Makeup tutorial - 1940s Glamour

I'm very excited to bring you my first ever make up tutorial!

You know that very glamourous 1940s look featuring bright red lips? I've always been a huge fan of that look but was too intimidated to try it. But then, my dear old friend and talented make up artist Claire assures me that anyone can wear that look and she even came over to my place one afternoon to show me how...
And you know what? She was right. I really could pull off the bold red lips, and once the transformation was complete, I had never felt more glamourous in my life! To recreate the same look, read on for Claire's tips and instructions below:
 1. Start with sheer to medium coverage base all over face. Use a matte taupe shadow to shade and contour eyes.

2. Using a gel or liquid eye liner in black to create the winged eye liner.

3. Bold lips require strong eyebrows to match. Use powder to colour in eyebrows and brush through to even it out.

4. Big (eyelashes) is good. Claire applied individual false eye lashes to my eyes to create dramatic lashes. Or you can use a thickening mascara too.

5. Lips is key to this look. Start by lining lips with a red lip liner, then use same liner to fill lips. Next, use a lip brush to colour in red lipstick before finishing with red lip gloss to make the colour pop.

6. To complete the look, wear matching nail polish!
What do you think of this look? Would you be interested in seeing more makeup tutorials in this space?

This look was created with make up provided by Illasmasqua, from their Valentine's Collection which consists of the following products:

Colouring pencil in Feisty
Lipstick in Maneater
Intense lipgloss in Touch
Nail Varnish in Throb 
  
With Illamasqua, I have found that what you see is really what you get. So that bright red nail varnish you see in the bottle will look the exact same bright red on your nails...even with just one coat on. Same for the lip products. The lip liner and lipstick are both highly pigmented and have a matte finish with great staying power. I love adding a smidgeon of lipgloss over the top to make the colour really POP.

These products were supplied to me for trial and review however all opinions are my own.

38 Responses to Makeup tutorial - 1940s Glamour

Briseidy said...

you look so cute! love the red lip

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love the mascara. I'm SO bad at mascara.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How pretty! I've always loved this look as well but usually go with just a clear lip balm. You've inspired me to give red lips a try!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You look amazing Trishie! Loving the dramatic lashes!

Rowena @ rolala loves

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

you look stunning! I love how you used the makeup here. It's just gorgeous!
xo,
nancy

Jay said...

It's a great look on you Trishie , I love red lips and nails although as I get older I'm not sure if it's too much at my age.

Loz said...

Gorgeous, I love the tone of the red lip!

Pamela RG said...

Amazing! Well done Trishie. You look gorgeous.

Michelle said...

You look so beautiful! I am a bit scared of red lippy as well but it looks amazing on you. You have to wear it everyday .... Even to the shops ... Really! ;)

Rose said...

Oooh! Sexy look! I like it! Been a while since I dressed up myself and put on make up. Love to do it once a while. I feel great and lively when I did it. :p

Czarina Mae said...

The red on you looks great! :D

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

I love the look! It's so simple yet very classy. And you look so sexy with red lips! Very radiant. :)

Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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Ananka said...

Wow this is an amazing look :-)

Stunning and love the red polish too!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Hello Trishie! Very cool tutorial. Your skin is flawless. It is amazing! Your new look is hot!

My Garden Diaries said...

YES...I would so love to see more makeup tutorials!!! Gosh...you should be a model friend!!!! That color is so stunning on you!!! A lovely week to you!! Nicole xoxo

Shirley Tay said...

Wow, you look stunning! .... and HOT!!

Anouka said...

There is nothing more glamourous than red lips! Love the way you look in these photos.

burntfeather said...

looking beautiful trishie!!

Kristyn Assise said...

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Emi ♡ 恵美 said...

Lovely red!!! Looks so pretty

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getcarriedaway said...

beautiful! you look fantastic!
happy day!

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Chrissie said...

Gorgeous glam mom! I love this look, nothing like liquid liner to make one feel lovely...I usually shy away from red lips, I don't have the bee-stung lips needed! More make-up tutes please! :) Chrissie x

Alla said...

LOVE IT! Yes more more! you totally pull of the look- and dont you just love 'stepping out of your beauty box'!? I recently revamped my cosmetics because I've been sticking to the safe ones I've been using since HIGH school. oh gosh.

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Certainly glamorous, your friend did a great job. You should definitely wear more red.

Jane said...

you nailed this look! you look stunning, trishie!! i am still trying to figure out the red bold look as well! thanks for the tutorial!

Jessica said...

You look great! I love a bold lipstick!

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Tina Bradley said...

I adore the 40's! Truly an elegant era! You look gorgeous, Trishie! The red lips are super-glam! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Lady Lilith said...

Nice job on your first tutorial.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi! You are so cute!
Red lip goes well with you.

akiko

azurachan said...

Wow! You look like Lucy Liu!! It's really glamorous. :-)

Tricia said...

Wow!!! You look stunning! Love your makeup especially your lippie. The perfect makeup for this coming Valentine's day.

Sam said...

So excited about this tutorial. You look so beautiful, love how you lined the eyes. Thanks for sharing your opinions with me :)

Joyce Olson said...

What a darling look for you!!
Happy Valentines Day!
xx-
Jemma

Katrina Sophia said...

wow! you've got beautiful eyes xx

Katrina Sophia Blog

Sharlynn Ng said...

Super retro and yummy mummy looking! I love love those flared flirty lashes! You're looking great!

Beauty Box said...

You look friggin' amaaaaazing, girl! I've not tried Illamasqua products but have heard that they are great quality. They are from the same company as Kryolan, a professional makeup line that has quite the cult following. I would definitely love to see more makeup tutorials from you!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

You look gorgeous in red lipstick.

Hannapat said...

Tres tres chic!! Gorgeous !! Xxx