The Glamorous 50's!

Hi everyone!
I thought for my next post I would continue my look back at makeup from past decades and take a look at makeup from the 1950’s. After the rationing of WWII came to an end, beauty brands such as Max Factor and Elizabeth Arden began to regain popularity and demand quickly recovered. Women took inspiration from stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor and attempted to imitate the glamorous styles which they saw in the movies. This look is easy to recreate yourself or you could take aspects of it and add a touch of the 1950’s glamour to your day to day makeup.
Foundation / Powder
In the 1950’s women aimed for a flawless complexion to rival that seen in the movies. Max Factor’s Pan Cake foundation was designed to completely cover up any blemishes or imperfections and became hugely popular during this era. If you are looking to recreate the 1950’s look, MAC foundations are really easy to build up and provide good coverage. I do find these a little too heavy for my skin and therefore I unfortunately can’t wear them on a daily basis but I love them for a night out or for creating a specific look.
One of the most recognisable aspects of the 1950’s look undoubtedly has to be the winged eyeliner. This is something that can easily be incorporated into your everyday makeup and there are so many products out there which make it easy to achieve. A couple of my favourites are the MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and the L’oreal Super Liner in Carbon Black. If you’re going for a gel liner the Avon eyeliner brush is really good and won’t break the bank! Eyeshadows in the 50’s were kept to a minimum with neutral colours being a popular choice. Add lashings of mascara to create eyes that really stand out.
Past decades had seen eyebrows plucked exceptionally thin but brows in the 50’s were kept thicker with a definite arch to them. Eyebrows were well maintained, defined and often tapered to a point. I love Avon’s Glimmerstick Brow Definer for creating well defined and groomed eyebrows as well as the Gosh Eyebrow Kit.
Reds and pinks were extremely popular colours for lipstick in the 50’s and women began to extend beyond their natural lip line to create a full and voluptuous pout! Lips were kept matte and nails often painted bright red to match the colour of choice for lipstick. Revlon Colourstay lipliner in red, paired with lipstick in either Lady Danger or Russian Red by MAC are perfect products for creating the 1950’s matte, red lip.
Makeup in this era was all about the glamour and saw women striving for the perfect, pin-up look. I particularly love the bold and bright lip colours and the winged eyeliner! Have any of you guys tried to recreate this look? Which products did you use to help achieve the 1950’s influence?
I hope you enjoyed reading :)

Images taken from:
1950's makeup -
Elizabeth Arden advert -
Marilyn Monroe -

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