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The Lipstick League – Week of 8.24.15

1966 Clairol makeup ad

The Lipstick League – Week of 8.24.15

Question of the Week: How many makeup products do you use for an everyday face?

EauMG’s Answer: You know, I’ve never counted. I actually think it would shock me. After being asked, I tried to keep dibs. Most days I use the following: concealer, finishing/brightening powder, foundation (not most days), highlighter, brow pencil or pomade, clear brow gel, eye makeup primer, at least 2 eyeshadows, most days I use eyeliner, mascara, blush, taupe powder to contour

makeup instruction, vintage

1920’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Colleen Moore

Colleen Moore


“I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we are to have caused all that trouble.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Colleen was in a million films and became an icon of an era. My guess is that this portrait is from the late 1920’s (1927 or 1928), the height of Colleen’s popularity. She is often overshadowed by other “flappers” of the era as they were viewed as more rebellious due to their film roles. Colleen was America’s Sweetheart… Continue reading | 11 Comments

makeup instruction, vintage

1960’s Fashion – Get the Vintage Makeup Look of Britt Ekland

Britt Ekland 1966

I’ve been on a 60’s kick lately…but I always do that in the summer. I love a good campy, mod look. Here’s Britt Ekland on the cover of a 1966 Vogue looking absolutely stunning. Mod perfection. And before her Bond Girl fame.

FACE: There’s a nice dewiness to this look that I love. It “reads” as very modern. I applied Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream in Light Medium with my fingers. Under the eyes I applied MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20

makeup instruction, vintage

1960’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret 1967

Ann-Margret said it best in her autobiography, that she had to go from “Little Miss Lollipop to Sexpot-Banshee”. It’s true. Ann-Margret had to play the girl next door and then quickly change into sex kitten. She’s an icon of the 1960’s. Actually one of my favorite “camp” icons because she had to play all of those stereotypical female roles. This pic above was taken in 1967, during her Vegas days. Fun fact – the same hairdresser that made Lucille Ball a redhead made Ann-Margret a redhead too… Continue reading | 6 Comments

makeup instruction, vintage

1960’s Fashion- Get the Makeup Look of Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron is a talented woman that is still acting today. If you aren’t doing anything this weekend, watch Lili but only if you aren’t scared of puppets. If you hate someone that is scared of puppets, tell them to watch Lili. I’ve always wondered if Leslie Caron had any relation to the House of Caron (her dad was a chemist…) Anyway, Leslie is a gorgeous woman and still to this day we envy her lips. I’m guessing that this photo was taken in the mid-to-late… Continue reading | 4 Comments