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1950’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Natalie Wood

I love “untouchable” red lips. Natalie looks stunning in this pic with minimal eye makeup and perfect, glossy red lips (with a hint of coral!). To get this look, do the following and don’t drink, kiss, or eat all evening 🙂

FACE: First, I applied Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light (not pictured) with my fingers. With a foundation brush, I applied LancĂ´me Teint Idole Ultra in Buff 3. To conceal under eye circles, I applied Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer in Soft Honey. I blended with fingers. With a powder brush, I set foundation with Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent. Cheeks are slightly coral. I applied, with a blush brush, Mark Good Glowing Powder Blush in Sun Love Glo, a warm bronze coral with minimal shimmer.

EYES: Natalie has great brows, much thicker than mine. I filled in my brows with Alima Pure Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Raven, a medium brown (not pictured), with a stiff angled brow brush. I then set brows with Smashbox Brow Tech Wax. Eye makeup is minimal. With my fingers, I applied Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Tattle Tale, a sheer beige with pearl shimmer. I lined the entire top lash line with NARS Eye Liner Pencil in London, a matte gray. I lined bottom lash line too. I curled lashes and applied a coat of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara in Onyx (not pictured). I applied a half strip of Ardell Fashion Lashes.

Get the 1950's Makeup Look of Natalie Wood

LIPS: With lips this bold and glossy, you’ll need a lip liner to prevent feathering. I lined my lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Spice, a medium warm nude brown. I drew slightly above my natural lip liner and didn’t emphasize my cupid’s bow as much to go for the “Natalie” look. Directly from the tube, I applied Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice, a classic 50’s coral red. With a lip brush, I applied Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss in Bee Have, a translucent tintless shade (not pictured). This gloss adds high shine.

Makeup instruction to get the 1950's makeup look of Natalie Wood

Now for a fragrance…I want something peachy like LancĂ´me Trèsor.

– I’m a bit angry that the colors in my photo came out so poorly. My lip color, in real life, had much more coral and really did look like Natalie’s. Oh, well. This is why I’m not a professional photographer.

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3 thoughts on “1950’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Natalie Wood

    1. I went back and forth with this one. I think so, at least single lashes sans mascara. But, then I look again and think they could be natural. I know that I have to wear false lashes to get close.

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