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1960’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Gina Lollobrigida

I love this early 60’s look of the glamorous Gina Lollobrigida. Humphrey Bogart once said that “for sex appeal, Gina makes Marilyn Monroe look like Shirley Temple.” Wow. I love a man that prefers brunettes, like I needed another reason to love Humphrey Bogart. Speaking of the hair, love the hair color too. Makes me want to get a warm glaze. Here’s what I did to get a similar look:

FACE: Under the eyes, I applied with a concealer brush, MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30 and blended. With a cosmetic sponge, I applied Paula’s Choice All Bases Covered Foundationin Nude. With a powder brush, I applied Bobbi Brown Loose Face Powder in Sunny Beige. Cheek color is very subtle. With a blush brush, I applied Clarins Blush Prodige Cheek Color in Rosewood, a sheer toned down rose that I LOVE. I applied this shade “higher” on the cheeks for subtle color.

EYES: I exaggerated my brows by thickening them with a pencil. I used e.l.f. Eyebrow Lifter & Filler in Ash. For the eyeshadow, I’m using Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duoin Like Mink. With a shadow brush, I took the warm beige pearl color and applied from lash line to brows. In the crease I applied the shimmery warm bronze brown shade. I applied in a half moon to exaggerate the crease. I went back and applied the lighter shimmer to the “ball” of the eye. With a small shadow brush, I applied the bronze shade to the lower lash line. Line eyes in a classic “60’s” way using Lancôme Artliner in Noir. Line closely and get thicker towards the outer 3/4 of the eye. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Mally Volumizing Mascara to top and bottom lashes. I applied a strip of Ardell lashes.

Gina Lollobrigida makeup tutorial

LIPS: Lips are a very pretty color. I lined lips with Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Wild Clover, a medium mauve pink. From the tube I applied Lancôme Color Design Lip Color in Vintage Pink, a satin mauve. I blotted and then applied in the center of the bottom lip, Maybelline Color Sensational Pearls Lipstick in Rose Glimmer, a sheer pink pearl.

Gina Lollobrigida makeup instruction

I feel this look should be topped off with a peony fragrance, something like Parfums delRae Coup de Foudre.  Do you like the addition of the flower in my pic, LOL?

So, what are you weekend plans? My anniversary is on Sunday. However, we aren’t doing anything because we are planning for a vacation in the fall. We may go out to eat but we do that every week, so, not that “special”. I’m sure I’ll spend Saturday doing house stuff. Last night, I got this strange desire to paint the basement/laundry room. And did that. And now I have this desire to paint an “accent” wall peach. I think I’ll do that. The porch painting from last week, a total success but very difficult. We had to scrape all the old stuff off 🙁 Dear readers, don’t purchase a house to renovate…stick to buying perfume.

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8 thoughts on “1960’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Gina Lollobrigida

  1. Great work! Nice colors and flowers. Completely agree with your perfume choice for the look. But I still think her eye makeup is heavier… Maybe your eyes are bigger and because of that the lines do not look as heavy as on the actresses whose look you’re recreating. Or you just do not like that style and subconsciously correct it every time. Anyway, I’ll stop complaining about it every time, I like your take on it much more than the originals 😉
    Happy upcoming anniversary!

    1. I swear I subconsciously apply less eye makeup. AND I have the puniest lashes ever. No matter how much mascara or falsies, they never look dark, thick, long, etc.

      Thank you. Have a great weekend!

  2. Love your Gina hair! And you gotta love Bogie.
    Part of the solution to the issue Undina raised, at least in this case, would have been to have dropped your lids a little in the picture — bedroom eyes and a little better look at the contouring.

    Wow, your successful porch painting, even though it involved all that tedious and painful scraping of old paint, seems to have switched on the painting gene.

    Happy Anniversary.

    1. Yes, that could very much be it 🙂

      Well, I painted the basement and trim, and oh, then that prompted me to do the bathroom. I can’t be stopped!

      Thank you 🙂

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