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
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
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
January 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