LotD: Quick 1950s Look for Work

Hello Lovelies, today’s Look of the Day is a quick and easy soft 1950s look for work. I’ve kept it soft with a pink lip but feel free to break out the red lipstick if you like. This look should take 5-10 minutes once you’ve got it down pat. I’ve really kept it simple while still acheiving a classic 50s feel. Please ignore the hair, I’m working from home, so it’s not set today!

For the eyes, I used a matte nude shadow over the entire lid up to the brow bone using a wide, flat shadow brush. I then used a small amount of a neutral, matte brown shadow and applied it along the upper lash line with a small shadow brush. I used a small blending brush to blend the brown eyeshadow up to the crease line to soften. I applied black mascara and a sweep of black gel liner in a small flick. If you are really pale or would like to make this look even softer, use a brown mascara and eyeliner instead.

Finish eyes by applying white liner to the lower waterline. This will really open the eyes. Use a flesh tone if you prefer a more understated look but white is more authentic. Brows were defined lightly using Rimmel brow pencil in Taupe and a slick of Barry M clear mascara/brow gel. I applied a small amount of light coverage foundation to my T-Zone and blended outwards, to keep the face looking fresh. I used a long wear concealer under the eyes and around the nostrils. A light dusting of face powder before applying a small amount of pink blush to the cheeks (I used Nars blush in ‘Desire’).

I used a bright pink applied straight from the tube to save time and blotted it back to take the colour intensity down a bit. I used Mac’s ‘Impassioned’.

And there you have it! Quick and easy. You can add a beauty mark if you like too. I had a little blemish on my cheek so I dotted on some gel liner and set it with matte black eyeshadow to help it last. If you’re having trouble with getting your cat-eye liner right, watch out for my upcoming tutorial on a fool proof way I teach my clients to do theirs!

That’s all for today, thank you kindly for reading. x