My 1940s makeup lookSeptember 22, 2013
Many have asked me the question how I do my makeup and thus I decided to explain it by using a blank face chart (I am working on my video tutorial skills, promise). I have been using makeup for a long time but not necessarily to beautify myself; no, I use it to show the world who I am. It shows my style. My way of living! Yes, makeup is a part of my 1940s outer shell. Now, I do know that makeup was very, very scarce in wartime but since I have a choice in the way I look anno 2013; I find my inspiration with in the looks of the Old Hollywood movie queens. Except, ofcourse, when I have an event where I have to portray the dire situation at the end of the war. Looking all glam is 99% of the time a no-no then.
But, since I love to look impeccable as if I stepped from the silverscreen into this modern world, ánd since I never set a foot outdoors without makeup, I like to make the most of it. Ofcourse authentically done like they did in the 1940s. And I am gonna show you how.
Let's get started!
First and foremost I clean my face entirely and then I start coloring my face by putting on some foundation. Now, my mother is a redhead and I have inherited those ginger genes! My skin is very, very white. I cannot tan (I only get lobster red) but you know ... to be quite frank with you ... I don't even wánt to tan. Yes I know: having a tan was very desireable in the 1930s and 1940s and they could do so as the sun was less damaging in those times.
Even though I like my white skin, I do have had difficulties in finding the right foundation ... they were all too dark for me. But my search payed off and I found the right one in Maybelline Fit me no.115 Ivory. That is the lightest of the serie. When I have an evening out I use a darker tone; the Maybelline Fit me no.120 Classic Ivory.