When I think classic 1950’s, I think of a look like Nadja’s. Simple eye makeup, red lips and flawless skin. It works for everyone. Here’s what I did to get German actress, Nadja Tiller’s inspired makeup look:
FACE: It’s all about a flawless complexion. And most of us don’t have that, so we must fake it. Under the eyes with my fingers, I applied Covergirl Simply Ageless Concealer in Corrector. With a sponge, I applied Paula’s Choice All Bases Covered Foundation in Nude and blended. With a powder brush, I applied Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent. I really would have been happier with more rouge in this look, but it’s subtle. With a fan brush, I applied a light dusting of e.l.f. Studio Blush in Pink Passion, a matte bright pink, high on the cheeks.
EYES: I filled in my brows with Lancôme Le Crayon Poudrein Natural Blonde. Over the lid I applied e.l.f. Eyelid Primer in Nude. For the eyes, I’m using Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Motion. I took the lightest slightly pearly nude shade and applied from lash line to crease. I took the bottom shade, a matte medium taupe, and I blended this in the crease for depth. I closely lined the top lash line, starting in the middle of the eye and not the inner corner, with Dior Waterproof Eyeliner in Trinidad Black. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Mally Volumizing Mascara to top lashes. I then applied a half set of Ardell Lashes.
LIPS: To keep lipstick in place, I lined my lips with Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Tiramisu, a light warm mauve brown. I applied With a lip brush by e.l.f. I applied Besame Classic Color Lipstick in Red Hot Red, a warmer 50’s Marilyn Monroe type red.
What fragrance goes with a look like this? Something with rose? I’m actually thinking of DSH Perfumes American Beauty, a rose with resins and patchouli.
What are your weekend plans? Any Labor Day plans? My husband is out of town visiting his family in Ohio. This makes my weekend/week incredibly boring. But, I do get to wear the fragrances that he hates like Guerlain Mitsouko and Dior Poison. I also get to eat the foods that he hates like pickled beets and other pickled items. The rest of my weekend is keeping up with work and deadlines. <sigh>