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1950’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Jane Powell

Jane Powell magazine cover

Here’s a 1951 Motion Picture magazine cover of actress Jane Powell. It’s a classic early 1950’s look featuring bold lips and minimal eye makeup. Here’s what I did to get a similar Jane Powell look:

FACE: I applied Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation in Beige Clair with a foundation brush. Using a concealer brush, I applied e.l.f. All Over Cover Stick in Apricot Beige under my eyes and over dark spots. With my fancy shmancy Caron Powder Puff, I applied Caron La Poudre in Translucide. On the apples of my cheeks, I applied Everyday Minerals Matte Blush in Nick Nack, a matte peachy pink.

EYES: I brushed brows into place with the spoolie and filled in brows with Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre Brow Penciin Natural Blonde. I applied NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone (not shown) to the lids. With a large shadow brush, I applied Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Latte, a matte beige, from lash line to brows. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara to top lashes only.

1950's makeup tutorial

LIPS: This look is all about the lips. I lined my lips with Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Red Dynamite, a red. Directly from the tube, I applied Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Red Delicious, a bright red with faint shimmer.

The best thing about this look is that it takes like 5 minutes to apply. And I believe that red lipstick works for everyone.

For a fragrance, I went with something with roses – Sonoma Scent Studio Velvet Rose.

Jane Powell makeup

If you celebrate Easter, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

UPDATE – This is an older post so some items may be discontinued.

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4 thoughts on “1950’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Jane Powell

    1. Thank you!
      I look into wigs because hey, why not? They are so expensive, even “cheap” ones aren’t cheap. I need a wig sponsorship, lol.

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