A beauty/lifestyle blog By Kate Emma

Monday, 17 August 2015

1920s Vamp Makeup



1/ Eyebrow pencils were pretty limited back in the 1920s, black and brown is your go to ones here, and remember thin, black and downward sloping towards the temple is the way to do it. Back then they would of plucked them to achieve this effect but for us in this day and age (I'm way to precious about my eyebrows for that!) there is many a eyebrow sealer out there or good old fashion soap will help create the effect of invisible eyebrows and then you can draw your thin line on top.

2/ Eyes, the trick here is to make the eyes appear deep set and owl like, you want to have most of the color in the inner corner of the eye and blending out and round. No need to keep this looking all tidy, the darker and smudgier the better, Go for dark colors with no warmth. They would of used black grease pencils so anything that will give the same effect will do. Mascara (Spitblock!) was used but fake eyelashes at this time wouldn't of been used.

3/ Lips, the wonderful 'bee-stung' lip. You really want to over extravagant your cupids bow here, and almost cut off the outside of your lip to create that perfect little pout. Used curved lines to do this, no sharp cut off. I used Macs burgundy in the picture above which is perfect for a vamp look.

4/ Base, They were not shy of the heavy look in the 20s. The onscreen starlets had to wear a pretty heavy base for it to show up on the cameras. Pale was also the key, so make sure the foundation you use is a couple of shades lighter then your natural skin tone, unless you already are a pale princess! Apply your foundation and then set with ALOT of powder. No dewiness or highlighters for our 1920s stars, matte was perfect.
 I love using Illamasquas skin base (http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/base/foundation/skin-base-foundation-53/)

or Kroylans foundation pallet (http://www.gurumakeupemporium.com/epages/BT4080.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT4080/Products/348%5B1%5D)

to achieve such a full base.

5/ NOTHING 1920s vamp makeup was kept pale with no colour to the cheeks.

I hope this helps and ill try get up a little something about soaping out eyebrows soon.


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  1. 20s makeup was kept pale with no color to the cheeks OR with red or rosey red blush right in the center of the cheek from a lot of pictures I have seen

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  2. 20s makeup was kept pale with no color to the cheeks OR with red or rosey red blush right in the center of the cheek from a lot of pictures I have seen

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