So, it’s a painting. I don’t care. I love this magazine cover of Carol Lombard! The colors are so bright and tropical. I love the chartreuse background! The makeup is nice too…I have to get as many coral looks as I can before fall 🙂 Coral is my favorite lipstick to wear but I feel silly wearing it in the cooler months. This Old Hollywood look works with so many complexions. Here’s how to get it:
FACE: We can’t have the perfect complexion of a painted image, but we sure can try. Apply a foundation primer with fingertips. I use Guerlain Meteorites Light Diffusing Perfecting Primer. With a foundation primer apply a liquid foundation such as L’Oreal True Match Liquid Makeup. Apply concealer where needed. Smashbox Camera Ready Concealer is nice for eyes and blemishes. Set foundation with an illuminating powder. I’m using Guerlain Meteorites Pearls in Teinte Beige, applied with a brush. Carol’s artist really laid on the pink blush. I’m a blush-a-holic and I don’t know if I’d go this bold! With a blush brush, apply a hot pink shade such as NARS Blush in Desire. Apply as much as you feel comfortable with. Apply to the apples of the cheeks, brushing upwards.
EYES: I obviously can’t get these classic and authentic brows without tons of work. Fill in brows with a brow pencil and brush in place with a brow gel. Smashbox Brow Tech To Go Pencil in Brunette has a pencil on one end and gel on teh other. As a base, I used Dior Creme Eye Shadow in Undressed Beige. This adds shimmer and acts as a base. I am applying the light champagne gold shimmer shade from L’Oreal HIP Eyeshadow Duo in Flare. With a brush, apply shadow from lash line to brows. In the crease apply with a blending brush or the sponge tip applicator, NYX Single Eye Shadow in Taupe. I had to keep building this color in the crease. Line top lash line with liquid liner. My favorite is Lancome Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner in Noir. Apply a black pencil liner to bottom lash line such as Dior Waterproof Crayon Eye Liner in Trinidad Black. You can apply false lashes or apply a few coats of mascara like Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black. Keep applying that mascara until it looks “spiky”.
LIPS: Line lips with a coral lip liner such as L’Oreal Infallible Lipliner in Coral. Apply L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Volcanic directly from the tube.
This look demands a tropical fragrance. I’m thinking something of a tropical humid floral like Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia.
UPDATE: Post is old so some of these products are no longer available, but you get the idea.
Magazine cover from (www.classichollywoodbios.com)