03 kwietnia, 2015

The 1930's makeup look.


Hello dolls!

Today I would like to travel back with you in time to the 1930s. 


Jean Harlow, 1930 
  Ginger Rogers, 1937
                                                                                                       
At the beginning a few words about the period. The makeup trends of 1930s were dramatic, feminine and iconic. Even with the harsh hit of the great depression women were able to maintain the elegant using the makeup techniques and hair styles. The makeup was the way for women to express the independence and femininity. Beauty icons of this period included: Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow,  Mae West,  Constance Bennett or Ginger Rogers. In the 1930s Max Factor and Elisabeth Arden,  were becoming house old  names. The look that you see in the 30s compare to the 20s is a lot more natural and wearable. 
                                           


  Mea West, 1936
 Greta Garbo, 1930
                                                                   
The features makeup of the 30s:

1. Face- the foundation was becoming widely used and the soft ivory complexion was the desired style; it's still been heavy applied as it was in the 20s; the translucent powder was popular but it wasn't applied heavily, the idea was to keep the face glow and soft just like the actresses at this time; contouring become very popular thanks to Hollywood; blush applied a lot less than in the 20s (usually cream in pink or brown color).

2. Eyes- popular eye shadow colors included blues, greens, pinks and purples; they were applied lightly from the lash line all the way up to the eyebrow; contoured the eyes with the light color on the lid and deeper color in the crease; eyeliner was very popular, most founded out in black and brown shade. The mascara was widely used especially on the lower lashes. The false eyelashes were  very popular and worn especially by actresses.

3. Brows- very very thin rounded shape extended all the way to far past the temple and gelled.

4. Lips- popular lipstick color included: reds, orange tones, light roses and raspberries; shape called "rose bad " much more natural looking compare to the 20s; overextended lip line.


5. Nails- very interesting trend in the polish was applied: only on the centre of the nails with the half moon shape at the bottom and the tips left bare.



Here is the list of used cosmetics to create this 1930s makeup look:

1. Revlon ColorStay, Normal/Dry skin, 110 ivory.
2. Essence, Stay All Day 16h Concealer, 10 natural beige.
3. Rimmel London, Stay Matte, Long Lasting Pressed Powder, 001 transparent.
4. Avon, Arabian Glow, bronzing pearls, all over the face but not too much.
5. Makeup Revolution London, Ultra Bronze.
6. Makeup Revolution London, Ultra blush palette, sugar and spice.
7. Sleek Monaco 657, on the centre of the eyelid and blended above the cutcrease.
8. Makeup Revolution London, Eyes Like Angels, 32 Ultra Professional Eyeshadows, on cutcrease and outer corner of the eye; purpled!.
9. L’Oreal Paris, Color Riche Le Khol, 102 pure espresso, eyeliner.
10. Max Factor, Eyebrow Pencil, 2 hazel.
11. Max Factor 2000 Calorie, Dramatic Volume, black.
12. Max Factor, Colour Elixir Lip Liner, 10 red rush.
13. Golden Rose Vision Lipstick, 118.
14. Sephora, rouge, hot tango.
15. Makeup Revolution London, Focus & Fix, Eyebrow Shaping Kit, Medium Dark, the wax used only.
16. False eyelashes Kiss, 61657, KFL06C.



Sleek Monaco palette.


Makeup Revolution London, Ultra Eyeshadows, Eyes Like Angels.


Makeup Revolution London, Ultra blush palette, sugar and spice.


The cosmetics used to the 1930s makeup look.


Here is my interpretation of the 30's makeup look:










I try as much as I could reliably create the make-up of the '30s, I had a little trouble to do the hair, so forgive me that. Anyway I hope you like this look. :)

Happy Easter for everyone!!!