1940s Makeup Look: Beauty through the Decades III

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I'm now down to the third part of my Beauty Through the Decades, the 1940s look. Here are some information regarding the makeup trends and hairstyles from the 1940s.

The women of 1940s were the women of WWII century.

HAIRSTYLES

Hair were longer and more natural during the 1940s.


THE PEEK-A-BOO BANGS

This hairstyle was made famous by one of the 40s beauty icon, Veronica Lake.
peek a boo bangs 40s hair
Veronica Lake

POMPADOUR HAIRSTYLE

1940s hairstyle pompadour


VICTORY ROLLS

1940s hairstyles victory rolls


ROCKABILLY HAIRSTYLE




MAKEUP

FACE

The makeup was more natural and simple during the 1940s. To achieve this look, a slightly darker than your skin tone foundation was used and set with powder that is lighter than your skin color with a hint of natural pinkish hue.

BLUSH / ROUGE


Red rouge with pink undertones were used to get that rosy look. Bright pink with fuchsia undertones were also popular. Rouge  was applied on top of the cheekbones and brushed up towards the temples of the face.

EYES / EYEBROWS


Since 1940s went for that natural look, they preferred a more natural pair of eyebrows but with well defined arches. Eyebrows were groomed with a touch of petroleum jelly for a more neat Hollywood look.

Muted grays and browns were popular for the eyes. Black or dark brown for eyeliners but only small amounts were used. The star of the 1940s eye makeup were the lashes. Heavy coats of mascara were applied on the upper lashes.

LIPS


Lips during the 1940s should appear fuller. The upper lips were exaggerated a little bit to have that larger fuller mouth.


LIPS COLOR PLANS


The Mono Tone


Orang Red, Pink Red, Fuchsia, Light Red

The Contrast Tone


Brick Red, Deep Red, Mahogany, Crimson, Vermillion


BEAUTY ICONS


Veronica Lake 







Hedy Lamarr







Rita Hayworth







Lauren Bacall







...and of course who can forget Rosie the Riveter? Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon in the United States which represents the women who worked in the factories during WWII. Rosie the Riveter was a symbol of feminism and women's economic power.
(source: Wikipedia.org)









So, here is my 1940s makeup look:






PRODUCTS USED:

FACE

Shawil Blemish Balm in 003
Garnier BB Eye Roll-On
E.L.F. two-way powder foundation (forgot the shade)
E.L.F. natural radiance blusher in Glow

EYES and BROWS

E.L.F. duo cream eyeshadow (base for eyebrows)
Fashion 21 color set
Aido makeup set
Fanny Serrano gel liner in dark brown
Ever Bilena precision blender
Drugstore black mascara

LIPS

Ever Bilena red lip liner
Ever Bilena matte lipstick in Scarlet
Fashion 21 color shine liquid lipstick in 03








That's it y'all! Hope you learned something from this post.

I will work on the 1950s makeup look next.

Stay awesome my dear dudettes! :)
-ivsc-



6 comments:

  1. Wow I just wanted to say u have done a fantastic job :-)

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  2. Hey, thanks! That's very sweet of you! :)

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  3. Thanks for posting! My bridesmaids are doing their own make up for my 1940's wedding theme, and this is so helpful!

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    1. You're welcome! :) Congratulations on your wedding! :) That's a really cool theme.

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