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More 1930’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Joan Blondell

1930's blonde actress Joan Blondell

So, this photo is rouged to heck and I can’t get a similar look without doing the same, but I still like the makeup look. It’s a playful look that works for light to medium complexions. Here’s what I did to get a 1930’s Joan Blondell inspired look:

FACE: Being rouged, the face is quite “cakey”. With my fingers, I applied Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation in Nude. People like to use a buffer brush with this foundation, I… Continue reading

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More 1950’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Diana Dors

So, it’s New Year’s Eve. I wanted to do an over the top disco inspired look, but this pick of Diana Dors is festive enough. And I’m staying home. That’s never stopped me before, but I’m just not feeling like it today. Don’t you think Diana looks blonder than usual in this pic? It’s verging on silver to match her top! Anyways, I do love this look. This is a look that does work well with lighter complexions and those with light brown, blonde, and even grey hair. Here’s what I… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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More 1960’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Marina Vlady

actress Marina Vlady
I will never grow bored of a red lip. It’s instant “polished” in a tube. Marina’s look is so effortless French 🙂 .It’s all about the lips. A quick swipe of red lipstick took a very basic makeup look and made Marina glam. Here’s the colors I used to create a similar 60’s era (I think) Marina look:

FACE: Skin is even and slightly dewy. I applied with a cosmetic sponge, Lancôme Absolue Makeup in Ecru 10. Use a “dewy” finish foundation. Under the… Continue reading

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Get The Look Of Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey

I am aware that I am a super, mega nerd for posting this one (as if all the Martin Denny Exotica babes or 60’s Star Trek babes wasn’t enough to admit into the super, mega nerd club). But, I just love the simplicity of this “regal” look. How badly I wish I was a natural redhead!

FACE: The face is flawless. Apply concealer where needed. Fresh Umbrian Clay Absolute Concealer is nice for blemishes. Apply an “all purpose” foundation like L’Oreal True Match Liquid