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1950’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Jean Peters

Jean Peters

This is one of my favorite portraits of Jean Peters. It is the color combo. I love lime and hot pink together. Also, it’s a beautiful and simple look. Timeless. And her brows should win a lifetime achievement award. Best. Brows. Ever.

Here’s what I did to achieve this 1950’s inspired Jean Peters look:

FACE: With a concealer brush, I applied e.l.f. All Over Concealer Stick in Apricot Beige where needed and blended. With the sponge included, I applied Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation in Natural Ivory ( I like this for summer, has SPF 20). I then took a bronzer brush over this and buffed. I used Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Bronzer (SPF 50) in Light to contour. With e.l.f. Angled Foundation Brush, I applied the bronzer to the hollows of the cheeks. I also contoured the temples and down the outside of the nose.

EYES: Take the time to admire those brows. With Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Light, I filled in brows. I brushed them in place with a spoolie. With a large shadow brush, I applied Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Latte, a matte buttermilk, from lash line to brows. I closely lined the top lash liner with Estee Lauder Artist’s Eye Pencil in Softsmudge Brown. I curled lashes. Applied a few coats of Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara (not shown) to top lashes. I then applied a full set of Ardell Fashion Lashes.

1950's Makeup tutorial

LIPS: This look is really about the lips. And brows 🙂 I lined lips with L’Oreal Infallible Lipliner in Rose. Directly from the tube I applied Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Rubellite, a medium pink with silver and pink pearl.

Now for a fragrance…yes, I’m being inspired by the roses and glamour, so that is why I’d suggest Dior Miss Dior for this look.

Makeup instruction to get the look of Jean Peters

*Do you guys have any plans for the 4th? I foresee listening to a barking frug that can’t get over any firework toots and whistles. My husband got a new grill for “entertainment”, he says. I’m getting sick of eating burnt meat, but it makes him really happy. So, I foresee eating more burnt meat and vegetables. In a sick way, I kind of like the smell of sulfuric firework smoke. What about you?

Jean Peters pic from DoctorMacro. Post contains affiliate links. Thanks!

9 thoughts on “1950’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Jean Peters

  1. This is stunning on you, every last bit. The lips, the skin…and as for those brows, there are not words! I am such a brow girl. That would be my ‘stranded on an island’ cosmetic (if sunscreen was in another category). I think I am officially inspired.

    1. It’s an easy look. Really.

      I’m such a brow freak. It may have something to do with me having a unibrow, so I’m obsessed. Many times on mass transit, etc. it takes everything I have not to give someone brow advice.

  2. I just want to say that you look very beautiful! This your look is my personal favorite in many months.

    No special plans for the 4th of July. Probably just the usual: eat, watch some fireworks, drink – not necessarily in this order.

      1. Holy Water? 😉 (I had no idea such perfume even existed before Google showed as a first result this perfume by Demeter created by F.Kurkjian)

  3. Perfect, fresh, and really, really suits you! I am willing to try it on a special occasssion since I am not into brightly coloured eyes and I wish to look clean and fresh! Thanks for the great idea!
    Have a great evening on the 4th!

    1. I’m over brightly colored eyes. It doesn’t suit me. I feel more comfortable in lipstick. And of course a wonderful complexion is always in style!

      Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your holiday weekend!

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