Barbara LaMarr’s look is quite the Betty Boop look, huh? Here’s my attempt to recreate this look for the modern day. I’m not very happy with my final outcome. I could not get the right lighting! For some reason I kept coming out excessively pink. Sunburn from the rare winter sunshine in Western Washington? I think not.
FACE: First, I apply foundation. I use Shisiedo Stick Foundation in 040. I blend with fingertips. Apply concealer where needed. I applied MAC Studio Finish Concealer under my eyes. With a fluffy face brush, I applied a pressed face powder, Lancôme Color Ideal Pressed Powder. With a medium sized blush brush, I applied a warm pink that verges on coral, Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Golden Pink. With a small contouring face brush, I applied Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz down the bridge of my nose.
EYES: Barbara’s brows have been flapperfied. Mine can not get this way without lots of tweezing. Fill in brows. I filled mine in with Alima Pure Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Raven and set with Revlon Brow Styling Gel. For the eyes, I’m using Physician’s Formula Matte Collection Quad in Canyon Classics. I’ve applied with a large eyeshadow brush, the lightest shade from lash line to brows. This covers up any uneven tones on the lids. With the same brush, I applied the darker, but greyer taupe shade from lash line to crease. With a larger blending brush, I applied the dark taupe grey shade. I blended this shade in the crease, creating an “arch” to add some depth. With a smaller shadow brush, I applied this same darkest taupe shade under the eyes, applying closely to the lower lash line. I applied Wet n Wild Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Black closely to the top and bottom lash line. Curl lashes. Apply false lashes if you want or a few coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes. I did both.
LIPS: Yep, you’re going to need lip liner. And you may want to exaggerate the lip line…or not. I have a bad habit of over exaggerating. In the past, I have done the “Betty Boop” like lip liner, concealing the rest of the lips. The purpose of this tutorial is to make this look “modern”, wearable today. I used Covergirl Outlast Smoothwear Lip Liner in Chocolate, a really dark brown. With a lipstick brush, I applied Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick in Baby Kiss, a lighter peachy tan with faint shimmer. I blotted and applied again.
Now to a fragrance. I’m thinking something rich with saffron…something like DSH Perfumes Parfum des Beaux Arts Cimabue, a rich gourmand fragrance.
This weekend I’m going to see Willy Wonka in Smell-O-Vision. I’ve never done the entire Smell-O-Vision thing before so I’m curious to see how that turns out. I really, really need a haircut but can’t fit that in for another week 🙁 Time to side part… The rest of my weekend will be spent waiting on lovely goodies in the mail and fretting over taking the GRE on Monday. What are you plans? Anything fun going on?