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1950’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Jane Powell

Jane Powell magazine cover

Here’s a 1951 Motion Picture magazine cover of actress Jane Powell. It’s a classic early 1950’s look featuring bold lips and minimal eye makeup. Here’s what I did to get a similar Jane Powell look:

FACE: I applied Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation in Beige Clair with a foundation brush. Using a concealer brush, I applied e.l.f. All Over Cover Stick in Apricot Beige under my eyes and over dark spots. With my fancy shmancy Caron Powder Puff, I applied Caron La


Divine by Divine EDP Perfume Review

Divine Perfume by Divine

Divine Divine is a perfume that wears you. This is perfume. It smells like perfume. It wasn’t created to smell like a Mediterranean holiday or exotic trade spice routes. Divine was meant to smell  like perfume. Old-fashioned and glamorous French perfume for fabulous grown-up and glamorous ladies. Unfortunately, this style of perfumery is no longer in vogue and these types of “larger than life” women’s perfume are viewed as dated. Dated or not, I find Divine very beautiful and borderline obnoxious. Obnoxious-fantastic-elegant like excessive 1950’s French… Continue reading | 19 Comments

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1950’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine…you have to love her for her quirkiness alone. Here’s a late 1950’s look inspired by Shirley:

FACE: Under the eyes with a concealer brush, I applied MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20 and blended. With the sponge included, I applied Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation in Natural Ivory. I applied NARS Blush in Gina, a matte medium peach, brushing up the cheeks. This blush shade would look so much better on a redhead than myself… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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1950’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Nadja Tiller

1950's makeup look of Nadja Tiller

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

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1950’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Mitzi Gaynor

Entertainer Mitzi Gaynor

I love, love, love this peachy perfect look of actress and dancer Mitzi Gaynor. If I had the time, I’d wear my makeup like this every day 😉 and I still wouldn’t be as fabulous as Mitzi.  Oh, and don’t you love that backdrop print in her picture? Here’s what I did to get this peaches and cream inspired 1950’s makeup look:

FACE: I evened out my complexion with Lancôme Absolue Foundation in Ecru 10. I applied with a foundation brush… Continue reading | 6 Comments