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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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Lydia Soldevila-Tombros
Lydia Soldevila-Tombros
12:46 03 Aug 21
Alisa, created the most beautiful make up palette based on the skin care for each of my nieces and sister-in-law for my... niece's wedding day. They looked flawless - they looked natural - they looked beautiful - they glowed - the felt fantastic and their make up was perfect all day long - no touch-ups were needed and it as a very hot June day. Even after eating and dancing ... flawless. The photos show back the reflection of their faces.The best thing of all, working with Alisa, is that she cares greatly for each of her brides and takes a very keen interest in them - she is great to talk to and a pleasure to work with, especially on a day that is crazy with stress and anxiety. She has such a calming way about her and she knows exactly what to say and do. Alisa, is a dream creator and made my nieces dream come true! So grateful.Just one thing further ... we were in a bit of a bind with needing a photographer - Alisa did not hesitate a moment and put us in touch with some of her contacts - once again dream creator - we not only found a photographer but she was fabulous! So, so grateful.Do I recommend Alisa Lyons Makeup and Hair ... a million times over.read more
Laura Petitti
Laura Petitti
17:55 27 Dec 20
Alisa did such a lovely job on myself and my bridesmaids! She applies makeup to bring out your best features, and knows... exactly which shades to use to compliment your natural tones. She was also super flexible because there were so many last minute changes due to COVID. I would 100% recommend Alisa. I've already asked her to do my makeup again for my reception!!read more
Samantha Cohen
Samantha Cohen
11:44 22 Oct 20
Alisa and her team did such an incredible job on our makeup. It held all day and was so light and comfortable, I almost... fell asleep with it on! Her and her partner are so lovely and so professional. My bridesmaids and our moms also looked amazing! I had a makeup artist cancel on me a week before my wedding and Alisa saved the day by making time for me on such short notice. I am so grateful to have found her!read more
Robyn Urovitz
Robyn Urovitz
16:29 24 Feb 20
I used Alisa for my wedding. She does a fantastic job! The whole wedding party was so happy with their makeup. One of... my bridesmaids was getting married later that year and used Alisa because she was so happy with how her makeup turned out!Also, the whole night I was told endless compliments and was asked who did my makeup.Honestly Alisa is the best I could not recommend someone better! She is the best for any event or night out!!read more
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