Here at La Durbin we love old style glamour, one of our favourite concepts is vintage hair and make-up. It is a great look for the party season.
This week we are showing you how to re-create the beautiful 1940’s look as seen on Rachel McAdams in The Notebook.
Getting the perfect base
- Start by cleaning the face thoroughly and remove the hair from the face
- Apply light foundation and power to the face. Don’t shy away from powder it is the best way to keep your foundation in place throughout the day.
- Before applying the eye shadow- always make sure you have really powdered the eye- to help keep the shadow in place for longer. This helps stop the shadow from separating over the eye due to the oil
- With a round socket brush using a ‘top’ or ‘tea stain’ colour, apply the eye shadow in the socket line of the eye, using the natural shape of the eye to guide you. Blend in evenly.
- With a liquid liner get a good consistency on the brush, and apply on the base line. Always close your eye for this first step.
- Open the eye and bring the liquid liner into the corner of the eye, using an ultra fine line.
- With the eye open again do the outer corner on the eye, and using the crease line of the eye bring the eye liner up to create that ‘flick’ finish at the end.
- Repeat on other eye. BUT REMEMBER eyes are not twins but sisters, so you will never get them identical. SO DON’T PANIC if you are not completely accurate and the eyes are not exactly the same
- Once liner has been applied you can add a creamy colour with a ‘tope’ or ‘tea stain’ colours, ever so slightly over the eye to brighten it up ever so slightly.
- For the final touch add your mascara to create beautiful full lashes
- To create the true vintage look always use a red lipstick/colour to really emphasis that vintage look. Lady Danger from Mac is a brilliant red to use but there are lots of others and it is important to find one that you feel comfortable with
- Keep your blush in the same colour of your lips and apply on the ‘apples’ of your cheeks. A really important tip to remember is that you want to use warm reds for younger skins and cooler red for more mature skins.
- To complete the look we recommend a head of tumbling curls.