By Sheila Arkee
Classic, retro makeup is always in style. Best of all, this is easy makeup that really is universal – it looks good on everyone. Feeling inspired by Rockabilly style, I put together this quick makeup from the 1950’s. It’s very similar to 1940’s style, with two upgrades – brighter blush and liquid liner.
It’s simple enough to go from this …
To this in a few, easy steps.
Step 1: Using a fluffy blending brush, apply a light brown to the crease of your lid.
Step 2: Using a domed crease brush, apply a medium brown to the outer corner of your eye.
Step 3: Apply a shimmery cream shadow to your lid with a flat brush.
Step 4: Use a small blending brush to add a matte cream to your browbone.
Step 5: With a liquid liner make an exaggerated liner shape, or “wings”. Sketch out the shape and then fill in with liquid liner. There’s no liner on the lower lid.
Step 6: Fill in brows, add mascara, and presto!
Add some red lips and pink blush, and you’re set!
Here are some things to remember when doing 1950’s inspired makeup:
– If you’re comfort notable with a liquid liner, use a pencil to trace out a line beforehand. I’ve explained it further in a past Breaking Down Beauty.
– Pen-style liquid liners are genius and make the job so much easier than a traditional ink well. I’m obsessed!
– The brighter the blush the better!
The details on the products I used in this look are coming up in the next 365 Days of Makeup. You can check out my 1940’s glam makeup tutorial here!