A modern take on 1950s glamour

January 30th, 2012

“There were strong references to the 1950s in the S/S 12 shows, both in the fashion and the faces. While the look below gives a nod to the decade, it’s more of a modern interpretation than a literal one. This ’50s makeup look is fashion forward, feminine and gorgeously glam. The dewy complexion is one of its main features. I drew inspiration from shows like Nina Ricci, Rochas, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Chloe, Jil Sander, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versus, where dreamy, lunar-skinned ladies sashayed down the runway. Bouffant-style hairdos are also big this season (as seen on the catwalk at Fendi and Jil Sander). That’s definitely a cue to dust off your volumizing products and bust out a bit of backcombing action!” LMM, 2012.

LMM says: Wear this new-season trend on a Valentine’s Day date with your darling. It’s guaranteed to make his heart go thumpety-thump!

For step-by-step instructions on how to recreate this look, watch the video tutorial below.

PRODUCT LIST!

PREPARATION.

Cleanser: Lancôme Eau Micellaire Douceur Express Cleansing Solution for Face, Eyes and Lips. Buy it online at: Sephora.com and Boots.com, or visit your nearest Lancôme counter.

Moisturizer: Nubo Cell Dynamic Day Performance SPF 20. Buy it online at: Nubo Beauty.com.

Eye cream: Nutrimetics Restore Anti-Ageing Firming Eye Crème. Buy it online at: Nutrimetics.com.au.

FOUNDATION.

Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation in Beige Nature 04. Buy it online at: Sephora.comSelfridges.com and Adore Beauty.com.au.

Applied with: Lancôme Foundation Brush. Buy it online at: Lancome-USA.com, or visit your nearest Lancôme counter.

CONCEALER AND HIGHLIGHTER.

Under-eye area: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Light 120. Buy it online at: Drugstore.com. Available in Australia at: Priceline, Target, Big W, Kmart, Coles and Woolworths.

Around nose: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30. Buy it online at: MAC Cosmetics.com and Selfridges.com.

Applied with: Shu Uemura Eye Brush Synthetic 10. Buy it online at: Shu Uemura-USA.com and Shu Uemura.co.uk, or visit Shu Uemura.com to find your nearest stockist.

LIP BALM.

The Lip Balm by La Mer. Buy it online at: Creme De La Mer.comSelfridges.com and Creme De La Mer.com.au.

Applied with: Chanel Pinceau Correcteur 8.

EYESHADOW.

Base: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Sand Dollar.  Buy it online at: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.comBobbi Brown.co.uk and Bobbi Brown.com.au.

Eyelid: Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Goldstone. Buy it online at: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.comBobbi Brown.co.uk and Bobbi Brown.com.au.

Applied with: Shu Uemura Eye Brush Synthetic 10. Buy it online at: Shu Uemura-USA.com and Shu Uemura.co.ukor visit Shu Uemura.com to find your nearest stockist.

Lower lash line: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Sand Dollar. Buy it online at: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.comBobbi Brown.co.uk and Bobbi Brown.com.au, and Gorgeous Cosmetics Shimmer Dust in Suede. Buy it online at: Gorgeous Cosmetics.com.

Blended with: MAC Medium Angled Shading Brush 275. Buy it online at: MAC Cosmetics.comMAC Cosmetics.co.uk and MACCosmetics.com.au.

EYELINER.

Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner in Black. Find a stockist at: Face Of Australia.com.au.

Blended with: ELF Studio Small Smudge Brush. Buy it online at: ELF Cosmetics.comEyes Lips Face.co.uk and ELF Cosmetics.com.au.

MASCARA.

Maybelline Volum’Express One by One Mascara in Brownish Black 256. Buy it online at: Drugstore.com and Boots.com. Available in Australia at: Priceline, Target, Big W, Kmart, Coles and Woolworths.

BROWS.

MAC Eye Shadow in Omega. Buy it online at: MAC Cosmetics.comMAC Cosmetics.co.uk and MAC Cosmetics.com.au.

Applied with: Prescriptives Eye Shaper Brush.

Gaps filled in with: ELF Studio Small Angled Brush. Buy it online at: ELF Cosmetics.comEyes Lips Face.co.uk and ELF Cosmetics.com.au.

Brows brushed upward with: Chanel Brow/Lash Brush.

LIP COLOR.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Shine lipsticks in Rosy Dream 109 and Juicy Bubblegum 140. Buy them online at: Drugstore.com and Boots.com. Available in Australia at: Priceline, Target, Big W, Kmart, Coles and Woolworths. (Note: The color range differs between countries.)

Applied with: Chanel Pinceau Correcteur. Buy it online at: Chanel.com.

HIGHLIGHTING POWDER.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade.

Applied to the tops of the cheekbones, down the length of the nose, over the Cupid’s bow, and to the middle of the forehead with: MAC Large Powder Brush 134. Buy it online at: MAC Cosmetics.comMAC Cosmetics.co.uk and MAC Cosmetics.com.au.

BLUSH.

Givenchy Le Prisme Powder Blush in Vogue Orange 25. Buy it online at: Givenchy Beauty.com and Sephora.com.

MAC Large Powder Brush 134. Buy it online at: MAC Cosmetics.comMAC Cosmetics.co.uk and MAC Cosmetics.com.au.

HAIR.

Styled with: Schwarzkopf Instant Volume Powder.

MAKEUP ARTIST’S NAILS.

Dior Vernis Scented Nail Lacquer in Waterlily 504. Buy it online at: Sephora.com and Selfridges.com.

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5 Responses to “A modern take on 1950s glamour”

  1. Sia says:

    A retro look that has been slightly updated is always the best way to go otherwise it looks pathetic!

  2. Reba says:

    OMG, as usual every detail is perfect. Very nice makeup. Thanks!

  3. Little Miss Makeup says:

    Thank you, Reba. That’s such a kind thing to say. I really appreciate your positive feedback.

    LMM x

  4. Neve says:

    I love this look! Playful and sexy – yet not trying too hard. Thank you for always keeping me up-to-date with my makeup, your videos make it so much easier. The eyeliner – divine effect, and I am totally loving the comeback of lipstick. I have Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick The Shine in Juicy Pink 161. It is soft on your lips and a lovely alternative to gloss (not sticky). Plus, it gives me an excuse to use my vintage kimono lipstick case. Lush!

  5. Little Miss Makeup says:

    Thank you, Neve. After years of being dominated by lipgloss, lipstick is certainly back. I’m in love with the delicious texture of the Maybelline Color Sensational The Shine range too. Really, what’s not to love! They leave the prettiest sheen on the lips, but no stickiness. Winner!

    LMM x

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