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Vintage Inspired Makeup

Many brides want a look which hints at romance, offers exquisite elegance and that is more special than their everyday look. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and will be anything but ordinary. You want your hair and makeup to reflect that extraordinary event. You want to look like you, just at your best. A stunning bridal look that many are considering is a sophisticated, romantic look of the 30’s, 40’s or 50’s. These vintage looks are simply so beautiful, they never went out of style.

Of course, the vintage look can be updated, modernized and suited to your features. At your consultation and trial, we will work together to create a look just for you. Regardless of your personal take on it, vintage makeup and hair always makes a bride look undeniably beautiful. At the same time, it is a look that summons a warm sense of nostalgia. Here are three key looks from 20th Century vintage decades to give you some ideas and help you on your way to perfecting your vintage bridal styling on your big day:

1920’s/30’s wedding makeup

This is quite a look, with either a smokey eye of the 1920’s or a softer eye of the 30’s. This look is pure vintage and at 90 years old is so chic and memorable. Team it with finger waves in the hair and unusual head dresses.

1920’s makeup basics:

  • big, sad eyes
  • low, straight, thin, dark brows
  • pale, matte skin
  • dark red, bow-shaped lips
  • no blush

1930’s makeup basics:

  • shadow and highlight
  • liquid eyeliner
  • high, thin, rounded eyebrows
  • red lips
  • sculpted cheekbones
  • soft pink blush

1940′s wedding makeup
I adore the glamour and impact of red lips teamed with naked eyes and a huge flash of eyeliner. It works for most skin tones and colourings and creates a stunning bridal look. Red lipstick also comes in hundreds of shades so don’t be afraid to try something dramatic. I will help you find the ideal thickness and length of eye liner sweep and the best tone of red to perfect the look for you. Victory rolls pull this look perfectly together for absolute 40s glamour.

1940’s makeup basics:

  • soft cream shadow
  • soft brown/mauve shading
  • winged black eyeliner
  • black mascara
  • individual false lashes
  • eyebrows are darkened and arched
  • red lips, lined just outside lips

1950’s wedding make up

This is an an overall cute look with classic pastel tones. The look of the 1950’s is much softer and subtler than the other two looks. This looks great on blonds but can be toned for darker hair and skin.

1950’s makeup basics:

  • clean, flawless skin with foundation and powder to set (giving you the matte look)
  • soft pastel or mauve shadows
  • softer eyebrows
  • softer eyeliner, but still with winged tips
  • hot pink lips
  • pink blush

What I remind all my brides is to think about looking at your wedding album in 10 years’ time. You want to remember how beautiful and happy you felt that day. Wedding makeup and hair should be timeless, and most of all a reflection of you looking your absolute best. We look at pictures of Marylin Monroe and Audrey Hepburn from many years ago and they still look amazing. Go for it! Showcase your most glamorous self with a timeless vintage look.

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