Hello everyone! For many years, I have loved everything vintage, especially the 1940s era, so I thought today I would share with you how I create a subtle 40s look. Before applying any makeup, I always like to prep my face and neck my washing it and then applying a cream. Once I have done this, its time to get started.
Before I get started I thought I would share with you the tools I use and when I use them. On the far left is my favourite eye shadow brush by Teeze. Not only is it pretty, the brush itself is ultra soft and easy to use. Next is my stippling brush by real technique, which I use to apply my foundation as it applies a thin layer than still looks natural and not cakey. Next to this is my larger blusher brush which I actually use to apply a loose powder and finally the last brush is a smaller blusher brush that I use to apply highlighter, bronzer and blusher.
The other tool I use is this beauty blender, which is my life-saver. I cannot be without this when applying make up.
For the first time, I have started using a primer before applying my foundation and am currently trying out this Prim Of Your Life by Wilkinsons. I will be letting you know what I think of it very soon.
I then use two different concealers. The first is Collection's Illuminating Touch which I apply to my under-eye area and the sides of my nose. This just adds a little lift and natural glow.
The second concealer I use is Soap & Glory's Kick Ass Concealer which I skip straight to step two and tackle those pesky blemishes.
Its then time to add some foundation over the top. I love using Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation as it gives such a healthy dewy look that feels natural to the skin.
This is how its looking so far. Although, to many it doesn't look like I'm wearing anything, to me I can see the difference. Gone are the blemishes I currently have and a have a slight tan colour.
To set my make up in place I use Rimmel's stay matte loose powder, before adding Soap & Glory's Glow All Out illuminating powder on my cheek bone.
To add a bit of natural colour and definition, I then apply some of Clinique's blusher to the apples of my cheeks.
With the main face make up done, its time to concentrate on the eyes. I am currently loving this eye shadow by Barbara Daly. I apply this on the lid as well as up to the brow bone to brighten up my eyes.
I recently purchased some false lashes from the Fleur De Force collection which I tried out for the first time. I will be doing a full review on what I think of these soon, so keep an eye out for that.
To add more colour and definition to my eye make up, I am using my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I apply the colour Burnout to my lids and Darkside to my lower lash line as well as blending in around were I have just applied my false eyelashes.
This is the look so far and I have to admit that whilst it will take some time to get used to how I look with false eyelashes, they are something that I think I could get used to.
I am currently waiting to get my eyebrows redone so I use Soap & Glory's Archery brow pencil to shape them.
To add the finishing touches, I use the Bellapierre lipstick in red, a staple for any 40s look.
This is the finished look. I chose to stick with a simple high ponytail this time as it was a daytime event, however, for an evening event I would have probably curled my hair and pinned it back on one side.
Until next time