Wednesday, 16 April 2014

How To Create A 1950's Look With A Twist!

Hi guys! 

Since I uploaded the pics from one of the shoots I did makeup for, I've had a couple of requests to share how I did this 1950's look. So here goes!

(I know it would be a lot easier doing a video or something, but I'm still building up the confidence. Plus I really hate the sound of my own voice lol) 

This look was completed almost exclusively with MAC products, but a similar look can be achieved with products from other brands :)

A close up.


I moisturised the face with MAC Studio Moisture Cream

I then applied Studio Fix Fluid foundation in NC15 with a foundation brush and then buffed it in with a 187 brush. 

I used Select Moisture Cover concealer underneath the eyes, over any redness on the face and a tiny bit on the eyelids to act as a primer. Then blend, blend, blend! 

I then set this all with Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in 'Light'.


For the eyes I used a Pro Longwear Paint Pot in 'Painterly' over the eyelid. These are literally my favourite things in the entire world! They go on the lid as a cream but it dries to a powdery finish and literally does not move once it's on. It's really really good to use as a colour on its own or even as a primer for your eyeshadow. 

I then used a MAC eyeshadow in 'Cork' for the crease. Once I blended the two shades together with a 217 brush, I applied Mac Fluidline gel liner in 'Blacktrack', making sure the flick pointed up at almost a 45 degree angle. 

I used Ardell individual lashes rather than strip lashes because they give a much more natural look :) 

For the eyebrows I used MAC eyebrow pencil in Spiked. 


For contouring the cheekbones I used Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in 'Medium Dark'. 

For blush I used a MAC Powder Blush in 'Gingerly'. 

For highlight I used the 'Vanilla' Pigment on the top the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose.


I used a Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in 'What A Blast!' to line and fill the lips and then went over this with 'Morange' lipstick. Don't be afraid to overdraw the lip line in order to create fuller lips or a more exaggerated cupids bow :)

Hope this was enough information? Let me know if you want to know anything else :)


  1. That make up is sensational, wow I love how it looks. You are a really talented make up artist! Your blog is fab and I have followed you with Bloglovin. if you ever get a chance to look at my blog i would be delighted. Thanks :) xo

    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate it :D xXx

  2. she's so pretty! you did a great job with the makeup too! I'd actually love a video next time you do something like this :) x

    Anita @ AllThingsAnita

    1. Thank you! I might just give it a try :) x

  3. oh my you look absolutely flawless in these photos! perfect make up with red lips and perfect big wavy hair!

    Check out my latest posts on the Blog and Happy Easter! :)
    AL xx
    RASSP | Coachella Style Inspo

  4. This is stunning. The 50's is one of my favorite eras, I really like what you did with the eyeliner. Great post :)



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