Friday, 22 April 2016

Vintage Chic Makeup Tips - Be Romantic & Glamorous For A Day

Do you catch yourself looking wistfully at girls on the street and in magazines wearing beautiful vintage dresses and hair and makeup that compliment them? Do you wish you could be able to rock old Hollywood glamour every day without fear of looking funny and over dresses? You don’t have to daydream about being born in another age, you can rock your favourite vintage makeup to school or office and look as elegant as divas of the previous century.

Stylish flapper from the 1920s
While you may think that this look is not for you because of how basic it is (cupid’s bow lips and smokey eyes – where’s the fun in that?), you would be surprised how much room for improvising you actually have. Girls who naturally have thin and light eyebrows will get the look easier since Flapper brows are thin and pointy at both ends. Keep the eye shadow below the crease, and experiment with colours, plain black is just too dull. Try to make your lips pouty by drawing over your natural line and finish up with a lot of blush. If you are worried about the amount of makeup you need, opt for brands which use natural and organic ingredients, such as Youngblood, Physicians Formula or Benecos.

Pin-up beauty from the 1950s
The key is in the eyebrows, believe it or not. This was the time when natural look was present, with just a tiny alterations, so if you wish to look like those gorgeous housewives from 1950s, let your natural eyebrows grow, tweeze only hairs that grow only below the eyebrow proper or above your nose, and use brown (black is too aggressive) pencil to shape a prettier arch. The use of eyeliner should be minimal: just a very thin line directly above lashes, but you can play with eyeshadow and apply it freely, but also close to lashes. However, feel free to use a lot of mascara and pink-and-red mixes of lipstick. It’s the minimalistic style that accentuates natural beauty.

Tease-y hippie from the 1960s
When you think about the 60s, who is the first person that comes to your mind? Twiggy and her mesmerising eyes, of course! With t sixties, it was all about the eyes, so be prepared to pull off that dramatic look. Use matte brown shadow to trace the crease, blend it carefully but keep it dark. Eyeliner was the most important at that time, so don’t be afraid to go bold and wing it, but avoid classic cat eye look (rather double it up at the end of the lid). Apply fake eyelashes afterwards, and focus on lower ones next: glue lower lashes or draw them using liquid or gel eyeliner.  As for your lips, steer clear of bright red shades since they are more the 50s than 60s. Instead, choose nude or very bright shades and outline it with a pencil.

Disco queen of 1970s
Glittery disco nights of the 70 have always drawn the attention of girls, and they are very easy to recreate. Darken the eyelids with deep blue shadow and use dark brown kohl along the top and bottom lashes. If you want to draw more attention to your eyes use several layers of liquid eye shadow and top it up with some glitter. Use a large brush to apply blush on top of your cheekbones all the way to the temples, and do not forget to use plenty of lip gloss.
If you are afraid such makeup will be too out of place in your office or high school, you can choose to wear elements of your favourite look instead. Pluck your eyebrows just a bit, wear lipstick a few hues bolder than you usually do, change the way you wear your eyeliner, and contour your face using a different technique. These small changes combined with a vintage hairstyle and perhaps a dress to match will turn you into glamour queen of the day.

So, which makeup look is your favourite?
I personally love the 50s!

This amazing article is written by Zara Lewis, who is a designer and a regular contributor to Highstylife. Devoted to implementing healthy life habits in every aspect of life of her family and friends, she seeks for beauty in everything that surrounds her. A romantic soul and tech geek in one body, she also enjoys hiking, cycling, yoga and cooking.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have enjoyed this post.