Powders should match your natural skin tone as much as possible. Revlon nails. Rub your top and bottom lip together to transfer the color. Eye shadow was worn in a single color no smoky eyes or contouring here!
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Vintage Hairstyles: Highly recommended! Vintage Face: To women who could afford it, it provided more coverage applied in less time. One fingernail fad was to leave the half moon white spot at the base unpainted — this was a classic fingernail style of the 1920s to 1940s.
Ask us anytime. Touch up the bottom lip if its not even with the top.
It had to be pressed into the face and was applied heavily as in the face would be covered in powder! After following all the directions in this book I was able to create an even better 1940s look with makeup, specific for my face shape, skin type and coloring.
For evening, eye shadow colors were sometimes matched to the dress, but often silver or gold was added to a regularly used shade. Finding the right color and makeup brand for you will be trial and error. It is not nearly as complicated as most online tutorials show you.
Arched natural eyebrows with a little grooming and dark eye pencil. Eye shadows could also be worn, but in very neutral colors, and usually only for evening looks. Women were encouraged to wear makeup all the time to hide sadness and attract men, even while at work.
Eye shadows should match the eye color not compliment it like we do today. They were also much thicker and creamier—none of our lightweight liquid foundations were around.