Tuesday, June 4, 2013


I was hugely inspired by old Hollywood "glamour" makeup while creating this look. Although I didn't realise it at first when doing my base, eyebrows and eyes but once I added the classic red lipstick it hit me that my makeup was very 1950's. I finished the look off with some slight pin-curls (not as tight or dramatic as the Hollywood glamour ones though) because why not make it even more 1950's. So I wanted to share this look with you all to show that you can definitely wear glamour makeup and if you toned down the red lips, it could even come an everyday look.

I absolutely love Marilyn Monroe, I mean...who doesn't right?! So I have definitely admired Marilyn's makeup in all of the movies I have seen her in and I suppose my idea of old Hollywood glamour makeup has been formed by mainly her.

So "1950's" or "old Hollywood glamour" makeup generally consisted of
♥ Quite arched brows
♥ Pale base makeup
♥ Slightly bronzed side of face
♥ Under eye highlight
♥ Winged liner which gave the appearance of more almond shaped eyes
♥ Flirty lashes
♥ Light shadow on the lid 
♥ Soft brown in the crease
♥  Red lips

So obviously I look nothing like Marilyn Monroe but I think our makeup is fairly similar, especially the brows, eye shadow, base colour and lipstick. Now if I was purposefully trying to recreate a 1950's look then I definitely would have extended the liner a bit giving me a more almond shaped eye and added some flirty lashes.

Products Used:
Chanel Mat Lumiere
Garnier BB Cream
Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder
Maybelline Master Precise Brow Pencil
MAC "Vanilla" Eye Shadow
MAC "Sable" Eye Shadow
Calvin Klein "White" Eyeliner
Maybelline "Black" Master Liner
Rimmel Black Gel Liner
Love Alpha Mascara
NYX "Bonfire" Xtreme Lip Cream
NYX "Strawberry Jam" Xtreme Lip Cream
Thanks for reading ♥


Noora said...

Looking gorgeous! The makeup looks stunning! ♥

From Finland, with ♥,

Sophie said...

So pretty! x

Corinne said...

Your skin is amazing!

Corinne x

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The Braided Bandit said...

Wow I love the 50s inspirations and you seriously look flawless! That red lip is the perfect color.
Hope you're having a wonderful day!
xo Hannah


Amanda said...

Oh wow u are so beautiful!

Katie said...

Stunning look, you look amazing! xx

Meraki said...

love the makeup done by you ...simply amazing and i adore the eye make up...you should post how you do it...would love to try them out please <3


Dressed With Soul said...

Great inspiration! But in my opinion you´re really talented in doing makeups, if I had done this it wouldn´t never ever look as good as yours <3

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

xx from Bavaria, Rena


Ashii said...

So freaking beautiful! I love the lip colour on you, the 50's makeup suits you well! I love your hair like this, too. xx

Meagan said...

I seriously LOVE this make up look!So super glamorous.


BHRC said...

Looks awesome, I like it. I like to use these products.

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Unknown said...

i just love the old hollywood glamour looks

Jen said...

I love the red lips! that color is gorgeous on you!