Old Hollywood could teach us all a few things, especially in the beauty and skin care department.
Take advantage of popular trends at the time including luscious bold lips, satin-looking skin, and even the occasional ringlet in their hair.
Every girls makeup collection needs at least one bold lip. This is the one product which looks amazing by itself, or can even be layered with a lip liner for more of a long-lasting colour. If your lipstick application does look a little messy, use a cotton tip to even out the colour.
Who doesn’t love a classic set of falsies? To create more volume for your lashes, apply single lashes to the outer corner of your eyes with the help of tweezers.
For more length, apply a straight strip of lashes and blend them in with a few coats of mascara.
Remember Marilyn Monroe’s brows? There was nothing subtle about them!
Use a pomade to define thin, sparse brows and to create the illusion of more body at the centre. A clear brow gel will lock them in place without feeling too crusty.
There’s one thing that old Hollywood starlets all had in common, and that was a perfect pink blush. To accentuate your natural features, use a creamy blush which is easy to blend out and brings a pop of colour to the face.
If you weren’t blessed with voluminous locks such as Brigitte Bardot, then there is a way to fake it. Use baby powder and apply it directly onto your roots, and don’t forget to blend it out!
Not only did a classic cat-eye liner define the 1960s, but it’s still very much a staple makeup look to this day. If you feel a little hopeless at creating such a dramatic look, use a sticky note to guide to carve out your wing. Then simply remove when you’re done!
To define the colour of your eyes (this works well with blue or green eyes), don’t forget to tight-line with a black kohl pencil. This is perfect for an evening look, and works well with a pale lip and a cat-eye liner.
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Felicia is a Sydney local who first showed an interest in social media and public relations, before making the leap over to writing. She now spends her days writing about a number of topics including beauty tips and tricks and runs an online fashion blog in her spare time. Follow Felicia on Twitter.