Last month we stepped back to the 1920’s where I created a look – you can find it here.
This month sees Gemma (McCarthy’s beauty review) and I in the 1930’s.
When I was doing a bit of research for this look at first I was struggling to see the difference between the 20’s and 30’s but as I dug a little deeper I noted the eyes tended not to be so heavy and that the circular placement of eye make up was replaced by a more flattering pear shaped application which was extended beyond the natural eye. The lips weren’t quite as exaggerated but the colour of choice remained the same with dark reds, maroons and raspberry shades. Also the blush became more muted and the idea of contouring the face became fashionable. However the pencil thin eyebrows where still the fashion of the day so much so some ladies plucked their eyebrows to such an extent they had to paint them on daily!
For the look I created I decided I wanted to go with various shades browns as this is the colours brunettes would wear but I added some black just as I wanted to add a little more depth to the blended out shadow which I took slightly out of my natural eye but still left quite a gap between the shadow and brow. Its quite had to see all the different shades/tones of brown in the eyeshadow especially as I was using my Iphone for pictures. I tried to keep my brows as thin as possible but you can still sort of see them in the pictures – sorry! I’m trying to grow them out so I didn’t even attempt the glue method to cover them as I didn’t want to rip them out.
For the lips I had to stick with a classic deep red colour but I tried to keep them in line with the shape of the 30’s lip. I really hope from the pictures you can see a gradual transition from the look I did for the 1920’s.
For the cheeks I used a bronzer as a blush and then a slightly darker powder for a contour with a eyeshadow as a highlight to give that 3 layer sandwich cheek effect. I left the lower lashline untouched to try and get a slightly sleepy heavy eye look that was quite popular back then.
I used products I already had for this look. Here is a full list of products I used:
Max Factor Skin Luminizer in 45 Warm Almond
Elf Maximum coverage concealer in Porcelain
MUA matte effect loose powder in Translucent
Illamasqua cream pigment in Emerge
Make Up Revolution What you Waiting for? Palette – shades Your Capable, Super Hot Female, Million Dollar Contract, Wicked Style (for my brows and as a liner) and Sex Chromosome
Make Up Revolution single eye shadows in Mocha Love and Delicious
MUA single eyeshadows in shades 25 and 1
Estee Lauder Double wear mascara in Black
Sleek contour palette in light – contour powder
Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer in 02
MUA single eyeshadow shade 1
MUA lip liner in Red drama and Brooding Plum
MUA matte lipstick in Scarlet Siren
Make Up Atelier Lipstick in Deep Red
Overall I think this look is more wearable than the 20’s look I did minus the brows however in real life the base was quite heavy to make my skin look flawless on the pictures but this is exactly what they did in the 30’s, it was all about a flawless and pale face and the foundations/powders that where available was all heavy and very matte.
Don’t forget to pop over the McCarthy’s Beauty Review to check out Gemma’s interpretation on the 1930’s look.
I’d love to hear what you think of the look I’ve made – do you love it or hate it? Also send me links to your 1930’s related posts, I’d love to read them!
October will see us call at the 1940’s (eeek I think this might be my favourite era!) so remember to follow me on BlogLovin, Twitter or via email to be kept up to date!
Thanks for reading!