I think most of us have a character whose wardrobe we covet. I'm a Betty girl all the way! How about you?
Getting on to my Mad Men inspired makeup look. Okay, it was partially Mad Men inspired but really it was supposed to be a 1950s look for my work Christmas party. The theme obviously, was 1950s.
So yes, this is a look I wore out of the house! Apologies for the pics, I tried my best, but I was also trying to get dressed and out the door to the party.
It almost looks like I blurred this on purpose, doesn't it? Oh well, it reminds me of those old style photos.
My inspiration for this look was simple face, simple eye, with all the focus on red full lips.
There's a trick to the lips, I applied foundation over my lips as a primer, then drew red lips. That's right, I drew the lips that mother nature didn't give me. This was how they did it back in the day.
Apparently in the 1950s good girls didn't wear eyeliner or eye shadow, but I needed to define my eyes a bit!
- foundation: Lunasol Water Cream Foundation in OC01
- blush: Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact in 07 Lovely Tulip
- lips: MAC lipstick in Chili
- eye shadow: Visée Blackish Forming Eyes in B-1 Brown-variation
- eye liner: MAC Fluidline Cream Eyeliner in Blacktrack
- mascara: MAC Studio Fix Boldlash
Okay, I did manage to take one non-blurry pic, but I think it's not the most flattering, but I'll share it with you guys cos I'm such a nice person :P
This post wouldn't be complete without a song from the !950s, so here is Why Do Fools Fall in Love? by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.