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1920’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Greta Nissen

Greta Nissen 1925

I love this 1925 cover of actress Greta Nissen. It’s such a “doll” look. Adorable. Greta was one of those talented Hollywood actresses whose career was ruined by talkies. (She had a strong Norwegian accent that Hollywood didn’t want). Here’s what I did to achieve a similar 1920’s inspired look:

FACE: I applied Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation in Beige Claire and blended with my fingers. Under my eyes, I applied Covergirl Simply Ageless Concealer in Corrector and blended with my fingers… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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1920’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Alice Brady

Alice Brady

People seem to adore 1920’s fashion, but getting an accurate picture of the makeup of the era is difficult. I get so happy when I find cigarette cards, etc. from this era (most likely earlier, late 1910’s). Finally, a color picture! And this gives me a chance to play with this era’s makeup. Here’s what I did to get this silent film star inspired look of actress Alice Brady:

FACE: Hey, look! Alice is making dark circles chic! Well, not really. I applied

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More of the 1920’s: Get the Makeup Look of Barbara Lamarr

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… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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More 1920’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Billie Dove

Photoplay 1929 Billie DoveJanuary 1929 (www.classichollywoodbios.com)

I recently got my hair cut in a bob with bangs. I was going for more of a flapper look but it looks more like a 70’s take on the 20’s.  Or better yet early 90’s Industrial fan. This is cool and I’m happy with it. Every fall I seem to get really inspired by the 20’s and 30’s. Living in a rainforest, literally, I wear lots of hats in the fall/winter. I guess this is why I crave these… Continue reading | 6 Comments