Makeup has always been a huge part of fashion and style. Like the the pencil-thin brows of the 1930’s and the exaggerated lashes and pastel pops of the 1960’s, each decade had it’s own unique makeup looks that are easy to spot.
I did a little digging to see if the starlets of the time had any tips and tricks we could use today – lucky for us there’s plenty!
These are three of my favourites…
I spend a lot of time looking at clothes. I’m the kind of magpie who adds everything they like to the cart before remembering that the rent’s due and there’s no food in the house! Unfortunately for me, this means I’m reduced to being a window shopper 99% of the time!
That being said, here’s this months wish-list…
When I was first dipping my toes into mid-century style I found shopping really frustrating. Tops were too long, trousers where too low and nothing fit like I wanted it to. I had photo albums full of outfits I wanted to replicate but absolutely no clue what I was actually looking for. I needed to get my head out of high-street shopping mode and do some research!
The mid-century was home to victory rolls, sweeping curls and hair they generally moved away from the face. While these are styles I absolutely love, I don’t really have the hairline for them! I’ve got very fine hair and a weak hairline that is basically baby-hair HQ… As an alternative, I opted for a short Audrey-esque side fringe that hides the bits I’m conscious about.
If you’re looking for a vintage inspired fringe or retro looking bangs, I’ve put together a list of a few of my favourites to get you inspired!
Just thought I’d introduce myself. I’m Beth. I’m pretty new to this blogging stuff!
I’ve tried a fair few different styles in my life. First I was just an awkward teen wearing my brothers old clothes, then I turned to My Chemical Romance t-shirts and lots of eyeliner, there was then an awkward dress phase which moved swiftly into a bit of punk, then a bit of boho (then a lot of boho) and finally I landed in the no man’s land of style. I took one look in my closet and just sighed. My wardrobe had become a mix of the most basic of basics and multiple pairs of the same jeans – not even in different colours!
Determined to find a new style that I would love and stick with, I took to my old friend Google and got browsing. Cliché I know, but I landed on a photo of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday that I became a bit obsessed with.