darnell

LIPS: Now to the lips. I lined my natural lip line with Jordana Lip Pencil in Currant, a deep plum (not pictured). From the tube, I applied Clinique A Different Lipstick in A Different Grape, a satin plum that is long-wearing. With a lip brush, I applied a small amount of e.l.f. Studio Minty Lip Gloss in Nashville, a Porter Wagner shimmer, to the bottom lip for some “umph”. Oh, and I’ve also decided I want to get my teeth whitened. Damn you, Linda Darnell for making plum lipstick look so good!

For a fragrance, I want a fruity-floral like Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming.ย I didn’t like the scent at first, ย but it’s good for summer.

So, what are your weekend plans? I will most likely go to a lavender festival. I’m a dork and I love festivals. Why? Because the premise is so ancient. If you don’t celebrate the lavender, for example, it may never come back ๐Ÿ™‚ As a fumehead, I want lavender to come back.


makeup tutorial to get the look of Linda Darnell

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7 thoughts on “1940’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Linda Darnell

    1. Thank you!

      I hate weddings too. This why I didn’t have one ๐Ÿ˜‰ But, I hear some are really fun. I’ve never been invited to this type. Hope you have a good time. Open bar, maybe?

      I hope to have fun at the lavender festival. I’m sure it will be crowded and I hate crowds. Maybe this is why I hate weddings too? But, I plan on picking up some more plants for the garden and I’m sure to get some lavender scones and tea.

      1. We had a really small wedding (we only got married because my son was 16 at the time and I didn’t want him to have to deal with any weird feelings). Open bar yes, but unfortunately I cannot drink (or shouldn’t) because it affects my IBS too much ๐Ÿ™ Hopefully the food will be good! LOL

        Hope you take lots of photos at the fest!

  1. Great recreation in general! But I think her eyes makeup is … messier (?) than yours. Your lines are clean and perfect. Personally I prefer your way, but just wanted to mention.
    This weekend the only plans that are out of the ordinary – I’m going to the Picasso exhibition.

    1. I agree it is messier. And I admit that I am really bad at doing that. I like that look but I feel like I just rolled out of bed with that sort of thing.

      Picasso! Sounds fun!

  2. I love this look on you. The trouble is that whenever I love one of your looks, I go buy some new makeup and try to replicate it…. And fail! LOL.

    Off to the store, wish me luck ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. It sounds cliche, but it’s true: You don’t need makeup! You’re gorgeous.

      That being said, good luck. Sorry to be an enabler. You do the same to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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